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Day 27. Lake Titicaca

km today: 0 km total: 1770 Leaving Amantani island after a very strong rain Visiting Taquile, while enduring a strong stomach ache. return to Puno, where I check out the hotel (after the ownere wants to exchange usd for 1.5 instead of 2.5). Check in at a hostal forv 25 soles and bought a tour […]

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 22. Relax in Cuzco

I woke up late, just in time for the end of te free breakfast at the hostel. I wanted to see before leaving, so I decided it will be no sense to leave asy 3 or 4pm, so I decided to.stay One more day. I had laundry, lste linch in a chia restaurant. Than vivited […]

Day 21. Machu Picchu

Km today: 30 Km total: 1370 Well, I did it, but didn’t do it well. I rushed, in order to have time to bike back to cusco. Wokeup at 3:50, to get the earliest train from ollantaytambo to aguas calientes. But at the train station they were nout able yo sek me a ticket. So […]

Day 20. Biking to Machu Picchu. Cusco to Ollantaytambo

Km today: 128 Km total: 1348 I left some stuff at the laundry, so I have to wait at least untill 11 am. I have breakfast with a nice view over Cusco, check email and…most of all, continue searching for my glasses. I know I had them when I arrived in Cusco (I check that […]

Day 19. Limatambo to Cusco

arrival in Cusco. In your face, sir !

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 17. Up from Abancay

km today: about 30 km total: 950 Today was one of the toughest days so far. I started late, being tired from yesterday. It was terribly warm in the city and it took me more than an hour to exit the town. That includes stopping in front of the restaurant where I had dinner last […]

Day 16. Chalhuanca to Abancay

Km today: 118 Km total: 1020 I wake up at 6:30, but I feel lazy. Probably I need a rest day, my body starts to complain about all this. However not today. I saw on Google maps that there are no climbs; the guy from the hotel tell me is all downhill, “only 2 km […]

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 10. Ica to Nazca
Day 10. Ica to Nazca

Km today: 107 Trip odometer: 544  km Technical problems: Vaude Aqua front pannier again. One of the clips that attach the panier to the rack gets unlocked and it proofs difficult to screw it back together. The last day was long and pretty tiring. it took its toll: I lost a shoe, in Ica, and […]

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 […]

Day 8. Islas Ballestas and Paracas Nature Reserve
Day 8. Islas Ballestas and Paracas Nature Reserve

Km today: 30 Km total: Early in the morning, boat tour to Islas Ballestas, a very nice birds sanctuary. Seen many birds, including the Inca Tern, Peruvian Pelican (Pelecanus Thagus), Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura), Humboldt penguins (Spheniscus Humboldti), black cormorants, Guanay Cormorants (Phalacrocorax bougainvillii), Peruvian booby (Sula variegata). But also a lot of seals and […]

Day 7. Clarita to Paracas
Day 7. Clarita to Paracas

Km today: 106. I spend the first hour of the morning packing the tent, while trying to keep the small kids away from the heavy bike and from my belongings. I wanted to see the place named Clarita. Well, one of the poor villages in Peru. Really just few very poor houses; of course, no […]

Day 6. Heading South from Punta Hermosa
Day 6. Heading South from Punta Hermosa

Punta Hermosa to Clarita. Km today: 120 Km total: 172 Technical problems: none Spanish world of the day: higo. I did eat a very good helado de higo. Well, I continued on panamericana sur today. I only managed to leave at 11:30, after packing, repacking because I was not sure where some of the stuff […]

Day 5. Hitting the Road
Day 5. Hitting the Road

Biking from Lima to Punta Hermosa, on the coast.

Day 4. Lima. The bike is in Lima

Is 9:30 and I just  got a phone call from the airport that the bicycle is in Lima and I should go to the airport and pick it up. Since is not my fault that the bicycle is late 4 days, I asked them to send it here to the hostel. If not, I intend […]