8 days
Duration
Jul/Sept/Nov
Dates
South America, Peru
Location

Are you ready for your MTB tour with the Incas? Peru is the third largest country in South America, after Brazil and Argentina. It is made up of a variety of landscapes, from mountains and beaches to deserts and rain forests. The second highest mountain range in the world runs through Peru. These peaks, called the Andes, have unique landscapes and here is where the fun starts!

Peru: Land of the Incas.

We are pretty sure that if something is known about that country, it is the Inca Civilization and their heritage: Macchu Picchu is the first thing that comes to mind. But Incas left us not only amazing monuments, but there is an even bigger heritage. We are fortunate that Inca’s built an immense network of trails used to connect the territories of their empire. And those trails are the best for a mountain bike! Rides are mostly long descents, with some challenging climbs at altitude, some technical singletracks, and fast singletracks. The riding in Peru is off the charts!

I am coming to Peru, what should I bring?

Our tour in Peru includes riding in the areas where there are none or very little bike shops. So, first, we suggest you make a deep clean and maintenance of your bike and check for worn parts. Make sure everything is working properly, especially your brakes! It might also be good to bring spare tires. We suggest 2.30/2.35 width and extra protection on the sides. Tubeless system is also suggested. If you are using tubeless, check it has liquid inside and it is not dry. We do carry some bike parts on our tours but there are some parts that are very specific to each bike.

So, we suggest you bring the following parts with you:

• extra derailleur hanger
• 2 sets of brake pads
• 2 tubes, patches, and a pump (We suggest putting tubeless system.)
• some special tools for your bike and a bike multi-tool
• backpack with water container – You will need to take your food, tools, water, and jacket.
• rain jacket: waterproof, for cold mountain weather
• light thermal jacket (This will keep you warm if the temperature drops considerably.)
• helmet, gloves and safety glasses (Full face helmet is suggested.)
• knee pads (Elbow pads are optional.)

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Cusco Airport (Peru)
DEPARTURE TIME as per request
RETURN TIME as per request
GROUP SIZE 4 – 8 participants
INCLUDED
2 fully qualified guides throughout the whole trip
transfers to and from the Cusco Airport
7 nights lodging in a guest-house in Lamay in the Sacred Valley with half board meal included
5 days of guided riding in the finest trails in Peru
Machu Picchu day (train tickets, bus tickets, entrance, private guide)
mechanical assistance & snacks all the riding days
all safety equipment included if the participants do not have their own (first aid kit)
NOT INCLUDED
airfare (we can help you purchase the best ticket possible)
travel and activity insurance
extra food & drinks
not included in the price are bikes which we can provide (160mm travel) for $460 per week for quality full suspension bikes
tips are optional and not included in the price
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Day 1 – Arrive and prepare for your adventure

Welcome to the Sacred Valley. We will get settled down in the lodge first and in the afternoon, after building up the bikes, we will ride one of the many trails in Lamay Valley.

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Day 2 – Warm-up Ride Huchuy Qosco

Another demanding Inca trail for mountain biking in Peru. Our van will drop us in the lake Qoricocha (12,795 feet) and we’ll start climbing this amazing Inca trail for 1.5 hours until we reach the mountain Pass of Qoricocha at an altitude of 13,779 feet. From Qoricocha we will start a long and impressive downhill that will take us to different Inca locations and then to the Inca site of Huchuy Qosqo. Finally, we will reach the Sacred Valley and the Urubamba River, at an altitude of 9,186 feet. The views on this ride are impressive.

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Day 3 – Pallares & Hot spring dip

Today you’ll experience arguably two of the best mountain biking trails in the Andes. In the morning we shuttle for 1,5h to an amazing ride that goes from one side of the mountains in the Sacred Valley to the valley of Lares, following the ancient trails. After that, we will stop for lunch in Lares and a relaxing dip in the hot springs. We will drive back in the van for a 50min shuttle for another epic ride that ends in the town of Calca in the Sacred Valley.

Ride 1: Distance: 9,3 miles. Up: 738 ft; Down: 4154 ft. Time: 3 hrs. Max elevation: 14.567 ft.

Ride 2 Distance: 12,5 miles. Up: 131 ft; Down: 4528 ft. Time: 2 hrs. Max elevation: 14.567 ft.

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Day 4 – Visit Machu Picchu

Resting Day! This morning we will transfer you to the Ollantaytambo for a 1,5h train ride to the town of Aguas Calientes, where you will board a bus for the 20min transfer to Machu Picchu for your privately guided walking tour of the site. After the tour, you can spend time exploring and hiking on your own. After lunch in Aguas Calientes, we will head back on the train to Ollantaytambo.

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Day 5 – Ride Lamay Trails

Early start today for a full day of epic riding in the Lamay Valley that features three shuttled all mountain rides that you’ll never forget.

Ride 1: Distance: 6,2 miles. Up: 59 ft; Down: 2788 ft. Time: 1 hrs. Max elevation: 14.222 ft.

