We enjoyed several activities such as rappelling, climbing, Tyrolean crossing and amusing adventures on ATVs only 3 kilometers away from downtown Villa La Angostura, when we visited La Piedra Recreational Center.
After driving for a few kilometers, we reached the recreational center. Owned by a tourist and mountain guide who explained to us the various options available, we were guaranteed an afternoon full of adrenaline.
We started with an ATV ride. The 90-c.c. vehicles were waiting for us to go on a guided tour around a coihue wood lying on the hillsides of Mount Bayo, where nature is enjoyed to the fullest. The circuit features various degrees of difficulty but it is not necessary to be an experienced rider. Visitors will learn how to drive an ATV in just five minutes. Then, everything will be a hallucinating experience.
After an intense ride, we went climbing up the main wall at La Piedra. We did our best to conquer the highest step in the resort. This activity lets visitors go up natural walls using the top-roping style, by means of which the instructor ensures climbers’ safety with ropes. We had to wear a harness, gather some courage and pay special attention to the directions given by the mountain guide during the ascent.
La Piedra Recreational Center offers several climbing routes, according to visitors’ experience. We chose the most appropriate for us. Once we hit the summit, it was time for rappelling: an amusing way to go down the wall feeling vertigo at each jump as we faced the mountain side. Just like climbing, rappelling features different degrees of difficulty.
ContactCentro Recreativo La Piedra
Tour Kind: Various.
Level of Difficulty: Medium.
How to get here: Travel along Arrayanes Avenue towards San Carlos de Bariloche. After 3 kilometers, turn left into Route 66, which leads to the ski resort on Mount Bayo, and drive along 200 more meters.
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