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E-BIKE TOURS, WINE AND FOOD IN MENDOZA

An original and fun effort-free tour option to get to know the land of sun and wine in Argentina.


Bike tours offer an alternative to traditional vacations because they allow you to explore places in a different way, with circuits that are much more enjoyable by bike rather than by car.

Electric bikes have had a good reception across the world, as they provide a pleasant ride helping you in the effort of pedaling, making the road a little less demanding.

In addition, it is an excellent option for those older travelers, or with knee problems or some other physical issues that prevents them from carrying out this wonderful activity. With e-bikes, they will surely be able to do it, since the body will be less compromised when making the effort.

Mendoza has incorporated this alternative of e-bikes tours, not only to tour the capital city but also other surrounding towns. In this article we will tell you about three guided tours available, which not only include the ride but also a complete experience with lunch and wine from the region.

Mendoza City Tour

Starting from the Plaza Independencia by e-bike, we will visit some of the main attractions of the city of Mendoza, enjoying a few photo stops at the General San Martin Park and on the Cerro de la Gloria.

The tour ends with a fun descent to enjoy a delicious lunch in a restaurant on the famous Aristides Villanueva street.

Potrerillos Tour

Potrerillos is a town located in the Andes mountain range, in Luján de Cuyo department.

This e-bike tour departs from Cacheuta, crossing the beautiful new road that takes us to the border crossing of the Caracoles towards the new Tunnel, leading to the Potrerillos Dam where we can appreciate the unique and beautiful view of the Perilago lake.

Going down, we will make a stop at Potrerillo Village, where we will have free time to walk around, and then we will return to Cacheuta where a barbecue will be waiting for us.

Luján Wine Tour

This option proposes a relaxing bike ride among vineyards and unique landscapes.

We will visit some of Mendoza’s most named wineries, starting with breakfast and guided tour of Terraza de los Andes. Then, the beautiful Chandon Winery and its gardens while we taste a glass of its sparkling wine, continuing with a full tasting in Piattelli while we know its facilities. We finish the tour in the beautiful gardens of Dominios del Plata, where a picnic lunch will be held with a bottle of wine, enjoying the view of the vineyards and a guided tour of the winery.

No matter which one you pick, fun is guaranteed e-biking around Mendoza! Contact your Kallpa Tour Executive for rates and more information about the tours.

 


GENERAL INFORMATION

City Tour

  • Duration: Half day
  • Schedule: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm / 4:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Includes: Snack cereal bar and beverage + Lunch with variety of dishes (cold cuts table – meat – pasta), draft beer, wine tasting or soft drinks, dessert.

Potrerillos Tour

  • Duration: Full day
  • Schedule: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
  • Includes: Snack cereal bar and beverage + Stop at Potrerillos Village with cold cuts table, draft beer or soft drinks + Barbecue lunch at Cacheuta (full barbecue, salads, fries – Vegetarian menu available upon request), draft beer, wine tasting or soft drinks, dessert.

Luján Wine Tour

  • Duration: Full day
  • Schedule: 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
  • Includes: Snack cereal bar and beverage + Breakfast and guided tour at Terrazas de Los Andes + Guided visit and a glass of sparkling wine at Bodega Chandon + Wine tasting and guided tour at Piattelli + Guides visit and Picnic lunch with a bottle of wine at Bodega Dominios del Plata.

All tours include:

  • Bilingual guides.
  • Safety equipment (helmets, GPS, sunscreen and gear).
  • Fully equipped e-bikes with LED lights, rear-view mirror, V-brakes and bag to carry personal belongings.
  • Individual intercoms.
  • Accident insurance and medical assistance.
  • Go-Pro camera.
  • Ages: From 15 to 65-70 years old.

UPGRADED GUEST EXPERIENCE AT CASASUR HOTELS IN BUENOS AIRES

Luxury accommodation and activities offered at boutique hotels in the city.


CasaSur Hotel Collection is a unique concept for boutique hotels in Buenos Aires. Since 2008, they’ve opened three luxury locations in the fanciest and trendiest neighbourhoods in the city, Recoleta and Palermo.

Not only the hotel chain offers 4 and 5 star accommodations, but also spa service, fitness center, meeting lounge, relax room and sophisticated gourmet restaurants to delight with the tastiest dishes.

CasaSur boutique hotels in Palermo and Recoleta

To upgrade the guest’s experience in Buenos Aires and to reaffirm the fact that is considered one of the best lodging options in the city, CasaSur added a couple of complementary activities at their Art Recoleta, Palermo and Bellini hotels. 

The CasaSur Experiences propose to “be global, feel local”, discovering the most emblematic corners of Buenos Aires guided by a local historian, learning Tango with professional dancers and tasting different Argentinian wine labels specially selected by their own sommelier.

City tour seeing the highlights of Buenos Aires, every Saturday

A basic and not to be missed on Saturdays: a city tour where guests will be able to see and explore the highlights of the city of Buenos Aires and learn the secret stories of these porteño gems, guided by a local historian. On a van, the tour begins in Recoleta, where we drive a little around and continue through Retiro towards La Boca. In Caminito, there’s a half an hour stop to walk around with the guide, access one of the popular tenement houses, and then go back up to the van to see more of La Boca and San Telmo. Then, another half an hour stop at Plaza de Mayo, to walk around the square and learn about the history of the country, the buildings and the European imprint of the city. There’s a visit to the Cathedral and then, the return to the hotels is driving through the downtown, passing by the famous Obelisco, the Teatro Colón theatre and the 9 de Julio Avenue.

