In this tour, we will enjoy the best that Peru has to offer for mountain biking, riding every day in a different place and also in different regions. Our first ride is in Pachacamac, near Lima, with mountains almost in front of the ocean. The next day we go to the Andes of Lima to start riding at 3,600 meters and reach the Pacific Ocean where we can take a swim after our ride! Then we fly to Cusco and we will be riding trails in Cusco, Sacred Valley and also the mountains of the Vilcanota Mountain Range reaching an elevation of 4,500 meters as the highest of the whole tour. Almost half the tour, we have a day to visit Machu Picchu but if you are not interested, we can plan another bike ride!
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.
Early in the morning, we take the shuttle to the airport for a 1-hour flight to Cusco. After we reach the hotel and have a delicious lunch near the plaza, we build our bikes and get ready for a ride starting right from the hotel. We will ride above Cusco and reach the Inca site of Saqsayhuaman on our bikes. Then comes a nice downhill back to Cusco where we can find some jumps and berms built by the local riders.
Early in the morning after a delicious breakfast, we will be transferred to the mountain pass of Tica Tica above Cusco to reach the start of the trial at almost 4,000m. We will go traversing the mountains following different type of trails and connecting different Inca sites. At the end of the ride, we finish riding some local’s downhill trails. In the afternoon there is an optional hike around the main square to visit the local market and other interesting sites inside the city of Cusco.
Early in the morning after a delicious breakfast, we take the bus for a short shuttle to Sacred Valley. We start riding from the Inca village of Chinchero at 3,765m (12,352ft.) and crossing the agricultural fields on top of the Valley until we reach the village of Misminay where we will stop for lunch. After lunch, we continue riding and descending to the bottom of the Sacred Valley passing by the Inca round terraces of Moray.
Today we have a day off the bikes and it’s a good time to visit Machu Picchu, one of the new 7 wonders on earth! The visit to this archaeological site is simply amazing. You can’t miss this visit if you are in Peru, it’s like going to Egypt and not visit the pyramids! Early in the morning, we will take you to the train station to start this amazing journey to the upper part of the Amazon Jungle and visit Machu Picchu. Note: The price of this tour is not included on the tour price.
This is one of the most amazing trails in the whole Andes mountains and we found it 10 years ago after a long day of exploring the mountains. Our shuttle takes us to the mountain pass of Patacancha at 4,500m. We start riding from this point descending the whole valley and climbing to follow the old Inca trail to Ollantaytambo. On the way, we pass by the Inca fortress of Pumamarca. Distance: 31.5Km; total climbs: 455m; total descend: 2,062m; average time: 5Hr; elevation: between 2,829 and 4,460m.
Early in the morning after breakfast, we take the van to reach another mountain pass on top of Sacred Valley. From the top of the mountains, we start riding this amazing Inca trail that was used in the past to go to Lares and the Amazon Jungle. This trail has several sections of cobbled rock and rock steps passing through some impressive sites like narrow canyon where there is only room for the river and the trail! At the end of the ride we have lunch and then we return to Cusco where we will end with another epic descent.
Two experienced guides will be present at all time. They will assist you when needed and help you improve your mountain bike skills. Our guides are also expert in mechanics and can solve almost any problem with the bikes.