valley of El Bolson is located right were the Piltriquitron
Mountain starts. Mountains and old glaciers provide protections
that create a special climate in the Bolson making land very
suitable for cultivating. In the 60´s hippies from different
cities migrated here.. Over 14 thousand inhabitants living here
survive thank to agriculture, tourism and hand crafted products.
Once you are in El Bolson tourists commonly visit beer related
production sites. Strawberry, cherry and raspberry production
sites are also commonly visited because of a unique process
used that involves no chemicals or additives.
The main products manufactured here are: homemade jams, jelly,
sweets, goat and sheep cheese, home brew beer, chocolates, arts
and cotton clothes. The "Feria Artesanal Plaza Pagano"
takes place every Thursday and Saturday; most of the products
before mentioned are found here. Trips made in the "La
Trochita" or "viejo tren patagonico" train are
some of the most impressive available. The trains birth date
was in 1945 and runs thru 200 kilometers to Esquel.
You can also take this train to get to El Maiten. Once you get
to the top of the Piltriquitron the Tronador and the Tres Picos
Mountains, the Rio Azul valley and existing parapenting flights
can be easily contemplated. You can also visit the Bosque Tallado
where recognized Argentine artisans have more than made their
mark. A little bit over 100 km from El Bolson tourists find
themselves in the "Cholila" vicinity.
This is the closest town to the known worldwide Alerces National
Park. Larch trees found here, combine in 263 thousand square
km to form the only woods of this type found in the whole world.
El Bolson is part of the eight Patagonian Andes towns (Manso,
Lago Puelo, El Hoyo, Epuyén, El Maitén, Cholila,
Ñorquinco and Cushamen) found in the 42 parallel. These
eight towns show incredible relations between them even dough
belonging to different provinces.