Horseback riding in the Mountains of Mendoza
On this amazing horseback riding tour in the Mountains of Mendoza we will head southwest toward the town of Tupungato, to drive among the vineyards fields in the Uco Valley. The vines reach the slopes of the mountain range and their green contrast with the white of the snowy mountains. The route offers superb views of the highest mountains, ‘El Plata’ and the imposing Tupungato volcano. After about 140 km we will arrive at El Manzano Histórico, a small village located at the foot of the mountain range and core of the Natural Reserve of the same name. This is one of the main tourist attractions in the area where we will start horseback riding.
The Highlights of the traverse on horseback in the Mountains
In El Manzano, authentic gauchos will be waiting for us. We will get ready to ride the horses, and by trotting, we will explore the deep valleys and Horseback riding towering mountains of Mendoza. We will remount the deep glacial valley of Arenales, guarded by the imposing orange granite walls and the sharp needles. Always with the snowy mountains in front, we will reach in the afternoon the glacial lake where we will spend the night under the stars in tents. Fired and traditional bbq makes a perfect end of the first day testing exquisite Malbecs from Uco Valley. Next day the adventure continues to the highest point called Paso Portillo located at 4200m, the view of the deep and extensive valleys are amazing! We will return to el Manzano by riding down to Arenales Valley and to El Manzano, enjoying the amazing views, the sound of the river, and the fresh air in the altitude. Usually, we can see Condors, Guanacos, and River ducks. The place is beautiful, wild, and authentic.
Why you should come on this trip with us?
Because we have been guiding for more than 20 years, the logistics, the quality of our camping and cooking equipment, and the friendly and certified guides. Great food and wines!
Safety First, Radio, and satellite communication in case of any contingency. well trained Staff in Wilderness First Responder (WFR-Ecomed). Transport available on site 24 hours, and the office staff is available 24hs in Mendoza when we are running multiday tours.
Covid19 We make sure that everyone in the staff follows strict hygiene and safety standards
We love animals for that reason we ensure the good treatment and care of the beautiful mules and horses.
Care about the environment, we avoid the use of plastic and we try to raise awareness among our staff to take care of the environment buying as much as we can to the local communities.
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