Monthly Archives: July 2014

La Paz Bolivia

Leaving Copacabana we headed the 143 km to La Paz.

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The views of Lake Titicaca and the snow coverd peaks of the Andes were awesome.

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The first step was to go 30 km to Tiquina where you need to get a launch to the other side of the lake at this narrows.… Read the rest

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Back to Bolivia if the road is not blocked again!

Leaving Chivay we headed back over the pass to 4800+ m and back to the highway northeast to Puno in 284 km. This route is also over a second pass to 4500 m. The view of the city and lake Titicaca are stunning

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We stayed in the same hotel and ate at the same good Chinese restaurant.… Read the rest

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Arequipa & Colca Canyon

We planned for another mega day today of 588 km on the Pan Americana. It is at least scenic south of Nazca and curves along the seaside and then inland to Arequipa.

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There was an amazing amount of truck traffic. The last 50 km into Arequipa took over an hour and then the entry to the city from the south is totally blocked so you have to detour 10 km to the north entry to access the historic center.… Read the rest

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Canyon del Pato and Back South

Well today is the big day we spent 4 days to get to. The famous Canyon del Pato. It is a short drive up the 3 N on the pavement until you hit the canyon.

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Dan’s 800 hit a big one today!… Read the rest

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North to Caraz

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After 2 days where our schedule had been decimated by weather, construction, and road conditions we were bagged and hoping for an easy day. Not so for ADV riders. After actually not a bad night sleep we decided to get an early start and were out the door at 720 and headed 45 min to Huancayo for breakfast and gas.… Read the rest

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North to the mountains of Peru

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Finally its time to leave the big city for the 1500 + km trip north to the Canyon del Pato, for what is supposed to be the number 1 day ride in all of South America…..

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Starting out from Cusco at 8 am we had plans for a big day (500 km), but ended up with only 297 km on what was probable the worst day of the trip so far.… Read the rest

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Cusco and and the Sacred Valley of the Inca

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Getting up late we had no rush to make out 1055 train the 60 km by train to Ollantaytambo.

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From there we had to take a collectivo the 67 km to Cusco since the day time trains do not go all the way back there.… Read the rest

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Machu Picchu

Today we were up at 500 am to catch a taxi the 25 min to the train station at Poroy. The train we had was a vista dome and so is mostly widows and a glass roof.


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It is an almost 4 hour trip to go 100 km on this narrow (3 ft wide) gauge rail.… Read the rest

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