At 7 AM we depart from La Rioja to Patquía, a crossroad of 5 routes. We head towards Los Colorados, with its intense reds and low mountains that emerge from the arid soil. Here we will find the cave of the caudillo Riojano Chacho Peñaloza, where he used to gather with his troops and evade or wait for the enemy.
Then we will continue on the route to the north, passing through Catinzaco and Nonogasta, to finally reach Chilecito. Here we will make a tour of the amazing Famatina mountain range, visiting Cuesta Las Talas, Santa Florentina, Rio del Oro, stations 1 and 2 of the cableway, the La Mejicana mine and its magnificent museum, which has a lean of what it was This impressive exploitation of gold, silver and copper in the first half of the 20th century.
We will also visit some districts of Chilecito, such as Samay Huasi, the farm house and museum of Dr. Joaquín Víctor González (today belonging to the University of La Plata), also visiting the Cristo del Portezuelo and the winery "La Riojana" where we can enjoy a wine tasting.
In the afternoon and to end our day, we will ascend to the Miranda slope to the Monolito viewpoint where green, red and blue are combined in the panoramic views, and after contemplating this wonderful scene we will return to the city of La Rioja.