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Peru

Mountain Bike in The Peruvian Andes

Ride endless flowing singletrack in the shadow of the majestic Andes while visiting ancient Inca sites on this all-mountain dream trip

Pedal along ancient trade routes and transportation trails linking mythic Incan cities, remote Peruvian settlements and magical archaeological sites. Gaze outward at massive glaciers, sample Peruvian cuisine and feel the rush of descending over 20,000 feet in 6 days. This is a true adventurer’s paradise, with unforgettable culture, jaw-dropping landscapes, and the best riding of your life.
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Trip Wows
Enjoy a full day of hiking in Macchu Pichu, one of the most breathtaking views in the world
Share a mid-ride meal with the Inkan community of Huilloc and learn about their incredible weaving skills
Take a tour of the ancient saltwater pools, the Maras Salt Mines, or Salinas de Maras
Shuttle up high into the Andes Mountains and ride singletrack with views you've only dreamt of
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You guys did a stellar job of leading the group around some of the coolest terrain any of us have seen. Most importantly, you did it with style and grace and always the utmost of professionalism. This has truly been an experience of a lifetime.
-Mark

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Today you will meet your guides at your first night's hotel at 9:00 AM to discuss the day's ride and put the finishing touches on your bike setup. Then take a short warm up spin from the hotel, climbing to the Inca site of Saqsayhuaman and upper Cusco. After exploring the top of the trail, you'll get an unbelievable descent following a network of sweet singletrack trails back to the center of Cusco. Tonight, gather with your new travel companions for a comprehensive trip overview and introductions before enjoying a delicious Peruvian dinner. *Cusco is at approximately 11,000 feet in elevation which can affect your riding and health in general. We strongly advise you arrive to Cusco two or three days in advance to allow your body to acclimate to the higher elevation before attempting to ride.*
Today's Ride:

Welcome to Cusco
Approximately 7 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing and 1,000 feet of descending

Hotel:

Mamasara Hotel

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Today, you'll get a chance to explore more of the amazing singletrack above Cusco. A short 45 minute shuttle to Ticatica pass will take you to just above 13,000 feet for a prime mix of climbs and descents. From the top you will enjoy a magical perspective of the surrounding Andes and views down towards Cusco. The longest climb of the day will take you up to the ancient Inca site of Tambomachay, and you will be rewarded with a dreamy descent along an amazing collection of singletrack all the way back to Cusco. This trail is a mountain biker's playground, filled with fantastic technical sections linked by more fun and flow than you can handle.
Today's Ride:

Ticatica Pass
Approximately 15 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing and 1,000 feet of descending

Hotel:

Mamasara Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Get further off the beaten path today as you pedal a network of gravel roads lacing together some of the more remote areas of the Sacred Valley. After a big climb, enjoy lunch in the presence of the mighty Chicon, Veronica and Sawasiray glaciers. Take in the scenery and be sure to take a few photos before you descend past the Inca site of Moray on your way to the salt mines of Maras. Your home for the next three nights, Hotel Pakaritampu, is a tranquil villa located in the Sacred Valley with superb views of the landscape and blanket of stars that surround you. Tonight you'll enjoy a flavorful dinner at a favorite local restaurant in Urubamba.
Today's Ride:

Ride Chinchero, Misminay and Maras
Approximately 26 miles with 2,100 feet of climbing and 4,400 feet of descending

Hotel:

Hotel Pakaritampu

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

This morning you'll shuttle to the top of the Patacancha Valley at an altitude of 4,460m and drink in unbelievable views of the mountains surrounding Cusco. On your ride across an ancient Incan trail, you'll visit the tiny towns of Patacancha and Huilloc, stopping for a local's only lunch. We'll then roll off from the top of the Patacancha Valley all the way to the bottom, ending in the village of Ollantaytambo. Want to know the real scale of the Andes Mountains? Today, you'll find out.
Today's Ride:

