Ready Set Go Day 08.

During this adventure there have been many activities that we have been able to tick off our bucket lists and today we were able to accomplish yet another, mountain bike riding.

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Today we headed to the Moras to embark on another journey. Here, we commenced a 20 kilometre mountain bike ride with everyone experiencing a range of emotions from thrill to dread.
We were exposed to the elements and enjoyed nice sunny weather which was much more satisfying than the enclosed air conditioned bus.

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We stopped for a well deserved rest at Tiobamba. Where we saw a breathtaking chapel and learnt about Catholic religion and Inca traditions still held by the Peruvians today.

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We continued our journey, not just physically but mentally. The downhill parts of the ride were good for enjoying the scenery. Whilst the uphill intense parts allowed us to focus on speed and pushed everything else out of our minds but the ride.
We arrived at our halfway point feeling drained and down. Our spirits were lifted by a delicious pre packed lunch by Mama Rosa. We ventured onwards to explore the salt mines at maras. Where we were astonished to discover that the salts contained 834 minerals and could save you a lifetime worth of dental bills.

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We still had not reached our finally destination. Bruised and battered we got back on the bikes and set out to Ollantaytambo.
As we rode through the mountains and the valleys we were closer and more connected to the outdoors and the people there. There are many ways to describe the feeling. Free. Exhilarating.

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The ride was a nice change of pace from all the walking and hiking done over the past days and considering the speed and distance we all felt accomplished afterwards.

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We reached the journey’s end feeling run-down yet surprised by our endurance and strength and in need of great celebration. Luckily we found ourselves at The Sacred Valley Brewery Co where we were able to enjoy a selection of their finest beers. As they say ‘A beer a day keeps the doctor away’.


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