A quiet horseback tour in the surroundings of Lake Roca enables visitors to see other attractive sceneries in Los Glaciares National Park.
The Lake Roca station at Los Glaciares National Park features beautiful sites less famous than the classic circuits. These natural sceneries offer the possibility to practice sport fishing, whether spinning, fly-casting or trolling, go on a hiking tour around hills such as Mount Cristal and reach spectacular panoramic vantage points or dare to ride a horse across these almost unexplored nooks.
To go on an amusing horseback ride, visitors only need to approach this part of the reserve. On the way there, following Route 52, various estancias may be appreciated as they take shelter amongst the typical Santa Cruz shrubs, such as coirones, peinecillo, matanegra and calafates. But this kind of vegetation begins to change as we enter the area where there is a higher rainfall rate.
The lengas, ñires, coihues and notros grow in the shape of woods that moderate the winds. The horseback tour crosses these areas. It goes up along the Cordón de los Cristales slope, it crosses valleys and wades creeks, always watched by the beautiful Perito Moreno Glacier. Gradually, the tour gets deep into the thickness of the Magellanic forest.
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Level of Difficulty: low.
Duration: all day.
Timetables: daily outings at 8:30am, return at 6pm.
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Contact: Cabalgatas del Glaciar
Calle 378, 124 - Barrio Salesiano (9405) El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina Tel: +54 2902-495447
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