A land of adventure and wonder, Peru offers a multitude of cycling options, for the most intrepid mountain bikers to backpackers looking for a unique experience.
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Soroche, or mountain sickness, is present throughout the Andean region; it must be taken into account during a stay in the Andes. The first days at altitude are used to acclimatize: do not hesitate to live a little in slow motion. If you walk faster than the local population ... slow down!

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The official currency of Peru is the new soil (./S). A new floor is composed of 100 centimes. There are 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 ./S notes, 1, 2 and 5 ./S coins as well as 10, 20 and 50 cents. One dollar CAD is worth about 2.50 soles, one dollar is worth 3.25 soles and one euro around 4.00 soles (exchange rate of March 2018).

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Peru is a safe country, especially in tourist areas where the police presence is noticeable. But the poverty that is found in the country generates as little crime everywhere (pickpockets, robberies, minor aggression, etc.); it is therefore recommended to take the basic precautions necessary to avoid an unfortunate situation.

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We strongly recommend to consult a specialized health-travel clinic in order to have the advice of qualified doctors in the field of health abroad. But to avoid digestive problems, it is first of all necessary to pay attention to water and prefer filtered or bottled water.


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