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Excursions>> Circuits>>  PEHUENIA CIRCUIT, Villa Pehuenia, Patagonia, Argentina

 

Villa Pehuenia: Pehuenia Circuit PEHUENIA CIRCUIT 

Villa Pehuenia: Pehuenia circuit

 

 

Beginning: Although it can begin from other places we take as starting point the second Tourist Information. 

Duration: complete day.

Dificuly: intermediate. 

Modality: car, bicycle. Circuit traffics for Provincial Road 11 (rubble).

Interest: lakes, beaches, rivers, streams. Pehuenes pure forests. 

Description:  The first stage from Tourist Information to Moquehue.
From this Office (on PR13) follow road in direction to Icalma (Chile). You will find Commercial center and later on School, Health center and finally Vivero Provincial (warren). Follow 5 more km approximately you will go by the road that takes to Batea Mahuida volcano and then to your left the bifurcation with PR11. Take for this road, from the Villa until the bifurcation are approximately 8 Km. When entering PR11 you will traffic the coast west of Moquehue lake. As reference you will cross El Verde and Las Animas streams. After traveling 15 Km you will arrive to Moquehue. There you will find Border Army position and Ranger, Stores, Cabins complex and Organized camping site. 
The following stage will be from Moquehue to Ñorquinco.
Follow PR11 toward Ñorquinco. You will see pehuenes pure forests. You will travel more than 30 km to arrive to Ñorquinco. There you will have the possibility of visiting Verde lagoon and Pilhué lake (you will be entering to Lanín National Park). Take the first road at to your right the same one traffics on the riverbank of Pilhué stream. You will see Verde lagoon later on to your right and few kilometers Pilhué lake. This road takes to Reigolil Pass.
The other possibility is turn to the right in the first bifurcation but when skirting Verde lagoon instead of taking to the right toward Pilhué lake, take to your left and surround the lake toward Coloco cascade. To arrive to the same one you will leave the vehicle and walk around 1 hour for a path. 
In the south riverbank of Ñorquinco lake will find Ranger sectional, Border Army and an area of free camps. 
Another of the options is to enter Ñorquinco for PR11. You will pass among Ñorquinco lake and to your left Nompehuen lake. Later on you will observe - also on your left - a camping site with Store, Nedalafquen lagoon and finally you will cross Pulmarí river bridge, going by Ñorquinco place. 
The last stage travels from Ñorquinco to Pulmarí.
From Ñorquinco through PR11 you will be leaving Lanín National Park in address to PR23. Only 31 km separates you of the same one. Continue to Pulmarí to your left is located the river of the same name Pulmarí lake, Piedra Pintada (cave painting) and later on de los Giles lagoon. You will find a bifurcation on your left the old PR that takes you to Pulmarí Ranch and Puel Mapuche Community in La Angostura. We recommend later on to take Provincial Road 23 turn to your left and you will return to Villa Pehuenia.
Another option is to turn to the right and continue to Aluminé. 

  


 

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