HORSES & WINES
Horse and wines travel
Three days of horse riding through the Andes, past vineyards and estancias. The flora and fauna that you come across on the way consists of llamas, condors, foxes, hares and splendid birds. We cross rivers, valleys and follow ancient paths to spectacular panoramas across the Andes mountain range. And this combined with delicious wine tastings and the most delicious steaks from the asados!
Day 1 - Horse riding & vineyards
Meeting the guides and horses of the Atamisque vineyards. After the basic instructions, you’ll ride through some valleys on horseback, through ancient vegetation and colourful fruit trees. We drive to a splendid lookout point with a spectacular view across the Andes mountain range. We continue our ride past lakes and through the vineyards and past the fruit trees of Finca Atamisque where we hear more about the wine process and taste the best wines. We spend the night in Estancia la Alejandra.
Day 2 - Horse riding at Estancia la Alejandra
After breakfast, you can have riding lessons at the Estancia. After that, we’ll ride to the mountain on horseback, through the colourful plantation of the estancia. On the way, we’ll run into hares, foxes, condors and wild horses that live in the area. We climb “El Altar”, with a splendid view of the “Cordon del Plata” mountain range, afterwards we ride back to the estancia for a delicious lunch. The rest of the afternoon is free to enjoy at your leisure. Dinner is included as well.
You can take cooking classes to learn how to prepare a typical Argentinian meal. This can vary depending on the season. You’ll eat this delicious lunch together with the chef.
Day 3 -horse riding & Mendoza
After breakfast, we prepare the horses for departure to “Cerros del Meson”, located at the Valley de la Carrera. We ride along wonderful paths to the peak of the area, which has a panoramic view across the Uco Valley and the Tupungato volcano. We end the day with a delicious lunch on the estancia. Afterwards, we go back to Mendoza.
* 4 hours of riding per ride
* 2 nights Estancia a Alejandra
* Activities as described in the program
* Required equipment
* All meals
* Drinks and unspecified snacks
* Optional excursies
Recommended clothing: long trousers, jacket, sun protection, sunglasses, hat