780 mi. / 1,255 km22 days
Camino Del Puma: Peru and Bolivia
comment 67 time Jan 17 compose Mark and Hana Latin America
Sparsely populated, diverse in landscapes, and rich in culture and history, the southwestern corner of Peru is a remarkable region to tour by bike. Camino Del Puma follows a high elevation route from Arequipa to Lago Titicaca and back. Forming a 1,255 kilometer loop, the route weaves through the colorful landscapes of Peru’s dramatic Central Volcanic Zone, rolls easily along the sunny plains surrounding sparkling Lago Titicaca, skirts the arid northern margin of the Atacama Desert, and dives into one of the country’s deepest canyons, all the while connecting an interesting string of remote towns and pueblitos.