We set off again after another hearty breakfast and rode along the valley before climbing to one of the highest points of the tour, at 2029m. After a brief rest at the top we had an epic descent where the geared unicycles powered down the hill.
After lunch it was another climb, this time mixed in with trees (a rare sight on the tour so far, which had been dominated by grassland steppe). It was a tough rooty climb to the top, followed with another descent to our campsite. This time we were camped in a grassy field, and the insect life was abundant as we desperately tried to get our tents up to seek shelter from the creepy buzzy things.
We’d had few injuries on the tour so far, but it was good to see Nathan riding again, after a tummy bug. However, this time it was Daniels turn to fall ill, and he took the day off in the support vehicle.