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What to do on winter holidays in Mendoza: skiing, adventure and wineries

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Winter holidays are already here and adventures in the mountains, activities in the snow, sporting events and the traditional cuisine of Mendoza invite you. They have proposals such as the classic visits to wineries and olive groves and the annual offer of activities that are added with the arrival of the snow. According to data from the Mendoza Tourism Observatory, reserves are projected to be around 80%. More than 112,000 visitors will tour the province during the first week of vacationwhich represents for the second consecutive year an increase of more than 20% compared to the number of tourists on these pre-pandemic dates.

Snow sports in Las Leñas are a provincial classic every winter. In a first instance, the opening was scheduled for the extra-long weekend of June 20; however, the lack of snow made it necessary to reschedule several times and although they have now announced that they will open on Saturday, there is still a lack of snow and it will only be in some sectors.

Although the rates may vary, at the moment the published prices are: high season: $17,800 major and half day $13,400 (general); for children from 6 to 11 years old, the daily is $14,300 and $10,800 for half a day.

The Reyunos San Rafael

According to Télam, after the success of the FIFA U20 World Cup matches in May, Mendoza will host other international competitions such as the opening day of the Rugby Championship on July 8, when Los Pumas will face the New Zealanders All Blacks, and from July 31 it will host the second edition of the Premier Padel at the Aconcagua Arena.

Undoubtedly, nature and the mountains have a preponderant place in terms of attracting visitors, who choose to walk through the mountain villages of Potrerillos, Uspallata, Villavicencio, and, if weather conditions allow it, reach the same border with Chile in Las Cuevas and the entrance to the Cristo Redentor International Tunnel.

The so-called Turismo Aventura, con trekking y mountain bike on mountain trails, and other activities such as rappelling, canopy, horseback riding, or rafting in the torrential waters of the Mendoza River.

I go Vineyards, Mendoza.

San Rafael offers its beautiful natural settings on the banks of the Diamante and Atuel riverswith its hydroelectric complexes and dams, reservoirs of Los Reyunos, Agua del Toro or the fabulous Cañón del Atuel, framed by the mirrors of water of Nihuil and Valle Grande.

These are the favorable scenarios to fully enjoy practicing rafting, kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, mountain biking, fishing, sailing and ecotourism, while the Sosneado and the Overo Volcano invite adventure, and wild or cross-country skiing.

Inca Bridge

Other activity that swine tourism always wins in interest and visitors, since Mendoza has 204 wineries Open to tourism all year round, many of them with a gourmet restaurant service, which led to positioning it as a high-level gastronomic destination.

And this growth was also reflected in the diversity of offers with some 4,000 gastronomic spaces scattered throughout the provincial territory, with prominent poles such as Coria Fields, Aristides Walk and Uco Valley.

Aconcagua Hill

to the ride for tour vineyards, wineries, ending in tastingsthe alternative of visiting olive growers is added, and trying the excellent extra virgin olive oils that are produced in these lands.

There is also the modality of touring vineyard areas in Maipú and Luján de Cuyo by bicycle, or something newer called bicitren, which are bicycles adapted to the train tracks, which travel about 11 kilometers between Chacras de Coria and Maipú.

Potrerillos Dam

A great experience is flights in a hot air balloon, which depart from Junín in the east of Mendoza and their destination is the quadrant from which the wind blows, flying over the vineyards in the morning when the sun rises, and in the afternoon at twilight, operating every day as long as the weather conditions are optimal for this type of modality. .

This is the only place in the country where the Travelers can access this type of flight by purchasing their ticket, since although there are other places where you can fly in a balloon, they do it privately.

Another alternative that Mendoza offers in terms of flights is to do it by helicopter with Robinson 44 4-seater aircraftwhich have predetermined circuits in different wineries.

Laguna del Diamante Marlargüe

He Gran Mendoza is an urban agglomeration made up of the departments of Ciudad de Mendoza, Godoy Cruz, Las Heras, Guaymallén, Maipú, Luján de Cuyo and Lavalle, where a great variety of hotel offer is concentrated, with many 5 and 4 star establishments.

to offer traditional hotel, plus that of temporary apartment rentalsan emerging product such as glamping has been installed, which is an experience that combines camping with glamor, located in the mountainous foothills, or in rural areas and vineyards.

El Nihuil Reservoir

As in the great tourist cities of the world, Mendoza has Hop On-Hop Off buses, open tops, where travelers can get off at different stops and get back on the next bus with the same ticket.

The Wine Bus also offers its services, which runs along the Wine Roads, taking a different route every day, with the possibility of visiting several wineries with the same ticket.

Source: Telam.

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