Patacancha Enduro
Approximately 20 miles with 2,500 feet of climbing and 7,700 feet of descending

Hotel:

Hotel Pakaritampu

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Machu Picchu is a Quechua name that translates to “old mountain." You can't visit Peru and miss this legendary site. This morning, board the train for a journey from Ollantaytambo to the town of Aguas Calientes before grabbing a shuttle up to the citadel. You'll have practically all day to explore the entire citadel and get to know all of its well-preserved secrets. At the end of the day, return the way you came back to Hotel Pakaritampu, and enjoy dinner on your own in the city of Urubamba.
Hotel:

Hotel Pakaritampu

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Set your alarm for an early rise and enjoy a delicious breakfast before grabbing your bike and loading into the van. This morning you’ll shuttle up to 14,000 feet to another thin-air, high-mountain pass above the Sacred Valley. From the top, pedal along an ancient Inca route ultimately leading to the Amazon. This amazing trail is scattered with several sections of cobbled rock and interspersed with ancient rock steps. Mind your bars as you ride through a narrow river slot canyon before finishing the ride with a tasty lunch. This afternoon you may choose to hop in the shuttle or continue the ride back to Cusco’s main square. Tonight we'll gather for social hour and celebrate this unbelievable week together over pisco and a delicious Peruvian feast in downtown Cusco.
Today's Ride:

Lares to Cusco
Approximately 13 miles with 100 feet of climbing and 5,000 feet of descending

Hotel:

Mamasara Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Nothing's better than a final ride before a long flight home. Early this morning, you'll get a chance to ride one last flowy descent high above Cusco. High-five your new riding friends before taking the sweet singletrack trail back down to the hotel. You'll have some time to freshen up before a 20 minute shuttle to the Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ), where you will say farewell to your guides at 12:00 PM. Please do not schedule a flight before 2:00 PM on this day to allow for unforeseen delays.
Today's Activity:

One Last Taste of Cusco
Approximately 7 miles with 100 feet of climbing and 2,000 feet of descending

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Mamasara Hotel

Cusco, Peru

Located just a few blocks off of the historical center of the Cusco, MamaSara Hotel will offer you a sophisticated, tranquil stay. It's perfectly positioned just outside of the hustle, bustle, and noise of downtown, but is still well within walking distance. The rooms are spacious, elegant and designed to create a cozy and warm atmosphere. Start the day with a spectacular breakfast and the MamaSara is sure not to disappoint during your stay.
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Hotel Pakaritampu

Ollantaytambo, Peru

This collection of magical villas in Ollantaytambo is a luxurious hideaway from the hustle and bustle of Cusco. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and only a 10 minute walk from the market, Hotel Pakaritampu is an ideal spot to relax in between those high-Andean rides.
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Hotel Variation | Casa Andina Cusco San Blas

Cusco, Peru

Casa Andina San Blas is a comfortable and extra cozy hotel located in the historic San Blas district of Cusco. You can think of this retreat as a peaceful country house right in the city. It’s 38 colorful rooms are situated around a beautiful garden and stone patio in the shadow of stunning mountain views. You will stay at this hotel in place of Mamasara Hotel on select dates.
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Hotel Variation | Casa Andina Cusco Plaza

Cusco, Peru

Casa Andina Classic Cusco Plaza is a fantastic property, only one block away from the famous Plaza de Armas. From this exquisite boutique hotel, guests have easy access to the best of the city, including Cusco’s Cathedral, Cusco’s Main Square, and a collection of fantastic restaurants, galleries, shops and historic sights. You will stay at this hotel in place of Mamasara Hotel on select dates.

Travel Details

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Arriving

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) in Cusco, Peru.

To help avoid the challenge of finding a taxi, private transfers are available from the airport to your hotel in downtown Cusco from Cusco Private Transfers and Tours. You can pre-book at http://www.cuscotransport.com. It should cost between $15-$25 USD.

