Haven’t Started Yet, Really Pumped Up!
In an effort to step up our altitude acclimation on day 3 our guide Victoria decided to take us on a “small” mountain biking excursion around the Peruvian countryside. Loved seeing other parts of the country at a slower pace but literally had my butt handed to me. In hindsight, to mountain bikers it was a small bike ride but to people who haven’t been on bikes in years it felt like part of an ironman!
On route to start our mountain biking morning we stopped by to see my spirit animal! I wanted to cuddle him closer but I was advised against it. Never the less the locals got a good laugh out of it and I was happy to justify my hat purchase from Pisac!
Bike ride Peru to finish training for the Inca Trail!
New Friends for Life!
JJ Pulled Over Fast When We Saw This Guy!
Don’t let the photos fool you, this “small” mountain bike trip was a struggle! I walked my bike more than I rode it and my poor butt was sore for a few days after bouncing around the hills on a bike seat.
What a Lake!
Just Keep Pedaling.
JJ, was kind enough to follow closely behind and I could’ve surrendered and rode in the van but I refused to give up. It was nice to have him there for water breaks!
JJ, the Real MVP!
Like I said the countryside was so pretty and it was nice to see it in a different way. We started near a beautiful lake, rode through a small town and then along some orange hills.
Rolling Hills All Around.
Reverse Hiking in Pisac, You can read all about that here.
Legit Gorgeous Views. The Incas Really Knew How to Pick a Location!
A few sets of atv’ers passed us and kicked up the dust but otherwise it was a pleasant way to spend the morning. Turns out Vicky and her husband are pro mountain bikers so I’m sure they got quite the laugh out of our inabilities but honestly so did we!
Felt a Bit Never Ending.
Finished The Ride, Happy Sore Girls!
More Peruvian Fun Below:
Peru Country Guide
Peru in 24 Frames
Beginning Altitude Acclimation at Saqsaywaman
Exploring the Colors and Cultures of Cusco
Feeding Alpacas near Cusco at Awana Kancha
Reverse Hike in Pisac
Micro Climates of Moray
Salt Mines of the Sacred Valley
So you want to hike for 4 days straight? Inca trail Days 1 and 2 baby!
Keep Hiking On! Inca Trail Days 3 and 4!
Visiting One of the New Wonders of the World – Machu Picchu!
Don’t Stop, Keep Hiking Higher – Huayna Picchu
A Night Under the Stars at the Skylodge
The Gateway to the Inca Trail – Ollantaytambo
Rainbow Mountains, a Colorful Day Trip!
A Child’s Dream, a Trip to Monkey Island – Peruvian Amazon
Peruvian Amazon, a “Relaxing” End to a Great Trip
Land and Water, Tambopata and Lago Sandoval – Peruvian Amazon