Lima – Cusco – Huaraz – Cordillera Blanca – Lima

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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

  • Bike tours in Cusco and the Urubamba Valley
  • Machu Picchu – cultural highlight
  • By bike around the Cordillera Blanca
  • Sporty tour with many highlights
  • Laguna Llanganuco – Huascaran circuit / Cordillera Blanca

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.
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Travel Program

Flight from Europe or the country of origin (USA or Canada), etc. Arrival in Lima – Transfer Hotel the large city in South America; population approximately 11 million. Arrival in Lima. Onward flight to Trujillo. Transfer from the airport to the hotel. After Lima and Arequipa, Trujillo is the third largest city in Peru with a beautiful colonial old town surrounded by impressive temples of various pre-Inca cultures.
Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (-/-/-)

In the morning flight to Cusco. In the afternoon, visit the city of Cusco and the cultural sites of the former Inca capital. Above Cusco impress the great Inca ruins of Sacsayhuaman. You can also enjoy a beautiful view of the city of Cusco from there.
Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/-/-)

You take over your rental bike and start a drive to the fascinating Inca sites around Cusco. You start near Sacsayhuaman and ride towards Tambomachay, a cult place of the Incas for spiritual cleansing. On the way you visit the Inca sites of Kenko and Pucapucara. From Tambomachay it goes down the natural road down to Cusco.
Bike Distance 15 km / Ascent 300 Hm / Exit 450 Hm
Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

The tour begins with a car transfer to the highlands towards Chinchero. Change to your bike and drive along the fields to the village of Huarocondo. A drive across the Pampa is followed by a slow, steady climb to Cruzpata. You stay on the dirt road and soon start the descent via the Inca Moray and the Salinas Maras in the Urubamba Valley.
Bike Distance 35 km / Ascent 950 Hm / Exit 970 Hm
Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/D)

You do a day tour by bike in the Urubamba Valley. Again and again you discover traces and witnesses of the ancient kingdom of the Inca. A visit then applies to the ruins Ollantaytambo. This fortress, which probably had a religious significance, apparently could not be completed due to the invasion of the Spanish conquerors. Ollanta is considered the best preserved village in the region from the Inca period.
Bike Distance 25 km / Ascent 1200 Hm / Exit 1200 Hm
Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/D)

From Ollantaytambo you will travel by train through the ever-narrowing Urubamba Valley. Only river and railway line find space between the slopes. The railway meanders through the Urubamba gorge, the vegetation increases and changes to subtropical rainforest, the high Andes peaks surround the valley. From Machu Picchu Pueblo we take the shuttle bus up to the citadel of Machu Picchu. You visit this mystical and fascinating ruin site. Afternoon return to Machu Picchu Pueblo, train to Ollanta and by bus back to Cusco. Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/D/-)

Return flight from Cusco to Lima and bus ride to Huaraz. The 400 km drive takes around 8 hours. For now you drive on the Panamericana through the coastal desert north to Pativilca. There begins the climb up to the Conococha Pass. From the pass at around 4000 m, you will have a first view of the peaks of the Cordillera Huayhuash and Cordillera Blanca. On the way to Huaraz more and more snow and ice-covered mountain peaks are showing up.
Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/-/-)

After the bike assembly, entrance from Huaraz. The bike tour is planned up to Pitec, then via the Inca ruin Wilcahuain back to Huaraz. Bike Distance 43 km / Ascent 1100 Hm / Exit 850 Hm Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/-/D)

The bike tour over the Andes begins. For now it is by car through the Santa Valley to Recuay 3400 m, the starting point. You cycle on the tarred road to Catác and begin the ascent to the 4515 m high Kawish Pass. Almost a phenomenon equals the 480 m long road tunnel, as tunnels are rare in Peru. A spectacular descent leads to Chavín, where you can visit the interesting ruins of the Chavín culture. It is said to be the oldest of the Andean cultures.
Bike distance 58km / ascent 600m / descent 1450m
Overnight simple accommodation.

Overnight Hostel (B/L/D)

On the natural road you cycle to the village of Huari, which lies at an altitude of 3150 m. Then it goes on about 7 km of dirt road steeply up to the camp at the Laguna Purhuay.
Bike Distance 40 km / Ascent 1030 Hm / Exit 500 Hm
Overnight tent.

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

In the midst of the magnificent mountain landscape you will overcome the 33 km long ascent to another Laguna Huachucocha at an altitude of 4350 m. Then a 30 km long descent, partly in long hairpin bends, leads down to San Luis.
Bike Distance 62 km / Ascent 1300 Hm / Exit 1600 Hm
Overnight simple accommodation.

Overnight Hostel (B/L/D)

It goes on – you cycle from San Luis first down to Acochaca, then ascend about 1000 Hm to Huallin. In this area, there are many small villages whose inhabitants especially farm.
Bike distance 37 km
Overnight tent.

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

Today you cycle uphill from Huallin to Punta Olimpica. Afterwards you drive down through the Ulta gorge. En route, enjoy the imposing view of Huascaran, Peru’s highest mountain. Continue to Caruhaz. You get in the car and drive back to Huaraz (about 30 minutes). Bike ride about 55 km
Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

Take advantage of the rest and reserve day in Huaraz for a leisurely stroll. The many coffees and souvenir stalls invite you to linger.
Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/-/-)

Bus ride from Huaraz to Lima on the same route as on arrival. Driving time approx. 8 hours
Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/-/-)

On the guided city tour you will get to know some of the cultural highlights and monuments of Lima. Then transfer to the airport and return. In the evening transfer from the hotel to the 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 flight Lima – Cusco – Lima
  • Transfers and overland trips
  • Escort vehicle on the bike tours
  • Bus and train rides
  • 11 hotel nights in a double room
  • 2 nights in simple accommodation
  • 2 tent nights in a double tent
  • Visits and entries
  • in Cusco and Lima spanish and english-speaking cultural guide for the visits
  • Entrance fees for Machu Picchu
  • Two tents, dining tent, toilet tent at tent nights
  • 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

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Trip-code: Number ►PER-
Duration: 17 days
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Country / Location: Peru
Mountain Guide: Jaime Minaya
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