For an aerial view of the area around Bariloche, ascend 1,405 meters (4,608 feet) to the top of Cerro Otto. A little red cable car owned by Teleférico Cerro Otto will carry you there in about 12 minutes, and all ticket proceeds go to local hospitals. A free shuttle bus leaves from the corner of Mitre and Villegas, and Perito Moreno and Independencia. You can also hike or bike to the top, or drive up from Bariloche on a gravel road. In winter, cross-country skis
and sleds are for rent at the cafeteria. In summer, hiking and mountain biking are the main activities. There is a revolving restaurant on the summit. For a real thrill, try soaring out over the lake in a paraplane.
Av. de los Pioneros, 5 km (3 miles) west of Bariloche, Bariloche, Río Negro, 8400, Argentina
2944-441–035-for information on schedules and equipment rental