Lima – Arequipa – Puno – Cusco – Lima

You are here:

DISCOVER THE ANDES BY BIKE

Peru is the country that can completely satisfy all human tastes, preferences and energy! The people there are extremely earthy, humble and kind – a mentality too close to the senses of much of humanity. It is unique to Peru – Nature, mysticism and unparalleled world cultural and historical heritage!

Lima is the capital: of Peru located on the arid Pacific coast of the country. Although its colonial center is preserved, it is an overflowing metropolis and one of the largest cities in South America. The Larco Museum houses a collection of pre-Columbian art and the Museum of the Nation traces the history of the ancient civilizations of Peru. The Plaza de Armas and the 16th century cathedral are the core of the old center of Lima.

Mystic cultures and fantastic landscapes with Mountainbike in Peru

  • Mountain bike crossing Peru, 17 days
  • Well located hotels along the way
  • Arequipa and the Inca city of Cusco
  • The Condors at Colca Canyon
  • Lake Titicaca: Boat trip to the Uru Indians
  • With your own mountain bike to Machu Picchu
  • Discover Peru on foot and by bike
  • Lima – Plaza Mayor

10 driving days, 800 km, 5200 hm ↑In Cusco at 3400 m you will discover the Inca ruins and colonial cultural sites at the beginning of the journey, partly on foot, partly by bike. Afterwards you’ll cycle through the highlands, through fascinating Andean landscapes, through small isolated villages, to the salt pans of Maras and down into the Urubamba Valley, the sacred valley of the Inca. The next day, take a day trip from Ollanta before taking the Andean Railway to Machu Picchu. Still very mystical are the ruins of this Inca city and will remain so, as their secrets could not be revealed. Continue through the capital Lima, up to the Cordillera Blanca and start to circumnavigate this Cordillera. Once you pass the ruins of Chavín, you will hardly see tourists until the end of the bike tour. The route leads through the mountains, through the valleys, back up over the Andes passes to the foot of the highest mountain of Peru, the 6768 m high Huascaran. As you drive over the Portachuelo Llanganuco, a fantastic mountain panorama unfolds in front of you, down in the valley you will discover the green-blue lagoons of Llanganuco. Finally, you return to Huaraz, where this challenging bike tour ends.
Join an unforgettable trip with us “Peru Expeditions Tours”

Travel Program

Arrival to Lima and flight to Arequipa via Lima. A member of our local partner will be waiting for you at the Arequipa airport to transfer you to the hotel. At 1pm you will meet your tour guide at the lobby for the next 2 weeks. On foot, we then go on an exploration tour. Arequipa, 2335 m, the magnificent colonial city built of white tuff, is framed by mighty volcanic cones. Including the 6076 m high, mostly covered with a snow cape Volcano Chachani. They will visit the Cathedral of Arequipa, which is unique because of its façade, as well as the monastic city of Santa Catalina. The Iglesia de la Compañia combines Mestizo and Baroque styles. The dinner together is time to get to know each other better.

Overnight Hotel (-/-/-)

The first exit of your Moutainbike Crossing Peru will take you from Arequipa to the Yura Valley on the western slope of the Chachani, 6075 m. The homonymous place – known for its hot springs – is the destination of the tour, which is mainly for acclimatization. The length of the route is therefore flexibly adapted to the group before you cycle back to Arequipa. Dinner together and hotel accommodation.

Overnight Hotel (B/-/-)

After a hearty breakfast start your mountain bike adventure Peru. They will be well looked after, a local guide will provide extra support and a support vehicle will be taking care of the group throughout the tour. From Arequipa it goes continuously, partly on paved secondary roads over the zona plana pampa, 4860 m, up to the Patapampa pass 4900 m. Part of the route is covered by bus, because you are at the beginning of your tour and you have to get used to the altitude. A magnificent descent brings you down to Chivay, 3660 m, the charming town at the foot of the Patapampa Pass is a popular destination for many tourists and the starting point for visiting the Colca Canyon, 4500 hm. The city’s hot springs provide tired legs with adequate rest. Hotel accommodation in Chivay. 60 km, 650 m ↑ 1300 hm ↓.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/D)

