Outdoor Activities Near Mendoza

By Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, November 2012

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With its vast desert landscape and backdrop of the snow-laced Andes, Mendoza has a lot to offer those that love the outdoors. The city, a popular stopover for those heading to and from the Chilean border, is perhaps most famous for its booming wine industry, and touring the region’s many wineries is a popular pastime for visitors. The easiest way is to rent a bike and plan a DIY tour of the local vineyards, most of which are within easy cycling distance.

With the towering Andes close by, Mendoza also makes a popular base camp for hiking and climbing expeditions, with a number of key hiking areas and historic Inca routes to choose from.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Argentina Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Argentina.

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