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We would be on around 150km of it between Cachi and Cafayate, the second stop of our road trip.
Honestly I didn’t know what we were getting into until we got gong. The relatively nice road out of Cachi turned into dirt track once we got out of it.
While the driving wasn’t especially tough, the bumpy roads did have an impact on our rears.
We were flagged down by a hitchhiking policeman around half-way through our journey and we decided to give the him a lift to Cafayate. We couldn’t communicate much though because our Spanish was non-existent.
We finally hit tarmac just before San Carlos, around 30km away from Cafayate. Really appreciate the smoother ride.
We dropped off the hitchhiker at the plaza before going around to find Hotel Killa, our accommodation in Cafayate.
We only stopped three times en-route:-
1. Some dogs suddenly dashed out of the road
2. We hit some huge stone in the middle road
3. Pick up the hitchhiking policeman.
The sector between Cachi and Cafayate was a much tougher drive compared to the previous day’s one from Salta to Cachi. Only around 30km out of the 150km were on tarmac road so it was a bumpy ride for 80% of the journey. I didn’t notice any petrol station between the two towns so it would be wise to stock up on fuel before setting off.