Maps & Tips
The Portal Cañadón Pinturas is your key landmark to calculate distances, and it is where all the routes and visits to the other portals can be planned.
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The Patagonia Park Binational Circuit covers approximately 600 km of paved and gravel roads, and connects communities and access portals to the Park in Argentina and Chile.
How to get to Portal Cañadón Pinturas
through Chubut, Provincial Route RP 26: 456 km (283 miles)
through Santa Cruz, route RP 43: 437 km (271 miles)
Bariloche, National Route RN 40: 856 km (532 miles)
Esquel, National Route RN 40: 591 km (367 miles)
El Chaltén, National Route RN 40: 532 km (330 miles)
Calafate, National Route RN 40: 571 km (355 miles)
Comodoro Rivadavia, El Calafate, Esquel, Bariloche
Distances in Patagonia are long and isolated.
It is therefore recommended:
-To always leave with a full tank of fuel, to refuel when possible, and in some cases it is advisable to carry an extra tank of fuel.
-Make sure you have plenty of food and water reserves.
-Keep in mind that there is little connectivity in the region and in many places you will only have access by Wi-Fi. On the routes there is no telephone signal or data at all.
-Maintain speeds that do not exceed 60 km/h. Except for RP 43 and RN 40, the rest of the routes are gravel roads.
-Always carry a spare wheel.
-The sun and the wind during the day can be intense. It is advisable to wear a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.
-Wear a coat and layers since the region has a wide temperature range.
-Bring cash and Argentine pesos. In many places there is no “posnet” and they do not exchange foreign currency.
WHAT TO DO IF A PUMA SHOWS UP?
This is a unique natural show to enjoy. If a puma goes near you, you may want to raise your arms to look taller and walk away slowly without turning your back on it.
What to pack
WEATHER IN PATAGONIA PARK
In general, the Patagonian summer offers long, mild days and cool nights. Temperatures range between 10 and 24 degrees (celcius) during the day, dropping to 4 at night. The presence of strong winds and occasional rain can make temperatures appear cooler.
It is recommended to dress in layers to be prepared for all types of weather, including a warm jacket, a windbreaker and appropriate footwear for walking on rocky and dry terrain.
SUMMER: November – March
WINTER: May – September
The best time to visit Parque Patagonia Argentina is during the summer months of the southern hemisphere (November to March). The weather is warmer, the days are longer, the skies are clear, and it’s the height of the growing season, so the vegetation is green and vibrant. However, spring also has its charms by filling the landscapes with tiny flowers and intense aromas. Winter offers totally different postcard views and the possibility of spotting wildlife by following the tracks in the snow.