Bike To The Jungle
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Vacation StyleCamping Trek
Activity Level Begginer
• Visit Manu National Park, one of the natural reserves with more biodiversity in the world.
• Cross from Cusco to the Amazon Jungle on a mountain bike.
• Discover Inca sites and Spanish churches not visited by tourists.
• Hike in middle of the jungle with expert guides that will show you all the secrets of the jungle.
• Sail one of the most important rivers in the jungle on a small boat.
If you like to travel and ride your bike, this tour is made for you. Join us and discover the best way to visit the Jungle of Peru on a mountain bike. We have prepared a very interesting program where we will ride our bikes from Cusco and reach the Amazon Jungle visiting different sites on our way like Inca fortresses, Spanish churches, as well as animal protection centers in middle of the jungle. We will pass by small villages that produces tea, coffee and coca leaves.
In this unforgettable experience, we will reach the entrance of the Manu National Park in the small village of Atalaya, a small port in front of the Alto Madre de Dios River. We will take a small boat that will take us deep into the jungle and reach our final destination on a beautiful lodge in middle of the jungle. We will have an interesting hike around the lodge where we can see different type of monkeys and other animals in their natural habitat.
- 7 nights at 3* hotels or similar. (One night camping).
- Private transportation during the whole tour. It includes airport transfers in and out. Note: Transfer out only included on day 8.
- All breakfasts and lunches.
- Dinners on days: 3, 4, 5 y 6.
- Snacks, fresh fruits, water and Gatorade during the whole trip.
- Entrance fees to the archaeological sites visited on the tour.
- 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.
- National and International flights.
- Extra weight on international and domestic flights.
- Dinners on days not specified.
- Personal insurance. We suggest: www.worldnomads.com / www.travelguard.com
- Other personal expenses like laundry, extra calls, extra expenses in the hotel, etc.
- Tips. (Your guides will be very appreciated).
Reception at the Airport of Cusco and transfer to the hotel
Depending on your flight arrival, we will be waiting for you at the airport of Cusco to give you the welcome and then transfer to your hotel. If you are arriving on an early flight, we can plan to make a short ride on the surroundings of Cusco to get used to the elevation. Hotel: http://www.hotelcahuide-cusco.com
Early in the morning we leave Cusco on our vehicle towards Sacred Valley. We will start riding our bikes from the Inca site of Chinchero with amazing views of Sacred Valley. We will pass by small villages of farmers following old ancient trails until we reach Lake Huaypo. Then, we continue our ride until we reach the village of Maras and then descend to the Sacred Valley following an ancient Inca trail that takes us to the salt mines. After our ride we will be transferred to the village of Pisac where we can have a visit in the afternoon to the Inca Fortress.
From Pisac to Tres Cruces
Today we start our adventure to the jungle. Early in the morning, we leave Pisac on our vehicle and climb the mountains until we reach the small village of Huancarani located at the top of the mountains. We will start riding our bikes following the beautiful Pichihua Valley until we reach the Inca site of Huatocto where we will have lunch in front of an old Spanish church. We put our bikes in the bus and then we continue to Paucartambo where we will buy our last food provisions before we go to our camp site in Tres Cruces, the entrance of the Manu National Park
From Tres Cruces to San Pedro
Early in the morning, we leave our camp site and we start riding our bikes down to the Jungle, to the small village of San Pedro, on our way to the Manu National Park. In this part of the trip, we will descend mostly all the time for around 50Km, we will pass over several tunnels and the terrain and the vegetation will change dramatically until it gets humid and with lush vegetation. We will reach San Pedro by lunch and in the afternoon we will have a hike to watch the Cock of the Rock, our national bird!
From San Pedro to Pantiacolla
Early in the morning, we leave San Pedro on our bikes and we continue descending to the jungle. Halfway our ride we reach the village of Pilcopata where starts the flat lands of the jungle and we meet the big Alto Madre de Dios River. We will visit a small rescue center of animals in danger and then we will reach the village of Atalaya where we will take the boat that will take us to our destination in Pantiacolla
From Pantiacolla to San Pedro
Early in the morning, before the sun rise, we will go for a very interesting hike in the jungle and watch the wild life with different type of monkeys, birds and if we have luch we can watch pumas or other big mammals. Then we return to our lodge for breakfast and then return by boat to Atalaya. We will grab our bikes in Atalaya and bike back to San Pedro or until our energy takes us. Our vehicle will be following on the back to pick us up once we get tired.
