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Route of the Seven Lakes

Ruta Nacional 40, San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
+54 2972 41-1300
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Ruta Nacional 40, San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
+54 2972 41-1300
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We drove from Bariloche to San Martin de Los Andes and absolutely loved it. The lakes and mountains are stunning and we loved all the miradores where you can stop for a better look and a photo. Stop as often as you can and drive...More

Thank spanishkiwi
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This national route, that goes from Villa La Angostura to San Martin de Los Andes, has been completely paved a few years ago. For photo fans, a great adventure. Beautiful sights, a nice mountain road, just to drive it in a relaxed manner, with no...More

Thank Fernando S
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We did this drive in not perfect weather but it was still beautiful! The road is very good but quite curvy, it took us a lot longer than we had expected as we stopped a lot to take in the scenery and snap some photos....More

Thank TintininOz
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

A must-do for anyone visiting, or living in Patagonia. We did this drive after MANY years, and it was as marvellous as the first time we went. Hint - the road wasn't paved then. The autumn colours were amazing.

Thank Stephen N
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes on Route 40 has absolutely beautiful scenery. We stopped for lunch in Villa La Angostura a very quaint town. You will want to stop at every lake to take pictures. Most people...More

Thank aekrfk
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

7 fantastic lakes, do not leave the Patagonia without visiting them! Look for the sign to get out of the road towards the Espejo Chico lake, close to Villa La Angostura; you'll have to follow a road of 3-4km, keep going until it finishes into...More

Thank Mauricio D
Reviewed 10 April 2017

It is a beautiful drive to be done in one day. Even better you can drive one way one day, stop at various lakes, spend the night at Villa La Angostura or Bariloche and then come back to San Martin de los Andes. Beautiful lakes...More

Thank Nacho_A
Reviewed 7 April 2017

One of the reasons you came here - a must! Better with your own vehicle. Take the time to check out Lago Hermoso. And start early to enjoy the day and enjoy some solitude at the different miradores and lakes.

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The road is actually more related to Villa La Angostura (it's southern end) rather than to San Martín de los Andes (northern end). It was finally(!!!) completely paved 2 years back. It's 120 km long (around 75 miles) and though locals tend to speed the...More

Thank NicholasARRoberts
Reviewed 27 March 2017

If you have an extra day in Bariloche, consider taking a tour of the Seven Lakes Road to San Martin de Los Andes. Great vistas and very different lake views. The village of Villa Angostura and SMdLA were pleasant surprises...friendly, bustling and attractive towns. It's...More

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Roni D
6 March 2017|
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Response from thorvaldBuenosAires | Reviewed this property |
Do it anytime, and every time you need to get to San Martin from Bariloche or Angostura. The road changes every time, whether it's raining, snowing, sunny or all full of frost crystals. And the seasons and lighting change it... More
10 November 2016|
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Response from Hugh C | Reviewed this property |
Apologies I have just got home from an overseas cruise and just saw your question. By now you should have had an enjoyable trip, any of the tour companies in Bariloche will provide the tour cause to be honest I can't... More