Today was an off day on the itinerary, but all nine in the group ended up going for a ride, exploring the "Circuito Chico" (literally, "little loop") roadway winding around the mountain lakes west of the Bariloche townsite. We started with a group fuel stop (there goes half an hour), then rode up to the famous Llao Llao ("yow-yow") hotel, which is the landmark hotel for the area in the same vein as a Chateau Lake Louise or Waterton's Prince of Wales. There was a private function on, so we were turned away for coffee, and instead had a laid back bite to eat at a little lakeside umbrella stand with Bob Marley and Zeppelin emanating from the kitchen, and later coffee and dessert at the lacking-nothing-but-someone-to-finish-my-brownie Puento Panoramico patio.
Day total: 76 km, 5h05m
Trip total: 1181 km
Start: Bariloche, Argentina. End: Bariloche, Argentina.