San Carlos de Bariloche San Carlos de Bariloche is the most popular destination in Argentina. It is usually called the Capital of the Southern Lakes and it is considered the Gateway to the Patagonian region.
This lakefront city is nestled in Nahuel Huapi National Park in the foothills of the Andes. Bariloche’s main attraction is the natural beauty featuring rivers, lakes, forests, and mountains as well as the renowned ski resort. In 2012 it was declared the National Capital of Adventure Tourism.
Only 19km from the city, Cerro Catedral (2400 meters above sea level) is the mountain that hosts the most acclaimed ski resort in South America.
Various sports and outdoor activities can be enjoyed there all year long. At the base of this mountain, in the heart of the ski resort, the 50K and 120K races will start.
HOW TO GET THERE
You can get to Bariloche by plane, by bus or by car:
● Bariloche Airport: 15km from the city
● Osorno Airport: (Chile): 240km from Bariloche
● Bus Station: 3.5km from the city
● Link: https://www.barilocheturismo.gob.ar/en/how-to-get-there
You can get there by car from:
● Buenos Aires: 1590Km on National Route 40
● Neuquén: 440km. National Routes 237 and 40
● Osorno (Chile): 240km, Route 215, Samoré International Border
● Crossing, National Route 40
Pampa Linda is 85 km from the city of Bariloche. Take paved Route 40 south and after 35 kilometers, turn right onto Provincial Route 81. From there, a gravel road will lead you to the Pampa Linda area, 50 km away.
Right there, the legendary Hostería Pampa Linda will serve as the epicenter of El Paso Austral-Ultra Trail. Here is where the finish line for the 50K course will be while the 70K and 120K runners will, at this point, begin their journey through the Vuriloche Pass to the Pacific Ocean in Chile.