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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 Hire 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.


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

Mystery Car Compact or Larger

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 47.57 EUR/day
Mystery Car Compact or Larger

7 Days rental at 333.05 EUR from 19/08/2024

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  Manual |

Fiat Palio

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 48.06 EUR/day
Fiat Palio

7 Days rental at 336.45 EUR from 19/08/2024

  2 |
  Manual |

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 48.07 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 336.50 EUR from 19/08/2024

  3 |
  Manual |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Bariloche: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Discover Downtown Bariloche and Surroundings: Use your rental car to explore the charming city of Bariloche, known for its alpine architecture and stunning lakeside setting. Drive along Mitre Street, the city’s main thoroughfare, to visit local shops, chocolatiers, and cozy cafes. Don't miss the Civic Center, a national historic monument and the heart of the city.

  • Circuito Chico and Panoramic Views: Take a leisurely drive on the Circuito Chico, a must-do scenic loop just outside Bariloche. This route offers breathtaking views of lakes, mountains, and forests. Stop at Punto Panorámico for iconic views of the Nahuel Huapi Lake and the surrounding peaks.

  • Adventure in Cerro Catedral: Drive to Cerro Catedral, one of South America’s most famous ski resorts, located just a short distance from Bariloche. In winter, enjoy skiing and snowboarding, while summer offers excellent hiking, mountain biking, and panoramic views from the chairlifts.

  • Nahuel Huapi National Park Exploration: Utilize your hire car to venture into Nahuel Huapi National Park, Argentina’s oldest national park. Explore diverse landscapes including mountains, forests, and lakes. Visit landmarks like the Tronador mountain and the serene Mascardi Lake for outdoor activities and stunning natural scenery.

  • Lake District Road Trips: Your rental car provides the perfect opportunity to explore the broader Lake District. Drive to picturesque towns such as Villa La Angostura and San Martín de los Andes via the Seven Lakes Route (Ruta de los Siete Lagos), experiencing the full beauty of the Argentine Patagonia with its crystal-clear lakes and lush forests.


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