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out of the minelands and into the belly of the beast that is Cordillera Blanca via old peruvian roads.
From Huamachuco to Pelegatos, following the mine route in Northern Peru towards the big mountains and the bigger mines.
Back on the bike and back to the mountains, with the help of Google Satellite view this post follows some of the most amazing roads and trails of South America!
A long awaited solution to the brake problem. Two weeks, 3 countries and over 100 hours in buses, trucks and cars!
A ride, push and drag amongst the Peruvian Andes to Cajamarca through amazingly good and bad backroads, mines and mountains.
First impressions of Peru, good food, nearly flat roads, zoos and friends!
last little bit of Ecuador to the Peruvian border.
Trans Ecuador Mountain Bike Route, Cuenca to Loja with some nice detours to avoid some of the Panamerican.
Taking the Ingapirca Inca Trail on the way to Cuenca, some of the most stunning parts of the TEMBR.
slow and stady, making southbound progress along the TEMBR and the colorful ecuadorian countryside.
A two day hike to a nearby volcano, bikes not advised!
Riding more of the Ecuadorian high Andes in search of the best sunsets and coldest nights. Trans Ecuador Mountain Bike Route from Latacunga to Riobamba
A short ride up and down to Cotopaxi
A 3 day trek on the Quilotoa Loop from Sigchos to Quilotoa
more dirt roads and singletrack around Latacunga, this time toward the touristy Quilotoa crater lake and around some of the coldest pastures and craziest trails!
Bicycle pace too fast? hop on the Trans Ecuador route and take even more detours to find the best singletracks in Ecuador! The eternal pastures, Antisana and Cotopaxi, read on! (might take a while to load, lots of photos!)
Finally moving south! first part of the TEMBR route through Ecuador.
Popayan to Narino, headed to the border. The last little bit of riding in Colombia on the big roads who have bridges
Crossing the central cordillera twice via the La Linea mule trail and the Nevado del Huila's what's left of the road after the 94 eruption.
zig zagging around the andes and slowly going south!