That was as far as our plans went. We considered a reverse Huascarán circuit, or a complete ride along the Callejón de Conchucos (the system of valleys bordering the Cordillera on the east); we had thoughts of riding up to some more lakes; we had heard of the route to Pasto Ruri, and read the account of two enterprising cyclists who had ridden there with their children.
But none of this was determined in advance: we planned the route as we covered it.
The modesty of our objectives gave us the freedom to do something weve often missed out on: taking rest days whenever tiredness or the existence of good hotels justified it. This (besides age, decrepitude, undernourishment, and several kg of paperback novels) may account for our record low of 42km per day.
There are 3 pages of route notes containing thumbnail links to 54 photographs:
[Click on the rectangular boxes to see detailed maps.]
Also shown on the map are roads covered in:
The narrative, meanwhile, covers the trip in 3 pages and adds some other pictures.
We have drawn a new high-res map and updated our old one:
We do not have a general info page for this trip, but we have updated the old one.
The GPS tracks were not recorded at the time but drawn subsequently (2019) from Google Maps. They should be used with caution.