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Paragliding, Traslasierra

Paragliding in Traslasierra

Cross country – a specialist magazine for para-gliders and hang-gliders – lists paragliding in Traslasierra as one of the world’s top paragliding destinations and in 2014 it hosted the Paragliding World Cup Tour. Traslasierra literally means behind-the-hill, it is a relatively flat valley behind the Cordoban sierras. The sierras rise up from the valley almost […]

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Polo in Patagonia

Polo in the provinces

The centre of Argentine Polo is very much Buenos Aires province, in particular Pilar, and for those looking to improve their game or take themselves from having no idea to being competent, Buenos Aires is the only choice. However, though in reality Polo is not much more accessible in Argentina than it is anywhere else in the […]

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The Andean Condor

A sighting of a Condor, on any trip with any group, stops everyone dead. The Incas used the Condor as the symbol of the upper world or the spiritual plane and it is easy to see why, there is something inherently mystical about the way they seem to effortlessly glide through sky. Whenever one is […]

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Mount Champaquí

Mount Champaquí is the highest mountain in the Sierras of Cordoba (2,790 meters). The name is in the language of the Henia-Kamiare, Cordoba’s indigenous people, and means ‘water in the head’. Believed to be a reference to the small lake that lies near its summit. This same water is renowned for its resident fairy who many of […]

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Festival of Jesus Maria

The festival of Jesus Maria is the final of Argentina’s national rodeo competition, held in January. It is a whopping ten days of music, rodeo and parties and for most gauchos it is the biggest date on their calendars. Each province (along with Uruguay & Chile) has a regional competition to choose a riders for […]

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Cuarteto

Cuarteto is a music born and bred in Cordobá and it is considered a cornerstone of the provincial culture. It is famous for its catchy rhythm and outlandish singers. The name comes from the mini (usually four musicians!) orchestras who played at small rural parties in the countryside. It has a fast tropical rhythm, similar […]

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