We chose the adventure: a whole mountain biking week through the astounding crossing Pérez Rosales. We went past Lake Nahuel Huapi, Frías Pond, Lakes All the Saints and Llanquihue, whose color, transparency and immensity delighted our eyes.
Our aim was to join San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina and the City of Puerto Montt, Chile. Along this tour, we would go up the Osorno Volcano by bicycle first and then on foot to the top, 2,562 meters above sea level. From the summit, tourists could enjoy an incredible panoramic view of the whole Andes Mountain Range, a great number of hills and huge Lake Llanquihue, which we bordered to reach the Cabulco Volcano, 2,015 meters above sea level. We still had to cover two hundred and fifty kilometers more by bike and visit some lakes before we could finally reach our destination.
On our first day in Bariloche, we went to the hotel and a bicycle store to check our bikes, where we were given some technical information about the tour. At night, our meal was rich in carbohydrates and we tasted a bit of wine. It was time to get ready for our adventure.
The following morning we took a shuttle service to Pañuelo Port. We got on board a ferry which crossed Lake Nahuel Huapi and later we rode for a while. Once we got to Frías Pond, we got on board once again.
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What visitor to Bariloche has failed to have a picture taken at its Civic Center with huge Lake Nahuel Huapi in the background? With the Saint Bernard dogs? Or amidst laughter and amusing poses with their group of fellow students during a school trip?