Leaving Tarma, cycling up to 4000m altitude after several weeks at sea level... a tough start. We passed through farm land in the central Peruvian highlands, with kind farmers offering potatoes as we passed by.
The first of many Peruvian switchback roads!
Short section of asphalt leaving San Pedro de Cajas.
En route to Ondores from Junin.
Slow going above 4000m altitude.
Wild camp spot at 4700m altitude. The wall provided a little shelter from the wind.
Bikes loaded up and good to go!
Central Peruvian Highlands
Fortunate to have some good weather!
After several weeks in Lima at sea level, cycling in the Peruvian Andes above 4000m really took its toll initially. Even the slightest of gradients were punishing, leaving us gasping for air.
Wild camp spot, closing in on Santa Barbara de Carhuacayon.
Fat Rim Hammock
Wild bunny finding an alternative use for our rims... zzzZZZ
A soggy morning
Reza filtering water for the day
Wild camp spot amongst the rocks.
After a torrential downpour and sufferfest of horizontal hail blasting off our faces... Ouch!