DEEP­EST, DARKEST PERU

There are many great places to ride a bike but few are as spec­tac­u­lar as Peru.

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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

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