Wayo MTB Camp
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Activity Level Intermediate
Peru is one of the best destinations for mountain biking around the world. We have one of the best geography, lot of history, a culture of thousands of years old and a special mystic that offers the perfect combination for the practice of our favorite sport. The Andes Mountins, is one of the biggest and longest chain of mountains of the planet. In Peru you can still find trails in their natural conditions, with none or few human intervention since they were built and where nature and erosion caused by the wind and the rain, have transformed these trails in perfect trails for us.
Eduardo “Wayo” Stein, 11 times National DH Champion in Peru and bronze medal on the UCI Downhill Championships, loves and knows his local trails with 20 years riding on them, will offer you the opportunity to enjoy 4 days riding these trails and helping you to improve your mountain bike skills.
During this MTB clinic, we will pass over the basic concepts of balance, body position, breaking and how to face every obstacle on the trails like jumps, turns, steps, etc. We will ride over different type of terrains and Wayo will be there to show you the best technique to ride safer and enjoy more the trails in total control of your bike.
The fun is guaranteed. Take this opportunity to ride the best trails with the best riders.
- 3 nights at 3* hotels or similar.
- Breakfasts and lunches
- Snacks, fresh fruits, water and Gatorade during the whole trip.
- Private transportation during the whole tour. It includes airport transfers in and out. Note: Transfer out only included on day 4.
- 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, 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.
- 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
Wayo and his team will be exited to give you the welcome at the airport of Cusco and start with this great adventure. After we give you the welcome with a coca tea, we will be transferred to the hotel for the check-in and start with the tour. Our guides, expert mechanics, will help you build your bike and will check that you haven’t put any part wrong and in a few minutes everything will be ready. We will go for lunch near Main Plaza and then we get ready for our two rides in Cusco. The first trail is a secret trail that we know and it’s very fun because we will have to make our own line through the mountain, the real style of freeriding. Then we will connect with different trails that goes to the different small villages on the upper part of Cusco and we will continue descending until we reach the main plaza in Cusco. The last part of this trail is very fun riding over a Eucalyptus forest with lots of roots, jumps and other stunts. Our bus will be waiting for us at the bottom part to take us again to the upper part of Cusco for our second ride. This time, the trail is a local riders trail with lots of jumps, steps and lots of fun sections. On both rides we will pass over the technique and practice on the obstacles we find on the trails. At the end of the day we return to our hotel and we get ready to know Cusco by night.
Misminay-Maras y Megavalanche
Early in the morning we leave Cusco and we go towards Sacred Valley. After approximately one hour drive, we reach the village of Misminay located above the round terraces of Moray. We will start with a nice and mellow descent with spectacular views of the Sacred Valley, the round terraces of Moray and the glaciers on the other side of the valley. This ride is a mix of downhill with some climbs passing by the village of Maras. On the trail we will find different obstacles with a moderate difficulty where we can practice our technique. Our bus will be waiting for us at the bottom of this trail to take us to our second ride, the Megavalanche trail in Ollantaytambo. We will have lunch in Ollantaytamboand then we continue our way to the top of the mountains at 4,350 meters to reach the start of this trail that has it all! Flowy sections as well as rock gardens, jumps, mud, river crossings, etc. We will be stopping on the different obstacles to practice and show you the way it’s done. At the end of the day we return to our hotel in Sacred Valley.
Early in the morning after a nutritious breakfast, we take our van to go to the Patacancha Valley and climb to the top at 4,500 meters. Today we will have an spectacular day with amazing views that you can only have on top of the Andes and close to the glaciers! This trail is a real Enduro ride that we found back in 2007. We will be riding over an ancient Inca trail and also we will have to find our own way on the mountain to descend the mountain. There are small rivers we will be crossing as well as some rocky sections. Halfway our ride, we make a stop in the village of Huilloc for lunch and meet a local family. After lunch, we continue our ride and we start climbing to the Inca fortress of Pumamarca, maybe the oldest Inca fortress! From this place we have one of the best views of the trip and then we start descending to Ollantaytambo on one of the best trails for mountain biking!
Lares Downhill and Cusco
Today is our last day of the Enduro Clinic and we will ride the famous Lares Downhill. This is an amazing Inca trail that starts at the top of the mountains at 4,400 meters of elevation and descends following the entire valley until the village of Calca at the bottom of Sacred Valley. This is a very flowy and fun trail. Once in Calca, we will take our bus to return to Cusco and make our last descend before you take your flight back home.
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.