Cycling The Globe

A Cycle Touring Expedition Around The World

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Thomas Andersen
Current Location: Arequipa, Peru

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 ...

Day 1428 - 1429: Machu Picchu

It was not a completely trivial decision to go to Machu Picchu. A visit there would blow the normal cycling budget to pieces. The question was - would it be ...

Day 1425 - 1427: Cuzco Impres

After some considerations the plan was now clear; I would take the bus to Cuzco, visit Machu Picchu, and then come back to Puno and continue to cycle from there. This ...

Day 1423 - 1424, Llave - Puno:

Distance: 57.17 km Ride time: 3:40:34 Average: 15.59 km/h Altitude: 3827 m Total: 28579 km The stomach was still not at 100% as I left Llave. Luckily there was only some 50 km to cycle ...

Day 1421 - 1422, Pomata - Llav

Distance: 45.31 km Ride time: 3:29:44 Average: 13.02 km/h Altitude: 3820 m Total: 28522 km I'm still following the road along Lake Titicaca, and it is beautiful cycling. Every hill around here seem to be ...

Day 1420, Copacabana - Pomata:

Distance: 51.07 km Ride time: 3:11:13 Average: 16.06 km/h Altitude: 3840 m Total: 28476 km I wouldn't have minded staying another couple of days in Copacabana, but after the long break in La Paz the ...