PERU Colca Canyon
Ride out from Chivay to experience Colca Canyon and see the condors
Dist: 42 km; Date Mar 2014
Enjoy the small town of Chivay and then set off on the 1SE highway to the southwest. After about 40 km of unpaved road through small towns and beautiful scenery you’ll reach the Mirador Cruz del Cóndor where, if your timing is good, you catch views of the condors swooping over and into the canyon.
For an adventure that I wish I had tried, see if you can descend the hillside cross the Río Colca at Lari, returning to Chivay along the Carretera Ichupampa Lari. Might be fun, might be really tough. If you do it, let me know.