Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Peru - Machu Picchu and Lares

Day 3 in Peru included visiting the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu.  While some visit this place for mystic or spiritual reasons, I came for the views.

The Inca people were master engineers, excavators and builders.  These structures have stood for centuries in a region known for earthquakes and have survived intact.  

The reminder of day 3 was spent riding to the mountain pueblo of Lares, which is the starting point for the Lares Trek.  This area is remote and beautiful.

The road from Calca, Peru into Lares is a twisty, turny 55 km road where the first 25 is smooth pavement and the last 30 is a gravel road that's wide enough for one car. We road this section at night.

Half way to Lares, Peru

Our accommodations in Lares

Day 4 was spent exploring the area around Lares and riding the road back to Calca, ending up back in Cuzco for the night.

This was a great place to see and ride

A very accurate sign

More to come...

Gerald Trees
Dream Your Ride


  1. Wow! Stunning views and roads!

    1. Cynthia, the roads in Peru are amazing as are the views. Thank you for commenting.