Peru’s Great Divide

3 Reasons to go cycling in Peru

There is no doubt in our mind that Peru has been the highlight of our long distance ride across the Americas. It was the country I feared most, but turned out to be the most incredible experience. Why are there only three highlights if we loved it so much? Well, I think the reasons given will cover everything! Read, see and plan your cycling trip to Peru!

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Movie: cycling the Americas 12

Cycling the Cordillera Blanca in Peru was one of the most amazing things on this long distance bicycle adventure. Peru is definately in the top three of our favorite destinations! This video will give you some idea of how beautiful this part of the world is. Enjoy!

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No mountain too high, no valley too low

There’s no such thing as a ‘flat’ road in Peru. It’s like a rollercoaster ride above 4000 and even 5000 meter. From one high pass down to cross a stream and up again to another pass. In a matter of one or two hours we drop 2000 meter, to climb up again in the next days. When we reach the highest point at 5000 meters, we are completely alone. Haven’t seen a car in days, there’s nothing here but a breathtaking view.

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