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Car Rental Bariloche 

Exploring Bariloche by Car: A Comprehensive Guide to Unveiling Patagonia's Gem with a Hire Car

San Carlos de Bariloche, often just called Bariloche, is a stunning city nestled in the Argentine Andes. With its picturesque lakes, snow-capped mountains, and vibrant culture, Bariloche is a haven for travelers seeking both adventure and serenity. If you're dreaming of an all-encompassing Bariloche experience, renting a car is an unparalleled choice. Let’s dive into why.

Benefits of Car Rental in Bariloche:

  1. Panoramic Drives: Bariloche’s roads are known for their breathtaking scenic views. Drive at your own pace and pull over whenever you're enchanted by the landscape.
  2. Flexibility: Whether you're chasing the sunrise at a mountain peak or indulging in a late-night local festivity, your schedule is yours alone.
  3. Reach Remote Areas: Some of Bariloche’s most stunning spots are off the beaten track, accessible best by a personal vehicle.

Car Hire Essentials:

  1. Nearest Airport: San Carlos de Bariloche Airport (BRC) is about 13 km from the city center. The drive is typically under 30 minutes.
  2. Tolls: The primary roads around Bariloche are toll-free. However, always carry some local currency in case you venture further afield.
  3. Road Conditions: Main roads like Ruta 40 are well-maintained, but some secondary roads, especially mountainous tracks, can be challenging. A 4x4 might be a smart choice if you’re planning to explore remote areas.
  4. Traffic: Bariloche itself is relatively peaceful, but during peak tourist seasons, some popular spots might get crowded. Plan your travels accordingly.

Choosing Your Vehicle:

  1. Compact Cars: Ideal for city exploration and short drives.
  2. SUVs: If you're venturing into rugged terrains or planning on scenic drives like the Circuito Chico, an SUV offers comfort and safety.
  3. Climate Considerations: Bariloche has a cold climate, especially in winter. Ensure your car is equipped with heating, and if traveling in winter, snow chains may be necessary.

Must-Visit Destinations by Car:

  1. Circuito Chico: This 60 km circuit offers an immersive experience of Bariloche’s landscapes, including panoramic points like Llao Llao and Bahía López.
  2. Cerro Campanario: Just 17 km from the city center, the viewpoint here offers some of the best panoramic views.
  3. Cerro Tronador: About 90 km from Bariloche, this extinct volcano and the surrounding area are a testament to Patagonia's raw beauty.
  4. Villa La Angostura: Around 84 km away, this quaint village offers serene landscapes and is the gateway to the Arrayanes Forest.

Driving Tips for First-Time Visitors:

  1. Weather Preparedness: Given Bariloche's mountainous terrain, weather can change rapidly. Always check forecasts and be prepared.
  2. Navigation: While road signs are prevalent, having a GPS can be handy, especially if you're exploring less-visited areas.
  3. Fuel Up: Gas stations are available in and around Bariloche, but if you’re heading to more remote areas, ensure you have a full tank.

In Conclusion:

Renting a car in Bariloche promises an experience where the journey becomes as memorable as the destination. With the freedom to explore, from the bustling city center to the quietest mountain pass, Bariloche unfolds in all its glory.

It's always a good idea to cross-check current conditions and local advice before embarking on your journey.

Current Rental Rates in Bariloche

Renault Logan

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 40.36 EUR/day
Renault Logan

7 Days rental at 282.54 EUR from 11/12/2023

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  Manual |

Volkswagen Suran

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 45.43 EUR/day
Volkswagen Suran

7 Days rental at 318.04 EUR from 11/12/2023

  4 |
  Manual |

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 58.18 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 407.32 EUR from 11/12/2023

  3 |
  Manual |

Useful to know about Bariloche

  • The town’s full name is San Carlos de Bariloche.
  • It’s completely encircled by the Nahuel Huapi National Park.
  • The area is popular for skiing and hiking.
  • It’s famous in South America for its excellent chocolate.
  • The name Bariloche means ‘people from behind the mountain’.


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