From Chivay you drive vehicles through the villages of Yanque and Maca up to the Colca Canyon, which is 1200 meters deep, the second deepest gorge in the world. Once at the top, the vantage point “Cross of the Condor” rewards you with unique views. Maybe you are lucky and can observe one of the majestic birds. Now it’s off to Chivay on a beautiful route high above the canyon. Hotel accommodation in Chivay.
50km, 950m ↑ 750m ↓.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/D)

After the first three days of driving, enjoy a panoramic bus ride from Chivay via the Cruz Alto, 4528 m, to Puno, 3800 m (6 h / 280 km). You move into the rooms of your hotel, which is located in the center of Puno. In the afternoon you will visit the floating Urus-Idian Islands by motorboat.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/D)

After a short bus ride you will marvel at the most navigable waters of the earth the Chullpas of Sillustani, tombs of the Collca and Inca. Well rested, get back on your bike and pedal on a relatively level track to Lampa, 3000 m. The sleepy city is also popularly known as “Pink City” because it was built of pink shimmering tufa. The overnight stay takes place in a former hacienda on the spot.
65 km 160 m ↑ 80 m ↓. Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/D)

The queen stage takes us on a lonely route into the untouched hinterland. On the dirt road it goes past small settlements to our current destination, the two double passports, 4600 m, up. We will then be rewarded with a magnificent descent past the famous Puya Raimondis, bromeliads that can grow up to ten meters into the imposing landscape of the Tinajan Canyon. Now it is not far to Ayaviri, 3920 m, our today’s destination. Overnight in a simple hotel.
90 km, 1100 hm ↑. Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/D)

Today begins with a transfer away from the mainline. We start at an altitude of 4300 meters. In a pleasant slope we reach our current pass at 4550 meters. Now begins a fantastic downhill, past Lama – and Alpaca herd and colorful grain leather down to Laguna Langullayo. Along the lake shore it goes up to the main road. From here we let it pleasantly down to Sicuani, 3720 m. The night takes place in a small hotel.
78 km, 850 m ↑ ↓.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/D)

This stage takes you on a beautiful, flat stretch, into the Sacred Valley. The Raqchi Temple, one of the most important archaeological sites in Peru, is a welcome visitation stop. After a short ascent you go on asphalted branch line with wonderful views of the numerous lagoons along the way. A short bus transfer brings us to Andahuaylillas, where we admire the “Sistine Chapel of South America”. Overnight in a cozy hacienda in Andahuaylillas. 63 km, 550 m ↑ 700.

Overnight Hostel (B/L/D)

A short leg takes us from Andahuaylillas to Pisac, a former Inca mountain fortress in Peru. On foot and by bike we visit the historic walls of the impressive settlement. After a market visit, we continue to the Sacred Valley to Urubamba. The overnight stay takes place in a hotel. 42 km, 200 m ↑ 300 hm ↓.

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

A short transfer takes us up to Chincero today. A wonderful place known for its textile arts and crafts. After sightseeing, we take a scenic route past the giant Inca greenhouses in Moray back to the fertile Urubamba valley. In the most beautiful afternoon light we reach Ollantaytambo. The bustling city, whose planning is still from the Inca period, it is in the evening to explore. Your hotel is located just outside the village.
50km, 600m ↑ 1400m ↓.

Overnight Hostel (B/L/D)

A transfer will take you to Abra Malaga Pass, 4315 m. Enjoy a 70 km long downhill in subtropical climes to St. Maria, 1430 m – 3000 meters are it from the pass to the village – small counter-rises included! The road meanders from snow-capped Andes mountains into the rainforest. Pineapples, mango and papaya plantations line the road and thrive alongside coffee, coca and tea. A rushing downhill, followed by a demanding ascent: At “crisp” slope, a good 700 meters in altitude are climbed, the thighs are challenged and you have reached the summit at 2100 meters. From here you roll comfortably downhill to Santa Teresa. An impressive bike day comes to an end.
100 km, 700 m ↑ 3500 hm ↓.

