WINTER...snow and skiing!!!!!!
Days can be cold with snowy rains, or they can be very brilliant when the sun appears. Daylight goes on from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm.
Temperature fluctuates between 0ºC and -10ºC.
The amount of snow in the city may vary from 10 cms., to even 50 cms., in cruel winters.
SPRING ... flowers and fishing!
Cool days that begin to extend and gradually increase temperature, slowly reducing rains range.
Nights are cold but during the day temperature fluctuates between 7ºC and 20ºC.
Towards the end of the season and during October and November the western strong winds appear with night gusts that may exceed 100km/hs.
SUMMER...the lake and the mountains!
Days are warm and sunny in winter. Nights are cool and rains and the winds that come from the southwest are poor.
Daylight extends from 6.00 am to 10.00 pm, since this city is located in a latitude of these characteristics.
Temperature can reach up to 32ºC during the day and at night it goes down up to 18ºC.
Occasionally the temperature goes down a lot and hill summits appear with snowfalls.
AUTUMN ...colours and more colours!
Days are cool -mild with cold nights. The temperature fluctuates between 4ºC and 13ºC. In this season bright, dry and cold days predominate, although heavy rains and early snowfalls appear, especially at the higher part of the mountains.
Other activities to do
Bariloche is another of the tourist sites that offers all kinds of adventures throughout the year. If you would like to live and feel nature by practising outdoor activities, Bariloche is the ideal destination for your holidays, as it offers all kinds of choices and difficulty degrees:
It is going downstream in raft or rubber raft along the river rapids. The cause of these rapids are the stones, waves and gaps that make the water move.
The Rivers are classified according to their difficulty, from I to VI grades. Grade VI is non-navigable for rafting crafts, while grade I is the quietest.
The crafts for rafting take, in general, up to 10 people and the rafting guide, who is the person in charge of giving out instructions for navigation and an expert on the region.
- Manso River is of glacial origin and its source is Tronador Hill's glaciers. Its waters run Mascardi, Los Moscos, Hess and Seffen lakes. And they divide them into three sections: High - Medium - low. Its route shows andino-patagonico style woods and Valdiviana jungle, together with landscapes of unique beauty.
- Low Manso River (class II-III) Lasting: all day.
- Manso River to la Frontera (Border) (class III-IV) Lasting: all day.
- There are other options further away from San Carlos de Bariloche, for example:
- Aluminé River (class III-IV) Lasting: 3 days
- Futaleufú River (class III-IV)
The horses get into the hills and gullies so that we can enjoy the peacefulness of the steppe or mountain range. The horses used are trained to take all kinds of terrains. The excursions are guided by experts on the area or 'baqueanos'.
During the rides you can see hares, red foxes, deer, and a great quantity of birds: ducks, 'mora' eagles, condors, etc.
For this kind of activity you can choose half day or whole day excursions.
Horseback riding places:
. Valle del río Manso o del río Foyel (Manso River or Foyel River Valley)
. Cerro Campanario (Belfry Hill)
. Lago Moreno (Moreno Lake )
. Combinación de Cerro Campanario y Lago Moreno (Both places)
. Refugio San Martín (San Martín Refuge)
. Refugio Otto Meiling - Cerro Tronador (Otto Meiling Rfuge - Tronador Hill)
. Estepa (Steppe)
. Valle del Río Ñireco (Nahuel Hue) (Ñireco River Valley)
. Cruce a Chile - Paso El León (Crossing to Chile - The Lion Passage)
You climb some place of considerable height from where you will take off with the paraglider. These are two-people flights, guided by an expert pilot or trainer. The climate is a constant demand for paragliders because of its variability and the winds should be milder than 30 km/hour. This is an activity that joins adventure with landscape, since you can enjoy better landscapes as from the air.
This activity is suitable for all ages and it is done throughout the year.
For those people who are very interested, there are beginner courses with theoretical and practical content.
Places for paragliding:
. Cerro Catedral
. Cerro Otto
This activity is practised in the middle of nature. The trekkers get into the woods, walk along valleys and mountain edges, discovering heavenly places.
San Carlos de Bariloche area and its surroundings at Nahuel Huapi National Park are ideal, they are the most suitable to develop this activity.
This activity includes camping characteristics. Its main objective is to find hidden landscapes, 'miradores' view points and other places not accessible by car to enjoy nature fully. It includes mountain walks, walks to the refuges, crossings between refuges and long trips with camping breaks.
This area has mountain refuges. These are cabin-like buildings with basic facilities: they have joint bedrooms, kitchen, eating room and toilets. We can get to them by taking paths drawn by woods and mountains. There are 7 refuges around Bariloche at present. Each of them has its own characteristics and different difficulty degrees as regards its accessibility.
Besides, for those who prefer quieter options and with less difficulty, there are paths where you can see woods from the region and have the best views. Among these options we find: Cerro Llao Llao, Sendero Fundación (Fundación Path), Sendero al Lago Escondido (Lago Escondido Path), walks on Otto Hill, etc.
- Do not go to the mountain alone if you do not have experience.
- Check the time it takes you to go so that you can estimate the time to come back.
- Tell the nearest forester about your trekking or walk plans.
- Get previous information about journeys and conditions
- Season this sport is practised: mainly between November and April because of favorable weather conditions.
Cycling is an outdoor activity that lets us enjoy nature fully. Doing mountain bike contact with nature gets wider because you can have access to interesting places, and test yourself how to deal with different rugged areas and climates.Bariloche and its surroundings have sceneries for all kinds of demand:
- 1. Beginners: people who know how to ride a bike without managing gears.
- 2. Advanced: perfect management of the bike with gears and medium training.
- 3. Experts: perfect bike management and previous experience in mountain gears with good training.
Required outfit: helmet - gloves - lights - first aid - among others.
Places where this sport is practised:
. Lago Gutiérrez (Lake)
. Cerro Catedral (Hill)
. Cerro Otto (Hiill)
. Circuito Chico (Small track)
. Refugio Neumeyer (Refuge)
. Laguna Llum (small lake) Travesías: (Crossings)
. Lago Mascardi - Lago Steffen (Lakes)
. Lago Steffen - Río Villegas (lake and river)
. Villa Los Coihues (Lago Gutiérrez) - Villa Catedral (lake)
. Paso Pérez Rosales - Peulla (Cruce a Chile) (Crossing to Chile)
. You should always wear a helmet
. Check brakes
. Choose a track that suits your level
. hire a guide so that your crossing is safe.
. Obey traffic rules
. At night you should ride with lights
. You should keep the waste and throw it away when you come back from the trip.