The cable car that reaches the top is part of the tour to Mount Otto, as it lets visitors enjoy the scenery at very low speed and featuring a splendid sight of the entire area of Bariloche.
While doing various tours around the outskirts of Bariloche, we noticed Mount Otto and the coffeehouse on its top. We had visited it in the past but once again, we went up the cable car to enjoy its delicacies. As soon as we were there, we remembered the feeling of floating amidst the clouds.
We sat at our table next to one of the large windows and got ready to taste a soft drink and a sandwich as we kept our eyes in the landscape outside. Even though we were aware of the movement of the coffee-house, we were surprised. We paid attention to the floor and could easily identify the fix area around which the moving platform revolved.
The joint is so well managed that it is easy to pass from one part to the other without any major inconvenience. The movement is very slow, almost imperceptible. This fact is evidenced by the almost half hour it takes to complete one turn. A real masterpiece of clock-making.
Timetables: Open hours change from winter to summer. It all depends on the daylight hours.
Recommendations: Two ways of reaching the top of the mount: On board the cable car. The station lies at the 5th kilometer marker on De los Pioneros Avenue. The rate includes access to the resort on the summit. The tour takes 12 minutes. It is the only accessible lift in the winter. By car, starting at the 1st kilometer marker on De los Pioneros Avenue. The ride takes 9 kilometers uphill along a gravel road surrounded by woodlands. The ski trail Piedras Blancas lies on the way. This is a narrow path ending at a cliff. Access fee to the resort is paid at the moment of taking the funicular to the top. Closed in the winter.
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