High Adventure in the Mountains of Cordoba in Argentina


La Posta del Qenti is a mountain adventure resort on 1000 acres of high altitude wetland in the mountains of Argentina’s Cordoba province. The hotel grounds are part of a wildlife preserve adjacent the Quebrada del Condorito National Park famous for its condors. La Posta del Qenti offers a range of adventure and ecotourism activities such as horseback riding, trout fishing, rock climbing, rappelling, mountain biking, and trekking. La Posta del Qenti is a certified eco-friendly resort ideal for family vacations. The activities are sorted into four levels (0-3). Levels 0 and 1 are fit for all healthy adults and children. Levels 2 and 3 require a more vigorous constitution and a high level of fitness as they are longer in duration and therefore more tiring.

Horseback riding to Arroyo Manso (level 1). This is a two-hour ride of moderate difficulty along ancient trails and sandy riverbeds with a rest stop near a waterfall.

Horseback riding to Valle del Aguila (level 1). This is a two-hour ride of moderate difficulty through an enchanting valley with a crystal clear stream and lots of wildlife. The aptly named Valle del Aguila which translates to Eagle Valley, is home to eagles, hawks, wild sheep, wild cows, and wild llamas. This area has been used several times by the Argentine Air Force for survival training.

Horseback riding to Oratorio (level 0). The Oratorio, or oratory, is an old adobe structure in a beautiful natural setting among enormous rocks and next to a waterfall. The Oratorio was built a long time ago by Father Brochero to celebrate mass in the countryside.

Horseback Riding to Las Cascadas (level 2). This is a challenging three hour ride in a wetland preserve full of waterfalls and wildlife.

Horseback Riding to Rio Subterraneo (level 2). This is a challenging four-hour ride over difficult terrain including mountains and ravines to reach the Rio Subterraneo, a subterranean river, at the point where it flows into the rock.

Horseback Riding and Fishing at Remanso (level 2). The excursion sets out very early in the morning on horseback towards the Valle del Aguila and from there on to the Alamo. Once at the river, the guide demonstrates the spinning technique and the fishing begins. Only full grown fish are kept, the rest are thrown back in the river. The route passes by waterfalls and natural pools where you can perfect your aim with the fishing rod. The excursion lasts into the afternoon before heading back to La Posta del Qenti.

The Challenge of the Devil’s Gully (level 1). The Quebrada del Diablo gully is 25 meters (82 ft.) deep with a creek at the bottom. The challenge is to climb from the creek all the way to the top of the gully. The area has dense vegetation. The wildlife in this gully includes foxes and pumas, so keep your eyes open.

Mountain Biking to Paso de las Piedras river (level 0). This is an easy 8km (5 miles) downhill ride to a river within the Condorito Gorge National Park where swimming is permitted and encouraged.

Mountain Biking to Giulio Cesare (level 1). This biking route follows a 23 km (14.3 miles) world rally circuit with breathtaking views. The turnaround point is the city of Mina Clavero where the bikes are loaded in the van for the ride back to the hotel.

Mountain Biking to Puentes Colgantes (level 2). This ride follows the old Altas Cumbres road which is characterized by its hanging bridges and breathtaking scenery.

Mountain Biking to Volcan and Traslasierras (level 3). This is a 60km (37 miles) mostly downhill ride, beginning at an altitude of 2300 meters and ending at 900 meters above sea level, with notable changes in flora and fauna along the descent.

Climbing and Rappelling at El Huevo (level 1). El Huevo, the egg, is a 12 meter (39 ft) tall granite rock shaped like an egg. It is stuck in the side of a gully providing an ideal platform for rappelling, rock climbing, and photography.

Climbing and Rappelling in La Quebrada del Diablo (Level 2). In certain places, the walls of the 25 meter (82 ft) deep gully are made entirely of vertical granite, making them ideal for rappelling and climbing.

Trekking to the Valle del Aguila (level 0). This is a very easy 5km (3.1 mile) trek to an enchanting valley with a crystal clear stream and lots of wildlife. The aptly named Valle del Aguila which translates to Eagle Valley, is home to eagles, hawks, wild sheep, wild cows, and wild llamas. This area has been used several times by the Argentine Air Force for survival training

Trekking to La Cascada (level 1). This is a challenging two hour trek in a wetland preserve full of waterfalls and wildlife. The total distance covered is approximately 10km (6.2 miles).

Trekking to Oratorio (level 0). This is an easy 4km (2.5 mile) hike to an old adobe church in a beautiful natural setting among enormous rocks and next to a waterfall. The Oratorio was built a long time ago by Father Brochero to celebrate mass in the countryside.

Trekking to Rio Subterraneo (level 2). This is a challenging 10km (6.2 mile) hike over difficult terrain including mountains and ravines to reach the Rio Subterraneo, a subterranean river, at the point where it flows into the rock.

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