The mountain landscape
in the County of Balcarce
offers an excellent scene
to make activities of adventure like strolls or riding on a bicycle,
trekking and climbing.
The Mountain range La Barrosa is one of the
elevations that can be see from Balcarce´s downtown. Not
just descrying it, the travellers choose to discover it and to
simply enjoy it in mountain biking or on foot. In this way, the
contact with the nature is deeper and, by means of a small effort,
incredible panoramic views can be reached, impossible to glimpse
of another way. This mountain range is located to the south of
the city of Balcarce and almost on the urban plant. It reaches
a height of 335 meters and has tubular form, presenting plateau
and walls. In one of his slopes is nailed the Juan Manuel Fangio
Automobile race track.
Another possibility is the visit to El
Mirador, a stroll on the skirt of the Mountain range the
La Barrosa that can be done in automobile enjoying the landscaping
diversity panoramic views of the city and the environs (streets
40 and 55)
One of the more elevated rocky formation of the
county is Sierra Bachicha with its 384 meters.
It presents tubular form with a steep cliff in all his surroundings.
In its composition appears a rock of great geologic interest; that
has a granular limestone bank of three meters of thickness in his
Cinco Cerros constitutes a common
group with 323 meters of height and is located in proximities of
the INTA. It presents extended form and it has a length of 6 kilometres.
This mountain knot can be observed totally and also its high hills
that skirts from route 226 in the direction of Tandil .
Sierra La Chata is an ample plateau
of 100 hectares with a height of 357 meters in the middle. This
mountain range is provided with a surrounded lagoon and by cliff
almost totally difficult; reason for which the neighbors took refuge
there when an invasion of Indians announced in the 19th century.
To the west of Balcarce is the Sierra Amarante,
that has little extension but with dentate summit. Its top reaches
361 meters and combines tubular and conical forms.
Sierra Larga is the most extensive
cord of the Vulcania System. This mountain bulk had at other great
times mounts of “curros” and by him the Bachicha
creek slips. In the zone, we find the Cerro El Sombrero
and the Cerro El Bonete, both to the south of Sierra
Other important rocky formation are Cerro
El Moro, Sierra La Brava, Cerro Pulino, Sierra La Vigilancia, Sierra
el Volcán, Cerro Los Pinos, Sierra San José y Cerros
San Martín and La Virgen.