Mendoza wine country is best seen by bike, when you can cover a lot of ground while enjoying the fresh air and sunshine! On this full-day bike tour, head out through the vineyards with a knowledgeable guide to three wineries, where you’ll learn about the winemaking process in one of South America’s most famous wine regions. Of course, you’ll enjoy wine tastings and lunch, too!
Your day in Mendoza wine country begins with pickup at your hotel and a comfortable drive south to Vistalba a small village of tree-lined streets, surrounded by vineyards overlooking the Andes and a variety of architecture, from beautiful mansions to ultra-modern homes. Listen to quick safety briefing from your experienced guide, and then grab your bike and helmet and set off around the countryside! Your easy bike ride will take you through the vineyards of Mendoza on both paved and non-paved surfaces; the total bike distance is approximately 6 miles (4 km). Follow your guide along a mostly flat route to Nieto Senetiner, Vistalba and Altavista wineries. At each winery you visit, learn about the Mendoza winemaking process, as well as its history, from your guide and the wineries’ staff, and then taste the outstanding products! Compare the different varieties, such as malbec, the red wine for which Mendoza is perhaps most renowned. Enjoy Pic Nic at Altavista before heading back to your Mendoza hotel.