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Bariloche via ferrata in Arroyo De la Virgen

Enjoy a great day with this via ferrata in Bariloche, North Patagonia. Cedric, a certified DEJEPS guide, takes you on the first via ferrata in Argentina, surrounded by spectacular scenery!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration1 day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Skill LevelFirst time
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripNot specified


Join me on a great 1-day via ferrata tour in Bariloche, a mountain town located in the southern province of Rio Negro, in North Patagonia. Bariloche is famous for its breathtaking scenery of stunning blue lakes and beautiful mountains.

Our adventure takes place in the area around Arroyo de la Virgen, near the East Moreno Lake, 20 km away from Bariloche. You will discover a natural environment of amazing beauty. Arroyo de la Virgen is located in the road that goes from Colonia Suiza to Cerro Catedral.

You can check a short video of the activity here.

Our De la Virgen Via Ferrata is the first via ferrata in Argentina, with a route that runs over more than 100 meters of altitude, on both sides of the Virgin’s Canyon, using ziplines to cross it.

A via ferrata is a vertical and horizontal climbing route with diverse aids, like iron steps, handrails, suspension bridges and ziplines. These elements allow hikers and people with no climbing experience to safely reach areas otherwise difficult to access.

The route lasts about 2 or 3 hours and allow you to reach a peak with a spectacular view over Mount Campanario, Cerro Otto and up to Bariloche. Once in the top, we will have a snack (tea, coffee or mate and a pudding), before we start the descent. We will walk downhill for about 20 minutes.

Please note this route is even suitable for children from 1,40m high and you don’t need any previous climbing experience. However, you need to be in good physical shape and with a good head for heights.

You will enjoy an unforgettable adventure surrounded by spectacular landscapes, with certified guides and the best and safest equipment, complying with the current international standards on PPE (Individual Protection Equipment).

The safety of our route is provided by a steel cable installed in the whole track and also by the harness, equipped with a power dissipator and a rope with two special Ferrata carabiners that assure you in case of fall.

We also use a high security rope to get hooked to the steel cable. This system does not allow you to make mistakes, as it avoids the accidental opening of the two connectors at the same time. This system is called click-it and is the safest way to give freedom and continous protection to the user.

How does it work? When one connector opens the other closes automatically. The accidental release of the two carabiners at once is impossible. This system allows you to practice an activity in height with maximum safety, in total freedom, with maximum efficiency.

Find this via ferrata tempting? Send me a request and let’s start planning this fun adventure in Bariloche! You can also check my Arroyo de la Virgen canyoning tour!


CANCELLATION POLICY - The cancellation of a tour due to weather conditions is at the discretion of the guide, whose main purpose is to guarantee your safety. If the tour is canceled due to weather conditions, it will be rescheduled, otherwise your money will be refund. - In the event that passengers decide not to attend the excursions due to weather conditions, they will not be entitled to reimbursement. - All cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance. If not, we will charge you with the total price of the tour. - In case of No show, we will charge you with the total price of the tour.

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The group maximum size is 10 people

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About the guide

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I've been doing canyoning since 30 years all over the world (France, Slovenia, Spain, Colombia, Bali, Marocco, Italy, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina…).

With more than 25 canyons opened in Patagonia, I'm probably the person who better knows the area.

I was born in France, where I am Federal instructor and DEJEPS (state instructor).

I set up in Argentina since more than 12 years, and I can guide you in Spanish, English and of course French.

After the season in Argentina, I'm running the world for giving courses and certifying guides.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 42 each

Group of 2

USD 42 each

Group of 3

USD 42 each

Group of 4

USD 42 each

Group of 5

USD 42 each

Group of 6

USD 42 each

Group of 7

USD 42 each

Group of 8

USD 42 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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