Mendoza Bike Tour

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Explore the land of Malbec as you cycle through the prestigious Luján de Cuyo and Uco Valley vineyards on this Mendoza bike tour adventure. Pedal through the gorgeous Park General San Martín de los Andes in Mendoza. Ride through orchards of peaches and plums. Delight in some incredible Argentine dishes accompanied by the domain's epic wine at the Ruca Malen cellar. You will never forget the grand wine tasting at the Salentein winery, the breathtaking views of the ubiquitous snow-capped Andes, or the traditional barbecue dinner in the Uco Valley. Culinary experiences include a six course lunch at the famed Andeluna cellars and a portfolio tasting of wines at Catena Zapata.


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Tour by Day

Day One: Welcome to Mendoza
Your guides will meet you in the lobby of the Park Hyatt. Here, we’ll toast your arrival with a glass Malbec wine and start with the essentials: bike fitting, safety talk and map review. Then we’re off to pedal through the gorgeous Park General San Martín de los Andes - the central park of Mendoza. Before dinner, we’ll be treated to local's perspective on the wines of Mendoza during a private tasting. Tonight, dinner is in town, where we'll have a chance to talk with the sommelier about his wine selection and enjoy several regional wines with your meal.

Meals: Light lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Mendoza
Accomplished: 12.4 miles / 20 km
Accommodations: Park Hyatt

Day Two: Luján de Cuyo Vineyards
Begin the day with a short ride to Catena Zapata (the Bodega is widely recognized for its revolutionary owner and wine-maker Nicolás Catena). Here, enjoy an exclusive tour and portfolio tasting of wines. Pedal on paved and dirt roads throughout the vineyards of Luján de Cuyon to our next stop, a private lunch at the Ruca Malen cellar. Delight in some incredible Argentine dishes accompanied by the domain's epic wine. Following lunch, we’ll tour their bodega and get an intimate glimpse into the wine making process from grape to bottle. From here we’ll ride back to the hotel. Tonight, we’ll dine on regional specialties.

Meals: Breakfast / Gourmet Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Catena Zapata, Ruca Malen
Accomplished: 18.6 miles / 30 km
Accommodations: Park Hyatt

Day Three: A Hike to Jerome Brewery
This morning begins with a short transfer to the base of the Andes to the small village of Potrerillos. From here, we’ll walk 6km up to the one and only Jerome brewery where our friend Eduardo, the owner, will host us for a private tasting of his famed local beer. After the visit, we’ll transfer over to lunch in Potrerillos. Then, we’ll hop on our bikes for a nice downhill ride to the natural water reservoirs of the Andes mountains. Finally, we’ll transfer back to the hotel. Tonight is your chance to explore the city of Mendoza on your own.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Destinations: Jerome Brewery, Las Carreras
Accomplished: 9 miles / 14.5 km biking. 3.5 miles / 5.5 km walking
Accommodations: Park Hyatt

Day Four: Exploring the Valle de Uco
Start the day with a transfer to the up-and-coming star of a wine region, Valle de Uco. Today we’ll explore the area on bicycle, riding through orchards of peaches and plums. Along the way, we’ll stop at the famed Andeluna cellars for a 6-course gastronomic lunch. From here, continue riding to our hotel, Posada Salentien. Set amidst the stunning backdrop of the Andean mountain range and overlooking the vineyards of Merlot and Pinot Noir, Posada Salentein is a great base to soak up Argentine culture and enjoy the relaxing surroundings. This evening we’ll enjoy a specially prepared regional meal in the intimate dining room.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Valle de Uco
Accomplished: 22.9 miles / 37 km
Accommodations: Posada Salentein

Day Five: Loop Ride to Salentein Bodega
After breakfast and a short transfer to the Manzano Histórico, we’ll begin our bike ride to Killka, Salentein's art gallery. Here, we’ll stop for lunch at Killka restaurant, followed by a visit and grand wine tasting (with aromatic descriptors) at the impressive Salentein winery. Situated in the middle of 455 hectares of vineyards below the eastern slopes of the Andes, the Salentein winery is known for classical varietals, old vine preservation, and European production methods that yield world-class wines. Finish the day with a pleasant ride through the vineyards back to our hotel for a traditional Uco Valley barbecue dinner.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Salentein
Accomplished: 22.9 miles / 37 km
Accommodations: Posada Salentein

Day Six: Adios to Mendoza
After a relaxing breakfast this morning, your guides will transfer you to the airport so you can continue on to your next adventure.

Meals: Breakfast
 

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