Mamasara Hotel or Casa Andina San Blas or Casa Andina Cusco Plaza | Cusco, Peru

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at your first night's hotel, the Mamasara Hotel or Casa Andina San Blas or Casa Andina Cusco Plaza in Cusco, Peru at 9:00 AM on the first day of the trip.

If you will be late for the meeting time or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call your first night's hotel, the Mamasara Hotel (+51 84 245 409), Casa Andina San Blas (+51 84 263 694) or Casa Andina Cusco Plaza (+51 84 231 733), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.

Cusco is at approximately 11,000 feet in elevation which can affect your riding and health in general. We strongly advise you arrive to Cusco two or three days in advance to allow your body to acclimate to the higher elevation before attempting to ride.

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Leaving

Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) | Cusco, Peru

You will say farewell to your guides at 12:00 PM at the Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) in Cusco, Peru. Please do not schedule a flight before 2:00 PM on this day to allow for unforeseen delays.

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What's Included

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Gratuities for all scheduled special events, restaurants, hotels, local guides and transportation during your trip.
  • Private tours
  • Entrance fees to all group events/activities
  • All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
  • 6 nights of accommodation
  • In every region we travel, we uncover the area’s best, and most delightful accommodations. On our Peru Mountain Bike trip, you'll be treated to two conveniently located hotels for the duration of the trip.
  • Daily breakfast, 6 lunches, 2 social hours, 4 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day
  • On our Peru Mountain Bike trip, you’ll be experiencing a variety of flavorful regional cuisine. Expect rice and potato-based dishes with an abundance of fresh, local vegetables. Chicken, pork and sheep are common in dishes as well. For lunch out on the trails, you'll enjoy sandwiches and snacks to keep you fueled for riding.
  • The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
  • Daily route support
  • Paper route guides also available upon request
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature

GEAR

  • The use of a Trek Remedy 7 27.5 full suspension mountain bike
  • The use of Bontrager bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
  • Complimentary Bontrager merchandise
  • Trek Travel water bottles
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Contact us for details.
  • Please be sure to bring a Camelback, or similar hydration pack with pockets to carry additional items needed on the trail. Limited vehicle support means you will want to carry an extra layer, multi-tools, food and water.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. We recommend tipping 7.5-10% of your trip price for the guide team. Local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • Comprehensive bike fit
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.
  • Gratuities for your Trek Travel Guides may be given at your discretion in response to their professionalism and leadership. Industry standard is for each individual guest to tip the guide team 7.5-10% of the trip price.

More Information

Rider Level: 4?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
15 miles
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AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
1,200 ft
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TERRAIN: MOUNTAINOUS
Terrain in Peru is mountainous and rugged in nature. This area is characterized by moderately steep singletrack, loose rocks and moderate exposure. A few trails are more steep and technical, composed of rocky sections with uneven roots, small drops and occasional jumps.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. See Included In The Trip Price for more information. Some non-riding options on this trip are:
  • Hiking
  • Shopping
  • Machu Picchu tour
  • Maras Salt Mine Tour

Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer each and every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

On all of our trips Trek Travel strives to find the most enjoyable but challenging trails, over a variety of terrain, in order to fully experience the region. Peru Mountain Bike trip is best suited for our Type 4 Riders with technical mountain biking skills. See Itinerary for specific daily ride distances and mileage options.

Planning For Your Trip

Before and After Your Trip

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Before & After: Cusco, Peru

A visit to Cuzco sends you into the pseudo-hallucinogenic ancient Andean culture combined with a hint of Spanish splendor to produce a most fascinating tourist destination. But it's just the beginning. Beyond lies the Sacred Valley, Andean countryside dotted with villages, high altitude hamlets and ruins linked by trail and railway tracks to the continent's biggest draw – Machu Picchu. The past is alive and well in vivid colors of textiles, carnivals and the vibrant local personality. Jaw-dropping Andean peaks meet Amazon lowlands for an incredible terrestrial juxtaposition. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:

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Our Bikes

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Our Guides

Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

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