Apr 23 – May 2, 2019
Aug 17 – 26, 2019
Dec 2 – 11, 2019
April 24 – May 3, 2020
Aug 5 – 14, 2020
Oct 23 – Nov 2, 2020
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights, 7 total riding days
Starting point: Cusco city, Peru
Ending point: Cusco city, Peru
Riding skills required: Intermediate, advanced and expert
Riding type: Enduro/ All mountain (85-90% down)
Cost: USD $ 2,050
RIDING STYLE: ENDURO/ ALL MOUNTAIN
RIDING SKILL: INTERMIDIATE, ADVANCED, EXPERT
FITNESS LEVEL: 3/5
WHAT TO EXPECT: Technical rocky sections, single tracks, narrow parts, exposure, riding on remote highlands, endless ancient trails
BIKE REQUIREMENTS: check BIKE REQUIREMENTS
KMS RIDDEN: 163 kms
METERS DROPPED: 15,314 M
METERS climbed: 1,471M
Day 1: ARRIVAL TO CUSCOWe will meet at the Velazco Astete airport to pick you up and transfer you to the Hotel in Urubamba, the capital of the Sacred Valley, where we will stay for the next nights. The Sacred Valley (2,700 m) is lower than Cusco city (3,300) and has the highest concentration of trails. After settling in your hotel we will head for lunch to get a taste of the world famous Peruvian cuisine.
Day 2: MARAS, MORAY & SECRET TRAIL
After breakfast we will shuttle to Maras, a place full of attractions for everyone and with such great views of the Sacred Valley down below. Our first ride will be the ancient trail that passes through the Inca Salt Terraces a place where salt has been extracted from the ground since the Inca period. Our second ride is a trail that passes by a plateau on top of the Moray Inca Agricultural Lab, a highly visited place. Of course we will get THE BEST view of Moray, a view the vast majority misses. This site is at the beginning of the second ride, the trail a couple minutes from the site has been totally restored by our Trail Maintenance Team on march 2018. The result is called “Fairway to Heaven” one of the funnest trails around.
We will then have a gourmet picnic lunch at Huaypo lagoon, on a piece of Paradise owned by one of our guides. We are sure you will have the best Quinoa dish in a life time.
To end the day, we will ride an Inca Trail in the Chinchero district. This trail has some Inca sites on the way and is located on a tight creek that will open up to a great view of the Valley.
↓ 767M 9.2 KMS ↑ 16m ↓ 993M 10.5 KMS ↑ 34m ↓ 1495 m 14 kms ↑ 285m
Day 3: FROM OLLANTAYTAMBO TO LARES AND FROM LARES TO CALCA
Today we get really busy riding our bikes. We shuttle to Ollantaytambo and drive passing a weavers community to a high altitude pass and we ride towards the east in direction to Lares valley, leaving the snow peak mountain range behind us. We will pass through different types of terrains, have great views of snow peaks and maybe find a couple of weavers on the middle of the trail who will offer typical handcrafts they make and keep riding in direction to Lares hot spring a place where the jungle and the sierra meet.
A box lunch is our lunch for today.
We have a small drive to the Lares pass, located south from the first ride today but in the same snow peak mountain range we left behind and we will drop back to Calca at the Sacred Valley in this very iconic ride.
↓ 1149M 19 KMS ↑ 304m
↓ 1071M 12.5 KMS ↑ 300m
DAY 4: LAMAY HAS A LOT TO OFFER
Lamay is a big creek in the Sacred Valley that offers 3 long trails and 2 shorter trails. We will spend the day riding this locals favorite and try to cover all the trails in the place. We will stop to have a great lunch and keep riding. We will pass through a couple of schools, a lot of farms right next to the trails and if we are lucky we will have Mateo Negri a 14-year-old local joins us for some riding after he comes back from school.
↓ 1002M 9 KMS ↑ 41m
↓ 615 M 6.7 KMS ↑ 260m
620 m 6.7 kms
DAY 5: FREE DAY / OTHER ACTIVITIES
At this point in the trip we will be tired after riding X kms and dropping x meters. It is a great opportunity to go to Machupicchu or do other activities.
Machupicchu is not included in the trip pricing but we can help you get all you need (Train tickets, bus tickets, entrance, etc.).
DIA 6: PITUSIRAY HIKE N BIKE
Today we have an epic ride. We will drive and cross the snow peak mountain range at Lares pass and half an hour later we take a U-TURN in Quishuarani, the closest town to drive to get to Pitusiray snow peak. Here we will meet wranglers or porters from the Andes who will help us getting our bikes to the top while we do the 2:30 hour trek. Nature will gift us with amazing views of waterfalls, snow peaks and views of the Sacred Valley from high above.
