Arrival at Cusco
Just a few days left before Bertrand reaches Cusco, a particularly difficult part of the trip as the difference in height is amazingly high. At 4000m, air is rarer and consequently, it’s more difficult to make physical efforts.
It’s the rainy season when Bertrand reaches the plateau of Perù at more than 4600m. He quickly needs to put on waterproof and warm clothes. Here, the rain transforms into tiny snowflakes that whip his face while he’s cycling.
Fortunately, the sun comes back as soon as he gets down again, along the Río Pachachaca Abancay, on his way to Abancay. The landscape is beautiful and nature is everywhere.
Between Abancay and Curahuasi (100km of mountains between and 4100m), he finds loads of eucalyptus trees. It smells good but brings an overbearing dampness.
A last day cycling from 2500 to 3400m and Bertrand reaches a high plateau for the last staight line in the direction of Cusco.
As soon as he gets to Cusco, Bertrand takes a shower and goes for a drink in a local bar with a Greek friend he met a few days earlier on the road of Huaraz.
“Despite the first days which were very strenuous and the rainy season, I’m full of joy and well-being after this part of the trip. I’m discovering and rediscovering the joy of moving on by bike and I have a sense of fulfilment..”
“My Aevon trailer STD100 is still working fine despite a little accident that bent my swing arm. I have been able to repair it temporarily but a new swing arm will be arriving soon so I can go on my trip serenely. Thank you Aevon for helping me with this !“