Tripstagram part 6: Huaraz to

My journey on Instagram part six, from Huaraz to the end in Paracas, Peru. https://www.instagram.com/p/BeerMWgnrhg/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/Bex0BVhHpBa/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/Be9DRkLnjHx/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BfJl7ipHc6_/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BfZ9jX5HB2g/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/Bfg9D3fHz50/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BfjiGSHn86N/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/Bfrie1XnoEw/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BgGwULvhmzs/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BgJI7T6BTmC/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores  

Tripstagram part 5: Chachapoyas to Huaraz

My journey on Instagram, part 4, from Chachapoyas to Huaraz in Peru. https://www.instagram.com/p/BdHCMy3HVkR/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BdJp2_CH9HQ/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BdRQjmxn7tI/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BdV_-h9H-lH/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/Bdal2JAnQAJ/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/Bdgby8knPYM/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BdlM2NUHefO/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BdlOcbWHznY/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BdssB5pnEIP/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/Bdz33ehH8BE/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BeBmEuRnIRx/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BeJaLGCnK8d/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BeO9veaHN9Q/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BeS-A4OHxX6/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores

Tripstagram pt. 4: Quito to Mancora

My journey on Instagram, part 4, from Quito, Ecuador, to Mancora, Peru. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bb5kd3EnfZE/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/Bb9hHB0HdCH/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BcChfBTnWs6/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BcGU1SuH8oF/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BcKO9QmHKBL/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BcOApZKn8-d/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BcdepqCHBYz/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BclCNoBHVUL/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BcpWC-HnQA5/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BcvgjDvnmgb/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/Bcz484BHydA/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc5OEfjneWP/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BdAq3HQHaU-/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores Click here for part five.

The final stretch: Tarma to Paracas

Should I stay or should I go? I don't even really like the Clash, but I couldn't think of another song lyric or cliche to encapsulate my mentality the last week of my trip. I was lying in a hotel room in Tarma, a touristy city in the eastern Andes of Peru, battling a nasty … Continue reading The final stretch: Tarma to Paracas

Up against the divide: Cajatambo to Tarma

Cold. Tired. Uninspired. Bored? The last week of riding was my toughest yet mentally and physically. For three days I felt like I was on the world’s largest yo-yo – slogging up huge climbs, only to be greeted by rain and snow and a long drop back down. I had one particularly amazing day that … Continue reading Up against the divide: Cajatambo to Tarma

The Cordillera Blanca: Caraz to Huaraz

“Why aren’t you smiling? Why aren’t you happy?” I had just collapsed after cresting a 4,750 metre high pass in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca following an afternoon and morning of pushing my bike up through sopping wet meadows, fast-flowing creeks, steep rocky slopes, rain and snow. There was Iohan, already at the top, already eager to … Continue reading The Cordillera Blanca: Caraz to Huaraz

El Silencio – Huamachuco to Caraz

"El Silencio" - what Peruvians call the high altitude regions of the country where few venture and only the hardiest make a living. It's a land of towering mountains, grassy valleys, azure lakes, hardscrabble herders and their flocks, and, unfortunately, massive mines that scar an otherwise beautiful landscape. I had seen pictures of these landscapes … Continue reading El Silencio – Huamachuco to Caraz