Riding along a push bike honey! Conquering fears in Cafayate

Cafayate is a town located at the central zone of the Valles Calchaquíes in the province of Salta, Argentina, and is well-known because of its famous Torrontes wine products, which I can personally recommend drinking while eating the amazing pizza Cafayate offers from the many bars, restaurants, and cafes that line its pretty town square plaza.

A promoted activity is to hire a bicycle for the day and visit popular wineries that offer wine tasting and guided tours of their estate.

Gemma – T, will you get on a bike to do the wine tasting?’

T – No.’

Caitlin – ‘What about a triple seater bike?’

T, nervously – ‘If we get a triple bike, and I can ride in the middle… Sure!’

A word of advice – A three seater bicycle is a lot harder to manoeuvre and control, and is much more dangerous than it looks. You will feel and look like The Three Stooges, or The Goodies. People will point and laugh as you ride pass them wobbling, laughing, and in Gemma’s case shouting out instructions.

Gemma, as we quickly come up to a left turn on the road – Aaah hah! Now guys, the breaks don’t work so when I say break we all put our feet down. Ready, in 3, 2, 1, FEET DOWN FEET DOWN FEET DOWN!!’

The wineries – When taking a guided tour, request an english speaking guide for your english speaking group. Otherwise, only the french words like ‘Chandon’, ‘champenoise’, and ‘Merlot’, will be understood in between the spanish blabber.

The Torrontes whites were a personal favourite – Delicious! If it wasn’t for the motivation of these wines, and the support of Gemma and Caitlin, I probably would never have gained the courage to hop on a bicycle again *hiccup*

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dale
    Jan 25, 2011 @ 02:51:47

    So you’ve conquered your fear of bi—–cycles? o_O

    Reply

  2. Tiara in Transit
    Jan 25, 2011 @ 03:06:54

    hahahahahahahahaha!

    yes.

    Reply

  3. Mark
    Jan 25, 2011 @ 07:17:13

    Come to think of it, I’ve never seen you on a bike. Looks like if there’s wine involved there is a chance.

    Reply

  4. Tiara in Transit
    Jan 25, 2011 @ 15:23:24

    don’t ever let me near a bicycle when the puppies are there!

    squashed dog 😦

    Reply

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