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Vacation StyleCamping Trek
Activity Level Intermediate
• Inca and pre-Inca trails with more than 3,000 years old!
• Ride from the top of the White Mountain Range and the Black Mountain Range.
• Small groups.
• Local mountain bike guides that will take you safe and with a lot of fun.
• Impressive views of the mountains and the highest tropical glaciers on earth.
Huaraz is one of those magic places in the Andes Mountains where you can practically make any outdoor sport. It is located on the “Callejon de Huaylas” at 3,000 meters of elevation between the White Mountain Range and the Black Mountain Range. The White Mountain Range is the most spectacular part of the Andes Mountains that holds the highest tropical glaciers in the world like Huascaran Mt. with 6,869 meters.
In both mountain ranges we have selected trails that goes from 4,500 meters to the bottom of the valley in the city of Huaraz. There are pre-Inca sites with more than 3,000 years old! Come and discover one of the best spots in Peru for mountain biking.
- 8 nights at 3* hotels or similar.
- Private transportation during the whole tour. It includes airport transfers in and out. Note: Transfer out only included on day 9.
- 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.
- International flights.
- 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 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.
Transfer to Chiquian, “mirror of the sky”
Early in the morning we leave Lima on our vehicle to drive to the small village of Chiquian which is the entrance of the “Callejon de Huaylas” and Huaraz. We will spend almost all day traveling north Lima and doing some interesting stops on the way. We will have amazing views of the glaciers up in the Andes Mountains. Once in Chiquian, we will set up the bikes and leave them ready for the next day.
The Bandit Trail
This is an impressive trail that goes along a steep mountain with spectacular views of the Huayhuash Mountain Range and the Yerupaja Mountain with 6,654 meters tall. There is an interesting story about this trail that we will tell you once there. We will reach the hidden spot of this bandit and next to that place is a natural spring where we can fill out our water bottles. In the afternoon we will leave Chiquian on our vehicle and transfer to Huaraz where we will stay for the next 4 nights.
Callan Punta and Pitec Trails
Early in the morning, we leave the hotel towards the Black Mountain Range for our first ride. This trail starts at 4,200 meters and we will ride an ancient pre-Inca trail with more than 3,000 years old! This is an impressive trail that was built by the Chavin culture and we will descend all the way until we reach Huaraz. In the afternoon we will go for a second ride on the upper part of the White Mountain Range and follow angain an ancient trail with many rock steps and passing by small villages.
Today we will ride All-Mountain across the Huascaran Mountain and descending to the village of Ranrahirca. On our ride we will have one of the most spectacular views of the Huascaran Mountain on top of us! We will ride over some farmers trails, pass by a coal mine next to the trail and finally reach Ranrahirca following a nice and flowy descent.
Llanganuco – Huascaran National Park
This is maybe the most amazing Enduro ride in Peru with more than 30Km long and starting at 4,750 meters, next to the Huascaran Mountain. We will descend part of the Huascaran Mountain and of course we will have all different type of terrains until we reach the village of Yungay at the bottom of the valley. It will be very impressive when we reach Llanganuco Lake and cross a Queuña trees forest on the way.
Early in the morning, after we take breakfast, we leave Huaraz on our bus towards Recuay and then we start climbing on the Cordillera Negra to make this ride that is one of the newest trails we have found here. At the end of the day we will return to Huaraz
Early in the morning, we leave Huaraz and we start returning to Lima. On our way, we will take a different road and reach the start of this amazing trail that will take us almost at the bottom of the mountains. This trail starts at 4,000 meters and it takes us near the coast following a super fun and flowy singletrack. We meet our bus at the bottom and then we continue our way to Lima.
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.