The “Luján de Cuyo” Circuit starts in Mendoza city, and after going nineteen kilometres to the South, reaches Luján de Cuyo town. This is the head of a very important farming and industrial department, which after the year 1880s experienced a great development, especially because of the construction of the César Cipolletti distributing dam in addition to the irrigation work done.
Its square is one of the most attractive in Mendoza, full of trees and colourful flowers that still keep the spirit of a countryside village. Around it there are the civic centre, churches and the commercial area of the town.
This place has several hydroelectric power stations near the river and a very important petroleum refinery as well. There are many districts together and as a result, this town has its own cultural life, offering a lively nightlife.
Luján de Cuyo is the place where the Wine Roads show real importance; it is in this region that some of the world famous wineries found the perfect combination of soil and weather conditions to produce grapes with a great concentration of aromas, flavours and body.
There are old farmhouses, farms and ranches, which take the visitors closer to their history, culture and the typical Mendoza character. These places have been completely equipped to provide great comfort to their guests. There you will be able to enjoy delicious typical food, marmalades and preserves are prepared in a traditional style, and an unforgettable opportunity to know the secrets of the winemaking process with the different grape varieties.
Moreover, there is also the possibility of going on an amazing horseback ride, going trekking or doing some other outdoors activities, among which there are photograph safaris and sports fishing.