Ride 2: Distance: 8,8 miles. Up: 164 ft; Down: 3806 ft. Time: 2 hrs. Max elevation: 13.747 ft.

Ride 3: Distance: 3,7 miles. Up: 49 ft; Down: 1968 ft. Time: 1 hrs. Max elevation: 11.680 ft.

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Day 6 – Ride Misminay, Maras & Moray

This morning we’ll load the van and shuttle an hour to the village of Misminay in the Sacred Valley. Misminay is one of the most scenic rides passing through the Inca sites of Moray and the salt mines of Maras. After a snack in Urubamba, we will ride local classic Inca trails which are mostly all downhill and super-fun. We will have lunch in Urubamba and prepare to return to Cusco.

Ride 1: Distance: 10,5 miles. Up: 623 ft; Down: 3445 ft. Time: 2 hrs. Max elevation: 12.513 ft.

Ride 2: Distance: 6,5 miles. Up: 147 ft; Down: 2887 ft. Time: 1 hrs. Max elevation: 12.106 ft.

Ride 3: Distance: 6,2 miles. Up: 105 ft; Down: 3376 ft. Time: 1 hrs. Max elevation: 12.566 ft.

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Day 7 – Ride Patacancha and Pumamarca

Today’s ride is another one that you’ll not forget; starting in the high-alpine all the way to Ollantaytambo mostly on narrow singletrack. Today’s ride is a journey! We’ll stop for a snack in the small village of Huilloc. After the ride, we will have lunch in Ollantaytambo.

Distance: 21,5 miles. Up: 1893 ft; Down: 6627 ft. Time: 5 hrs. Max elevation: 14.633 ft.

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Day 8 – Departure day

Adios & shuttle back to the airport.

We are passionate adventure travelers ourselves. We have spent our lives in search for the ultimate outdoor experiences. You will gain skills in outdoor activities and meet like-minded individuals to share wonderful adventures. Passion and full dedication to details for each itinerary as well as an excellent relationship with our suppliers in Slovenia have built up the Bikehiketours brand.
Your adventure guides are local and experienced professionals who have a real passion for outdoor activities and for the culture and landscape.
Your safety is their number one priority, closely followed by your enjoyment of the tour. They will always be on-hand to answer any questions or requests you may have throughout your trip. We choose our guides for their expertise in outdoor activities. They are experts in their fields.
We only run small group adventures to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible and not get lost in the crowd. There will generally be between seven and 14 people in each group. The minimum number of people we require to run our tours is four.
Our tour caters for a wide age range, typically between 30 and 60 years old, but age is simply a state of mind, as they say, and we welcome anyone over the age of 18! 
Tours are designed at your own pace and you will enjoy no matter what your age.

Each evening your guides will chat with you about the following day’s activities and give you an idea of the sorts of trails you can look forward to. If there’s anything you feel anxious about, your guides will be happy to discuss it with you.
We recommend following a general training in the weeks leading up to your trip.
Your guide will be very happy to give you some bike skills training during your trip to help improve your confidence and your enjoyment of your bike adventure. 

As fellow sports enthusiasts, we understand the comfort you may find in riding with your own gear. Due to things can get a bit challenging when it comes to traveling please consult our booking manager prior to departure.

Q. Will I have to carry my own luggage?
You will never have to worry about your bags on tour. You only need to carry a daypack with you whilst riding. We have a support vehicle and driver who will transfer your luggage to your next accommodation each day, and have it ready and waiting for your arrival.
On your holiday you will be staying in a range of comfortable, welcoming local accommodations, including traditional guest houses, small hotels, and a boutique hotel. For details please consult with your booking manager.
Traveling light is the key. Although the daytime and nighttime temperatures can vary in the mountains, so you must make sure that you have plenty of layers of breathable clothing to ensure that you are always warm enough and can remove a layer if you get too hot. 
You should also bring cycling shorts/trousers, gloves, padded undershorts, waterproof jacket, flip-flops, specific shoes for cycling.
Where the meals are included in Bikehiketours itineraries they are in a group setting. 
Your Bikehiketours guide will also be with you during these scheduled meals. 
During the meals that are not included in the itinerary, you are free to choose where you would like to dine. Your guide will advise you the best places to dine for these meals. You can choose to join with others and decide to dine together somewhere or, if you desire some independent time, you are also always welcome to do your own thing.
Medical insurance is mandatory on all of our holidays. We also recommend trip cancellation insurance. Contact your booking manager and we will help you choose the right plan for your holiday.
Many of our travelers join as singles. We charge single supplement fee to solo travelers for single room use. But don’t worry, we can pair you with another traveler of the same gender if you like.


A single supplement is an additional charge for a private room for guests traveling alone.
The cost of our holidays does not include international airfare. However, we are happy to assist you in booking flights to join with each tour. The prices vary depending on the season and the point of departure.
We can arrange early arrivals and extended visits. We will be happy to provide suggestions and ideas.
The more in advance you book, the greater availability of dates you’ll find.

Attention to the smallest details, expertise, and great local guides are the key to a successful adventure.