Arrived in Cafayate in the evening found cheap hostel and went out to find dinner. Had some cheap wine and good food at Baco. Also booked bikes for the next day to see the Quebrada de Cafayate (rock formations in the desert).
Up early in the morning for our bike ride no hot water. Five bikes loaded onto the local bus so we were not on our own. The bus seemed to go on forever Keeley was worried about the bike ride back. When the bus stopped the five of us got off struggled to put the wheel and brakes back on. It was freezing toes and fingers numb. The first formation was the Garganta del Diablo (devils throat) it was very impresive did not stay too long as sun not yet over the hills. Just a few minutes down the road was the ampitheatre where two locals were playing traditional music again! After this the sun managed to make it over the hills and it started to warm up a little. The ride was enjoyable while the formations lasted the frog was my favourite. Keeley thought it looked more like a bear from the road. After 40 km with 10 still to go we were both more than a little saddle sore the last ten km not so fun. Met Adam one of the other bikers at a Bodega where we tried two wines then bought a bottle to share. Drank the bottle then found someone to run Keeley a hot bath which was much welcomed. We then went off to find food ended up back at Baco for more cheap wine and good food. Keeley had a giant pizza so I ate half for her along with my steak.
Freezing when we got up at 5.30 am for our bus to Tucuman no showers just too cold. In Tucuman went to a hostel a hostel that insisted on playing very loud music until 12.30 am and starting again at 9.30 am. This was bad music that no one was listening to the speakers were mounted on the wall outside our room. Not the most serene place. Tucuman was just a stop of for us and for most people we met. Did very little wondered the main plaza´s, parks and markets. Next day a night bus to Mendoza wine capital of Argentina.