Manu Biosphere Reserve (5 Days)

  • Manu Biosphere Reserve
  • Manu Biosphere Reserve
  • Manu Biosphere Reserve
  • Manu Biosphere Reserve

CROSS THE ANDES TO THE AMAZON¨

Spectacular landscapes mark this which combines the heights of the Andes in Cusco with the famous Manu nature reserve in the jungle. The ideal combination of sport and action when cycling, with the observation of flora and fauna in a pristine natural environment.

  • Mountain Bike on real Inca trails with around 1,000 years old.
  • Ride on remote destinations where civilization is hours away.
  • Impressive and unique landscapes with big valleys, glaciers and deep canyons.
  • Two experienced mountain bike guides that will take you safe and with a lot of fun.
  • Meet the local people and know the way they live.
  • Main locations: Cusco and Sacred Valley.
  • Free day to visit Machu Picchu, one of the New 7 Wonders on Earth!

Peru is still a country to be explored and discover ancient trails that were built thousands of years ago. We have more than 20 years exploring and finding ancient trails that are perfect for mountain biking all over Peru. We know that there’s still a lot to be explored but we already know which and where are the best trails that will make this adventure a unique and memorable experience of a lifetime! The variety of trails in this trip is so diverse that we will be riding our bikes from 0 to 4,500 meters of elevation and in the coast as well as in the Andes Mountains and very close to the jungle.

Nowadays, Peru is being recognized as one of the best destinations for mountain biking around the world not only by the quality of the trails but also for their history and culture of thousands of years old reflected on old fortresses and a trail network of more than 20,000Km. Also in Peru, we have an amazing food that it’s one of the highlights of this trip.

Day 1 - Cusco - Tres Cruces.

  • Max. Elevation: 4200m./13125f.
  • Min. Elevation: 2900m./9700f.
  • Average distance: 50km.
  • Difficult level: 2-3
  • Estimate time: 5 hours.

Meal: L, D.

Accommodation: Camp

Our bus takes us from Cusco, for about 2 hours, to the heights of the community of CUYO GRANDE. The cycling trip is along the flat land, with gentle up and down hills until we reach the community of COLQUEPATA. Here we take a rest and enjoy an energizing lunch, to continue descending along the ruin of an Inca trail to the town of Paucartambo. Here we put the bicycles on the bus, which take us to the lookout at tres cruces (3880m) where we camp.

Day 2 – Tres Cruces – Cloud Forest.

  • Max. Elevation: 3880m./12125f.
  • Min. Elevation: 1500m./4925f.
  • Average distance: 60km.
  • Difficult level: 2-3
  • Estimate time: 6 hours.

Today we get up before dawn to see the fabulous spectacle of the sunrise which comes up between the clouds of the forest and reaches our feet. After a restorative hot breakfast, we take our bikes and start to ride from the campsite to the checkpoint to the National Park of Manu on what will be a day of downhill on the dirt road. We are surprised by the extreme change in scenery as it gradually changes into dense vegetation of the jungle. In the middle of the jungle we will be having our lunch from there to see our campsite, on the way if we have good luck we will see the national bird of Peru ( coco of the rock), and other type of birds and animals, if the climate it is so hot lest enjoy a good shower in the river.

Meal: L, D.

Accommodation: Camp

Day 3 – cloud forest – Atalaya

  • Max. Elevation: 1500m./4925f.
  • Min. Elevation: 500m./ 1000f.
  • Average distance: 50km.
  • Difficult level: 2-3
  • Estimate time: 5 hours.

We are begging our day if we don´t have a lucky yesterday to see the coco of the rock, after that we take our bikes and back to the dirt road, which through a combination of descents and flat ground takes us to Atalaya village where we end for that day the day bike, from there we take a boat ride to the lodge, where we takes a rest for the time of afternoon.

Meals: B, L, D.

Day 4 – lodge explorer.

  • Max. Elevation: 500m./1000f.
  • Min. Elevation: 450m./ 920f.
  • Average distance: 3km.
  • Difficult level: 2-3
  • Estimate time: 2 hours.

That day in the morning it is completely relaxing to walk into the trials (trochas) with a guide, to see birds, orchids, butterflies, monkeys, etc, it was good you going to have another opportunity to explore in this afternoon.

Meals: B, L, D.

Day 5 Atalaya – Cusco.

In the morning we take the bus back to Cusco but before that, we will be stop in Ajanaco (the check point of Manu National Park), from there we ride our bikes in a descent on a dirt road to Paucartambo, after lunch, we continue by our bus to Cusco.

Included

  • Two nights camp site.
  • Two lodges.
  • Mountain bike.
  • Hetmet and gloves.
  • Transportation from your hotel to the departure point and from the end the ride back to your hotel.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Mechanic. /assistant guide (when 5 client or more).
  • Meals listed in the itinerary.
  • Cook and cooking equiment.
  • Personal tent (in double accommodation).
  • Snack.
  • First aid kit.
  • One mattress per person.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs.
  • Jungle lodge accommodation.

Not included

  • Sleeping bag.

What we recommend you to bring:

  • Daypack to carry your personal thinks.
  • Camera.
  • Sunblock.
  • Sun glasses.
  • Light jacket for wind and rain.
  • Non disponsable water canteen. We provide you with fresh water in order to avoid using plastic bottles.
  • Strong footwear (biking shoes trekking boots, sandals).
  • Insect repellent.
  • A duffle bag with a change of clothes.
  • Warm clothes for the night.
  • Light clothing for the jungle(light long sleeved shirts and pants).
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Flash light and batteries.
  • Towel.
  • Swimsuit.
  • Sancks will be providing by our staff, but if you are used special energy sancks we recommend you to bring them with you.
  • Cash in soles (no ATM machines avaible out of Cusco city).