We planned the ride to take 2 - 3 days depending on the wind and difficulty of incline over the 120 km ride to Bariloche. In the end we made it no problem in 2 days, which was great. Overall, this was a beautiful ride, with a lot of great mountain and lake scenery.
Road Conditions - All paved, gravel shoulder, traffic level was moderate, drivers were respectful of the space. There was only one time it was absolutely necessary for me to dive into the gravel due to oncoming semi traffic from both directions. Ryan and I have gotten quite used to this by now and are pretty liberal about diving into the shoulder when buses and semis pass by.
After the climb, we started a long and blissful decent down into a valley where we discovered Lago Guillelmo in our view. This was about 80km into the ride, so we had made it well pass the halfway point and wanted to set up camp.
On this route there were many other organized camping and cabana opportunities earlier on before we entered Nacional Parque Nahuel Huapi in the ride, but we thought primitive camping was fine for the evening within the park.
The lake was very large and we had it all to ourselves. Although signs posted said we were not allowed to camp here, the lake was surrounded by dense bamboo groves that made it very easy to stealth camp in. We set up camp and made the best ramen noodle dish we have ever had with fresh stir-fried veggies. Mmmmm....msg and veggies.