Ruta 40 – El Chalten to El Calafate

The shortest part of our Patagonian road trip was the drive from El Chalten to El Calafate. The distance between El Chalten and El Calafate is just 213km which took us about 2.5 hours to drive. The road is good quality, all paved. Google maps estimates 3:20 hours for the trip which is not correct. […]

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Ruta 41 – Lago del Desierto

If you are in El Chalten and you have a car you should drive all the way out to Lago del Desierto. This is where the Argentinian and Chilean border lies and if you are planning to cross the border into Chile to get to O’Higgins this is where you have to be. Unfortunately there […]

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Laguna de los Tres – El Chalten

The way up to Laguna de los Tres is among the most beautiful and toughest hikes from El Chalten. It is about 12km long one way ( 24km return ) which wouldn’t be a long hike in itself but there are 2 steep sections. Trekking websites indicate that the whole hike go and back should […]

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Gobernador Gregores

Gobernador Gregores lies between Perito Moreno and El Calafate. It is located on road 25 which is an all paved, good quality alternative to Ruta 40. We discovered this town when we took a detour off Ruta 40 trying to stay on paved road as long as possible. This detour will save you around 65km […]

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Ruta 40 – Perito Moreno City to El Chalten

After the drive from Bariloche to Perito Moreno City where we stayed overnight. We left early the next morning to make it to El Chalten in the afternoon. This section of our Patagonian road trip is the most uninhabited one on the way and you can easily drive 400km without passing any villages. The scenery […]

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Perito Moreno City

Perito Moreno city lies on Ruta 40 just in between Bariloche and El Calafate and it is not to be confused with the glacier which is also Called Perito Moreno. This town is a popular place to stay overnight for those traveling Ruta 40 all the way up or down. It has a good few […]

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Antares Craft Beer Bar @ Bariloche

Anatares is a microbrewery and Restaurant in the centre of Bariloche. It is located 3 blocks up from the lake on Ada Maria Elflein street. We arrived right at the buy one get one free happy hour so I got to taste 4 different pints and have dinner in the progress. The setup of the […]

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Rincon Patagonico Restaurant near Bariloche

We came by this restaurant while driving around in the Bariloche area and looking for a lunch place. This was the first that looked really nice to try. The restaurant looks really appealing from the outside that what caught our attention. It is a really cool building all built from wood and it has quite […]

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