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Argentina - Mendoza

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Mendoza, Argentina´s wine capital, there was so much hype and it was nice, but not quite as amazing as we were hoping!

We enjoyed a day trip to Lujan, the quieter of the two wine regions nearby. We went with a great group we met through our hostel and hired some bikes to visit the wineries in the area. The experience was fantastic, including tours of gorgeous wineries, detailing the production of wine from grape pressing to bottling, including sampling some unfiltered wine, and many types of wines produced in the area. We also had lunch in a gorgeous vineyard and after a few more wineries swayed our bikes towards a Chocolateria to finish the day off!

Our trip into the Andes mountain range to view Mt Aconcagua (the highest mountain in all of the Americas!) was spectacular. As is was offseason, we were unable to hike or camp so we did a day trip up with a group stopping at various sights along the way reaching an altitude of about 3,000m where we walked a circuit (slowly!) and ate lunch whilst viewing the peak.

We stayed at Mendoza Backpackers which was a great social hostel and organized many excursions, including the trip we took to Aconcagua as well as a second winery day to the town of Maipu.

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Posted by TheNomadWay.com 17:00 Archived in Argentina

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