Northwards from Junín, the RP-23 runs mostly parallel to the turbulent waters of the Río Aluminé, carving through arid rocky gorges, before continuing on to Lago Aluminé and Villa Pehuenia and the groves of araucaria trees along the river’s upper reaches. To the east, parallel with the valley, lies the Sierra de Catan Lil, a harsh and desiccated range that’s older and higher than the nearby stretch of the Andes. The nearby area is home to the Pehuenia Circuit and its trio of stunning lakes, northwest from slow-paced Aluminé, and offering a plethora of outdoor experiences – you can choose between mountain biking, rafting and horseriding, or just hike along rewarding trails through beautiful woodland.

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