Peru by Motorbike

The moment you enter Peru, you know you are in heaven. This is probably the most archaeologically rich country in the world. From Machu Picchu to the heavenly mountains of the Andes. The riding is spectacular and the food and culture equally diverse. I would spend a few weeks here, visiting Cusco, Jaen, Trujillo, and taking a days motorbike trip through the Sacred Valley. The country has a surprise around every corner. I had to stop off a few times on the side of the road to do some maintenance, and my front tire began leaking air at an accelerated rate, something I would have to endure for my entire journey.

My base for Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley would be Cusco, a city on a mountain with fantastic views and a great old town. I also witnessed first hand how the police treat the indigenous peoples of this great country, and it was demoralizing to see.

Considering the value these peoples bring to tourism in this country it is something that really stopped me in my tracks, not only what they did, but the seeming enjoyment that got out of the raid.

Blog Posts

In each of my blog posts, I write about what I have done for the day, I have map views of my rides from the Rever App and I discuss the cities I have passed through on my way. I hope you enjoy the posts and can learn something from them. Some blog posts include information about border crossings, what to have with you, how to plan them and what to expect at each frontier.

Puno Peru to La Paz Bolivia by Motorbike

Ride Day 55: Puno, Peru to La Paz, Bolivia by Motorbike

After nearly 3 weeks in Peru, it was time to go from my last stop in Puno and across the border by motorbike into La Paz, Bolivia. The trip would take me following across mostly on paved roads and swept along high altitude valleys for most of the way through a variety of weather conditions. Thankfully there was little to no traffic on this road as it is the northernmost border town from Peru to Bolivia.

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Cusco Peru to Puno Peru by Motorbike

Ride Day 54: Cusco to Puno, Peru by Motorbike

After spending 5 nights touring Machu Picchu and The Sacred Valley, I was off again on the road to Puno, Peru, on Lake Titicaca. I started off at before 6 am and would ride into the evening traveling over 550 miles (910 kilometers). I would travel through cities and villages such as Andahuaylillas, San Pedro, San Pablo, Arequipa, Moquegua, Cutimbo on my way to my final destination on Puno, Peru

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Cusco Peru to Machu Picchu with Belmond Hiram Bingham

Ride Day 52: Cusco, Peru to Machu Picchu with Belmond Hiram Bingham

After spending a day touring Cusco, Peru and organizing my trip to Machu Pichu (which took some time), it was Machu Picchu Day! I left my home at 7 am and rode to Poroy Station where I would embark on my journey to Machu Picchu with Belmond Hiram Bingham train and tour. The ride was mostly through small towns and was a lot of fun, even though I had some weather on the journey.

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Jaen, Peru to Trujillo, Peru

Ride Day 47: Jaen, Peru to Trujillo, Peru by Motorbike

After spending only two nights in Jaén, Peru I had a long day riding to Trujillo, Peru which is where I would spend only one night. It would take me a massive 13 hours to get to Trujillo, Peru taking in around 400 miles (625 kilometers) mostly on the paved roads. The biggest feature of this ride was going from the dense lush rainforests into the barren mountains and windswept deserts of Peru.

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In all of my videos, I discuss my days riding and the things I see whilst on the road. I try to inform you every step of the way of how my day is going and what I have learned from the experience. Each video has commentary, except for any Samsung gear 360 Videos and Videos from the Drone.