Holibobs with the famalam: Cusco and beyond

We cycled into Cusco a full week before Sarah’s parents were due to arrive, so we had some time to kill. We stayed at Hostal Estrellita, known to be a hub for passing cycle tourers, and met 2 other cyclist couples from the UK – Laura and Herbie (Pedalling to Patagonia); and Sarah and Tony. We spent most of the week hanging out with these guys and eating our weight in French pastries from the bakery next door.

When Sarah’s parents arrived, we quickly got into some serious sight seeing. After a couple of days of acclimatisation in Cusco, we headed to Machu Picchu on the train, then worked our way along the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We travelled by coach to Puno and took a day’s boat trip around a portion of lake Titicaca. We then bussed it to Arequipa and explored the Colca Canyon, before returning to Cusco.

 

Cusco

 

The Sacred Valley of the Incas

 

Puno

 

Colca Canyon