Saturday, 1 May 2010

Chilecito and Laguna Bravo

From Talampaya we continued northwards on hot and dusty roads to Chilecito, from where we decided to take a side trip up into the astonishing landscapes of the Parque Nacional Laguna Brava; a salt water lagoon on the altiplana at 4200m, surrounded by copper and iron coloured desert rocks. This is the highest we have been so far in South America (although I confess we were in a 4x4 rather than on the bikes !!), but we must have been reasonably well acclimatised from having been cycling above 2000m for the last week, as none of us experienced any problems with the altitude.

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