Day Of Adventure in Salta: Cachi - The Colonial Village

This day of adventure on motorbike will take you back to Spanish colonial times!

 Leaving Salta on your BMW GS Motorbike you'll be riding along tobacco fields in the Lerma Valley. Then you'll enter the narrow and colourful valley of the "Quebrada de Escoipe", before climbing up the twisty mountain road "Cuesta del Obispo" to reach the 3300 m high pass "Piedra del Molino" which provides stunning views over the valley we just climbed up. Condors on the way are very likely!

You then carry on entering the Calchaquí Valleys. In this regions time seems to have stopped since hundreds of years! Except for some cars and electricity poles, people live their self sufficient lifestyle like hundreds of years back and live in houses built in the ancient way with clay mud walls and roofs.  

After a crispy grilled goat for lunch in Cachi we ride through the "Los Cardones" National Park, a park protecting literary a cactus forest before riding down the Cuesta de Obispo, probably escorted by Condors.

 

Total distance about 350 km, approx. 20% on gravel roads.


16.10.2017

8:00 am: Meeting at Hotel Ayres de Salta Lobby if possible. Handing over of the motorbikes.

 

 9:00 am: We'll leave Salta on our BMW Motorbikes via Cerrillos and El Carril

 

Highlight: Tobacco fields and lively villages

 

10:00 am: Entering "Quebrada de Escoipe"

 

Highlight: Motorbike ride through the narrow valley and colourful landscapes

 

11:30 am: Piedra de Molino Pass

 

Highlight: Stunning views from 3300 m into the Quebrada de Escoipe

 

12:30 pm: Seclantas Artesano Road

 

Highlight: See how original handmade ponchos are made by the artesans of the area

 

13:30 pm: Roast Goat for lunch in Cachi

 

Highlight: Colonial village. Beautiful plaza, ancient buildings

15:00 pm: Leaving Cachi via Payogasta

                       

16:00 pm: Los Cardones National Park

 

Highlight: Thousands of Cardones Cacti are populating a vast plain

 

17:00 pm: Condor view point

 

Highlight: Beautiful viewpoint over the valley. Often Condors fly around here

 

19:00 pm: Handing in of the motorbikes in Hotel Ayres de Salta.

 




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