The Hills of Cordoba (Sierras de Córdoba) are composed of three valleys that stretch across the province southwards: Calamuchita, Traslasierra and Punilla. Due to their natural charm and their wide range of recreational activities including hiking, biking, horseback riding, golf, and estancia vacations, they are ideal places for tourism.
When to get there: Because of its many rivers, lakes and dams, it is recommended to visit the mountains, mainly during the summer months in order to exploit its spas. Moreover, for those wishing to climb the mountains and hills, they were also advised to travel during the summer, autumn or spring.
Weather: The Córdoba hills –either Calamuchita Valley, Punilla or Traslasierra- have a dry and continental kind of weather. In summer, days are warm and nights are cool with an average temperature of 22ºC. The average record in winter is 12ºC.
How to get there:
By air: Córdoba capital city has an international airport, where flights from all over the country arrive. Once there, you can do whatever tour by car or by bus. By land: It is easy to gain access to Córdoba province due to its location in the mid-west area of the country. There is a good route design to take you anywhere by car and you will also find bus stations scattered all over the province.
The majestic Hills of Córdoba consists of three valleys going through the province southwards: Calamuchita Valley, Traslasierra Valley and Punilla Valley.
It is located in the middle of the province, bordered by the Small Hills (Sierras Chicas) to the east and the Large Hills (Sierras Grandes) to the west –they are also known as Comechingones´Hills-. On account of the several rivers coming down from these hills, this is an area full of dams. There are countless creeks and lakes as well.
It is surrounded by the Small Hills to the east, the Copacabana Hills to the north, Pampa de Achala Hills to the southwest and the Big Hills to the west –through which it remains apart from Traslasierra Valley-. It offers several tourist attractions, like cities such as Villa Carlos Paz, La Cumbre, La Falda, Capilla del Monte and Cosquín; Pan de Azúcar and Uritorco Hills; the San Roque Lake and Cosquín River.
In this region, you will find an endless number of rivers and creeks, which make the place ideal for doing water sports and fishing. Mina Clavero is a touristy city per se; other important names are Cura Brochero, Nono and Villa Dolores.