Peru Andes Adventure
Incan trails, big shuttle rides, and the world’s most vibrant culture on this mountain bike tour!

Come Shred Peru's finest singletrack trails on this 12-Day MTB Adventure!

This mountain bike tour Peru takes place in the magical city of Cusco and in the Sacred Valley of Peru. It is a mountain bike journey through one of the world’s most ancient and advanced societies, the Incans. Clients will take a step back in time as they ride their mountain bike on singletrack trails that date back over 2,000 years, eat delicious Peruvian Cuisine, explore the wondrous city of Cusco, and enter into the fascinating world of the once great Inkan peoples.

Mountain bike tours in Peru have been happening for decades, but we have developed any itinerary that has minimal driving time, offers the most incredible food, and truly supports local Peruvian businesses. So treat yourself to one of the world’s best mountain bike destinations and take the mountain bike tour of a lifetime in Peru!

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Ride your bike down thousand year old agricultural trails.

Immerse yourself in the culture of the Inca peoples.

See the hidden side of Cusco that most travelers never see.

Visit one of the 7 wonders of the world, the Incan city of Machu Picchu.

Peru Andes adventure

Price:

From $2,995*

Fitness:

Total Distance:

120 km / 75 Miles

Total Descent:

18,000m / 40,000ft

Group Size:

Min 3 / Max 8

*Prices are per person, double occupancy. A single supplement is available by request.

Trip Dates

2024

  • Jan 13-24, 2024
  • May 11-22, 2024
  • Jun 1-11, 2024
  • Jun 12-24, 2024
  • Aug 31-Sep 11, 2024
  • Oct 12-23, 2024
  • Nov 9-20, 2024
  • Dec 7-18, 2024

 

*Custom dates available in certain months.

TRIP ITINERARY

Our 2Wheel Epix staff will pick you up from the airport and take you straight to your accommodation to build your bike. If you arrive early enough, we’ll take a quick ride through the city to get you more familiar with Cusco. This is just the beginning of your ultimate mountain biking vacation.

  • Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco

Cusco was, and is still in many ways, the capital of the once-great Incan civilization and is still full of ruins, footpaths, and whispers of the Incan people. The city exudes an energy that’s incomparable to any other place in the world, and you can feel it the minute you step foot in this magical city.

Today we’ll begin with a quick orientation in one of Cusco’s cafeterías, followed by a brief bike check to ensure everyone’s ready to start MTB riding in Peru!

Then we’ll be hitting the incredible singletrack mountain bike trails of Cusco for a half-day ride. You’ll get a chance to acclimate and gradually settle in while having fun on the trails, which pass along old royal Incan roads and are full of jumps, drops, berms and other incredible features. After that, we’ll refuel with a delicious Cuscueñen lunch before ending the day with a final sunset lap.

  • Distance:  12.5 km /  7 miles 
  • Max Elevation:  3500m  / 11,500 ft
  • Ascent:   250 m / 800 ft 
  • Descent:   1100 m / 3,500 ft 
  • Accommodation:  Hotel in Cusco

Today we start with a classic Cusco ride in Lares Valley. We begin with breakfast, then drive to Calca in the Sacred Valley. From there, we head up into the mountains to start our climb into the heart of the Andes. This singletrack trail has been around for thousands of years but only ridden by mountain bikes for a little over 20 years. On this trail you are guaranteed to see llamas, alpaca, and locals living their daily life in this truly spectacular area.

This day is meant to act as a  warm up so clients can acclimate to the altitude, get accustomed to the type of dirt in Peru and get to know each other. 

We will ride two laps on Lares and then have a wonderful lunch before we drive back to Cusco for possibly another sunset lap.

  • Distance:  19 km /  12 miles 
  • Max Elevation:  4200m  / 14,000 ft
  • Ascent:  250 m / 800 ft 
  • Descent:  2750 m / 9,000 ft 
  • Accommodation:  Hotel in Cusco

Today we pack our belongings and head to the Sacred Valley for the next five nights. However, you won’t be arriving to the Sacred Valley by car, you will be taking a secret mountain bike route that descends over 5,500 feet in 9 miles down to the little town of Urubamba. This mountain bike trail is one of the most coveted trails in the entire world and there are good reasons why, this trail is an absolute dream come true! It beholds a historical value that no other trail in the world can claim, has the most unreal views and is truly a glorious singletrack trail. Clients will then stay in the bustling little town of Urubamba for the evening. 

