Cruising the Calchaquí Valley: Cafayate to Cachi

Cycling days 119, 120 & 121 Cafayate to Angastaco After picking up some fresh bread for lunch and a couple of other provisions, we bid a fond farewell to Cafayate and began pedaling northwards along the Ruta 40, through the Calchaquí valley. The first 25km to the large village of San Carlos were paved and […]

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Back on the bikes!: Tucumán to Cafayate

Cycling days 114, 115, 116, 117 & 118 Tucuman to Santa Lucia Finally, we returned to the bikes! We were pretty sluggish to get going, but eventually we waved goodbye to Santiago – our couchsurfing host – and wished him good luck in his university exams the next day. We ventured into the misty rain […]

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Skip to the good bit: Santiago to Tucuman

So, to continue our journey northwards we first took a bus from Santiago to Mendoza. The route passed over the Andes on a pretty dramatic road, with one section made up of 29 switchbacks. We couldn’t help but wish we had cycled it as, although the road was busy, the views were incredible and it […]

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Perito Moreno Glacier & days off in Calafate

Pooped from the pampas, we ended up staying four nights in El Calafate. We didn’t anticipate spending so long – it is a pretty boring and expensive tourist town – but we felt like we needed the extra rest and whiled away the days in a comfortable campsite cooking, eating and drinking. The campsite was […]

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