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The way to Mendoza to Barreal (Calingasta )


Travel to the oasis calingastinos for the most imposing landscapes to the foot of the Front mountain range. They cross valleys and pampas of height, where it is the Barreal Blanco, scenario of attractive walks to the surroundings and of the peculiar carrovelismo sport.

Trip of 106 km paved by the RN7, among Mendoza Uspallata 63 km on the way of earth for the RP39 between Uspallata and the limit interprovincial; and 50 km of pavement in not well state (RP412) from the limit until Barreal. In total they are 219 km from Mendoza . Advisable walk for all season. There are fuel and places to eat lunch in Uspallata and Barreal.


From Mendoza (km 0) the RN7 takes and continue until Uspallata (km 106),




It is a small village, located in the convergence of the two brunches of the RN7 that, by Potrerillos and Villavicencio , they arrive from Mendoza . In Uspallata they unite to continue like international road toward The Caves and Chile is summoned in an extensive longitudinal valley, among the precordillera and the Front mountain range that is prolonged toward San Juan in the valleys of Calingasta, Rodeo to Church.

The agriculture is its main activity, with forrajeras cultivations, potatoes and peas, watered with waters of the streams Uspallata and San Alberto.

They also highlight plantations of poplars, used industrially.

The village is a pleasant center of rest, in which will be able to enjoy splendid landscapes and an unbeatable microclimate. It has all the services (hotels, campings, restaurants and fuel) and it is the last important town in the one in route to Chile , with a control of National Gendarmería.


Continue heading for the north for the RP39, overcoming the river Uspallata for the long one AI foot of the mountain range fences, amid a landscape of colorful relief and stocky vegetation, distant trenches of eucalyptuses and poplars belonging to the cattle stays of Yalguaraz are sighted. San Alberto and The Tambillos.

After the kitchen knives of the Tiger it is entered to the yalguaraz marsh, wide plain where they drain numerous torrents (basin endorreica),

that they are absorbed by the underground and gift place to extensive coirón pastizales. Then, it arrived to the archaeological place The Tambillos, on the one on the way to the Inca. There are informative posters and mirador to see the ruins.

The point is in the limit interprovincial but high of the itinerary, where a spectacular view of the mountain range sanjuanina opens up, with its hill Mercedario ( 6.770 m ) and the Seven Picks of Ansilta.

From the limit the RP412 cheats pavement in not well state. It crosses the marsh of the Ostriches and then the pampas The Leoncito, a vast plain desértica and basin that the incredible Barreal forms Blanco, used as natural hint for practical of carrovelismo (windcars).

This territory is an important astronomical reservation, clerk of the Secretary of State of Science and Technique. Toward the east it glitters the dome of the Observatory The Leoncito, to which you consents for a deviation of 17 km , signalled, to the right of the road (descripto in the Walk To Barreal Blanco and the obervarorios ).

Near 20 km the route arrives later on to Barreal.

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