So for the final post on Peru, I’ve included a short video I edited of the ride. We had a couple of gopro’s that we brought with us, but admittedly, we didn’t use them as much as we could have. I intentionally didn’t take much video on this trip as I really just wanted to concentrate on photos, and overall documenting less and experiencing more. The video however gives a good sense of the diversity we encountered on this ride, everything from glacial lakes and mountains, rainy eucalyptus forest to desert. There’s a ton more riding to be done in Peru and if/when I go back it will definitely be with some bigger tires and a will to wander.
Our last day of riding, we left Usquil pushing our way through muddy dirt roads still soft from the nights rainfall. Once again the road clung to cliff sides and every corner presented another picture opportunity. By mid-afternoon we had reached the town of Otuzco where we had planned to spend the night, but after a meal we decided to make the push another 60 miles down to Huanchaco. Otuzco being at about 9,000 feet and Huanchaco being at sea level, we expected it to be a pretty fast ride.
We were right and about three hours later we were seaside, descending at one point for well over an hour straight. We spent a night in Huanchaco and then a night in Trujillo at the Casa de Ciclista before catching a bus back to Lima.