Cycling The Globe

A Cycle Touring Expedition Around The World

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Thomas Andersen
Current Location: Arequipa, Peru

Day 1448 - 1454: More Arequipa

It had been an amazing experience to climb the 6057 m high Chachani mountain, but it came with a price. On the way down, in -15 degrees and insane levels ...

Day 1446 - 1447, Climbing Chac

Ever since I had turned around at 5600 m on the Huayna Potosi mountain I had been looking for another 6000 m peak to climb. My mind soon got fixated ...

Day 1441 - 1445: Arequipa, Bet

Coming back from the mountains, you are usually not worth a whole lot the next day. Then you slowly return to life again... Arequipa would soon turn out to be a ...

Day 1439 - 1440: Climbing El M

There are several tours that leave daily for the Misti volcano, but I thought it would be more interesting to do the climb independently. On Couchsurfing I had met Aldo, ...

Day 1437 - 1438, Salinas - Are

Distance: 35.25 km Ride time: 2:28:13 Average: 14.25 km/h Altitude: 2335 m Total: 28866 km I woke up to a beautiful view over the Misti volcano - if all goes well I hope to stand ...

Day 1436, Jayuchaca - Salinas:

Distance: 91.73 km Ride time: 7:04:26 Average: 12.98 km/h Altitude: 4018 m Total: 28831 km After yet another cold night at the altiplano I was happy when I passed a village after only half an ...

Day 1435, Santa Lucia – Jayu

Distance: 80.62 km Ride time: 8:00:13 Average: 10.08 km/h Altitude: 4224 m Total: 28739 km I'm on my way to Arequipa, and from the weather forecast I have seen that the daily temperatures down there ...

Day 1434, Puno - Santa Lucia:

Distance: 80.04 km Ride time: 5:37:24 Average: 14.24 km/h Altitude: 3982 m Total: 28659 km Rest days in Cuzco and visiting Machu Picchu - there haven't been much cycling lately. I enjoyed the feeling of ...

Day 1432 - 1433: Puno

It was another long 8 hour bus ride back to Puno where my bicycle was waiting. Once again I had chosen the cheapest company, and once again it was not ...

Day 1430 - 1431: Rainy Cuzco D

Back in Cuzco the weather was changing... instead of the constant sunshine I had been experiencing over the last months, it was now cloudy and rainy. I good excuse to ...