2004 saw our first international adventure, Cycling from Arequipa upto Lake Titicaca, then on to Cusco, following the sacred valley to Machu Picchu. A great adventure, our first experience of riding at altitude and the disadvantages of the lower hygiene standards found in the developing world. A wonderful country with the friendliest people. An exciting complex history, amazing landscapes which range from coastal planes through the upper plateaux to the amazon basin. It is an amazing country to travel in especially by bike. Stay away from the airconditioned tourist buses & hotels to get the best view of the true peruvian way of life(and save a load of money).