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Small circuit, variant to hill López

Traditional circuit for the south coast of the lake Nahuel Huapi, with big attractiveness of landscapes; restaurants, living rooms of tea and sale of crafts, unique opportunity to ascend in car to the high mountain, with spectacular views.
They are 61 km for asphalted route. Trip of minimum half-day; better, a whole day, with lunch possibilities in hotels or restaurants along the road; also picnic options. Alternative of ascending in cable car and/or aerosilla. Manage with caution in summer. Appropriate for clear day. Duration 3 h.
Starting from the km 38 of the consolidated road that strays of the Small Circuit, to bend toward the right and to enter in access to the Hill López.
Cerro Lopez

The hill López has a sheer and rough ascent, of 12 km in zigzag. Schedule of ascent of 7 at 10 and 14 to 15.30 h; slope of 11 at 13 and 16.30 to 20 h. You consents to mountain refuge, with sweet shop in summer. For walks, to request consultantship in the refuge or mountain guide in the headquarters of the Andean Club.

To consult in agencies of tourism if the road is passable. As it is ascended, along 2 km, the road crosses descampados and coihue forests. To 2 km of the deviation, a rough zigzag begins on the way cornice, with excellent views toward the surroundings of Colony Switzerland, lake Moreno and Nahuel Huapi.

Concluding the zigzag of approximately 4 kilometers, the road continues to a wide parking beach. From here to walk the last 2 kms on foot to the refuge, construction of colored masonry of rose and that it was, in 1933, the first refuge of high mountain of the Andean Club Bariloche.

The landscape is spectacular, mainly the width of the lake Nahuel Huapi, in a climate of high mountain, surrounded of edges and rocky towers to which you consents walking from the refuge.

One returns for the same road, respecting the schedules preset to recapture the Small Circuit.

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