The Patagonia region is a picture-perfect postcard and Bariloche is a number-one host city within this breathtaking setting. Founded in 1902, Bariloche is one of the most visited cities in Argentina. It was declared the Argentine Capital of Adventure Tourism in 2012, and the Argentine Capital of Chocolate in 2015, and is a paradise for adrenaline lovers. Feel the trout bite on your fishing line, ride the rapids and watch the falls of the Manso River, and taste exquisite chocolate.
IRONMAN 70.3 Bariloche will begin with a 1.2-mile (1.9-km) swim through the waters of Lake Moreno. The lake is surrounded by stunning views of Andes Mountains and the Llao Llao Hotel resort making it a truly unique and beautiful course. Athletes will then embark on a challenging double-loop, 56-mile (90-km) bike course that travels down Bustillo Avenue towards the Centro Civico, going through the Circuito Chico. Finally, athletes will take on a 13.1-mile (21-km) run course, on 12 de Octubre Avenue alongside the shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi with a breathtaking view of the mountain scenery, leading up to the finishing line in the Civic Center of the city.