Mendoza is all about wine, specifically the tasty red Malbec that the surrouding valleys are know for producing. With more than 1,200 bodegas (wine cellars) in the area, you’ll have your pick of vineyards and wineries to visit.
With more than 1,200 bodegas (wine cellars) in the area, you’ll have your pick of vineyards and wineries to visit. You can book tours to explore them, rent a bike, or stay in one of the family-run fincas (estates) to immerse yourself in wine country.
The actual city of Mendoza is teeming with gastronomic outlets and tree lined streets which lend themselves to having a glass of wine (or several) outdoors. And the surrounding countryside offers up tons of adventure sportsand natural beauty for those looking to explore a little beyond the grapes. From rafting and horseback riding to fly-fishing and trekking, you’ve got the Andes right on your doorstep while visiting Mendoza.
Let’s explore the best things to do in Mendoza:
1: Take a Bike Tour of the Wineries
This is one of the most popular activities for tourists in Mendoza.
You could arrange to visit a few wineries and vineyards by-bus, but biking between them is a much better way to see the countryside.
If you can’t get enough of the incredible vineyard scenery(how could you?), plan to stay outside the city in one of the many wineries that offer guests a room for the night.
You can spend the evening in family-run farms or larger vineyards that provide all of your meals and a few tastings of wine.
You’re likely to have views of the snow-capped Andes and a room set amidst the vines.
3. Horseback Riding in the Andes
See more of the mountains outside of Mendoza on Horseback.
Tours range from half a day to full 10-day crossings of the Andres.
Venture into the Uco Valley and the Quebrada del Condor(Condor’s Gorge) to see massive birds in flight as well as other wildlife and spectacular landscapes from mountain Viewpoints.
Sunset rides are also available.