January 15, 2020
This is the wild and pristine wilderness that dreams are made of. For the nature lovers, hikers, explorers, adrenaline seekers, and landscape-obsessed photographers, Bariloche will be the town that kicks off our obsession with Patagonia. We'll want to take it slow during the week to prep for the many weekend adventures that await us: paragliding, kayaking, overnight hikes to legendary summits, zip-lining, biking, road-tripping, and nature walks where it'll be hard to put our cameras down. Let's spend a month in the mountain air, letting nature's beauty take ahold of us.
Our 8 Favorite Adventures in Bariloche
Bariloche is filled with outdoor activities that you'll want to come back here for other seasons to experience them all. When spring and summer hit, these are our favorite things to do in Patagonia.
1. Stroll through town & by the lake
Bariloche has a cute town center with interesting architecture, quaint shops, and a lake with great views.
2. Test out your asado skills
Fire up the parilla, load on the meats, veggies, and provoleta, and pig out when its ready.
3. Bike to a beer with a view
Along the Circuito Chico, there's the Cervecería Patagonia for a cold one overlooking the lake.
4. Trek to the lagunas atop Cerro Catedral
Find Cerro Catedral a short bus ride away for a day hike to Refugio Frey and two beautiful lagunas.
5. Paraglide high above the tree tops
Fly like a bird while paragliding above Bariloche, you'll get the perfect view of lake Nahuel Huapi.
6. Stargaze while staying at a refugio
After a long day of trekking, cosy up as a Tribe, gaze at the brightest stars, and stay overnight at the summit.
7. Road trip through the Ruta de Siete Lagos
Filled with pullovers for the 7 lakes that sit between La Angostura and San Martin de los Andes, let's drive Rt. 40.
8. Kayak your way across the lake
Kayak to scenic waterfalls on Nahuel Huapi, the region's most prominent lake surrounded by gorgeous mountains.
Meet the Chapter Hosts
Geni became a Chapter Host after a 13-year career as a flight attendant with Emirates airline. She's visited around 62 countries and spent 11 years in Dubai, so be sure to ask for some of her wildest inflight stories on Chapter.
Now a life coach while on the road, Geni is passionate about building communities, drinking mate (she's from Argentina), Burning Man, and if there's a trail to discover or a mountain to climb, count her in.
Our Home in Patagonia
Our coliving home is a collection of cabin-style apartments in the same complex that heave great views of Nahuel Huapi Lake. There are grocery stores and restaurants nearby, and Bariloche's center is a 10-minute drive away.
Bariloche is a nature lover's dream. There are treks, day hikes, climbs, kayak and canoe rentals, and horseback riding centers all close by.
At the property, there's a communal living and dining room, an outdoor heated pool, and a BBQ area for group gatherings. There's also a separate coworking area onsite to easily log on during the week.
Good to Know
There's a public bus that runs every 20 minutes to Bariloche's center. If you buy a Subte card in Buenos Aires, bring it with you as it'll work for Bariloche's public transport too.
Renting 1-2 cars for the Chapter makes it easier to get around town, and there are multiple weekend adventures a short drive away. There are multiple rental agencies in town to choose from.
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Patagonia Chapter FAQs
Find all general booking FAQs here and Chapter-specific information below.
Chapter Payments (please be aware we have reverted back to our pre-COVID policies for all 2022 Chapters):
- Booking requests will receive a link to finalize your booking to pay the full Chapter price payment
- The final full payment is due 8 weeks prior to the Chapter starting. (Note: this means you’ll have from the time of booking until 8 weeks out to submit the full Chapter payment)
- If your full payment is not received 8 weeks before the Chapter start date, your deposit will be forfeited and spot will be given to the next person on the waitlist
- Bookings made less than 8 weeks before the Chapter start date will pay the full Chapter price at booking
Cancellations (please be aware we have reverted back to a version of our pre-COVID policies for all 2022):
Once the full Chapter payment is paid, the following cancellation policy applies:
- Cancelled 6+ weeks before Chapter start date: 100% refund of full Chapter payment and the deposit is released to be used for a future Chapter
- Cancelled 4-6 weeks before Chapter start date: 50% refund of full Chapter payment and the deposit is released to be used for a future Chapter
- Cancelled ≤ 4 weeks before Chapter start date: No refund and the deposit is forfeited
Closest airport: San Carlos de Bariloche Airport (BRC)
The airport is about a 30 minute drive to the main center of Bariloche, accessible by a public bus (line 72) or taxi. If you're in Buenos Aires before traveling to Bariloche, bring your SUBE card to use for the colectivo buses here.
In the Chapter's Slack channel before arrival, members often coordinate transportation to our homes together. You'll receive our address 4 weeks from the Chapter's start date.
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