Patagonia – Bariloche

Hut to hut mountain traverse. Beautiful spa hotel on off days. Guided+Food


Why Bariloche?

The picturesque city of Bariloche is nestled along the pristine shores of the expansive Nahuel Huapi Lake. This stunning location provides an awe-inspiring backdrop dominated by the majestic Andes Mountains, whose snow-capped peaks and rugged terrain add to the city’s natural splendor. Bariloche is renowned for its distinctive Swiss-alpine architectural style, characterized by charming wooden chalets, steeply pitched roofs, and intricate stonework. This unique architectural heritage reflects the influence of early European settlers, particularly those from Switzerland, who left an indelible mark on the city’s cultural and architectural landscape. As a result, Bariloche exudes a quaint, old-world charm that seamlessly blends with its breathtaking natural surroundings, making it a beloved destination for travelers seeking both adventure and tranquility.

Your Journey Begins Here

From the moment you land, every detail is handled. You’ll be whisked away to the luxurious Nido El Condor, your base for relaxation and rejuvenation throughout the trip. Each day unfolds with a new route, each offering unique challenges and breathtaking vistas. Whether it’s conquering the high altitudes of López Mountain or enjoying a serene traverse to the Shelters, your runs are complemented by fantastic meals, picnics by streams, and evenings under the stars at exclusive shelters. Beyond that we also have hired a professional photographer to document the group experience.

Group Size

We will have a group of 8 runners and two guides, and two workers. Please refrain from booking any flights until we give you the green light; group communications typically begin around 5 months prior to the event


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Day 1: Arrival and Circuito Chico

Optional Run – Easy

  • Morning: Arrival at Bariloche Airport and transfer to the luxurious Nido Del Condor hotel.
  • Afternoon: Embark on an optional  20km (12 miles) acclimatization run along the scenic Circuito Chico route, offering a gentle introduction with only 500 meters of altimetry. This run is designed to ease you into the Patagonian landscape with low difficulty.
  • Evening: Enjoy a first-class dining experience at the hotel’s restaurant, where you’ll taste local flavors and international cuisine, setting the tone for a week of indulgence and adventure.


Day 2: López Mountain Challenge 

Optional Distance – Hard – Out and Back

  • Morning: After breakfast at the hotel, a 40-minute van ride takes you to López Mountain.
  • Daytime: Tackle a high-difficulty trail run of 13km (8.07 miles)  with a challenging 1,300 meters of elevation gain. The effort is rewarded with a picnic at the top, featuring local delicacies like milanesa sandwiches, cheese, and salame.
  • Evening: Return to the hotel for supper and rest, recapping the day’s achievements with your fellow runners.

Day 3: Frey Shelter 

Mandatory Distance – Hard – One Way

  • Morning: Post-breakfast, depart for Villa Catedral.
  • Daytime: Engage in a medium-difficulty trail run covering 9.5 kilometers (6 miles) with 800 meters of altimetry, concluding at the remote Frey Shelter.
  • Overnight: Experience staying in a mountain shelter, a perfect opportunity to enjoy the starlit sky and the serene night-time sounds of Patagonia.

Day 4: Jakob Shelter -Rugged Trails 

Mandatory Distance – Hard – One Way

  • Morning: Start with breakfast at Frey Shelter before setting off.
  • Daytime: Face a high-difficulty 10km (6.2) trail run to Jakob Shelter, overcoming 850 meters of elevation. Midway, enjoy a picnic beside a mountain stream, a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure.
  • Overnight: Stay at Jakob Shelter, where supper and camaraderie with fellow runners await.

Day 5: Laguna Negra Shelter 

Mandatory Distance – Hard – One Way

  • Morning: Depart Jakob Shelter after breakfast.
  • Daytime: Trail Running 10k (6.02) of very high difficulty
  • Evening: Super at Laguna Negra and sleep at the Shelter

Day 6: Laguna Negra Shelter to Alma de Lago 

Mandatory Distance – Moderate – One Way

  • Morning: Breakfast at Laguna Negra Shelter
  • Daytime: 14km (9 miles) of easier trail running, followed by a picnic Colonia Suiza stream
  • Evening: Afternoon at the hotel, and supper with the crew!

Day 7: Nido Del Condor

  • Morning: Breakfast at hotel 
  • Daytime: Optional extra horse back riding (extra fee), lunch at a famous craft brewery, tour the city 
  • Evening: Dinner at Llao Llao start dinner! 

Day 8: Homeward Bound

  • Morning: Breakfast at hotel
  • Daytime: Van to Airport


Patagonia – San Carlos de Bariloche


2/8/2025 – 2/16/2025



*Payment process will start once you have been approved. 
What we Provide
  • Transportation to all stated trailheads, camps, and airports. 
  • Sleeping bag
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotels and Shelters
  • Guides
  • Digital gps files and maps
  • All logistical planning
  • A professional photographer to document the group trip
  • Transportation of your needed gear from hut to hut
  • Long sleeve hooded tech shirt with adventure logo
  • Packing list
  • Free images and videos of your journey
  • All permits and park entrance fees
  • 4 awesome guides
What we do not provide
  • Airfare
  • Snacks – Bring some bars and your favorite quick bites. There are also stores you can get snacks from
  • Alcohol
  • Travel insurance. You should get this
  • Extra expenses due to a change in itinerary or in case of you having to shorten the day or trip as a whole (including personal return trips to the airport/next destination/etc.)
Required Gear
  • A long sleeved tech shirt
  • A short sleeved tech shirt
  • A rain jacket and rain pants
  • A filtered water bottle – Our favorite is the – Salomon or Katahdhin
  • Cell phone if you have a tracker even better
  • Headlamp with extra battery or two headlamps
  • Two extra water bottles besides the filter or a large camel pouch equal in capacity
  • Software that supports GPX files. Our favorite for this particular endeavor is Gaia GPS. You can also download the maps here for offline use.
  • Wind breaker jacket. Our favorite is the Houdini
  • Puffy or Micro-Puffy coat for night time
  • Emergency blanket of bivy

Weather Policy

WEATHER During the late summer months, the weather is typically pleasant; however, it is crucial to note that mountain weather can be unpredictable and may change rapidly. Trail conditions can shift drastically within hours. Consequently, hiking routes may be adjusted to ensure the safety of all participants. It’s important to add that while runners have the discretion to continue under adverse weather conditions, this decision must not endanger the crew or other individuals. Safety remains our top priority, and we reserve the right to alter plans as necessary to maintain a secure environment for everyone.