Carhuaz Downtime
Huascarán Circuit Day 3: Punta Olimpica Tunnel

June 8, 2017

After a few extra days off we began to tackle a well known cycling route.


What happened…

Andrew writes: Lights, camera, action! Take two! Everybody was well-rested and ready to go bright and early. The weather looked promising, the birds were singing, traffic was light, and the stars were aligned. So off to went!


Today was a great ride, averaging 4% for the 32km. We had left about 20kg of gear back in Huaraz, and our lightened loads made a big difference for us too. As Amanda points out below, the views were spectacular, as we rode in the shadow of Huascaran (South) all day today. Everywhere we looked were snow-capped peaks, and it’s such a nice way to ride. I was thinking that if someone wants to take a cycling holiday to Peru, I would recommend doing this loop for sure – easy for me to say, after two days, right!?


Amanda writes: We departed our nice hotel early and started the climb that we knew would be up, up and more up. Because Philip, Andrew and I had ridden some of this before we knew sort of what to expect. The road conditions were good, traffic was light and the views were really spectacular. I just was in continuous awe of how amazing it is and how lucky we are the weather is good. Good company, great roads and amazing views. It was a great day!

The aerial view of our ride:


Today’s Photographs

Carhuaz Downtime
Huascarán Circuit Day 3: Punta Olimpica Tunnel