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Excursions>> Circuits>>  ALUMINE - RUCACHOROY, Villa Pehuenia, Patagonia, Argentina

 

Villa Pehuenia: Alumine - Rucachoroy ALUMINE RUCACHOROY 

Villa Pehuenia: Alumine - Rucachoroy

 

 

Beginning: Although it can begin from other places we take as starting point the first Tourist Information (on Litrán river). 

Duration: complete day.

Dificuly: easy. 

Modality: car, bicycle. The circuit traffics for Provincial Road 23 and 18.

Interest:  Picturesque road that travels the valley of Aluminé river crossing it in several opportunities. The small city of Aluminé its crafts and exquisite sweet handmades. Opportunity to know the north sector of Lanín National Park. Streams, Rucachoroy lake and river.

Description:  From Tourist Information (located on Provincial Road 13 and Litrán river) you will follow for PR23 in address to Aluminé. Until that town are approximately 48 Km. The first kilometers will be trafficking the east of Aluminé lake until Lonco Luan stream and place. The road runs near Aluminé river going by sectors where rafting is practiced.
To 19 kilometers you will see the bifurcation (PR15) that takes to Quilachanquil and 2 kilometers later on PR11. If you take this road- the 11 - you will arrive after approximately 30 Km to Ñorquinco lake (see Pehuenia Circuit description). Continue for PR23 you will cross Rucachoroy river and you will see of the other margin of Aluminé river Tindiririca hill, then will go by the Municipal beach and a Camping site. You will have arrived to Aluminé. The city has Restaurants, Service station, Hotel, Inns, Cabins, Organized camping site, etc.
To arrive to Rucachoroy you will continue for PR23 until the bifurcation with PR18 (to your right) in sense to Chile. You will go by Carrilil and later on Rucachoroy places. You will enter to Lanín National Park. In the south riverbank of the lake you will find Ranger sectional and free camping site. In this sector there are several paths to carry out trekking and mountain biking. Remember inside Aigo Mapuche Community you will must request permission to traffic and photograph.
The name Rucachoroy is a mapuche word (Ruca=house Choroy=parrot) it's due to the great quantity of parrots that arrive to the place to feed of pehuenes pinenuts. You will observe the great predominance of trees of this fruit.
The lake is in a valley surrounded by Rucachoroy cordon, de los Ángeles, Clucnú Chumpirú and Chohuécura hills.


 

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