DEEPEST, DARKEST PERU
There are many great places to ride a bike but few are as spectacular as Peru.
AFTER THINKING LONG and hard about travelling, and we mean long distance travel, we finally took the plunge and quit our jobs (Thomas: mechanical engineer, Sandra: project manager). Having taken what, for us, was a genuinely radical step we knew we would not be returning to our normal life anytime soon. If ever. So, we put our belongings into storage, rented out our house and packed our two bikes. We left our European home with no plan other than to get to Magadan in Siberia. Along the way we enjoyed such exotic places as the Stans, Mongolia and Russia. Then somehow, after almost two and a half years on the road, we made it to Peru. Here we found mountains, high plains, small dirt roads and hardly any traffic. Peru has an incredible rough beauty and that was exactly what we were looking for…
This is Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world. Its terraces were fashioned by the Incas and there’s an evens chance of spotting an Andean Condor