  • Distance:  12.5 km /  8 miles 
  • Max Elevation:  3500m  / 11,500 ft
  • Ascent:  250 m / 800 ft 
  • Descent:  1700 m / 5,500 ft 
  • Accomodation:  Hotel in Urubamba

This is a great day for clients to sleep in, do some yoga, and recuperate from the endless amounts of fun had on the past couple days of riding. Urubmaba is one of the old Inkan cities that existed before the arrival of the Spanish, and this will be the day for clients to go explore a little bit. If clients would like to plan a guided tour of ruins, cooking class or any extra curricular activity we can help plan something for you or simply just steer you in the right direction.

  • Accomodation:  Hotel in Urubamba

The Sacred Valley was the agricultural center of the Incan empire and the fertility of this Valley was how the Incans were able to produce enough food to feed hundreds of thousands of people; and this day will be dedicated to understanding the Sacred Valley and riding some of its most original footpaths. 

So on this day we will start the day visiting the Moray ruins, which were theorized to be an agricultural laboratory for the Incans which they used to modernize their , then we will hop on our bikes and do 3-4 laps on the beautiful Maras trail system. Each one of these mtb trails has about 3,000 feet of vertical descent in 4-6 miles and takes us right through the heart of the Sacred Valley’s most significant farming areas. We will then stop for another fantastic, but late lunch before we set off for yet another epic sun-set lap! 

  • Distance:  19 km /  12 miles 
  • Max Elevation:  3500m  / 11,500 ft
  • Ascent:  250 m / 800 ft 
  • Descent:  2750 m / 9000 ft 
  • Accommodation:  Hacienda in Ollantaytambo

You will have just woken up in the ancient city of Ollantaytambo, which still lies on its original foundation, built by the Inkans in the 1400’s; and today you will be tackling the mystical trail of Patacancha. This is yet another ancient trail that is part of an Incan highway that theoretically would take you from the Amazon forest all the way to the city of Cusco, snaking its way up and down the vast valleys of the Vilcanota mountain range. But we will start our ride at a staggering 14,500 feet and descend on three different trails all the way to the town of Ollantaytambo. On this trail we will run into llamas, alpaca, indigenous communities, epic views and mind blowing singletrack.

  • Distance: 19 km /  12 miles 
  • Max Elevation:  4300m  / 14,000 ft
  • Ascent 250 m / 800 ft 
  • Descent 2750 m / 9000 ft 
  • Accommodation:  Hacienda in Ollantaytambo

The Ancient Fortress of Machu Picchu is one of the 7 wonders of the world and we highly recommend our guests take the opportunity to visit the site. 

Clients that have chosen to go to Machu Picchu will get up at 7am and drive to Ollantaytambo to catch the train to Macchu Picchu, they will arrive at Aguas Calientes and be taken up to Machu Picchu bus (30min). From there you will visit Machu Picchu for 2 hours, have some time in Aguas Calientes to eat lunch, buy some souvenirs, and then board the train back to Ollantaytambo. The whole day takes about 8 hours and can be a little bit tiresome, but we highly recommend you take the opportunity to see the grandeur of this impressive historical site.  

 You will then be picked up by 2Wheel staff at the train station and taken back to their accommodations in Ollantaytambo where they will find their bikes and all their personal gear as well. For people that chose to not go to Macchu Picchu will have a quiet and easy morning before we head to the town of Ollantaytambo and have a relaxed and mellow day in the beautiful old Incan town.

  • Hacienda in Ollantaytambo 

Clients will finally be leaving the old Incan city of Ollantaytambo and load up the van for another day of riding Incan singletrack trails through the awe inspiring Sacred Valley. Today we will stop in the quaint and ancient town of Lamay and mountain bike Peru’s best trails, the Lamay series. The Lamay trails are flowy, techy and scenic. These mtb trails boast some of the most scenic trail views in all of the Sacred Valley; we very rarely leave the Lamays without a huge smile on our faces. There is definitely a reason these mtb trails are one of the secret local favorites. 

