Road to El Chalten, El Chalten

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Take a relaxing and enjoyable ride through some of the area's most impressive landscapes on Road to El Chalten, a scenic route that stretches for 222 km (138 miles) and links El Chalten with El Calafate. On a bus trip or with a rented car, catch sights of the wildlife and geological features of the area, with herds of guanacos, sheep farms, grazing cattle, and Lago Viedma and Chalten Massif all visible from the road as you approach the town. Stop off in the wilderness to explore the area's many attractive vistas, and at the roadside estancias for light refreshments and locally sourced foods. Make Road to El Chalten part of your personalized El Chalten itinerary using our El Chalten vacation generator.
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  • The road to el Chalten is for most boring and monotonous, crossing the Patagonian steppe. You can see groups of wild guanacos, rheas, sheep and hopefully some Patagonian Hare close to the road. Approaching el Chalten landscape becomes striking, with the magnificence of the Fitz Roy later. Do the day trip to Chalten is an absolute waste of time: doesn't see anything what is Chaltén, is more than four hours of travel and only leave with the desire to see more. Chalten is trails, if there is no time to make them, or you will.
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  • If you think you will get that dull the highway journey takes twice as long, you're wrong! The highway that leads to El Chalten is beautiful. You will be surrounded from the desert, the mountains, the Lake, the animals, a different and unique landscape. And to complete the majestic views of the Fitz Roy.
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  • We rent a car from El Calafate. It was a very beautiful road to El Chalten. We stopped many time to take a lot of pictures. Most of the time we have the road to ourselves . This is the most beautiful ...  more »