The big thing to do here in Argentina is to have an Asado, which is a special kind of BBQ. There is an art to making the fire and the cooking is done over the coals only. The meat is served to wooden plates and you cut it with huge jewelled knives.
Well it has been pouring rain and thunder and lightening for the last 4 days so we were happy not to be riding. The sun finally did come out and we took a trip up over the mountains and came back on a great off road route. Also joining us was Peter who is just finishing up a 3 -month trip to South America.
First there was the hairpin, but paved Camino Cuadrado over the mountain towards Cordoba, but then you make a left turn towards Salsipuedes and then a left onto the gravel towards Candonga.
There were a few water crossings as well.
A lot of the “road” was like a washed out riverbed and also with some steep sections and tight corners.
There is a beautiful valley with an old estancia and church on the way, but nothing else and we saw only 3 cars.
Peter had a small dirt nap after a patch of deep mud.
Depsite the fact that it looke like rain today we opted to head south to the “german town” of General Belgrano. We did not take the 125 km direct route on the RN 38, but the windy scenic route.
One of the water crossings was too deep for the cars.
This route takes you along several lakes too and on one there was a hydroelectric plant with a massive amount of water flowing over it.