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> Horse riding, Upsallata and Mendoza
veromarcos
post Feb 25 2008, 03:07 PM
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has anyone done any horse riding around the area of Mendoza or close. Apparently there is some good horse riding around the area or closer to the frontier with Chile

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post Feb 25 2008, 03:33 PM
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If you are looking for horseback riding, you just can't go wrong in Argentina. For true equestrian delight, stick to the Pampas in Argentina, which run pretty much from north to south through the centre of the country. Mendoza is in the Andean foothills, so riding into the mountains will be more akin to pony trekking. No matter where you go you will find excellent riding. I found this site with a great commentary of mountain riding in this area. I trust it may be of some help. Hopefully someone who has actually ridden in this area will pick up your enquiry and be able to assist. Access this site and click on "Tours and Activities", then on "On Horseback in Los Andes Mountain Range".
http://www.welcomeargentina.com/mendoza/index_i.html
The "Welcomeargentina.com" site has just about everything you need to know about every region of Argentina.
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post Feb 26 2008, 10:54 AM
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Here are links to a couple of bloggers who have been horseback riding near Mendoza. Maybe you could contact them directly and ask where exactly they went...

http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entri...79560/tpod.html

http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entri...41960/tpod.html

http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entri...74760/tpod.html


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post Feb 29 2008, 04:55 PM
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We just came back from a great ride (minus the saddles) for 3 hours and only 11 euro with guide included. Scenery is great.

We have put all the information on our travelpod under Uspallata. Was a nice surprise as we were expecting the "pony trek" :-)
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post Apr 3 2008, 02:33 PM
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Wow, sounds just awesome, and you found a great deal!


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post Apr 5 2008, 04:38 PM
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I went horse riding in the pre-cordillera around Mendoza and really enjoyed it, though one of the girls I was with who grew up with horses found it rather frustrating since the horses all have a tendancy to amble along and not pay any attention to you poke.gif Does mean that your hands are free to take loads of pics of the scenary lol

I did a full day horse riding tour which I would recommend since at lunch time the guide built a bbq in the middle of nowhere and bbq'ed some fantastic meat...with some nice red wine it was an experience in its own!

I booked my trip through Life House hostel but am sure you can book the trip, or one similar, in loads of places. Have fun!!!
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post May 12 2008, 10:02 AM
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Potrerillos up in mountains west of Mendoza , ( near the frontier with Chile
) is most common... perhaps best horse riding area ... many signs along road for horse trips... will try to find name of ranch we rode on... post later... Best to you !
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post Jun 3 2008, 04:18 PM
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Hello, a nice place to horse ride is near Mercedes Corrientes, www.horse-riding-argentina.com.
As a tourist for US$ 50 a day (min. 7 days) if you have smaller budget you can help the staff as a volunteer. (20/day min. 2 weeks.) Experience the gaucho's life, ride quarter horses in a marvellous environment
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