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Cañon Del Pato - Bicycling Caraz - Peru

Though the Cañon del Pato (literally the "duck canyon") doesn't actually feature any ducks, it does however offer a popular day trip for cyclists looking for thrills. North of Caraz, the Cordillera Blanca and the Cordillera Negra almost meet in a spectacular canyon that is more than 1000 meters (3,281 ft) high yet at some points only six meters (20 ft) wide. The road that passes through the canyon is known for its tunnels, which number 35. You can rent bikes in Caraz and do it yourself; it's a couple of hours' ride from Caraz (be sure to use helmets, headlights and visible clothing). Alternatively, a trip through an agency can also be arranged (this is recommended if you are a less experienced cyclist).

Caraz, Peru


By Martha Crowley

I work as an Editor/Writer at Viva Travel Guides in Quito, Ecuador. I first came to Latin America five years ago to escape rainy...

14 May 2012

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