Tag Archives: Bikepacking

Bike 'n Hike, not Hike 'n Bike; Peru

Set to a saw-toothed mountain backdrop in the Ancash region of Peru, sprawling Huaraz makes a good base for exploring the southern reaches of the Cordillera Blanca. Scruffy and noisy, it’s not without its charm; in some ways it reminds …

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Diggin' for gold, Cajabamba to Huaraz; Peru

Over the last week, I’ve been working my way cross-country towards the second highest mountain range in the world, Peru’s Cordillera Blanca –  or the White Mountains.

The established route from Cajamarca loops west via the seaside city of Trujillo. …

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Loja to San Ignacio, Peru; a muddy Ecuadorian exit.

Tortoise-like internet connections and a temperamental Mac are hampering blog updates these days. I’m now settled in to my guesthouse in Cajamarca, resting up after crossing the border into Peru, the first instalment of which is recounted here – an …

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