By land, from the capital of the country, Buenos Aires, Lago Puelo is accessed through National Route 5 up to the City of San Carlos de Bariloche. From this point, National Route 258 is taken up to El Bolsón and the remaining 17km are traveled along Provincial Route 16. All stretches are paved.
By air, there are several airlines providing daily flights to Bariloche. Medium distance buses leave from this city to Lago Puelo or El Bolsón.
Río Puelo Pass
From the district, the northern shore of Lake Puelo is traveled towards the West until the pass is reached at a height of 203 masl. From there, along tracks, paths, on fluvial or lake ferries, travelers may cross the border to the district of Puelo in Chile. From there, various tourist destinations, such as Cochamó, Ensenada, Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt (along Route 5) may be reached along enhanced roads.
Distances from Lago Puelo to:
Bariloche 128 km
Buenos Aires 1715 km
Bahía Blanca 1080 km
Caleta Olivia 742 km
Comodoro Rivadavia 691 km
El Bolsón 17 km
Esquel 160 km
General Roca 589 km
Neuquen 544 km
Osorno 398 km
Puerto Deseado 958 km
Puerto Madryn 847 km
Puerto Montt 504 km
Rio Gallegos 1446 km
San Martin de los Andes 309 km
Santa Rosa 1103 km
Temuco (through Puyehue) 506 km
Trelew 750 km
Villa La Angostura 208 km
|Transportadora Patagónica - Don Otto||Av. Los Notros s/n 449-9167|
|Vía Bariloche||Av. Los Notros s/n 449-9167|
|Crucero del Norte||Av. Los Notros s/n 499-1333|
|Mary Valle||Ruta 16 - Km. 7,5 Ingreso a Planta Urbana 449-9125|
Hiking or walking is an activity practiced in all kinds of terrains and is not restricted to age, gender or physical fitness.
As in every task, there are various levels of difficulty, which can be surpassed gradually as experience is gained. The routes are divided into four types of difficulty: relaxed, medium, steady and difficult.
Rafting is a team sport, in which all the crew members in the boat row and position themselves in a coordinated manner in order to balance their weight when going through the river rapids and keep themselves afloat.
The standard number of people allowed on the boat is from six to eight crew members, depending on the boat size.
Rafting beginners are recommended to remain in the center of the boat. Those who are somehow experienced and prefer to row may stay in front, whereas the most experienced generally stay at the back.