Towards Titicaca and Bolivia

Towards Titicaca and Bolivia

It is time for me to say goodbye to Cusco and resume ZigZag for good. Indeed, since I am in Peru I do not pedal a lot of kilometers and it is time to head to Bolivia. This is a quick summary these weeks cycling to reach the lake and move to Bolivia. Pedaling in the Andes After a short week of rest in Cusco to enjoy its sublime markets, panoramas and very quiet life, I get back in the…

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Cusco-Part 2

Cusco-Part 2

Salkantay Trek – Day 3 Waking up at the camp around 6 a.m.: The day is long but flat. It rains at the beginning of the day, but it adds a little charm to this jungle. We continue to walk and climb the valley in a good atmosphere. We cross along a few small shops allowing hikers like us to refuel a minimum in chocolate bars, ice cream and drinks. The lush jungle is rather friendly, you can see immense…

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Cusco – Part 1

Cusco – Part 1

Rest and direction Cusco This long accomplished Santa Cruz trek, we take a few days off to Huraraz and enjoy its wonderful market and its very affordable restaurants. Time is not of the warmer, so we do not perform other trek. We therefore return to Lima by bus because Guigui must already join our country and I plan to go to Cusco for the rest of my adventures. the capital is an obligatory passage down more to the South. After…

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Santa Cruz – Part 2

Santa Cruz – Part 2

Second and last part of this fabulous trek. Santa Cruz – day 2 Wake up to 4200 meters, alone, surrounded by mountains. It was a cold night, there's frost on the tents, we want the Sun, fast! We walk 500 meters to reach a corner in the Sun and a river for water supply. We took the opportunity to take a breakfast and thus attack the long climb to the col de Union serenely. 500 meters of altitude to reach…

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Santa Cruz – Part 1

Santa Cruz – Part 1

After two small acclimatization hikes, it was time for us (Guigui and me) to attack the serious stuff. So getting ready for five days of trek in the Huascaran national park. In the middle of the white Cordillera, the Park is the name of the highest mountain of the Peru. Preparation and adventures Our bags of about 15 kilos are ready with tents, beds, water and a good amount of food bags; We can take a bus direction Yungay. After…

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Reunion and acclimatization

Reunion and acclimatization

Change in Florida I have a change in Florida in the Fort Lauderdale Airport. Six hours: just long enough to walk into town, to visit a nice Park where iguanas and getting caught by a sacred downpour. A few days in Lima I get to Lima and I notice that U.S. Customs searched my cardboard because the tape has been changed. Once at my hotel I discover that it is the container for the essence of my gas stove (Yes…

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End and resume of the USA

End and resume of the USA

Last days in Denver Me in Denver after having accomplished my goal to go half of the Divide. So it is with pleasure that I take the time to rest in this Green and friendly city. I have a day to do the Peak to Peak Highway which is nice but not memorable, especially after the Divide. Nevertheless I love around like Boulder or Golden City. The city is very "Bike Friendly" through a network of bike path well developed…

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Then and end in Colorado

Then and end in Colorado

Arrival in Colorado We have Aspen Alley and we cross sheep and cowboys making a transhumance before joining Colorado after a few kilometers and a great downhill. The beginning of Colorado is hard enough: a long stony track full of dust with a few ascents under a blazing sun. Fortunately the day ends after only 53 kilometres in what is the oasis of the Divide: A big ranch at the edge of the track laid out especially for any cyclist…

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