Argentina is famous for a number of things. Football, gauchos, meat, mate and of course wine. On the western side of the country, at the foot of the Andes, is Mendoza, the wine capital of Argentina. The city itself is very European, with large squares and piazzas where people relax during their afternoon siesta. Just outside of the city, the landscape turns very green and lush, full of vineyards and breweries taking advantage of the ideal weather. Bike rental places are abundant, willing you to cruise around on your own wine tour. The roads are wide and the drivers relaxed which makes for a very leisurely ride through the tree covered avenues. One of the most produced wines in Mendoza is the Malbec, a heavy, full-bodied red wine that might have you riding on the wrong side of the road towards the afternoon.