These long days of saving for my next trip around the world can go slowly, and so I thought I would share some of my best photos of cycling in Peru. I have visited the country several times, and the last time was in 2010, during my cycling trip from Alaska to Argentina. Of all the countries that I passed through then, I found that Peru offered some of the best cycling. It is a vast country, offers many different climates and landscapes, has a lot of wilderness areas, and presents the chance to have some great adventures. Now, I will be the first to admit that I am not the greatest photographer in the world, but I managed to capture one or two photos of cycling in Peru that are at least half decent. Some are of landscapes, whilst others are the towns or people I met there. As there are quite a few, I will divide them into two or three posts, and below is part 1 of my best photos of cycling in Peru.
Cycling from Tamborapa to Jaen in Peru, I passed this rice field. I love the way the mountains and clouds cast a reflection in it.
Inca Kola – Maybe not perfect re-hydration for a cyclist, but good enough!
There are the ruins of dozens of different civilizations scattered throughout Peru. Kuelap is one of the least well known.
Of course, its the views that make cycling in Peru so spectacular
But those views are earned with hard work – That snake like white line is actually a dirt road I had just cycled up!
Let's not forget the food – A filling caldo is just great for starting or finishing the day!
If Kuelap is unknown to most people, then Markawamachuko is a complete mystery. Visiting there felt like discovering something for the first time, and it had a very Lord of the Rings feel to it.
That's Part 1 of my Best Photos of Cycling in Peru – Part 2 will follow in a few days time!