Region Overviews: Patagonia Travel Guide: Overview
Patagonia is every outdoor adventurer’s dream—400,000 square miles of some of the most rugged landscapes Mother Nature has to offer.
Amid the incomparable beauty of Argentina's national parks, fantástico! doesn't even begin to describe the experience you'll have. Bike and hike among lofty Andean peaks, including the spires of Cerro Catedral. Kayak on a jewel-blue lake. Even learn to dance the tango. The list of highlights on this family adventure goes on and on.
THIS ITINERARY: 7 days, 6 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels*
Special Kids Prices
Start San Martín de los Andes / End Llao Llao (16 miles from Bariloche) or Bariloche
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Explore Argentina's spectacular Lake District, backed by jagged Andean peaks | Hike on a private ranch and enjoy an authentic home-cooked lunch prepared in an adobe oven | Take a horseback ride along trails with views of Lake Lalog | Discover pristine Lanín National Park and take in vistas of Lácar Lake | Visit the gallery of a world-renowned artist in San Martín de los Andes | Browse an artisans' market for handicrafts and treasures.
Boasting an ideal location just minutes from the city center in the Seven Lakes region, each room in this boutique hotel looks out on Lácar Lake and the Andes. (pool, spa)
Admire lakes, rivers and streams en route to La Angostura, one of the loveliest mountain towns in Argentina | Walk to the stunning Cascada Ñivinco, set in a landscape of waterfalls and lake vistas | Sip yerba maté and savor gourmet cuisine | Move to the rhythm as you learn the tango and regional folkloric dances | Kayak the crystal-blue waters of Lago Espejo (Mirror Lake) | At a private home, taste acclaimed local wines and feast on authentic Argentine asado.
This lodge is beautifully decorated with fine woodwork and elegant furniture, set against the lovely backdrop of Lake Nahuel Huapi. A Small Luxury Hotels of the World member. (pool, spa)
Embark on a private boat excursion across magnificent Lake Nahuel Huapi, hike on pristine Isla Victoria and dig into a gourmet picnic | Pedal scenic roads with stunning views of blue-green lakes, the spiked spires of Cerro Catedral and the glaciers of Cerro Tronador | Surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery, relax at world-famous Llao Llao Resort, Golf & Spa, a national treasure | Set out on foot to explore picturesque Lake Perito Moreno.
One of Argentina's finest properties, this National Historic Landmark features a stunning setting in the foothills of the Andes and a history of hosting world leaders and diplomats. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy
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Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do. LEARN MORE.
Note: On this trip, we'll be using titanium mountain bikes that are just right for the non-technical dirt road riding as well as the paved riding. (Approximately 45% dirt and 55% paved). The biking terrain on this trip includes a mix of paved and unpaved roads with some stretches of rugged terrain and sandy sections, making the routes feel more challenging than the mileage may suggest.
We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.
The Lake District's beautiful yet rugged topography limits the number of available roads. Although we've carefully crafted this itinerary to feature a mix of the region's most scenic paved and dirt road-biking routes, at times we encounter small trafficked areas, as well as a few sections of dirt roads with loose rocks and sand. Of course, you're always welcome to jump in the shuttle to avoid the busier or rougher sections of the route. Our hikes through Patagonia's captivating terrain follow rocky and sometimes uneven paths, many of which are remote and do not intersect with roads. Vehicles will get us to and from the trailheads, but the nature of these trails is such that we won't see our vans along the route. Ample trail support in the form of water, snacks, and encouragement is provided by your Backroads leaders and local guides.
Trips with a small number of guests may be supported by one Backroads Trip Leader and team of knowledgeable local guides. Rest assured that there will always be at least two people hiking on the trail with you.