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July 2016: Cycling from Bilbao to Manresa

In July 2016 I did a cycling trip from Bilbao to Manresa - a total of 760km. In this blog entry I share the route and some photos.

Note: there is an error in the track - I did not climb up to more than 1900m. This point of the track is for some reason wrong.

 

Photos:

9 July 2016: Ermua - Tolosa

Lima: last statistics

Today I did the last statistics of my cycling tour through Latin America.

Lima!

I left Paracas on Sunday, 21 April, for the last stretch up to Lima. On the first day I had some problems with my bicycle.

Ballestas Islands – Paracas National Park

Yesterday I finally went to the Ballestas Islands. We left at 8am with a speed boat, as the islands are about 24km from Paracas.

Palpa – Ica – Paracas

On Tuesday, 16 April, I continued my way in the direction of the Pacific ocean.

Abancay – Nazca – Palpa

After more than three months I finally got caught out by diarrhoea in Abancay. Because of this I decided to take the bus from Abancay to Nazca the following night.

Limatambo – Abancay

The second part of the way from Ollantaytambo to Abancay was harder. From Limatambo I first went further down – to 1800m.

Ollantaytambo – Limatambo

After Machu Picchu I had a rest day in Ollantaytambo. The village is also beautiful, and there are more Inca ruins nearby. But I didn't visit more ruins, but only had some walks, and rested.

Machu Picchu

On 4 April I finally left Cusco to go to Ollantaytambo. We left via the road via Pisac, and at first climbed up from Cusco up to almost 3800m, and then descended into the Sacred Valley, with beautiful views.

Two days in Cusco

For two days I'm now in Cusco. As I wrote before, Cusco is an extremely touristy city – too touristy. But I didn't do much of this.

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by Dr. Radut