Adventure Sports in Argentina

Adventure Sports

hiking in Argentina

In Argentina, adventure sports abound and a good pair of walking boots or some skis may well come in handy, especially when exploring the southern regions. Here's our list of the top places to trek, ski, hike and ride your way into Argentina adventure sport heaven:

Hiking and Trekking:

  • Mount Aconcagua, Aconcagua National Park - The highest peak in the western hemisphere is not a climb for the faint hearted! There are two trails up to the 6958m high summit, both of which require experience, skill and about two weeks to complete. Less confident hikers can enjoy easier routes around the park.
  • Volcano Tronador, Nahuel Huapi National Park - The testing four day trek up Tronador is only recommended for experienced hikers with appropriate equipment for freezing conditions. There are also a range of easier trails around the park.
  • Mount Piltriquitrón, El Bolsón (Argentina Lake District) - This mountain reaches up 2,260 m above sea level and offers some spectacular views. Less experienced hikers can end their ascent after the Bosque Tallado, an impressive sculpture forest. Those who wish to continue can stay overnight in the charming mountain lodge and continue their climb the following day.
  • Esquel (Patagonia Argentina) - The mountains surrounding this beautiful Patagonian city are just begging to be explored by budding hikers of all abilities. There are many different trails to follow which range in difficulty and several tour companies operating from Esquel offer arranged hikes.
  • Fitz Roy Massif, Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia, Argentina -
  • Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego, Ushuaia
  • Circuito Chico, Bariloche - This famous circuit along the banks of the Nahuel Huapi lake makes a fairly straightforward trip for hikers of all ages and experience.
  • Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentine Patagonia - The icy mountains in this small but incredible National Park are excellent for hiking and climbing and offer some of the most fantastic views in the whole country. There are three main trails to follow which range in difficulty.

Mountain Biking:

biking in Argentina
  • Circuito Chico, Bariloche - This beautiful track along the banks of the Nahuel Huapi lake runs for 65km and is best explored by bike.
  • Cerro Catedral, Bariloche - In the summer months(December to March) the site of this famous ski resort becomes a haven for mountain biking and adventure sports.
  • Villa la Angostura (Argentina Lake District) - Peaceful mountain village with lots of opportunities for biking along different trails in total tranquility amidst beautiful surroundings.
  • Esquel (Patagonia Argentina) - The mountains surrounding this attractive city are perfect for mountain biking.


  • Cerro Catedral Ski Resort, Bariloche - Extremely popular resort with foreigners and natives alike throughout the winter months. Cerro Catedral has a range of pistes for all abilities.
  • La Hoya Ski Resort, Esquel (Patagonia Argentina) - Another popular choice for skiing, this resort celebrates the Fiesta Nacional del Esquí (National Ski Fiesta) every September.
  • Cerro Castor, The City of Ushuaia - If you've travelled all the way to Argentina's most southern city, why not make the most of the icy conditions and take to the slopes at Cerro Castor? More of a challenge to reach than Argentina's other ski resorts, but less crowded and a truly invigorating experience for ski fanatics.