Categoría: Biking

Chakinani
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24 mayo, 201628 febrero, 2019

Chakinani

Chaki: foot. Nani: trail, Foot trail – or single track. If there’s one word you should learn as a mountain biker in Peru, Chakinani should be it. It’s Quechuan, the language of the Incas, whose vast, pre-Hispanic empire erupted from the Peruvian highlands in the 13th Century, before engulfing the South American continent all the...

Tandem biking in the Andes
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24 mayo, 201528 febrero, 2019

Tandem biking in the Andes

After leaving Ecuador and before going to Bolivia, we decided to take our wheels toPeru, country of the Incas. You might think it’s a bit crazy, crossing the Andes on a tandem bike with a three year old in a trailer… to be honest, sometimes it is! Coming north from La Tina, we started with...

Mountain Biking in Huaraz, Peru
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24 mayo, 201128 febrero, 2019

Mountain Biking in Huaraz, Peru

After riding a 15 minute, spectacular technical downhill, I stopped at a clearing to look back at the 8 to 10 foot high steep and rock laden steps that I just finished riding over. My heart was pounding, my adrenaline flowing, my legs were tired, and I was dripping sweat from my brow. My brother-in-law...

Majestic mountainbiking!
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26 mayo, 201028 febrero, 2019

Majestic mountainbiking!

Majestic mountainbiking in mesmerizing mountains! That was what I was looking for and that’s what I found in Huaraz. At 3100m, caught between the Cordillera Negra and the Cordillera Blanca which contain the highest mountains in Peru, this city is the mecca for climbers, trekkers and mountaineers. But Huaraz has a trump card that is...

Epic Chakinani
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26 mayo, 200928 febrero, 2019

Epic Chakinani

And the winner of this year’s “World’s Best-kept Secret” award goes to—deafening silence and mounting suspense as the envelope is ceremoniously opened—MOUNTAIN BIKING IN THE CALLEJÓN DE HUAYLAS. Wild applause and a standing ovation!!! Cycling out my front door in Huaraz, hmmm, what network of world-class chakinäni (singletrack) today—Cordillera Blanca, Cordillera Negra, cross-country, downhill, or...

Go Big and Go Home
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26 mayo, 200828 febrero, 2019

Go Big and Go Home

“Hey you guys, watch out for the pig when you come around this corner,” Julio said, looking back up at us from around the tight switchback we were about to dive into. “He’s right here in the middle of the trail. And make sure you don’t ride over his leash. You should never ride over...