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Cycling the Peru Divide – Huancavelica to Carretera Central

Peru’s Great Divide (The Peru Divide) cycling route was pioneered by two legends of the South American cycle touring scene, Neil and Harriet Pike. So first things first we have to give huge kudos to them for putting this route together, and making all of their information available on their[…]

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Tourist Time at the Incan Ruins: Machu Picchu and Choquequirao Trek

For most travellers, a trip to South America wouldn’t be complete without visiting Machu Picchu. If you’ve been to Peru it’s almost a given that you’ve been to Machu Picchu too. For us it was a bit more of a consideration because taking the train, staying a night at Machu[…]

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Numb legs and worn out brake pads: Sucre to Toro Toro, then on to La Paz

Toro Toro (meaning “Mud Mud” in the indigenous Quechuan language) is a small town 200km north of Sucre in the Toro Toro National Park known for it’s interesting geological formations and dinosaur footprints. Everyone that we’ve met that has been there said it was one of the highlights of their[…]

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Back in the mountains. Proper mountains: Salta to San Pedro de Atacama (Paso Sico)

Getting the bus to Salta meant that we had gained a couple of weeks of riding in the mountains that we wouldn’t have had if we had ridden back across Argentina. Previously we had ruled out returning to Chile and had planned on entering Bolivia straight from Argentina. However, there[…]

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Pedalling Paraguay: Ciudad Del Este to Encarnacion

After a wonderful stay in Foz do Iguaçu it was time to say goodbye to Brasil and cross the bridge to country number 5. But before we did, we visited a typical Brasilian restaurant, the churrascaria or buffet livre, basically an all you can eat BBQ buffet. We’d seen them[…]

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