CA-109 (Bambamarca-Celendín)

Road CA-109 (Bambamarca-Celendín)

CA-109 is a very dangerous high mountain road located in northern Peru. This route is not recommended if your passengers are prone to car sickness. Don’t stuff your belly too much. Eventually, you might feel vomiting temptations.

The road is 109 km long and links the villages of Bambamarca and Celendín, in the department of Cajamarca. The route has humbled many egos. It’s not for the sissies and shouldn’t be attempted by novice drivers. The surface of the road is gravel. Drivers must remain cautious as the journey has been known to claim the lives of careless drivers.

Along the way you’ll have to face a hundred of hairpin turns.Its many twists, turns and narrows can pose a challenge to even the most experienced drivers. Drive with care as this is a mountain road with dangerous dropoffs. Located within the Andes mountain range, this is a high mountain road, climbing up to 3.755m (12,319ft) above the sea level.


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NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.