Nature at its purest, the silhouette of Lanin as background and the warmth of Aboriginal communities that provide services along the route make this ride one of the must-sees in Patagonia.
Taking Provincial Route 61, at Km 8, you will find the C.E.A.N. (NeuquĂ©n Applied Ecology Center), a splendid hatchery for trout and other species; a recommended visit. At Km 22, you will arrive at the east end of Lake Huechulafquen, the entrance to Lanin National Park and the mouth of the ChimehuĂn River.Â This site is a haven for fly fishermen, recognized worldwide thanks to the quantity and quality of the pieces obtained.
This road borders Lake Huechulafquen on its northern margin, with many places for free and organized camping, along with hosterĂas dedicated almost exclusively to the attention of fishermen. A stunning frame dominated by the ever closer silhouette of Lanin Volcano, escortsÂ all the way.
Some 30 Km. ahead you will findÂ Puerto Canoa (with a daytime campsite) offering the “El Bosque” educational-interpretive path, a 30-minute walk. You can also take a catamaran for a marvelous excursion on Lakes Huechulafquen andÂ Epulafquen
At only 3 km. away do not miss a visit to an area called La UniĂłn, a narrow stretch with peaceful waters joining Lake Huechulafquen with Lake PaimĂșn.
ThereÂ is a military outpost and the chapel MarĂa Auxiliadora deÂ PaimĂșn. This chapel, with a very particular architecture, was finished in 2000. It is worth visiting. Inside is a bronze bell 400 kg. weightÂ and colorful stained glass inspired by The Lord of the Rings, by Tolkien.