Renting bikes costs around AR$250 per day; ask at the tourist office.

There are excellent views from the Cristo Redentor, a 7m statue of Christ on a 300m hilltop east of town; from Plaza 25 de Mayo, cross the river and walk east on Córdoba toward the mountains – the trail begins after a quick leftward jut after crossing Cabrera.

Paragliding

Flying from the paragliding launch at Cuchi Corral (and hanging out by the Río Pinto afterward) is truly a memorable experience. The launch site (La Rampa) is about 10km west of town via a signed dirt road off the highway. Pablo Jaraba offers tandem flights and lessons. Check at the tourist office for current operators and recommendations. Everyone charges about the same. Tandem flights cost around AR$1800 for a half-hour; full courses cost AR$9000.

At the Aeroclub La Cumbre you can arrange everything from tandem flights to ultralights and parachute jumps.

Local Crafts

Head to the south side of town to the 12km stretch of road known as Camino de los Artesanos, where residents of more than two dozen homes sell homemade goodies, from jams and chutneys to wool, leather and silver crafts. Most homes are open from 2pm to 10pm Thursday through Sunday.