From the Andes to the Amazon
Enjoy a varied mountain biking tour that gets you into the real Peru
Travel to Peru and discover a land of immense beauty
Spend a day exploring iconic Machu Picchu
Ride Peru and enjoy variety each day
Discover the culture and history of the country on tour
Journey through the Andes and discover local life along the way
Bicycle tour Peru and experience all it has to offer
Immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of Peru

Biking Peru From The Andes To The Amazon

11 days
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$4,365 USD

Peru is a remarkably diverse country. One day you find yourself in the heartland of the Incas perched high in the Andean mountains, and the next you are surrounded by the dense jungle canopy of the Amazon Rainforest. This mountain bike tour has been designed to capture this contrast at its most spectacular, utilizing a network of roads and trails that span the Sacred Valley of the Incas and parts of Manu National Park in the Amazon Basin. Included in the tour is a visit to Machu Picchu, simply a must-see when visiting Peru!

  • Category
    Mountain Biking
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    11 days
  • Culture Level
    Out There
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    236.1 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    34.2 miles
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Starting in Cusco, one of the world’s highest altitude cities (3,300 m ASL) and the former capital of the Inca Empire, you'll ride north surrounded by towering peaks and scenic valleys where agricultural terraces cascade down the hillsides. You'll then rise to the Peruvian Altiplano before making a gradual yet epic descent to Manu National Park, experiencing a mesmerizing visual shift as you drop from the edge of the Andes to the cloud forest of the Amazon.

You'll spend a day at a remote lodge in the jungle (only accessible by river boat!) before returning to the Sacred Valley of the Incas where you'll enjoy 3 days of blissful cycling to discover Incan ruins, colorful towns, indigenous villages, the picturesque Maras Salt Pans and oh so much more. On Day 9 you'll visit the “Lost City of the Incas” – Machu Picchu – and get there and back via one of the world’s most stunning train journeys. A hallmark of this tour is the frequency of exhilarating downhill blitzes, and some of the best have been saved for last when, on Day 10, you'll ride 1,500 m downhill from the Lares Valley into the town of Calca. The tour concludes back in Cusco.

This tour follows a wide mix of roads and riding surfaces including gravel roads, dirt tracks, broken roads and some good sealed roads as well as a few sections of single-track. Most of the trails you'll ride are wide dirt and gravel tracks with about 30% on tarmac.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

  • All meals as indicated.
  • Local English speaking cycling leader/guide.
  • Cycling jersey and drink bottle
  • Vehicle support while cycling.
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Accommodation
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Ferry/boat fares
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • International / Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please see the available rental options below.

Tour options and upgrades:

3 equipment options available
1 tour add-on available