The Garua fog conditions would be with us now more or less until we left Peru. The ride north to Trujillo, our next stop, took us along more desert coastline mainly in light fog but with occasional excursions into the sunshine where the road climbed to crest headlands or coastal mountains. We spent a day […]
Trujillo and Chan Chan, Turned Away at Ecuador?
Back on the Bikes and out of the Mountains
Whilst we were shuffling along the Inca Trail and enjoying the delights of Cusco, our old bikes (they are getting very tatty now – real travel veterans, with scars and road damage to prove it) had been left for 10 days, unattended, in the hostel dining room in Cusco. We still haven’t sussed the cold […]
The Inca ‘Trial’ & the Ghost of Machu Picchu
Well, we’ve done it! We have just had a long lie in followed by a scorching hot shower and then down to Jacks Café to join some of the girls from our team for a gut busting breakfast of Pancakes & Maple Syrup. It was well deserved; the past 4 days on the Inca Trail […]
It was a great ride from Puno to Cusco through more mountains with that old world Celtic feel to them, a twisty road that loved to play and had us arriving in the Inca capital with huge grins on our chops. Cusco is an amazing city, surrounded by more mountains than you could shake a […]
Puno, Uros Reed Islands of Titicaca, Aftermath At Ilave, On to Cusco!
We had a day of rest in Puno where we booked up for another boat trip out on to the lake to see the famous floating reed islands – the Uros – and on to Taquile one of the bigger Peruvian islands. It was a great way to unwind after all the uncertainty and stress […]
The Bridge At Ilave
We left Copacabana and Bolivia and rode the 8 miles to the Peruvian border. On the previous day we checked with bus drivers doing the Puno run as to the status of the blocked bridge at Ilave. Some good news! The passengers now had to decamp at the roadblock, then climb across the barricade to […]