Somethings are missing in the story. It is strange that, after being atacked, they tried to camp only 10 minutes away?. There were at least 30 people chasing them and throwing rocks, and they were able to run for their lives for between 30 minutes to an hour through the village hills and rivers?.
Peru is a safe place to ride. As in any place in the world, you must know what places are secure and in what places you have to take some precautions. As an example, you can be stolen, raped o murder in USA if you enter in some dangerous neighborhood or if you find a gang in the middle of nowhere.
It is also important to say that this "villagers" are a kind of aboriginals, that consider they self like little kingdoms, and in the past, they had fought against Sendero Luminoso to keep their territory.
Seem that part of the history is true , and you can also see comments of people of Peru repudiating what happened http://elcomercio.pe/actualidad/1518...sinos-ocongate