Peru – Sacred Single Track Day 2

16th May 2017 Left Cusco at 0800 and headed over the mountain pass in the van taking us in the direction of Pisac and into the Sacred Valley. Just after the village of Ccorao, we turned off the main road and started th 45min climb up a dirt track to 3600m and the top of the trail. This trail was a fantastic start to the longer descents I was expecting, fast, flowing lines with hidden corners and startled locals enjoying the morning sun. The GoPro footage would make for great viewing if it it wasn’t corrupt. So will have to work that one out, as the dubious river crossing will make good viewing! We joined the road for a short while, which resulted somehow, in Chris`s pedalls falling off three times in less than 10minutes. I didn`t think that was possible, but yes, it is! After the blast down the road, we jumped back on the trail, getting lost looking

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Peru – Sacred Single Track Day 1

14/15th May 2017 Well, first post, lets start with the most recent before I forget.  I stumbled upon a guided tour of Peru while looking for experiences of solo cycling holidays in Patagonia, turned out to be a lucky stumble. Provided by Saddle Skeddadle and partner Amazonas Explorer, it was a 14 day supported guided tour through the best singletrack trails to be found in the Sacred Valley, finished off with a trip to Machu Picchu.  Graded as a 4-5 on difficulty and skill required, I was immediately itching to get back on a mountain bike after 8 months of lycra and road miles in Rio.  Although road riding in Rio is arguably just as extreme as mountain biking! Won’t go into too much detail of the ‘real’ day 1, but I arrived on the 14th, and met out guide, Carlos Salazar and driver Percey.  Pair of heros.  The day was just phaffing about and getting acclimatised, met brothers Chris

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