Péru Enduro

To follow in the footsteps of the Incas, to ride never-ending trails at 4000m altitude is the aim of this program, created with the help of my Peruvian friend Wayo. Discover the Sacred Valley close to Cuzco or explore the Sierra de Lima. In a program already tested by Richie Schley and Matt Hunter in person, discover the magical scenery and the extremely friendly population along the most beautiful trails in Peru over a period of eleven days and with more than 18850m negative altitude profile!

 

 Day 1: Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel.

Most flights coming from North America and Europe arrive late at night, between 10 PM and midnight. Our driver will be waiting for you at the airport with a sign and your names to give you the welcome and take you to your hotel located in Miraflores, a tourist place on the south part of Lima. 

 Day 2:  Pachacamac AM-Enduro.

Your guide will meet you early in the morning to give you the welcome and start with the tour. He will give the briefing of the tour and solve any questions of the group. Then it’s time to setup the bikes and go for lunch. We normally go for one of the best sea food in Lima! 

In the afternoon, we leave Lima and head to the start of our trail near Pachacamac, one and a half hours away it’s the best mountain biking area near Lima. We will ride different trails and of course it’s the best ride in Pachacamac!

Distance: 34Km; total climbs: 750m; total descend: 1,250m; average time: 3Hr; elevation: between 100m and 600m.

 

 Day 3: Olleros Super DH.

This is possibly the biggest and most epic descend on earth with more than 3,400m that reaches the Pacific Ocean! This is an old Inca trail that goes by the small village of Santo Domingo de los Olleros on top of the mountains and reaches the Pacific Ocean. On the way, we will pass over different type of terrains and weathers. At the bottom part we ride a unique section on a dried muddy river bed that seems to be like the moon! Once in Lima, we return to our hotel and we must pack our bikes for a morning flight to Cusco.

Distance: 51Km; total climbs: 102m; total descend: 3,450m; average time: 5Hr; elevation: between 0m and 3,450m. 

 

 Day 4: Fly to Cusco & Salkantay DH.

Early in the morning we go to the airport to take a flight to the city of Cusco. On our arrival, we will be transferred to our hotel, go for lunch, build the bikes and then have a short ride in the afternoon.

Distance: 7Km; total climbs: 45m; total descend: 540m; average time: 1Hr; elevation: between 3,490m 

 Day 5: Yuncaypata Downhill + Misminay Enduro.

Early in the morning, we have a short shuttle and we reach the village of Yuncaypata on the upper part of Cusco (3,750m). This is the local’s downhill trails. We will find some nice jumps built on the trail. We finish at the bottom part of Cusco and then we have a transfer to Sacred Valley to ride Misminay Enduro. This is one of the most scenic rides in Sacred Valley as we have amazing views of the valley, the glaciers and the Inca sites of Moray and the Maras salt mines.

Distance: 32Km; total climbs: 180m; total descend: 1,500m; average time: 3Hr; elevation: between 2,850m and 3,800m.

 Day 6: MTB in Sacred Valley. Lamay 1, 2 and 3.

Today is a little more relaxed, and super fun. We’ll ride three different descents from the top of Lamay Valley. The first trail starts at the top of the valley at an elevation of 4,350 m. We’ll experience Enduro style riding on the top, followed by an incredible descent down ancient Inca trails to the bottom of the valley at 2,900m. After catching our breath and wiping the tears of happiness from our wind swept faces, we’ll hop back in our shuttle and head back to the top of the mountain.  Our second run will cross mountainside farms where we’ll cross paths with the locals hard at work. We have a quick lunch and then we go for the third run of the day. At the end of the day we will ride around 40Km and descend around 2,500m vertical!

 

Day 7: Patacancha Valley.

There are three theories that explain the origin of the Inca Empire.  The three of them coincide that it was near Ollantaytambo, around the Patacancha Valley. Early in the morning, we will be transferred to the top of the Patacancha Valley at an altitude of 4,460m.  We will have amazing views of all the mountains in Cusco.  On our ride we will visit the little town of Patacancha and Huilloc.  This ride is an amazing Enduro style ride on ancient Inca trail.  Literally we will ride from top to bottom of the Patacancha Valley ending in the village of Ollantaytambo.  We will see lot’s of thing here and will give us a great idea of how big are the Andes Mountains.   This is one of our favorite rides in Cusco.  Distance: 32.6Km; total climbs: 500m; total descend: 2,350m; average time: 5 hours; Aprox. Time: 6 hours; elevation: between 2,864m and 4,450m.

Day 8: Day off (Machu Picchu option).

Today we visit one of the most impressive sites all over the world: Machu Picchu. Early in the morning we leave our hotel to take the train to the Village of Aguas Calientes and then a bus that will leave us at Machu Picchu. The tour includes: train tickets, bus tickets, entrance free and private guiding.

Day 9: Patalares, the epic ride.

Early in the morning after breakfast we take the van to go to the top of the mountains to start with this amazing ride to Lares hot springs. This is a unique adventure that Inkas Adventures has developed to offer something epic for those looking for the best trails in the world. On the other side of the mountains we have a long and flowy descend that will take us directly to the hot springs of Lares. We will enjoy the rest of the afternoon the hot springs and later we return to Sacred Valley.

