Downhill mountain biking is one of our favorite disciplines and we are sure that there is not a better downhill tour than this one! Wayo, our main guide, is 11 times National DH Champion and he has also got into the podium on different international races. He has developed this program that includes two main destinations and different other locations offering a perfect combination of difficulty, fun and the best landscapes.
Nowadays, Peru is being recognized as one of the best destinations for mountain biking around the world not only by the quality of the trails but also for their history and culture of thousands of years old reflected on old fortresses and a trail network of more than 20,000Km. Also in Peru we have an amazing food that it’s one of the highlights of this trip.
This tour starts in Lima with two days in which the terrain is different and intense. The first day we go to Pachacamac to ride the downhill trails in which today we race. We will find many jumps and obstacles created for the races as well as flowy and fun trails. On the second day, we go up to the Andes of Lima to ride one of the most epic descents on earth, the Olleros Downhill that starts at an elevation of 3,400 meters and ends on the Pacific Ocean! This is an old Inca trail where the obstacles are natural and infinite! On the next day, we fly to Cusco, Mecca of mountain biking and downhill in Peru. Each year we find new trails and that is why our program is changing to offer the best that we have.
In Cusco we will meet with the Inca culture, riding their trails and passing next to their fortresses and Inca villages. We will feel that special energy that has Cusco considered as a World Heritage Centre by UNESCO.
• Individual descents of more than 3,000 meters and a total accumulated of more than 18,500 meters.
• Ride on Inca and pre-Inca trails with an approximate age of 1,000 years old!
• Impressive views of the Andes Mountains with huge valleys, big glaciers and deep canyons.
• Small groups.
• Local mountain bike guides that will take you safe and with a lot of fun.
• Main locations: Lima, Olleros, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Chinchero, Moray, Maras, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Calca and Pisac.
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.
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 go on our bus to Pachacamac, one hour away and where we have the best trails for mountain biking near Lima. We will ride the main downhill trails like Chirimoyo, Prado and Amancaes.
Distance: 12Km; total climbs: 10m; total descend: 1,500m; average time: 4Hr; elevation: between 150m and 600m.
Day 3: Olleros.
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: Transfer to Cusco and Saphi Forest Downhill.
Early in the morning we take the shuttle to the airport for a 1-hour flight to Cusco. After we reach the hotel and have a delicious lunch near the plaza, we build our bikes and get ready for our first ride in Cusco. We put our bikes on the van and we go to the small village of Salkantay, located on the upper part of Cusco at 4,000 meters. This trail is an old Inca trail that descends to the main plaza. On the way we will see impressive Inca constructions and we will cross a technical Eucalyptus forest.
Distance: 6.5Km; total climbs: 25m; total descend: 630m; average time: 1.5Hr; elevation: between 3,400m and 4,000m.
Day 5: Chinchero, Racchi and Maras Downhills.
Today we go to Sacred Valley and on the way, we will ride the three most amazing trails of the area. The three trails have different type of terrains and they are very fun, crossing different Inca sites and with amazing views of Sacred Valley. Each trail has an approximate length of 7Km and 800 meters of vertical descend. Al the end of the day we will be transferred to our hotel in Sacred Valley where we will stay for the next three nights.
Day 6: Machu Picchu.
Today we have a day off the bikes and it’s a good time to visit Machu Picchu, one of the new 7 wonders on earth! The visit to this archaeological site is simply amazing. You can’t miss this visit if you are in Peru, it’s like going to Egypt and not visit the pyramids! Early in the morning we will take you to the train station to start this amazing journey to the upper part of the Amazon Jungle and visit Machu Picchu.
Note: The price of this tour is not included on the tour price.
Day 7: Megavalanche Downhill.
In the past, we had one of the venues of the Megavalanche Race in Sacred Valley, that is why we still name this trail like that. This is an spectacular trail that starts on the top of the Andes Mountains at an elevation of 4,400 meters. We will find double jumps, gap jumps, step down and other obstacles that will make our ride very intense. We will ride this trail two times and if we still have time, we will go for an extra ride.
Distance: 28Km; total climbs: 30m; total descend: 3,440m; average time: 3Hr; elevation: between 2,800m and 4,400m.
Day 8: Lares Downhill.
Early in the morning after breakfast, we take the van to reach another mountain pass on top of Sacred Valley. From the top of the mountains we start riding this amazing Inca trail that was used in the past to go to Lares and the Amazon Jungle. This 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 then we return to Cusco where we will end with another epic descent.
Distance: 21Km; total climbs: 27m; total descend: 1,500m; average time: 2.5Hr; elevation: between 2,975m and 4,444m.
Day 9: The Radar and Milky Way.
The Radar is one of the most extreme downhill trails in Cusco. Starting at an elevation of 4,500 meters, it’s the highest of the whole tour. We will descend the mountain following ancient trails that crosses small villages and ends on the bottom part of Cusco.
In the afternoon we will ride the Milky Way trail where we will have spectacular views of the city of Cusco from the top of the mountains. This is an Inca trail on a place that looks like the moon!
Trail 1: Distance: 10Km; total climbs: 40m; total descend: 1,400m; average time: 1Hr; elevation: between 3,100m and 4,500m.
Trail 2: Distance: 8Km; total climbs: 35m; total descend: 850m; average time: 1Hr; elevation: between 3,400m and 4,250m.
Day 10: End of the tour, transfers 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.
• 9 nights at 3* hotels or similar.
• One domestic flight from Lima to Cusco (round trip).
• Private transportation during the whole tour. It includes airport transfers in and out. Note: Transfer out only included on day 10.
• All breakfasts and lunches. (Breakfast and lunch on Machu Picchu day is not included due to availability).
• Snacks, fresh fruits, water and Gatorade during the whole trip.
• 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 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.