From San Pedro to Cusco
Early in the morning after breakfast, we will load the bus and start our return to Cusco. Once we reach the last climb on our van, we will take our bikes and ride down to Sacred Valley. Then, in the afternoon, we return to Cusco
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.
You are traveling to Peru and on the areas we are going to be riding our bikes there are no or very little options to buy spare parts for your bike. First, we suggest you make a deep clean and maintenance to your bike and check for worn parts such as chain, brake pads, cables and housings. Make sure everything is working properly, especially your brakes. Bring also new tires. We suggest Maxxis High Rollers 2.30/2.35 width and extra protection on the sides (EXO). Tubeless system is also suggested. If you are using tubeless, check it has liquid inside and it is not dry. We carry some bike parts on our tours but there are some parts that are very specific to each bike so you should consider bringing the following parts with you:
• Extra derailleur hanger.
• 2 sets of brake pads.
• 2 Tubes, patches and pump. (We suggest putting tubeless system).
• Some special tools for your bike and a bike multi-tool.
• Back pack with water container. You will need to take your food, tools, water and jacket mainly.
• Rain Jacket, waterproof, for cold mountain weathers.
• Light thermal jacket. This will keep you warm if the temperature drops considerable.
• 4 sets of riding clothes.
• Helmet, gloves and safety glasses. Full face helmet is optional.
• Knee pads. Elbow pads are optional.
• Two pair of riding shoes.
• Sun block. Recommended 50 SPF or more.
• Insect repellent.
The best way to take your bike on the flight is on a bike box. You can choose either a normal hard cardboard box or those hard plastic boxes. In both cases, you should be very careful packing your bike and prevent scratching or some damage to vulnerable parts like the derailleur hanger, brakes, fork, etc. Use lots of padding and your knee and elbow pads to protect your bike and use also plastic strips to tight all the loose parts together. The way we pack our bikes is the following: we first take out the pedals, wheels and remove the disc rotors from the wheels.
Then we take the air from the shocks leaving only 5 or 10 psi. The next step is to put the seat post all the way into the frame or take it out and then take the handlebar away from the stem. We take also derailleur hanger from the frame to prevent damage. Now the bike is ready to put on the box and put all the protections to prevent scratching.
Make sure the bike fits on the box normally, check the area of the bottom of the fork and the back of the bike (derailleur hanger). You can put some of your riding gear such as shoes, knee and elbow pads, helmet, gloves, back pack, etc.
We have selected for our tours three star hotels in which our clients can get a nice quiet room, comfortable and located on the best part of the city. In some cases we select hotels out of the city with a lot of character.
On some of our tours that include camping, we will provide 4-people tents for two person, mattresses and sleeping bags for cold conditions. We also provide all the meals during the camping to ensure a comfortable stay on the outdoors.
We are locals. There is nothing like riding with local people who knows the trails to perfection and also knows that the riding area is safe for you.
We are professional mountain bikers. We have more than 20 years riding mountain bikes in Peru. We have more than 13 National titles in both XC and DH, one third place in Pan-am Championships and one third place in the Masters World Championships. No one else can beat this record!
We practice a sustainable tourism. Being a responsible adventure and eco tour operator is one of our main objectives and principles. We work very close with local communities, businesses and individuals to develop sustainable tourism opportunities that help local economies while minimizing negative environmental and cultural impacts. Part of Inkas Adventures operating philosophy is to respect the communities, their people and their landscapes in which we make our tours.
We ride the best trails. We are always looking for the best trails to ride and we assure you that we will be riding the best trails in Peru!
Your safety is first. We work with the best equipment and people. Our staff has First-Aid and CPR training. We are one of the few adventure tour companies in Peru that carries a satellite phone to have immediate communication in remote areas that we ride. We are also linked with air rescue and evacuation companies to act fast in case of an emergency. We have modern equipment assuring no failures during our trips.
You get the best bikes to ride in Peru. We carry a fleet of 2017 Pivot Mach 6 bikes in all sizes. These bikes works perfect for all our trips. The terrain is technical and you need the best equipment!
We know where to eat the best food. Peru is one of the best places to eat in the world and we know where to go! Our snacks are also prime quality and you will enjoy them each day of your trip.