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What to do on the Ruta del Pehuén

Hills and mountains dominated by the millennial Pehuén invite you to be visited, clearly they are places in Argentina to know.

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The Pehuén Route is located in the central west of the Neuquén province, in  Patagonia Argentina . This path visits the towns of Zapala, Aluminé, Villa Pehuenia-Moquehue, Las Lajas, Loncopué, Caviahue and Copahue. Its beautiful landscapes are offered by imposing mountains, volcanoes, mighty rivers, lakes and pehuen forests. This tree species that gives its name to the route is a millennial tree contemporary to dinosaurs and sacred for Mapuche culture.

 Dazzling horizons on the Pehuén Route. 

route of the pehuen

Each destination on the Pehuén Route invites tourists to live its magic in a natural and unique mountain environment, to which the customs and traditions of its inhabitants are added. Throughout the year it is possible to walk the route on horseback, climbing, visiting rural tourism establishments, reaching some of the peaks that surround it or simply enjoying the purity  of the air .

In spring, summer and autumn, the landscape is covered with the most incredible shades. The environment invites you to practice hydrotherapy, to challenge the rivers aboard rafting gomons or kayaks, to take advantage of the wind in the lakes for nautical activities, to find a corner for camping or cycling lanes.

On this route there are also the  hot springs of Copahue , where the thermal resource of mineralized waters, mud, algae and vapors is made available to tourists for osteoarticular treatments, respiratory, skin or simply. to enjoy pleasant spa days in search of relaxation.

route of the pehuen

Sport fishing lovers find their place on the  Ruta del Pehuén , a unique territory for the practice of this activity, where travelers enjoy fishing days in dreamy landscapes.

In all destinations the traveler will be able to watch birds, but as a viewpoint, the one that stands out most is the  Laguna Blanca National Park , near Zapala.

Throughout the year, it is possible to go through paleontological and mineralogical museums to learn more about the formation of the territory and its inhabitants.

The visit of this region can be completed with the wine route and the dinosaur route, near the town of Neuquén, land of Vaca Muerta. There are alternatives for adults and children, with amazing landscapes, regional cuisine and amazing fossil remains. Popular festivals

The Route is also distinguished by the large number of popular festivals and events that take place year by year, such as the  Patagonian Chef Festival , which brings together outstanding patagonian chefs in Villa Pehuenia-Moquehue. The Copahue Extremo adventure race takes place on trails in Copahue Provincial Park and is the only one in the world to combine running and snowshoeing. Other highlights of the calendar in the area include  the National Pehuen Festival in Aluminé , the Gastronomic Fair of Immigrants and Cultures in Zapala, the Snow Festival in Caviahue, the Loncopué Livestock Exhibition and the Pasto Festival in Las Lajas, among others.

Publication Date: 12/10/2020

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