Also, every Wednesday evening customers may take a Tango lesson at CasaSur Recoleta, led by two professional dancers who will teach the basic steps of this popular dance and get participants carried away by such a dramatic and sensual rhythm.

Tango lessons every Wednesday at CasaSur Recoleta

Finally, on Thursday evenings CasaSur treats their guests with a wine tasting at the exclusive cellar in Recoleta, where they will have the chance to taste four labels of Argentinian wines specially selected by the in-house sommelier, and to learn about the history of their origin and vineyards.

Three cultural experiences from experts in hospitality. Your passengers will not only rest in the best accommodation, but also feel extra pampered!

Wine tasting every Thursday at CasaSur Recoleta wine cellar

 


GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Guests at any CasaSur hotel may request any activity at the front desk, free of charge.
  • All activities are available in English and Spanish.
  • City tour: Saturdays at 2 pm departing from CasaSur Recoleta. Pick up hotel order: Palermo at 1:30 pm, Bellini at 1:45 pm, Recoleta. Includes return transfer.
  • Tango lesson: Wednesdays from 7 to 8 pm at CasaSur Recoleta. The hotel might change during the season and transfers between CasaSur Hotels is not included.
  • Wine tasting: Thursdays from 7 to 8 pm at CasaSur Recoleta. The hotel might change during the season and transfers between CasaSur Hotels is not included.

 


 

TREASURE HUNT IN BUENOS AIRES

An original and fun way to learn secret facts and curiosities about this very European Latin city, perfect for families with children!


Buenos Aires is a curious city. From its foundation under the Viceroyalty of Peru of the Spanish Empire in 1536 and then again in 1580 (yes, twice), there is no doubt that it has accumulated many secrets during its almost 500 years of renown existence. What could be more fun than a scavenger hunt to discover what this beautiful city has been hiding for so long? 

Meeting at the iconic neighborhood of Recoleta, where the prosperous upper class lived during the 20th century, you will learn how to play the game. You will receive a map with a list of places to visit, clues to find and riddles to solve. 

The search will begin guiding you through some of the most famous areas of the city such as Alvear Avenue, the Recoleta Cemetery, Del Pilar Church and the Recoleta Cultural Centre.

Walk around and look out for details that can not be noticed at first sight. Buenos Aires hides corners often unknown to the porteños themselves; it is up to you to discover them. Find out fascinating stories and fun facts, solve the mystery within the time frame and you will receive a reward! Keep in mind to record or take pictures of your findings along the hunt.

Once you finish the hunt, you will have to return to the meeting point  to complete the adventure and try to be the first one to open the treasure chest and reveal the prize.

Do you want the experience to be even more fun? Try the evening hunt starting at sunset!

 


 

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Includes: Bilingual guide to instruct you / Mate / Map of the hunt.
  • For travelers from 8 years old.
  • Duration: 3 hours.
  • Private departures available  upon request in the morning, afternoon or evening.
  • Regular departures: Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm
  • Highlights: Avenida Alvear, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Avenida Figueroa Alcorta, Del Pilar Church, La Biela, Recoleta Cemetery, El Ateneo Grand Splendid Bookshop.

LEAVE YOUR URBAN ART MARK IN BUENOS AIRES

Street artists place urban art in plain sight. What was once clandestine, today is celebrated in the most popular neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. Feel like a street artist for a day!


The streets of Buenos Aires are today a colorful open sky gallery; art is spread around everywhere. Amateur and renown urban artists display their talent on the city walls. You might think that the artistic intervention is spontaneous, but not always this is the case.

On this street art experience, first we will take an “inspiration walk” to watch some of the most impressive murals and learn about the artists behind them. Coming to know about the past and present of urban art in Argentina will give us an overview of its context. Among street art there’s many other media besides the traditional spray paint graffiti, such as stencil art and stickers.

Not everything is about history and facts. We will also soak in the fundamental graffiti techniques and skills. Hopefully, after all this information, we will be eager to get down to work and contribute to the city with our own artistic intervention.

Beginning the open air workshop guided by an urban artist, we will loosen our hands sketching a little bit. At this point we already know that -usually- they actually prepare their work before setting it up on the wall. One mate after another, we will chat and have fun immersing in this particular artsy world. 

 

Once we are ready, we will finally go to a specially prepared (and authorized) wall in the streets, to leave our mark in Buenos Aires. An attempt at permanence in an impermanent arena of contemporary art.

After having finished up our work, we will relax at the first gallery ever dedicated to promoting, exhibiting and selling street art in this city.

 


GENERAL INFORMATION

  • 3 hs regular excursion. Operates on Wednesdays and Saturday at 3 pm.
  • Meeting point to be confirmed closer to the operation date. 
  • No minimum age required. Participants can also bring their children under 2 years old.
  • Includes: Materials and art tools. The guidance of a contemporary top notch street artist. Exclusive access to his/her workshop. Class on urban art techniques and street art walking tour. Visit to a street art gallery.