cycle vacation from lima to machu picchu inca sanctuary 14 days
peru offers compiled list of mountain bike cross country, downhill, uphill and excellent paved for ride a race bike. cycling holidays in peru include trails, dirt roads, paved roads or single tracks off the beaten path with different levels of difficulty. our bike tours in peruruins into culture, history, fauna, flora, and friendly smiles of the local people experience all that are possible only with our private 4x4 supporting vehicle and special towing design for carry the best available mountain bikes.
inca path peru offer specialized guided bike tours holidays on the different regions of peru, as the long coast, the andes and the amazing rainforest of peru. to ride a mountain bike through the most remote villages, canyons, archaeological sites of the impressive inca empire, savage snow-capped, active volcanoes, cycle around the lake titicaca, and arrive to machu picchu after 3 or days cycling with us you will get the best unforgettable experience after visiting the most famous inca ruins in south america.
the bike tour offered byinca path peru is design bike tour for beginners and experienced bikers of all ages and levels from all over the world.
easy level consist to ride on flat regions, hard level can be on the peruvian altiplano liked on the magnificent shoreline of lake titicaca to a camp overlooking the lake above 3800m or cycle around the huascaran snow peak. for downhill ride style lovers inca path peru dedicate the easy or extreme downhill form abra malaga, lares valley, chachani or misti volcano or from the high andes to the pacific ocean. race or road cycle also is available along the north or south coast, for training style can be done on the altiplano of punoand cusco region. for more exigent and sportive cyclist are available cross country and uphill ride all over peru.
of course we can't avoid a nice ride and taste the famous peruvian cuisine, can be find different typical plates in different cities of peru, if you like to cycle long distances and at the end of the day you can recover your energy haven the best food prepared with the best and fresh native ingredients from the coast, andes and the jungle of peru.. don't worry good peruvian food wait for you.
inca path peru offer bike vacations and tour packages including basic or luxury lodging, supporting 4x4 trucks, bilingual degree tour guides, meals, entrance to archaeological sites or national parks, and the most modern and available mountain bikes. our bikes are equipped with aluminum frame, shimano deore xt gear, from shock or full suspension, for more information about our bikes.www.incapathperu.com
if you bring your own bike you don't really to bring all repair kit or additional parts, because bike part can be found to buy or supply from our stock. on the last 3 years the outdoor bike activities in peru are increasing and you find any replaced parts in peru to fix your own mtb.
definitely inca path peru recommends mountain bike tour to across peru's challenging geography with breathtaking vistas and heart-warming memories of an ancient region that has proudly maintained its heritage and customs.
peru bike tour destionation
lima - paracas national reserve - la huacachina - sandboard and sand buggy tours - nasca lines - arequipa - colca cayon - langui lagoon - pumacanchis lagoon - cusco - sacred valley of the incas - maras and moray - ollantaytambo - machu picchu - lima.
reception at the airport of lima and transfer to the selected hotel - overnight.
at 6am pick up from your hotel travel to the peninsula of paracas in the department of ica, located a distance of 239 kms/150 miles away from lima, where we arrive by bus after 3 hours. at 10am.
"la catedral", rock formation on the sea side, the sea lions lookout. after lunch, continue the bike tour on the surroundings experiencing biking on the desert dunes, julio c. tello museum, paracas bay. 5pm. come back to pisco city, dinner and stay at the selected hotel (b).
ct: 5 hours lvl: easy wtr: sunny atde: 600m max trn: asphalt and dirt road dtce: 30km approx. sv: support vehicle.
at 6am transfer to the port of el chaco, located at 10 km away from pisco, here you will board our boats and travel in the sea to know the natural beauty of these islands. this trip on boat take 3 hours, you will have chance to look flamingos, huanays, piqueros, humboldt penguins, sea lions, zarcillos and same times the andean condor.
transfer to la huacachina to have lunch there and sand board tour around the oasis. cycle on the south region of ica (rio grande - palpa - san jose), where exist the lookout tower to appreciate the mysterious lines and figures. arrival to nazca and stay at the selected hotel (b - l).
