Central argentinean Cordoba is the perfect land for mountain bike. It’s the land of old Spanish Jesuit order “ranches” and small colonization churches. And it’s one of the most important regions of the country. Here we offer a great bike trip in springtime and winter season. We start in Cuchi Corral a spot chosen also by paragliders to use the great flying conditions. We cross lots of small water streams while going down towards San Marcos Sierras artisan’s old town. This dirt road is also well known in Cordoba and in Argentina, as the famous Rio Pinto mtb race is held here in may every year.
We cross the Sierras for the first time from La Cumbre to Candonga. And we cross them for a second time from La Falda to Rio Ceballos enjoying beautiful dirt roads, views, uphills and downhills.
|DEPARTURE/ARRIVAL||La Cumbre/ Río Ceballos|
|DEPARTING TIME||9 p.m. in Buenos Aires|
|Location||Candonga, Cordoba, Cuchi Corral, La Cumbre, La Falda|
|Dates||April, May, June, August, September, October, November|
Bank holiday weekend in “Sierras de Córdoba”, a fantastic bike program in La Cumbre, Cuchi Corral, San Marcos Sierras, La Falda, Candonga and Río Ceballos
28 miles and 1600ft elevation gain
Day 2: La Cumbre to Candonga
26 miles and 2300ft elevation gain
Day 3: La Falda to Río Ceballos
immigrants after the Second World War, we prepare the bikes and we start a strong
uphill that will take us from 3200 feet over the sea level to 4200 feet in just three miles. Downhill begins, and while enjoying this curved zig-zag awesome path, we’ll cover more than 20 miles to arrive to “Rio Ceballos” at 2.300 feet over the sea level. There we stretch, have lunch, take a shower and load the bikes to return to Buenos Aires.
20 miles and 2400ft elevation gain