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Bariloche and San Martin de los Andes

.. I was hungry

semi-overcast 10 °C

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We flew to Bariloche, a swiss-like town, known for its lakes, hikes and mountains. Our only day here we rented bikes to ride the Circuito Chico, a bike ride that goes a long a pine forested road and a few lakes. It was only 30 kilometers, but always either up or down from the mountainous terrain. We were exhausted after! The next day we rented a car and drove along the seven lakes road to San Martin de los Andes. Along the way, you can stop and view seven different lakes with mountain backdrops, and we passed many people biking the road. We stayed two nights in a cabin in San Martin de los Andes, and really enjoyed feeling like we had a home again. We made homemade pizza for dinner and enjoyed the company of a long haired cat, who, being the softy I am, enjoyed many treats: yogurt, bacon, and pate. The cat seemed quite at home with us and slept on the couch in between snacks. Our full day in San Martin we did two short hikes. The first to Lago Rosales, and the second to a mirador (lookout) with great views of the town and the lake. We've really been lucky with weather, and seem to have rain on travel days, and gorgeous sunshine when we're hiking! Tomorrow we head back to Bariloche for one night, and then we take a bus and cross the Chilean border to Puerto Montt. Our last country this trip!

Nous arrivons a Bariloche, Argentine le mardi 28 Mars. C'est une petite ville de montagne, un peu comme un gros village suisse, avec son lac et ses montagnes. Le premier jour, nous louons de velos et suivons le classique 'Circuito Chico' aui nous emmene faire un tour dans la partie ouest du lac, sur route, a travers les forets et points de vue du coin. C'est un petit circuit de 30 km, avec ses deniveles frequents. Bref, on arrive epuises (au bar du coin). Le lendemain nous louons une voiture pour suivre la route des 7 lacs vers San Martin de los Andes, un petit village dans les montagnes au nord. Sur la route, sineuse, nous passons les lacs glaciaire, perches aux creux des montagnes. Nous passons plusieurs touristes/voyageurs a velos, qui semblent faire la route en mode camping. On les plains (gros deniveles) :) Nous restons deux nuits a Saint Martin, dans une cabine/duplex tout equipee. On a l'impression d'etre dans notre propre chez nous, en comparaison des multiples chambres d'hotels que l'on a connues :) On se fait une pizza maison, et profitons de la presence d'un chat qui s'est attire les faveurs culinaires de Jill :) Il etait deja gros avant qu'on passe par la :) Nous profitons du beau temps pour faire deux petites marches, la premiere vers le lac Rosales, un petit lac perdus dans les montagnes, et la seconde au point de vue a l'ouest de la ville. Le point de vue couvre a la fois la ville et son immense lac. Super vue. Nous repartons pour Bariloche, avant de prendre el bus pour le Chili ! Dernier pays sur la liste !!!

View on the circuito chico

View on the circuito chico


View on the circuito chico bike route

View on the circuito chico bike route


Riding the circuito chico

Riding the circuito chico

Too much Mexican food and margaritas in Bariloche

Too much Mexican food and margaritas in Bariloche

One of the 7 lakes

One of the 7 lakes


Hidden Lake.  In case you're tired of our usual selfies

Hidden Lake. In case you're tired of our usual selfies

Cooking in our cabin

Cooking in our cabin

View from the lookout

View from the lookout

View from the lookout of San Martin de los Andes

View from the lookout of San Martin de los Andes


San Martin de los Andes from the viewpoint

San Martin de los Andes from the viewpoint

Lake surrounded by mountains

Lake surrounded by mountains


Lake near San Martin de los Andes

Lake near San Martin de los Andes

Lago Rosales, a short hike

Lago Rosales, a short hike

I wish I could bring this cat home.  So soft, so sweet, but he ate like a horse

I wish I could bring this cat home. So soft, so sweet, but he ate like a horse

Posted by jillandloic 16:23 Archived in Argentina

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Looks so beautiful--and happy you had good weather.

PS: There is a cat(s) waiting now in the shelter for when you get home!

by pebergman

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