ct: 5 hours lvl: easy wtr: sunny atde: 600m max trn: asphalt and dirt road dtce: 40km approx. sv: support vehicle.
at 7am transfer to the aerodrome maria reiche. informative video about the nazca civilization = 35 min. fly over the nazca lines (cessna plane 3/5 people): the nazca lines are located in the desert, a high arid plateau that stretches between the towns of nasca and palpa on the pampa (a large flat area of southern peru). the nasca lines are geoglyphs and geometric line clearings in the peruvian desert. they were made by the nasca people, who flourished between 200 bc and 600 ad along rivers and streams that flow from the andes. the nasca lines are an enigma. since their discovery, the nasca lines have inspired fantastic explanations from ancient gods, a landing strip for returning aliens, a celestial calendar created by the ancient civilization, used for rituals probably related to astronomy, or clans who made up the population and to determine through ritual their economic functions held up by reciprocity and redistribution, or a map of underground water supplies. flying over the area you can marvel looking at the perfect shape of animal's, flowers, plants, objects, and anthropomorphic figures of colossal proportions made with well-defined lines. soon after the flight we continue our trip driving to the south of nasca following the pan americana highway, 28km away is located the chauchilla cemetery. we drive on the dirt road along the valley of chauchilla, there we will find many tombs containing ancient pottery and humans remains of nasca civilization.
around 12pm we will start our bike tour along the pan americana highway to sacaco paleontology park, located 100km on the south of nasca, we enter to small valley on the left site of the way and there we will find abandoned oasis named sacaco. here we will set up the tents next of the museum, complete walking guided about this place where you will see fossilized remains of whales, shark and other animals lived in the primitive times were founded. sacaco is considerate the first paleontology deposit along the coast of peru. stay in tents (b - l - d).
ct: 4 hours lvl: medium wtr: sunny atde: 600m max trn: paved road dtce: 70km approx. sv: support vehicle.
after breakfasts soon transfer to yauca valley and from there we will ride our bike following the pacific ocean to puerto inca, chala. we will cycle until lunch time (xc - dh) and then transfer to arequipa, arriving to the hotel around 8pm (b - l)
ct: 4 hours lvl: easy wtr: sunny atde: 2300m max trn: asphalt road dtce: 50km approx. sv: support vehicle
leisure morning for personal activities, we recommend visit the santa catalina monastery and "juanita ice maiden" museum. at 1pm pick from the hotel in our private four wheel drive vehicle. depart arequipa going up to 3400m above sea level. the trip takes an hour and half by a dirt road to the base of the conical misti volcano.
up there we do a short trek on the slope of this active volcano. at 2:30pm is time to descend misti downhill on our best-quality bikes, with a fun atmosphere, good tour guides, and good technical support with the jeeps nearby. we enjoy this spectacular ride all the way down to arequipa, optional single tracks on the misti slope. riding our bikes we enter the city, to the hotel (b).
ct: 4 hours lvl: easy wtr: sunny/cold atde: 3400m max trn: dirt/asphalt road dtce: 40km approx. sv: support vehicle.
at 6am departure to the colca canyon in our private 4wd, travel to see the rest of the north part of desierto de atacama and drive up to the highlands crossing the valley of vitor, alto sihuas, el pedregal - short explore the remains of wary culture named huacan - visit the south part of the volcanoes range named pampa qerqe - ampato mountain viewpoint (4300m). from this high point (pass) cycle down on the dirt road or single tracks to enter to huambo valley (3200m) this is nice downhill ride with spectacular view of the real andes and inca terraces on the slopes of the mountains.
nice evening under starry sky and stay the night in bamboo cabins running by local family (b - l - d).
ct: 3 hours lvl: easy/medium wtr: cold/sunny atde: 4300m max trn: dirt road dtce: 60km approx. sv: support vehicle.
