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Day 39. Abra Pampa to the Tropic of Capricorn (Huacalera)

km today: 126 trip odometer: 2321 today was the first cycling day in Argentina. I left late, I was lazy. It all went very fine, going down from Alto Plano, until 25 km to go to Humahuanca. when the rain started and stopped immediately. But then the Southern wind (exactly from the front) started and […]

Day 26. Lake Titicaca

Km today 0 Visit Uros community and amantani island

Day 25. Santa Rosa to Puno

Km today: 176 Km total: 1770 Today I woke up at 6, after sleeping about 10 hours. I feel fresh, so I pack to go. I stop downstairs for a peruvian-style breakfast, on the street. I drink quinoa, buy some bananas and go. For the first hours I manage to keep a very good speed […]

Day 24. Sicuani to Santa Rosa
Day 24. Sicuani to Santa Rosa

I was tired after the 142 km of yesterday, so I left late. Went well at the beginning, but the first shower came pretty soon. I found shelter in a small shop, put on the rain stuff, left 15 minutes later, when the rain stopped. 1 km further up the stomach problems strike. Also, technical […]

Day 23. Cuzco to Sicuani

Km today: 142 Km total: 1515 Left Cuzco late, after having breakfast, preparing, etc Passed by the ruins of piquillaqta, stopped for some pictures. Afterwards, a lot of up and down. The road goes up along a river, eith a very nice landscape. Various trees, meadows, view of the surrounding hills. Biking by night about […]

day 18. Descent to Limatambo
day 18. Descent to Limatambo

I woke up in a storm. strong wind and raining badly. I decided to do what I know best, that was to wait. After a while, I thought the rain won’t stop soon, so I started on rain. Just to discover that the night before I was only 40 minutes away from the antennas where […]

Day 15. Negro Mayo to Chalhuanca. Down from 4560 m
Day 15. Negro Mayo to Chalhuanca. Down from 4560 m

Km today: 111 Km total: 900 Spanish world of the day: alto (because I reached 4560 m.a.s.l. – and it was all by riding up from the sea level) After heaving breakfast in the “restaurant”, I start the 40 km ride that follows from Negro Mayo. I kindof feel tired, but continue thinking of the […]

Day 14. Puquio to Negro Mayo
Day 14. Puquio to Negro Mayo

A second long ascent, from Puquio to Negro Mayo. Storm with ice at 4200 m.

Day 13. Descent to Puquio
Day 13. Descent to Puquio
Day 12. Pampa Galeras vicuña reserve.
Day 12. Pampa Galeras vicuña reserve.

Km today: 65 Trip odometer: 639 km I was hoping to reach Puquio today. I left my bivy (the GPS now shows the location at 2080 m.a.s.l) early, at 6:30. I soon pass by a sanatorium (buildings are rare in this part) and by a bus that seems to have some problem, as it was […]

Day 11. Up From Nazca
Day 11. Up From Nazca

Very difficult climb from Nazca, after leaving late.

Day 9. Paracas to 50km after Ica
Day 9. Paracas to 50km after Ica

finally moving again. km today: 110. km total: 437 Spanish world of the day: limonada. I didn’t manage to leave Paracas early, since I was so undecided either to go towards Ayacucho or towards Nazca. After a long chat with one of the guys running the hostel I decide to go to Ica, where the […]