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Spinning South week 78: Zumba to Bambamarca. Biking in Peru

How do you know that you still will have to bike quite some steep part up-hill? When oncoming motorcycles have switched their engines off.

We leave the neglected town of Zumba and follow the unpaved road to La Balsa. The big project of connecting Ecuador and Peru through this road has stranded while there is still public transportation organised at this side of the border.

From open buses which give you a great view and enough fresh air but no comfort at all, to (2) luxury touring cars pass us today on this very narrow road with several stretches of +20%.  The bus even has to pas through the river which must cause quite some challenges.

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