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Two cyclists biking Peru on a dirt road that drops away before a huge mountain

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In just one week on our Peru biking trip you’ll see all the highlights – Machu Picchu, Cusco, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Salineras, and more – while enjoying as much or as little time the saddle as you like. There are advanced and easier options for rides every day, so whether you’re a seasoned biker or just starting out, if you enjoy getting around by pedal power, this trip is for you!


Cusco, Peru


Cusco, Peru

Maximum group size:

12 Guests


3 7 days


US$ 1,975


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Biking through rural, small town Peru

Biking through rural, small town Peru

A busy day at the glorious Lares hot springs

A busy day at the glorious Lares hot springs

©Doug Logan 2014, douglogancreative.com

©Doug Logan 2014, douglogancreative.com

Rachel went from inexperienced newbie to bombing single track on this trip in 2010

Rachel went from inexperienced newbie to bombing single track on this trip in 2010

Cusco's world-heritage protected roofscape

Cusco's world-heritage protected roofscape

A typical photo stop biking Peru with guide Luis

A typical photo stop biking Peru with guide Luis

I really appreciated the personal service Katy and her team rendered. They were always responsive with advice, useful information and good humor and made me feel assured I was in good hands. Our guide Abel taught us new biking skills, and gave us new confidence handling the different terrains in Peru. We enjoyed magnificent scenery, met the locals, had great company and shared lots of laughs. Thank you, Aspiring Adventures, for a very memorable time.

– Suan

The trip in detail

Your guide will pick you up at 1pm and take you for a traditional Peruvian meal at a local favourite restaurant. In the afternoon there’s time for a stroll around Cusco’s beautiful historic centre with your guide, and our mechanic is on hand to help you assemble your bike if you’ve brought it from home. It’s a good idea to take it easy and drink plenty of water today to aid acclimatisation, as we start experiencing Peru’s incredible biking tomorrow!

Meals: Lunch included

Accommodation: Family-run hotel in Cusco

We start the biking today with a fun, easy ride on paved and dirt road and easy single track to Pisac – an Inca township that’s the gateway to the Sacred Valley and home to a famous handicraft market which we’ll have time to explore. In the afternoon we saddle up again and ride along the flat, fertile floodplain of the Sacred Valley to our spectacularly scenic campsite.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

Accommodation: Camping by a little-known ruin in the Sacred Valley

This morning we’ll drive up to Amparaes Pass and then descend on easy gravel road or single track into the remote Lares Valley, starting in high-altitude rock and cold, and ending up in a warm, green river gorge. The chance to enjoy a beer and barbecue at the surreal and beautiful water park that is Lares hot springs is worth a trip in itself. Naturally occurring hot springs are surrounded by lovingly landscaped terraces and lawns dotted with tents. This is one of our favourite places in the world – there is no better end to a day’s biking than soaking in the springs and staring up at the stars.

Meals: All meals included

Accommodation: Camping at Lares hot springs – magic!

This morning an incredibly scenic drive takes us up to the dizzying Amparaes Pass, and to the top of one of the world’s best off-road descents. Section follows section of llama track, gravel riverside, and eventually scenic river gorge. We'll end with an array of undulating riverside single track (or take the open, speedy gravel backroad alongside) into the outskirts of Calca. Here we’ll have a late lunch before more cycling through the beautiful, verdant Sacred Valley towards Ollantaytambo, one of the most beautiful villages in Peru, and our destination for the night.

Meals: Breakfast included

Accommodation: Cosy, family-run hotel in Ollantaytambo

This is the most popular bike trip in Peru – even non-riders get on bikes to enjoy this morning’s scenic, easy riding through rolling countryside, past lakes and ruins. And our next ride is a treat – one of the best single track descents in Peru, it has something to teach everyone from novice to expert. Best of all, it ends at our favourite Inca attraction, Salineras – a surreal and beautiful patchwork of pools and paths that still produces salt using Inca technology. Later we’ll take a train to Aguas Calientes.

Meals: Breakfast included

Accommodation: Aguas Calientes hostal

An early start rewards us with sunrise at Machu Picchu – a peak moment for anyone. A spectacular stone city surrounded by incredibly steep, incredibly green mountains, Machu Picchu needs no introduction and is deservedly one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Your trip leader will take you on a guided tour – a necessary start to orient you in this massive site – then you’ll have plenty of time to explore the site and some of the surrounding peaks on your own before we catch the train back to Cusco for our last night together.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch included

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco

You can book your flight out of Cusco for any time today. If you’re staying on in Peru, we’re delighted to help out with suggestions and assistance for the rest of your time here, including hooking you up with more of Peru’s incredible biking!

Meals: Breakfast included

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How much does this trip cost?

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in a group of four to 12 people

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  • Mountain bike (late-model, dual-suspension Specialized, Scott or Giant)
  • Bike helmet and gloves
  • Dedicated Aspiring Adventures guide/bike mechanic
  • Four nights hotel accommodation (based on twin-share – Single Supplement available for US$100)
  • All activities specified in itinerary
  • All ground transport (including full vehicle support/SAG wagon while biking)
  • Entrance to all specified attractions
  • Extra permit to climb Huayna Picchu at Machu Picchu (if available at time of booking)
  • Meals as specified in itinerary


  • Drinks and some meals
  • Tips for your guides
  • Tent, sleeping bag and mat for two camping nights (hire for US$25 per item, or bring your own)


In Cusco, Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes we stay in clean, comfortable, basic hotels. In the Sacred Valley and at the Lares hot springs we camp in tents.

Open departures:

Start Date End Date
October 21 October 27, 2018 Enquire
April 14 April 20, 2019 Enquire
April 21 April 27, 2019 Enquire
September 01 September 07, 2019 Enquire

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