We start at 4,700 m and ride all the way down to 2,600 m in Huaran in the Sacred Valley. Our effort will be compensated with this one of a kind trail, and one of the top 3 trails in the Cusco region.
We will finish the ride by having the typical “Sacred Valley Lunch” at Wayra, a restaurant from Sol y Luna hotel with a Peruvian Paso Horse show.
After lunch we will take volunteers/survivors to do one of the trails in Chinchero.
5.2 KMS ↑ 770m
↓ 1759 M 15.3 KMS ↑ 125m
↓ 1012M 7.44 KMS ↑ 66m
Day 7: ANCIENT TRAIL
Many mtbiking pics from Peru are on this trail. It starts at 4,300 meters over sea level on a very remote place next to Qoricocha Lake (gold lake in Quechua). It is impossible to imagine there is an ancient trail waiting for us in such a remote place until we are at the start point. The trail passes through stretch rock canyons which will make you wonder how advanced were the Incas in trail building and even doubt if they were mtbikers. It is a privilege to get to know a place like this with such a limited Access and so few people visiting it.
After riding for about an hour and redefining flow, we will appear at the Huchuyqosqo Inca fortress which was strategically built by Wiracocha (gentlemen in Quechua), the 11th Inca. This fortress is above the Sacred Valley near Lamay and Calca and you can see both towns from above but the fortress can’t be seen from below. The ride continues after passing by the fortress and we will end at a community restaurant to enjoy a 7 course lunch served by the community members who keep using the colorful and traditional dress code “development” is disappearing.
After Lunch we will do a short trail in Calca a couple of times.
↓ 1386M 14.5 KMS ↑ 270m
↓ 400M 6 KMS ↑ 16m
DIA 8: CUSCO CITY RIDING
We say goodbye to the Sacred Valley with a nice breakfast and head to Corao pass just above Cusco to drop to the city biking. We will then ride “El Brujo” trail also known as the “Milky Way” and Salkantay Pueblo trail to finish biking in the Cusco main square to celebrate this amazing trip with a nice lunch and some Pisco Sour.
Today we are staying in Cusco city, so after lunch we will check in and pack our bikes to have enough time to get a glance at the sunset and night life in Cusco city.
↓ 845M 9.5 KMS ↑ 76m
↓ 580M 10.2 KMS ↑ 109m
DAY 9: FAREWELL TO THE INCA EMPIRE
The trip has come to an end. It sounds sad but it will be all smiles after completing this trip. We will offer a shuttle to take you and your luggage to the airport at day 9 or any other day if you are planning to extend your stay.
What is included
- Experienced local mtb guides with a good fluid English
- 3-star hotel or private accommodation for 8 nights
- Airport pickup and drop off (CUZ) Cusco Airport
- Transportation and shuttling
- All breakfasts after each night
- Snacks and hydration all riding days
- 7 lunches
- Holy Trails Tee and stickers
- Admission tickets to places we will visit
What is not included
- Medical Insurance (MANDATORY)
- Travel Insurance
- Bike rental
- Gear (knee pads, gloves, elbow pads and a Full face helmet are strongly recommended). Helmet IS MANDATORY.
- Air tickets
Born in Lima and riding since he is 14 years old. Christian has been a DH racer for many years and has collected some National DH titles. Now he is fascinated with riding long trails that start next to glaciers.
“Juancho” started biking 10 years ago and is totally in love with MTB. He definitely is our guide riding the most kms a year. Juan has a perfect english and loves bike mechanics.
Hans is a Pioneer of MTB in Cusco and cofounder of Holy Trails. He lives in our favorite place on earth, The Sacred Valley of the Incas in Cusco. Hans is constantly exploring and riding Paradise. A background in tourism and a fluid english makes him our main man at Cusco.
Diego “Pacifico” is our main man and has been riding since 1996. On 2002 he started Racing Downhill and has collected several national titles. Founded Holy Trails in 2002. Diego has discovered and restored 2 of our secret trails and has been organizing Santisimo Downhill an iconic race for 9 years.
|SINGLE ROOM||$50 EXTRA PER DAY|
|BIKE RENTHAL||$65 PER DAY|
|GEAR||$10 PER DAY|
|1 HOUR POST RIDING MASSAGE||$50|
|1 EXTRA NIGHT||$100|
|EXTRA RIDING DAY||CHECK 1 DAY RIDES|
|MACHUPICHU||$340 PER PERSON|
|BRING YOUR PARTNER||$80 PER DAY|
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