Wine Tasting by Bicycle
Trip Start Sep 30, 2011
20Trip End Dec 13, 2011
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Although the vineyards weren't in rolling hills like I expected (that's how all the movies show them), it was stunningly beautiful. We rode our old school banana seat bikes through the shaded streets of Maipu enjoying the view of grape vines with the touring peaks of the Andes in the background. Throughout the day we visited three wineries and a museum. I think we are probably the only people who have ever been on a wine tour but drank less than one glass of wine
Although we saw a few drunken tourists wobbling their way back to Mr. Hugos, our group made it back in one piece. We kissed Mr. Hugo goodbye (it is tradition in Argentina to greet one another with a peck on the cheek) and went our separate ways.
We also took a tour of the Andes and saw a glimpse of the tallest mountain in the Americas. Although it was partially concealed by fog and snow flurries (Jessie and I were "lucky" enough to visit during one of the only spring snow storms they have ever had ...great!) we were impressed by the splendor of Aconcagua. Someday I'll be back to see it from a closer viewpoint!
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