Distance: 22Km; total climbs: 350m; total descend: 1,250m; average time: 4Hr; elevation: between 3,270m and 4,500m.

At night we camp at the hot springs.

Day 10: MTB in Sacred Valley. Lares downhill.

From the top of the mountains we start riding this amazing Inca trail that was used in the past to go to the Amazon Jungle. This amazing 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 on the way back to Cusco we have the option to make another descend.

Distance: 21Km; total climbs: 30m; total descend: 1,500m; average time: 2.5Hr; elevation: between 2,900m and 4,450m.

Day 11: Radar 1 and 2 in Cucsco.

Today we go to a pretty unique place on top of the mountains of Cusco. The radar is located at 4,500m of elevation, the highest of the trip. From this place we will ride two different trials that descends to the bottom of the valley following some ancient trails. This is a great way to finish our tour in Cusco with a feeling of the high elevation and the flowy downhill 

 

Day 12: Transfer out.

The trip has reach to the end and it’s time to say good bye. An airport transfer will be organized according on your departure time.

P.S: The number of kilometers and the altitude profiles can vary slightly as the rides are adaptable (where possible) on site and depending on levels and requests.

Details

Prices per person:
-6 Peoples:2600 USD

-8 Peoples:2300 USD

-10 Peoples:2200 USD

-12 Peoples:2000 USD

Singles welcome!

Dates:November 24 to 6 of décember or on request.

 

 What is included:

• 10 nights at 3* hotels or similar.

• 1 night camping on the hot springs of Lares.

• One domestic flight from Lima to Cusco (round trip).

• All breakfasts and lunches (lunch on Machu Picchu day is NOT included).

• Snacks, fresh fruits, water and Gatorade during the whole trip.

• Dinner on day 9 in Lares hot springs.

• Private transportation during the whole tour. It includes airport transfers in and out. Note: Transfer out included only on day 12.

• Entrance fees to the archaeological sites visited on the tour.

• Two experienced guides 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!

• Beers or other drinks at the end of each ride.

• Communication devises (GPS, satellite phone, 2 way radios, etc.).

• Bike Mechanic with tools and kit of spare parts.

• Brushes, rugs and oil to keep the bikes shining and in good conditions.

Not included:

• International flights.

• Extra weight on international and domestic flights.

• Dinners.

• Machu Picchu Tour: USD 280: Transfers, trains, buses, entrance fee and guide.

• Personal insurance. We suggest: www.worldnomads.com or www.travelguard.com

• Other personal expenses like laundry, extra calls, extra expenses in the hotel, etc.

 

What you should bring?

You are traveling to Peru and on the areas we are going to be riding our bikes there are no or very little options to buy spare parts for your bike. First, we suggest you make a deep clean and maintenance to your bike and check for worn parts such as chain, brake pads, cables and housings. Make sure everything is working properly, especially your brakes. Bring also new tires. We suggest Maxxis High Rollers 2.30/2.35 width and extra protection on the sides (EXO). Tubeless system is also suggested. If you are using tubeless, check it has liquid inside and it is not dry. We carry some bike parts on our tours but there are some parts that are very specific to each bike so you should consider bringing the following parts with you:

• Extra derailleur hanger.

• 2 sets of brake pads.

• 2 Tubes, patches and pump. (We suggest putting tubeless system).

• Some special tools for your bike and a bike multi-tool.

• Back pack with water container. You will need to take your food, tools, water and jacket mainly.

• Rain Jacket, waterproof, for cold mountain weathers.

• Light thermal jacket. This will keep you warm if the temperature drops considerable.

• 4 sets of riding clothes.

• Helmet, gloves and safety glasses. Full face helmet is optional.

• Knee pads. Elbow pads are optional.

• Two pair of riding shoes.

• Light.

• Sun block. Recommended 50 SPF or more.

• Insect repellent.

 

Traveling with your Bike

The best way to take your bike on the flight is on a bike box. You can choose either a normal hard cardboard box or those hard plastic boxes. In both cases, you should be very careful packing your bike and prevent scratching or some damage to vulnerable parts like the derailleur hanger, brakes, fork, etc. Use lots of padding and your knee and elbow pads to protect your bike and use also plastic strips to tight all the loose parts together. The way we pack our bikes is the following: we first take out the pedals, wheels and remove the disc rotors from the wheels. Then we take the air from the shocks leaving only 5 or 10 psi. The next step is to put the seat post all the way into the frame or take it out and then take the handlebar away from the stem. We take also derailleur hanger from the frame to prevent damage. Now the bike is ready to put on the box and put all the protections to prevent scratching. Make sure the bike fits on the box normally, check the area of the bottom of the fork and the back of the bike (derailleur hanger). You can put some of your riding gear such as shoes, knee and elbow pads, helmet, gloves, back pack, etc.

 

Ideal Period : March to end of November( or on request)

 

Technical level : intermédiaire to expert
Physical level : intermédiaire to expert

 

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