"colca deep canyon, deep sky". you can learn how the ancient inhabitants of the andes interpreted the night sky according to their myths and beliefs. the performances include projecting constellations in the planetarium dome as well as observing the stars of colca canyon sky through a professional telescope. stay at the selected hotel (b - l).
ct: 5 hours lvl: easy/hard wtr: sunny/cold atde: 3600m max trn: dirt road dtce: 40km approx. sv: support vehicle.
today we wake up early and after breakfast son we departure (6am) in our 4x4 supporting vehicle up to the highest point on this tour (taraque pass 4800m). we drive on dirt road until el descanso (4650m), from there we will ride our mountain bikes (xc) for two hours until langui lake, and this is nice scenic view of complete view of the lagoon located between two mountains.
we will make picnic around the lagoon sharing some time with local andean kids. after lunch we keep riding on the dirt road (xc) passing small remote villages along the route as yanaoca (3900m). the last part of the road is mostly flat with spectacular view of agriculture fields and local people farming their animals. after 5 hours of riding we enter to "the circuit of the 4 lagoons", where we will arrive to another lagoon named acopia (3900m). camping next of the lagoon and for dinner could be fresh trout from this lagoon and accompanied by nice campfire under starry sky (b-s).
ct : 5 hours lvl: medium/hard wtr: sunny/cold atde: 4800m max trn: dirt road dtce: 42km approx. sv: support vehicle
we recommend waking up early to appreciate nice sunrise over the acopia lagoon. country breakfast and cross country ride style following abandoned dirty road along the four lagoon circuit. after two hours riding we will find another bigger lagoon named pumacanchis where local people practice trout farming as daily activities. you can cycle on the southeast bank of the lagoon passing local andean typical houses, and spectacular view of vilcanota range. nice downhill ride style from pumacanchis lagoon to the south valley of cusco, nice downhill on serpentine road with spectacular view of the deep canyon irrigated by the vilcanota river. after one hour of downhill biking arrive to the cusipata for lunch. after we will keep riding on paved road until 3pm and then 2 hours of transfer to hotel in cusco (b - l - d).
ct: 7 hours lvl: medium/hard wtr: sunny/cold atde: 4100m max trn: asphalt/dirt road dtce : 70km approx. sv: support vehicle.
at 7am we pick you up from the hotel and travel by own private vehicle to chincheros, which takes 40 minutes. here we begin our cross country biking tour on the nice andean landscape. we visit lake of huaypo, maras-moray, salt mining and finally enjoy doing downhill biking to urubamba in the sacred valley. maras is an inca settlement, and is a place named salineras, are extensive terracing salt areas, controlled, and used since before inca days. this trip is for beginners, and experience bikers, you can choose to ride in asphalt road, dirt road and single trucks. will be a nice experience mixing the sport and knowledge of the inca culture. after 5 hours biking 35km (or more) stops at different viewpoints. the lunch will be in ollantaytambo and then at 4pm we aboard the train to aguas calientes (2 hours of travel), welcoming reception and then transfer to the hotel in aguas calientes (b - l - d).
ct: 5 hours lvl: easy/medium wtr: sunny atde: 3900m max trn: asphalt/dirt road dtce: 50km approx. sv: support vehicle.
at 5am breakfast and half hour later aboard the first tourist bus to drop us to machu picchu main door, and to be the first visitors inside machu picchu archaeological site you will have complete guided tour of this spectacular and mystical place. the guided tour include walk through the different section such as urban, agriculture, and the religions zone was used by the inca culture. according with the time and your feeling you can coordinating with the tour guide climb to huayna picchu (young mountain) this climbing take around 1 hour to get the summit from where you can have the best view for photos of all machu picchu and of deep green canyon surrounding the sacred inca city. at according time descend to machu picchu and then free time to explorer on your own. at mentioned time aboard a tourist bus to descend to aguas calientes town. lunch will be in town and then we will aboard the backpacker train to ollantaytambo (sacred valley) and from here we take a private van to drop us to the hotel in cusco (b - l).
today will be leisure for personal activities in cusco (b).
at mentioned time pick up from hotel and transfer to airport and flight to lima (b).
ct = cycle time lvl = level wtr = weatheratde = max. altitude trn = terrain dtce = distance riding sv = support vehicle
if you'd prefer not to cycle you can sit back and enjoy the ride on this incredible scenic journey.
b = american breakfast l = buffet lunch d = tourist dinner s = snack
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