On Friday 20th February after recommends from two other adventure bikers we’ve met along the road (thanks Juan in Lima & Rhys in Nazca), we rode the Cañón del Pato (Duck Canyon) from East to West setting off from Huaraz at 7:30 am. Duck Canyon is on the Rio Santa (Santa River) in north-central Peru. The mostly rocky canyon walls are too steep and arid for cultivation and the ride is primarily dirt road with steep drops down into the fast flowing river below – it is an epic ride.
The highway along this route is mostly dirt and has 35 one-lane tunnels before it emerges onto the western face of the Cordillera Negra high above the town of Huallanca where there is a hydro-electric plant. It will stay in our memories for a long time. We hope you enjoy this short movie and if you are in Peru please consider driving or riding this road. (We wouldn’t however recommend doing it on a coach!!)
Movie link here: http://youtu.be/kDEvy24ZXOQ