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Returning MTBers Cusco highlightsPeru

This trip is the cream of the crop of intermediate, cross country biking around Cusco - and that's saying something!

Unusually for us, it doesn't include accommodation (because the guests who requested it are using their airline miles to book their own accommodations). If you’re interested in the trip and would like us to include accommodation, just let us know, we’re happy to sort it for you!

Duration:

3 5 days

Price:

US$ 1,400

Includes:

5
4

The trip in detail

Three spectacular Inca sites, joined together by a truly wonderful bike ride suitable for all ability levels, all with continuous views of the stunning central cordillera of the Andes: this day is very hard to top.
After picking you up from your accommodation this morning, we'll first head for Chinchero (about an hour's drive from Cusco) where we'll check out the scenic Inca ruin before starting to ride dirt roads through farmland and rolling hills (Andean flat!) towards Moray – three deep, terraced amphitheaters where the Incas tried out different crops at different altitudes and angles to the sun. Salineras is even better – a still-working ancient salt factory that’s as beautiful as it is fascinating, with a patchwork of coloured pools twinkling under the sun.

In between the two is an easy intermediate level ride with great range of terrain, consistent downhill, and an impressive array of options.

Meals: Lunch included

Today will be an unforgettable day of biking on the Inca Avalanche international racetrack (formerly the Redbull Mega Avalanche). Varied, exhilarating, and at times humbling, it’s a massive 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) of single track through grass, animal paths, forest tracks and farmland. Most of it is intermediate level riding, and the really great thing is how this track is set up, as if deliberately ,so that people of all levels of ability can participate – a paved road zigzags across the valley, frequently intersecting the single track that bombs straight down the steep sections at the end, so your guide, Abel, will advise you which sections are appropriate for you to ride, and warn you off the couple of sections 99% of riders end up having to walk!

This is probably the best mountain bike ride in Peru. After it we’ll catch a scenic train to Aguas Calientes for the night.

Meals: Lunch included

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. A guided tour is a necessary start to orient you in this massive site, then you’ll have the rest of the morning to explore the site own before we catch the train back to Cusco.

Meals: Lunch included

Today we’ll explore the very un-touristy south west side of Cusco, towards Paruro, riding quiet country roads down into and along the Apurimac River. We’ll spend about 4-5 hours in a vehicle, and roughly the same on our bikes, and along the way we’ll enjoy mellow biking and stunning mountain and river views along roads very few foreigners ever visit.

Meals: Lunch included

Like many Andean cities, Cusco sits in the flat bottom of a steep-sided, horseshoe-shaped valley, and the hills around the town offer miles and miles of riding, ranging from easy dirt track to gnarly downhill and a jump park. We’ll spend the day doing as many of Cusco’s classic rides as you we can fit in. You won’t believe the quality and variety of terrain, and with the added bonus of pretty countryside and incredible views down into Cusco, you’ll be sorry your trip is coming to an end!

We’ll drop you off back at your Cusco accommodation around 4-5pm today.

Meals: Lunch included

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How much does this trip cost?

US $

1,400

pp.


for a group of four to 12 people


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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • All ground transport (private vehicle and train)
  • All activities specified in itinerary
  • Dedicated Aspiring Adventures bike guide
  • Entrance to all attractions specified in itinerary
  • Lunch every day
  • Drinking water with meals

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Tip for your guide(s)
  • Accommodation (available on request)
  • Meals apart from lunch
  • Extra permit to climb Huayna Picchu at Machu Picchu

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