Lunch will be waiting for us when we get done riding and we will have a picnic in the charming little main plaza of Lamay, and then load up the van to head back to the sacred city of Cusco. 

  • Distance:  19 km /  12 miles 
  • Max Elevation:  4300m  / 14,000 ft
  • Ascent:  250 m / 800 ft 
  • Descent:  2750 m / 9000 ft 
  • Accommodation:  Hotel in Cusco

At this point in your mountain bike tour Peru you will have experienced 7 days of riding Peru’s best singletrack, eating world class Peruvian cuisine and had a lot of laughs and high fives. So we think you are going to be ready to sleep in, relax, enjoy the city of Cusco and possibly visit some of the ruins in Cusco such as Saqsawaman or CoriCancha. 

  • Accommodation:  Hotel in Cusco

Today is the last day of your Mountain Bike Tour Peru and we are going to end your trip by riding through the beautiful city of Cusco. We will get a later start to the day, your van will arrive at your accommodations at 10am, from there the group will have the decision to ride some of the local trails that they have already ridden and have the option to ride some new trails as well. The goal of today is to round out the trip with a fantastic mellow day and look back on your unforgettable mountain bike trip Peru. We will ride until the late afternoon, then guests will have time to pack their bike and belongings and get ready for a delicious farewell dinner in the heart of Cusco. 

  • Distance: 19 km /  12 miles 
  • Max Elevation:  3500m  / 11,500 ft
  • Ascent:  250 m / 800 ft 
  • Descent:  1700 m / 5500 ft 
  • Accommodation:  Hotel in Cusco

2Wheel Epix Staff will take you to the airport after you say your goodbyes to the wonderful world of Cusco!

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IS THIS TRIP FOR YOU?

Our 12-day Mountain Bike Tour Peru is built for intermediate + to advanced riders. This Peru Mountain Bike holiday is all shuttle rides that feature rocky, semi-technical and long downhill trails. What we mean by that is all the trails have technical sections, large rock gardens, and other obstacles, but for the most part are rider friendly and can be ridden at the pace of any intermediate to advanced mountain biker. 

What is so impressive about this mtb vacation is that the singletrack trails are all agricultural and animal (llamas, alpaca and sheep) trails that have been used by the indigenous peoples for thousands of years. These trails were built almost before the invention of the wheel, but it seems the Incan peoples were able to see the future, because the trails are a mountain biker’s dream come true. So if you enjoy enduro/downhill mountain biking and enjoy tackling feature after feature on epic singletrack trails, then this Peru Mountain Bike Trip is calling you!

PRICE BREAKDOWN

  • 7 Days incredible of guided single-track mountain biking
  • 11 nights of accommodation
  • Airport shuttle and ground transportation.
  • 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 1  dinner, and ride snacks.
  • Shuttle vehicles, drivers, guides and entrance fees into national parks for all ride days
  • 24/7 attention and support
  • Professional, local, and bilingual guides on every ride day and for cultural activities.
  • 2Wheels bike jersey


Not Included:

  • Airfare
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Mountain Bike Trip insurance
  • Bike’s and equipment
  • Guide tips (10%-20% of trip price pp)
  • Bike rental (if needed).
  • Items not listed in the “included” list

FULL TRIP DETAILS

  • 7 days of riding.
  • 4 different riding locations 
  •  4 different accommodations (Traditional Hotels, Haciendas, Ranches)
  • Will ride over 100 miles and over 50,000 vertical feet of descent.
  • Experience all aspects of the Peruvian Culture, the food, the art the people and of course the biking!
  • Many meals included with a mix of Gourmet restaurants to the homes of locals, but all very safe and delicious!

Bike Riding:

  • Shuttle rides with an average of 6,000 feet of descent and 500 feet of ascent per trail.
  • Clients will ride an average of  8,000 feet of descent and 12 miles a day.
  • Trails are a mix of old agriculture routes and hand built trails.
  • Large amount of rock and Incan stairs.

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