Bike ‘n Hike, not Hike ‘n Bike; Peru

Set to a saw-toothed mountain backdrop in the Ancash region of Peru, sprawling Huaraz makes a good base for exploring the southern reaches of the Cordillera Blanca. Scruffy and noisy, it’s not without its charm; in some ways it reminds me of Leh, in the Indian Himalaya, another mountaineering hub. A couple of weeks ago I [...]