Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Circuito Chico and Cerro Campanario, Bariloche

The Circuito Chico is a 26 km round trip.just outside of Bariloche that takes in a large part of Llao Llao national park. It is easily done on bikes that can be hired just outside the park.

But before heading out on the bikes there is a small mountain - Cerro Campania - nearby which offers spectacular views of the nearby lakes.

There is a chairlift to the top, but the climb up the mountain is relatively easy and gives good views on the way.


The bottom of the trail
Halfway up
The chairlift option

At the top of the mountain there is several lookouts and a café, all offering spectacular views.


Views from the top of Cerro Campanario

The Cicuito Chico then continues around the lakes area offering more viewpoints - and fairly brutal hill climbs on the bike.


From the top of the first hill
Panorama from the top of the hill
Hawks keep watch
Bahaia Lopez
Further along the trail

There are many walks off the Circuito Chico that are easily accessible by the bus or during the bike ride, however due to my late start I had to leave these for another day...