Route 123 | Warning

Peru

WARNING: THIS PLACE HAS BEEN FLAGGED FOR DELETION!

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5 months ago
Altitude:
156.9 masl
Contributor:
maya.quest

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EDIT: road is in perfect condition, bridge is fixed!According to other Overlanders, if you take this “short cut” (road 123) you’ll need 3 hours for 32km, since the road is bad/not paved. So if you’re coming from Trujillo, head down towards Santa/Chimbote, from there head up on road 12, which is paved all the way. We did road 12 and it was fine, we could see other cars on 123, still looked like a dirt road.
2023/04: bridge on other side of road is missing 5m of original decking. Makeshift planking allows light vehicles to pass.

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The road is perfect and they fixed the bridge. Can hold max 25t. With our 4t no problem. See warning sign about the bridge at the end of this road. It’s completely fixed. Best road we had since travelling in South America 😊

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Bridge is fixed. Saw a at least 10 ton truck fully loaded pass.

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Best road in Peru, until...the bridge. The guys helped us with wooden planks, but one of them broke under the weight of our 3.5 to Sprinter van. I didn't get stuck, but wouldn't do it again.

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The road is really good, most of it recently paved... But the bridge it's still broken and it won't change... thou... YOU CAN TIP THE GUYS OVER THERE AND THEY WILL LEND YOU SOME WOODEN PLANKS TO PUT ON THE BRIDGE AND PASS OVER. It is still scary to pass, but it is ok... we weight almost 3tn... Big rigs abstain to cross...
Have fun!
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road condition is really good, BUT the bridge on the east side which you have to cross is really in bad shape and there are only a few wood planks that the guys lay inside the big hole in the middle of the bridge, so passing is really scary and really just possible for light vehicles! (see photo)

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Good quality gravel road, partly asphalt too. The bridge on the eastern side is of low quality and I'd say 3500kg max.

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Very smooth gravel road and nice views.
Didn’t take long with a motorcycle

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we made 1h20 to do this road with a 2wd 4runner. the road is very beautiful
it's better to have a high clearance, I think is doable with low clearance but clearly less easy

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According to other Overlanders, if you take this “short cut” (road 123) you’ll need 3 hours for 32km, since the road is bad/not paved. So if you’re coming from Trujillo, head down towards Santa/Chimbote, from there head up on road 12, which is paved all the way. We did road 12 and it was fine, we could see other cars on 123, still looked like a dirt road.

(There’s already a warning at the end of this road on iOverlander, but it’s a bit confusing to know which road is bad/where it starts and ends, since on google maps this road is tiny to see - so just adding it on this side)

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