Following hotel pickup in Mendoza, board a private tour vehicle and travel to the local bike shop to pick up your bicycles. After getting properly fitted for a bike and safety equipment, pedal 3 miles (5 kilometers) out into the countryside to Maitenes.
Once you arrive in the community of Maitenes, meet some local residents and participate in a bread-making class. Learn the secrets of the traditional methods and learn about the community's cooking and baking culture. Dig in to the fruits of your labor for a satisfying breakfast.
Continue to Gertrudis to get a hands-on experience preparing foods like sopapillas, empanadas, chivo, meat pot and challa. Munch on local fruits and sip regional wine varietals as you work and learn. Hear how traditional family recipes have been passed down through the generations. Then head outside to try your hand at some field work; water, tie, prune and harvest fruits such as grapes, apples, pears, peaches and cherries.
Visit Appon Winery, where you'll participate in a wine tasting hosted 1-hour by the local winemakers. Journey on to El Melocoton Ranch to participate in a variety of outdoor activities such as horse riding with a sulky, trekking, hiking and bird watching. If you're feeling a little more laid back, simply wander the property and take in the views.
Sit down for a typical Argentinian lunch in a 'pulperia' (local bar) with entertainment. Then, visit Wilka Nina to make some Huarpe pottery and wooden handicrafts.
After your day immersed in the agriculture, crafts and traditions of the Mendoza countryside, return to your hotel for drop-off.