Very close to the city of Mendoza is located one of the most distinctive Mendoza geography: the Arch Hill. It is a hill because, precisely its peak does not end at tip, but it is a rather low altitude lifting. It lies just 12 km from downtown mendocino. It is easily visible, both from the city from the suburbs, not only by its height, about 1600 m above the sea level, but because on the large amount of TV transmitting antennae that illuminate the profile of the city every night are located. The Arch Hill is one of the most important stages for Mendoza of tourism adventure. One of the most fascinating activities that are carried out in this place is the practice of paragliding. The site is intended, given that there is a path in good condition which leads directly to the Summit. However, due to the inclination of the ground, it is necessary to traverse it in 4 4 vehicles.
The view of the city from the Arch Hill is spectacular. Experience tranquility and nature in a pure state that is arriving at your Summit is great. Paragliding is the most concrete way to experience the flight of birds. The meaning of the name of this sport was born from the combination of two words: parachute and slope. It originated in the concern of many climbers who chose to download the peaks that had climbed, rather than making the descent on foot with a parachute. To describe it in technical terms, it is a lightweight and flexible, glider that is composed of a large wing and a number of harnesses that attach to the pilot.
The glider weighs on average between 25 and 30 kilograms, although there are ultra light equipment of only 8 kg weight. The practice of this sport on the Hill bow can be carried out throughout the year, not so in those days that the zonda wind blows. A glider can fly between 25 and 50 km/h, the time will depend on the skill of the pilot to find the ascending currents which lead to higher altitudes. Paragliding is usually have a 10 to 1 glide ratio, i.e. for every 10 m tours, loses 1 meter of height, although there are records of pilots who have managed to fly about 400 km taking advantage of favorable winds. There are excursions specially designed for the practice of paragliding in Mendoza tourism adventure is one of its main attractions.