As we say farewell to the Andes after several months we look back with a short video at some of our favourite moments.
Laura and Paddy's adventures by bike
I totally underestimated the difficulties of cycling at altitude, thinking that rising slowly on our bikes we would acclimatise easily. As beautiful as it is high up in Peru, I can’t wait to get back down to sea level and oxygen.
It took us four and a half days to cover 200km to the Bolivian border. We were slowed by the supplies we were carrying, the poor roads, the effects of climbing to 13,500ft and Paddy’s desire for an adventure.
After five nights in the tent and six days cycling through the Atacama Desert we made it from Copiapo to Antofagasta in time to celebrate my 30th birthday.