If sipping on Malbec wine while overlooking the Andes is your idea of a relaxing holiday, then Mendoza is a terrific destination to visit on your trip to Argentina. This city is dotted with leafy avenues, atmospheric plazas and breezy parks that lend themselves for a leisurely walk after a good afternoon siesta.
One of South America’s largest wine growing regions, Mendoza is speckled with hundreds of wineries that open their cellar doors to travellers. You can take a tour of Escorihuela Gascon Winery, a long-running estate known for its premium wines, or indulge in a wine and olive oil tasting at Bodega Los Toneles. To delve deeper into the history of some of the finest Argentinian wines along the Andean foothills, visit Bodega Catena Zapata. Wine-bike tours are another way to explore grape-rich vineyards set against breathtaking backdrops.
The city’s proximity to Mount Aconcagua – one of the highest peaks in the Southern Hemisphere – draws adventurers from all over the world. On your holiday to Mendoza, you can explore rugged hiking trails or buckle up for a rock climbing expedition. From mountain biking through the Potrerillos Valley to white-water rafting along the Mendoza River, there are plenty of ways for you to make the most of this city’s great outdoors.