‘Bella Vista’ (1800 m) is a very popular peak in Bariloche, that offers wonderful views of Nahuel Huapi lake and the surrounding peaks in this area.
If you like gaining elevation quickly and you are fit enough for a steady 2-hour up-hill trek, then this is the right hike for you!
The journey begins at ‘Refugio Jacob’ trailhead, which is also called ‘El Tambo’. From there, we’ll start climbing the Southeast ridge of Mount Bella Vista. The landscape is wonderful: a tree forest with old ‘Coihues’ and flowers. Besides, it’s a great spot for bird watching!
Then, we’ll reach some great viewpoints, where we can rest and drink some fresh water. We can find orchids among the rocks at this part.
We’ll continue the ascent and enter a ‘Lenga’ tree forest. Those trees will turn into shrubs soon after. Among the common birds in this area, you may see some Magellanic Giant Woodpeckers.
The trail offers some stunning views of Lago Moreno as well as the amazing lake system of this region of the Andes, as we continue ascending the mountain.
Once in the summit ridge, we’ll enjoy some sandwiches with the typical ‘Mate’. From there, there’s one more hour of climbing to the summit of Mount Bella Vista.
The top of this mountain has a stunning 360 degrees view of all the peaks and valleys near Bariloche. If we are lucky, we may even see some condors. After admiring this wonderful scenery, we’ll return through the same route.
The day ends at Berlina, a local microbrew where we’ll go for a Patagonian beer.
Planning a trip to Bariloche? Please contact me to discover the beautiful Cerro Bella Vista!
Price per person
- Guiding fee