In a saucepan, add two broad mineral-rich lands and soak in water. Add a pinch of salt and simmer on low heat. With a wooden spoon, start clattering the two lands for several million years. Bring the water to a boil, and allow the volcanic activity to proceed!
Once the volcanic rock sauce spreads on a good half of the land, leave it to rest in the open air for another few millions years. This will generates a perfect erosion and sedimentation. The small amount of remaining water is fine; indeed, it will lead to magnificent natural resources.
And that’s it, it’s cooked! The “Quebrada de las Flechas”, an astonishing natural environment located in between the famous wine town of Cafayate, and the authentic Andean village of Cachi. (Don’t forget, before serving it to your guests, to add a pinch of sand.)
By now, you should have a clear idea of who your guests should be. To help you out, they should your best friends—you know, the ones you can scream and yell at, and cry with. They are also the ones you laugh with, you fool around with, and the ones who remind you’re still 25 years old. There has to be quite a few to eat it all and leave nothing, and to make sure that such a motorbike ride logs in the collective memory.
Now comes the time to trust the Mono 500’s team, to let them be in charge of this unique motorcycle journey, a true slalom among impressive and colorful rock formations. This breathtaking landscape may overwhelm your imagination. It is not unusual to wonder if you’re really in Argentina, or if your plane has diverted to a small piece of moon.
The trails and gravel roads of this stage are made for motorcycle adventures. The curved turns, the dusty dust, the sandy sand, and the muddy mud are the condiments of this great feast. The Royal Enfield motorcycle, our legendary choice, acts as our utensil to devour every single kilometer without leaving a single crumb, just a bit of engine oil.
This stage is similar to a family dinner. You’ll leave it stuffed. The authentic village of Cachi will let us witness the traditional Andean culture; allow us to cheer this successful recipe, and rest in a highly comfortable hotel. And while you are recovering from that day’s feast, your Mono500’s motorcycle guide, a true chef, is already concocting the next recipe for the following day.
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Text: Simon Basuyau