With so much to see in the area the tourist bureau has identified a number of loops, or circuits, to hike, bike or drive. The North Lakes Loop leaves Bariloche and goes into Neuquen Province.
Not long after leaving Bariloche and going around the end of Lago Nahuel Huapi, the road splits with Highway 237 continuing due north along the Rio Limay.
After about an hour drive you come to ‘Highway’ 65 – a 40 kilometer long dirt road.
This route runs along Lago Traful.
Eventually we made it to another paved road – the famed Ruta 40!
Turning south we passed another beautiful mountain lake view – Lago Correntoso.
Finally we arrived back at Lago Nahuel Huapi – where we had a view across the lake to Bariloche.
Even the wildflowers along the highway are picturesque. We would’ve like to spent more time, but we had a busy afternoon planned (next posting).