100 days and a vulcanoDecember 16, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C
In order to celebrate 100 days of our trip, we wanted to do something special. So when we were told that you can cycle all the way into the crater of Nevado de Toluca, we were hooked. We started our climb after breakfast. Luckily, we could leave our backs at our hosts in Metepec, so the bikes felt really light. We stopped for a second breakfast at some restaurants on the way to the volcano. Good idea, as we had to climb another 1200m from there, 1000m of them on gravel. The crater is at an elevation of 4250m, by far the highest we've ever been on bicycles! However, the effort was totally worth it! Views were incredible, especially as there are 2 lagunes in the crater. We enjoyed the ride, the views, the nature and the silence. Definitely a good practice run for the high altitudes awaiting us in Peru and Bolivia.
On the way down, we had to hurry as clouds had come in and it was freezing cold. Back in town, we had a hot shower first before going out for pizza. We urgently needed those calories!Read more