Horseback riding, trekking, snow and Mapuche culture in Sierra Colorada
The route changes with the seasons but maintains its beauty all year round: a virgin area, where the original people have been moving for hundreds of years. With a Mapuche guide, on a horseback ride or on foot you can get to know the wonderful environment in a different way, from a worldview that places you as one more part of nature. Then, mates with homemade fried cakes, omelette with embers or a country lunch are the gastronomic options to end the day where atmosphere and culture become one thing.
17 kilometers from Trevelin, Sierra Colorada combines outdoor activities with Mapuche culture, its interpretation of the landscape and anecdotes of life in the place of the ancient settlers. The colors of the lengas in the autumn gave the place its name, whose mountain turns red and, as winter progresses, it is dominated by the white of the snow.
With horseback riding and trekking all year round, in the winter season the little ones can enjoy a park with games in the snow, sledges and sliders. And, if the weather allows it, everyone can learn the secrets of Mapuche life on horseback or walking in snowshoes.
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How to get:
- By Plane: the nearest airport is 45 km from Esquel and has daily flights.
- By bus: every day, buses leave every hour from Esquel Bus Station , where buses from different places of Argentina arrive. Particularly from Bariloche, Trelew, Comodoro Rivadavia, Córdoba and Buenos Aires.
- By car: Trevelin locates on Route 259 which connects with Route 40. From Buenos Aires 2005 kilometers are traveled, while from the province capital, Rawson, 620 are traveled, along Route 25, 40 and 259.
- Also you can get there from Futaleufú, Chile, retracing 45 km , crossing Futaleufú International Passage.