Stats Peru


Touring cyclists on the road (touring between several weeks - 2years):
Belgium 4, France 3, Germany 3, Japan 2, Netherlands 2, New Zealand 1, Spain 1

Date End destination Distance (km) Time Avg (km/h) Notes
22.4.07 Kasani to Puno 135.9 7.50 17.3 biked about 9km in Bolivia before crossing border, fairly flat with a few rolling hills,alt:3825, Touring cyclists:1 German, 1 French
23.4.07 Puno - - - visiting Islas Uros and Isla Taquile on Lake Titikaka
24.4.07 Pucara 107.4 6.20 16.9 fairly flat after short climb out of Puno, alt:3850m
25.4.07 Sicuani 141.6 9.22 15 fairly flat then climb to 4338meters before descending, lot of headwind, alt:3575m
26.4.07 Cusco
S 1330.9'
W07158.8'
145.3 8.38 16.8 long gradual descent, then long gradual climb, light rain entering city, alt:3399m
27.4.07-10.5.07 Cusco - - - exploring Cusco, and hiking the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu, new chains on bikes, met 1 New Zealand touring cyclist
11.5.07 Curahuasi 121.8 8.14 14.7 climb out of Cusco before descent then steady climb, about 40-45 km of downhill to 1600m then 30km climb, 6 months on the road, alt:2675m
12.5.07 Abancay 70.9 6.08 11.5 continued climbing for about 35km to 4000m then dropped into Abancay, barely pedaled for an hour, touring cyclists: 2 Japanese, alt:2410m
13.5.07 on the side of a mountain 40.8 5.43 7.1 descended 15km to 1735 meters before turning onto gravel road and steeply climbing about 25km to 3021m
14.5.07 on top of a mountain 62.1 7.45 7.9 continued climb to 3925m for about 30km then descended several hundred meters in elevation before climbing again to 4160m, ryan has a flat in the rear tire
15.5.07 Andahualyas 39.6 2.19 17.1 descended on horrible gravel road, Erica considers it "the worst gravel road...ever", ryan gets a flat on the front tire, about 3km in city is paved, alt:about 2980m
16.5.07 Andahualyas - - - resting the legs and preparing for lots more climbing
17.5.07 Uripa 66.8 8.06 8.2 about 5km of paved road then back to gravel, descended and climbed all day from 2760m to 3260m to 2700m to 3750m to 3215m
18.5.07 Chimbas 58.9 6.59 8.4 descended to 1960m on bad gravel road before climbing 20km to 2833m, erica broke her chain, touring cyclists: 1 Spaniard
19.5.07 Paccpayocc 55.6 7.35 7.3 climbed about 30km more to 4110m, then descended to 3465m
20.5.07 Ayacucho 59.3 6.10 9.6 lots of ups and downs, steep climb into city, alt:2740m
21.5.07-22.5.07 Ayacucho - - - taking a break from the Peruvian Andes
23.5.07 Huanta 48.8 3.33 13.7 descended out of town then climbed a bit before descending into town, all paved roads, alt:2672m
24.5.07 small town 56.3 5.48 9.6 2km paved leaving town then back to gravel-dirt road,descent out of town, then ups and downs,alt:2390m
25.5.07 Quichuas 59.9 6.42 8.9 ups and downs the entire day on gravel road, met 2 germans cyclists, alt:2700m
26.5.07 Acostambo 63.9 6.48 9.3 ups and downs most of the day, first 37km gravel then paved ended with about a 10km steep climb, alt:3599m
27.5.07 Huancayo 44.7 2.41 16.6 about a 10km climb then descent into city, alt:3271m
28.5.07-29.5.07 Huancayo - - - relaxing
30.5.07 Jauja 48.1 2.35 18.6 fairly flat road, alt:3400m
31.5.07 La Oroya
S 1131.2'
W07554.1'
82.4 4.47 17.2 fairly flat ugly valley, ugly town, alt:3738m
1.6.07 Carhuaymayo 87.1 6.08 14.1 gradual climb, cold and light wind alt:4140m
2.6.07 Cerro de Pasco 45.8 3.27 13.2 fairly flat until last 10km of climbing followed by descent into city alt:4337
3.6.07 Huanuco 120.9 5.15 23 lots of downhill last 20km gradual downhill with heavy wind alt: about 1850m
4.6.07-5.6.07 Huanuco - - - relaxing
6.6.07 Huancapallac 21.5 3.05 6.9 first 2.5km out of city paved, then climbed bad rocky gravel road alt:2435m
7.6.07 Chavinillo 53.2 7.30 7.0 climbed for about 35km to 4011 meters then descended to 3465m, all on gravel road
8.6.07 La Union 66.7 6.23 10.4 short descent and climb followed by long 30km descent and 12km climb before descending again to 3250m
9.6.07 near Abra Yanashalla 51.1 6.48 7.5 gradual 20km climb on gravel then about 30km steep climb on paved road before returning to gravel road alt:4700m
10.6.07 Recuay 70.8 5.12 13.6 climbed to 4880m and then up and down for about 10km then descent before paved road for about 15km, Ryan gets rear flat tire, alt:3440m
11.6.07 Huaraz 28.4 1.26 19.8 nice and easy ride downhill on paved roads, alt:3091m
12.6.07-15.6.07 Huaraz - - - enjoying Huaraz, Ryan's frame gets a weld to get to Trujillo
16.6.07 Huallanca 109.0 5.33 19.6 almost entirely downhill, about 95km paved before gravel road, last 15km in narrow canyon through lots of tunnels, headwind in afternoon, alt:1387m
17.6.07 Chuquicara 68.7 6.42 10.2 lots of downhill, all gravel road, heavy headwind in afternoon, alt:514m
18.6.07 Viru 96.7 6.31 14.7 8km paved then 50km on gravel private road before Pan-American highway, headwind in afternoon alt:87m
19.6.07 Trujillo
S 0806.1'
W07901.5'
53.7 3.08 17.1 A few gradual climbs and descents through dessert areas, Ryan gets a flat tire after small crash entering the city looking at a cookie factory alt:70m
20.6.07-6.7.07 Trujillo - - - enjoying the city and waiting for new frame to arrive, Touring cyclists met at Luchos: Belgium 4, Netherlands 2, France 2
7.7.07 Pacasmayo 109.1 4.35 23.7 fairly flat a bit of tailwind and a short bit of sidewind, Lucho rode with us, almost robbed by a mototaxi near Paijan
8.7.07 Lambayeque 117.7 5.36 21 fairly flat with some tailwind, transit police helped us navigate through Chiclayo
9.7.07 Piura 206.8 8.24 24.5 flat with lots of tailwind, longest ride of the trip
10.7.07 Mancora 185.6 8.44 21.2 fairly flat most of ride with a few climbs and descents, tailwind for a lot of the ride
11.7.07 Tumbes
S 0334.2'
W08027.5'
105.2 5.38 18.6 fairly flat with some light side wind and a few small climbs
12.7.07 Aguas Verdes 27.3 1.21 20.1 flat easy ride to Ecuadorian border
- TOTAL 3135.4 - - -