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The hands-down winner for best activity in Mendoza is visiting vineyards. There are many ways to do that, though. Sometimes people schedule tours, others pop in to take a look at the property, join a wine tasting or have a bite to eat. Many oenophiles choose to make a day or afternoon of it and have a meal on the property for an indulgent experience.
Mendoza has a lot happening beyond the vineyards, though, and adrenaline seekers can and do spend the majority of their time not lounging and sipping wine, but playing and being active in and along the Andes. Mendoza is a grown-up playground for all types of thrill-seekers, but also for those looking for something active but more relaxed. Popular activities include hiking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, parasailing and both mountain biking and leisurely pedaling between vineyards.
Mendoza also is a top destination come wintertime for skiers and snowboarders who make their way to the region’s famed Las Leñas ski area.