It is a product of rural tourism, located in the town of La Consulta, San Carlos, Mendoza, Argentina. Is part of Valle de Uco, Mendoza west of downtown oasis, irrigated by the Tunuyán river and lots of courses under water makes it a very fertile and pleasant for life valley. Its position at 1000 meters in front of the Andes, allows you to enjoy the best views of the mountains, and have privileged for growing fine vines, fruit and vegetables land. This environment is a place of exceptional scenic and productive relevance.
In a basically marked for life in the oasis framework it is possible to experience all kinds of rural experiences, accompanied by genuine locals, without makeup.
From the breakdown of the Argentine productive system in the decades of 80/90 there was a trans-nationalization of land ownership and a strong concentration in few hands. Mendoza was transformed their little world, in a large interconnected globe, allowing significant advances in reactualización
of the wine industry, but also watching many difficulties for smallholder subsistence agricultural scheme. That is why small producers are not likely to sustain in their quality of life with a small portion of land between 5 and 10 hectares.
So the alternative of linking tourism development with agriculture arises.
In consultation, spontaneously, we met a group of rural residents and join efforts to build a product that could give visitors a true picture of our culture, and that in turn claimed the women's work, enable young people find
life goals and contribution to stop migration flows that are depopulating the countryside.
In Caminos de Altamira we have accommodation in cottages, the neighbors have conditioned for hosting, but without losing their traditional ways.
The local cuisine is paramount when it comes to enjoy our culture: Challa, meat pot, Chivo, Empanadas and Sopaipillas, accompanied by tasty fruits and excellent wines of the area, are the enjoyment of our visitors, giving value to homemade recipes passed down from generation to generation.
Agricultural activities like watering, tying, pruning and harvesting mostly cherries, peaches, pears, apples and grapes allow tourists recreation and mean life in the oasis mendocino.El product is supported by other activities related to outdoor life such as hiking, trekking, bird watching, horseback riding and sulky, horseback riding, craft workshops, kneaded bread, etc .; so that the stay of visitors can be more entertaining, diverse and prolonged.
The activities of the country woman with her sweet, kneaded bread and pancakes, aromatic herbs and other packaged, care of animals, etc .; give the product a unique color and unique role for women.
Caminos de Altamira is essentially the union of several wills willing to share their culture with tourists, so it becomes an anthropological product, where the excuse is the field, but interest "his people". It is a landscape of airs, colors and scents where you can enjoy the countryside with time marking the sun.
1. Gertrudis: accommodation, typical and sweet foods, traditional festivals and handicrafts.
2. Wilka Nina: crafts (pottery Huarpe, loom), Aromatics and woodwork.
3. Bar Grandparents: typical meals, shows.
4. Camilo: camping, accommodation, typical foods.
5. Peach Farm: Agricultural activities and preparation of sweets.
6. appon Brothers homemade wines, agricultural activities.
7. Maitenes: regional, crafts, homemade bread and jams.