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

The wheels are packed and you walk with luggage for one night to the station “Hydro Electrica”. From here, trains start to Aguas Calientes, 2000 meters, at the foot of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu. In the lively places you will find a variety of restaurants and souvenir shops. A market, near the train station, invites you to shop. Let yourself be enchanted by the hustle and bustle of the town, perhaps with a coffee in the Plaza. Overnight stay in a hotel in Aguas Calientes.
Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

The walk through Machu Picchu in the early morning is an experience: you walk in the footsteps of the Incas through the first discovered in 1911 “Lost City”. Afternoon return by train to Ollantaytambo and continue by bus to Cusco. Arrival in the evening. The night takes place in a hotel, within walking distance to the city. Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/-/-)

On the trail of the Incas, you will visit the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the water sanctuary Tampu Machay and the Kenkko Amphitheater on a hike high above Cusco. There will be time for the Indian market in the afternoon. Street vendors, striking faces, a flood of colors and impressions.
Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

The return journey begins with the transfer to the airport of Cusco. With the LAN you first fly to Lima. There, an English-speaking city guide will welcome you and take a walk around the most beautiful sights in the Plaza Mayor. You stay in a comfortable hotel in one of the most beautiful parts of Lima. Enjoy again the colorful nightlife of the interesting metropolis on the Pacific.

Overnight flight (B/-/-)

After breakfast, the transfer will take you to Lima Airport. Departure return flight to Switzerland, USA, Canada, Europa, etc.

Overnight flight (B/-/-)

Go back home – end tour MTB in Peru / South America.

Overnight fligh (-/-/-)

Upon request or petition of the client!

Included meals: B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Services included in the prices:

  • Local English speaking bike guide
  • Domestic flights Lima – Arequipa – Cusco – Lima
  • Transfers according to the program
  • 16 x overnight stays in hotels and guesthouses in a double room
  • Entrance and guide for sightseeing according to the program
  • Full board on the driving days, Puno, Cusco, Aguas Caliente half board
  • Escort vehicle during the driving days
  • English local bike-guide tour during the riding days
  • Enter fees to Machu Picchu
  • Peru Expeditions Tour leader

Not included:

  • Restaurants in cities: Lima-Cusco-Huaraz
  • Entrances to the thermal baths in Aguas Calientes
  • Breakfast on the first morning
  • Personal mountain bike
  • Sleeping bag that can be rented at our office
  • Tips for the guide and field staff recommended 200 USD
  • Travel and medical insurance & emergency evacuation insurance
  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • International flight from USA, Europe, Canada, etc.
  • Travel luggage and Travel cancellation insurance
  • Not mentioned food and beverages
  • Personal Spending

Prices & Dates

FROM/TO

PRICE (USD)

TRAVEL STATUS

— JUL 2023 / — AUG 2023

$ —

🟢

Join Now

FROM/TO

PRICE (USD)

TRAVEL STATUS

— JUL 2023 / — AUG 2023

$ —

🟢

Join Now

FROM/TO

PRICE (USD)

TRAVEL STATUS

— JUL 2023 / — AUG 2023

$ —

🟢

Join Now

FROM/TO

PRICE (USD)

TRAVEL STATUS

— JUL 2023 / — AUG 2023

$ —

🟢

Join Now

» Additional dates available upon request
» Rates may vary from July 26th to 31th for the national holidays

Prices (per person):

1 PAX2 PAX4 PAX6 PAX8 PAX10 PAX12 PAX14 PAX
— USD— USD— USD— USD— USD— USD— USD— USD

Deposit for reservations: — USD (– EUR) ✓ Full payment 40 days before. No refund if you cancel less than 30 days!

Places: 🟢 *Available
Trip-code: Number ►PER-
Duration: 18 days
Participants: Minimal: 4 Maximal: 12
Members: We don’t have an open group to join – We can open a new group – Contact us!
Country / Location: Peru
Mountain Guide: Jaime Minaya
Other dates / additional info: Contact us!

3% early bird discount when booking 6 months prior to departure 2023

Legend Booking-information:
EZZ Single room supplement
🟢 On this trip, places are still available.
🟡 On this trip, only a few places left.
🔴 This trip is sold out / closed.

Jaime Minaya

Expert Mountainbike-guide certified - Champion winner of many competitions
Bike-guide of Peru Expeditions

Videos