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Perú: Desaguadero – Arequipa via Volcan Ticsani

| Alaska to Argentina, Bike Packing, Peru | 8 Comments
Alone on the Altiplano Here's the story of our 570km ride from the Bolivia/Peru Border at Deasaguadero back to sunny Arequipa via some remote stretches of the departments of Puno, Tacna and Moquegua, southern Peru. This…

Bolivia: Copacabana – Desaguadero

| Alaska to Argentina, Bike Packing, Bolivia | One Comment
Bolivia, briefly. As I described in our last post, our original plan had been to enter Bolivia for just a few days and then turn north, towards Cusco, where we were going to have some extended…

Bikepacking Basics: a Beginners Guide to Multi-day Dirt Rides

| Bike Packing, Cycle Touring, Equipment, Tips & How Tos | 2 Comments
Introduction Bikepacking is a new name for an old sport: multi-day mountain biking or dirt-road touring with an emphasis on travelling light and seeking adventurous routes. Ever since the late 1800’s intrepid cyclists have strapped…

Perú: Arequipa – Copacabana, via Volcan Ubinas

| Alaska to Argentina, Bike Packing, Peru | 7 Comments
More Cones and Canyons. This post comes from just inside the Bolivia border, at Copacabana. It has been a fascinating and tough 10 day ride from Arequipa to here, once more crossing the Continental Divide…