Argentina - Mendoza & the Central Andes (PDF Chapter)
This is the Mendoza & the Central Andes chapter from Lonely Planet’s Argentina guidebook.
A long, narrow sliver of desert landscape, the Mendoza region is home to two of Argentina’s claims to fame – the Andes and wine. The city itself is lively and cosmopolitan and the surrounding area boasts hundreds of wineries.
- carve tracks in fresh powder on the world-class slopes of Las Leñas
- grab some wheels and treat yourself to a tour of the wineries in Maipú
- get away from the crowds and into the stunning Valle de Calingasta in Barreal
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Mendoza, Cacheuta, Potrerillos, Villavicencio, Uspallata, Los Penitentes, Puente del Inca, Parque Provincial Aconcagua, Las Cuevas & Cristo Redentor, Parque Provincial Volcán Tupungato, San Rafael, Cañón del Atuel & Valle Grande, Malargüe and around, Las Leñas, Ruta Nacional 40, San Juan and around, Valle de Calingasta, San José de Jáchal, Rodeo, San Agustín de Valle Fértil and Parque Provincial Ischigualasto.
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