Sunrise Horseback Ride at The Vines Resort & Spa
There are only a few things that can coax most people voluntarily out of bed at 4am. For our guests vacationing at The Vines Resort & Spa, peacefully resting in their cozy Villas after enjoying an evening full of steak and wine the night before, this can be an even tougher sell. But we’re willing to bet that those who decide to dedicate one early morning to an invigorating sunrise horseback ride won’t regret it. We’ll even ensure there’s a siesta space waiting for you upon your return to the resort later that day! Here’s a glimpse at how that glorious morning would look (sunrise times fluctuate depending on time of year, but you get the idea):
4:00a.m. – Rise & shine! Try not to think about how early it is, and instead focus on the accounts of how incredible the sunrises are in the Uco Valley. Dress in layers and close-toed shoes – it’s going to be chilly until the sun comes up!
4:30a.m. - The adventure begins as your group congregates in The Lodge, where your Vines Gaucho is waiting with hot coffee and breakfast goodies. Your Gaucho will make sure you are well-equipped to enjoy the brisk morning ride, offering ponchos, jackets, gloves and hats to all riders.
4:45a.m. – You’ll depart with our partners fromEl Viejo Manzano , who will drive your group into Manzano Historico in the Andes foothills, where you’ll meet up with a team of gauchos waiting with your horses.
5:45a.m. – After a brief introduction and explanation, the gauchos will lead you on horseback, up into the mountains in the dark, to a viewpoint about 30 minutes away that looks out over Quebrada del Durazno.
6:15a.m. – You’ve reached the viewpoint, where you’ll enjoy a warm fire, sip yerba mate, and the gauchos may even break into song as the sun begins to rise over the valley, illuminating the Andes in the distance. It’s truly an unforgettable moment, with spectacular views you simply wouldn’t get if you were still in bed back at the resort!
7:00a.m. – You’ll start the trip back down the mountain on horseback.
8:30a.m. – You’ll arrive back to the The Vines Resort & Spa, where breakfast and a cozy siesta space await next to the infinity pool.
Your Vines Gaucho can help arrange a sunrise horseback ride as part of your stay at The Vines Resort & Spa, along with many other activities. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to begin planning your visit today!