Abra Jayuri – 4,395m

This pass is on an unused little track, which to our surprise was all rideable. If heading from Chilcayocc/Putongo over to Soras and Chicha, this shortcut avoids the descent to Querobamba, and saves over 20km of cycling. The pass isn’t very defined – it’s all gentle, rolling puna in this area.

Another great shortcut

Name of Pass Abra Jayuri
Where Between Putongo/Querobamba road (6km) and Querobamab/Autama road (3km)
GPS Co-ords 14.047 S, 73.752 W
Altitude 4,395m
Amount climbed 170m (all on ripio) in 3/4 hour from the Putongo/Querobamba road