Our first week in Peru has been quite amazing. We elected to forsake the coast in favor of the Andean mountains. After several hundred kilometers of dusty trails we reached the Canon del Pato, a 60km road squeezed between the Cordillera Blanca and the Cordillera Negra, that dives through the rock to reach Caraz.
Ride with us as we marvel at the vertiginous cliffs and seek light at the end of the many tunnels. Oh and please turn your audio off as we haven’t had a chance to replace the terrible wind noise with a more melodious sound track 🙂
From the Canon del Pato, we rode up to Chacas and back to Huaraz through the Punta Olympica, the highest tunnel in the world cresting the Cordillera at 4680m. Check out the view on the Huascaran valley and peak from the other side of the tunnel.