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11-day Mountain biking tour in the Cordillera Blanca, from Huaraz, Peru

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Join one of the local certified guides from our team as he leads you on this fun, unique and astonishing 11-day mountain biking tour in the Cordillera Blanca, from Huaraz, Peru, a journey entailing the very best routes and trails of the area, with epic scenery and good times guaranteed.

Private and Group

Andes

11 Days

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Mountain bike around the spectacular Cordillera Blanca in Peru!
  • Ride around forests, fields, glaciers and mountains
  • Experience the warm hospitality of the local Andean people

Description

Join me on this 11-day mountain biking tour in the Cordillera Blanca, from Huaraz, Peru, and I promise we will experience some of the most thrilling, wild, fun and beautiful mountain biking routes and trails in South America, as we wind our way around the magnificent Cordillera Blanca and explore the ancient Incan culture that still permeates the region.

The Cordillera Blanca is a mountain range located in the North of Peru, nestled within the larger Andes Mountain Range, and is renowned for being the highest tropical mountain range in the world. It has the highest concentration of ice in Peru, and the highest peak in Peru, Huascaran (6768m), stands in the range.

We begin our journey by meeting in Lima on the first day, and from there we head to Huaraz to begin 2 days of acclimatization. After a day of rest, we earnestly begin our 5 days of intense mountain biking on day 6, as we traipse and travail around countless trails, passes, forests, fields, mountains and glaciers.

Some of the landscape, scenery and terrain we will encounter is absolutely superb, and we will be exposed to some amazing and sweeping panoramic views back over it, seemingly stretching on forever beneath us out in to the distance.

In the evenings we are able to refresh and relax thanks to the warm and kind hospitality of the local people, and we will be able to learn more about the rich, fascinating and complex history and culture of the local communities.

We finish our trip on the 11th day, weary, content and satisfied at having explored this awe-inspiring part of Peru in such a unique way.

This is by far the most fun and thrilling way to experience the Cordillera Blanca – book now so you don’t miss out!

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1

Arrival in Lima, Transfer and hotel in Lima

Day 2: Day 2

Bus to Huaraz, arrival in Huaraz – Hotel

Day 3: Day 3

Aclimatization bike ride in The Cordillera Blanca side – hotel in Huaraz inc. breakfast, snacks, guide

Day 4: Day 4

Aclimatization bike ride in the Cordillera Negra side– hotel in Huaraz inc. breakfast, snacks, dinner, guide

Day 5: Day 5

Optional free day or a short ride, preparation for the overnight ride, Hotel in Huaraz inc breakfast, guide

Day 6: Day 6

Huaraz – Yungay – Llanganuco Lakes (3870m) – by car
Llanganuco Lakes – Portachuelo pass (4780m) 18kms (2.5 – 3hrs)
Portachuelo pass – Yanama (3390m) 39kms (2.5 – 3hrs)
Hotel Yanama, breakfast, snacks, dinner, guide/driver, support vehicle, park entrance

Day 7: Day 7

Yanama – Pupash Pass (4070m) 9kms (1 hour)
Pupash – Acochaca (2860m) 26kms (2 – 2.5 hrs)
Acochaca – San Luis (3110m) 10kms (1 hour)
Hotel San Luis, breakfast, snacks, dinner, guide/driver, support vehicle

Day 8: Day 8

San Luis – Huachucocha pass (4360m) 21kms (3 – 3.5 hours)
Huachucocha – Huari (3110m) 31kms (2 hours)
Hotel in Huari. breakfast. snacks, dinner, guide/driver support vehicle

Day 9: Day 9

Huari – San Marcos (2980m) 26kms (1 hour)
San Marcos – Chavin (3150m) 8kms (1 hour)
Hotel Chavin, breakfast, snacks, dinner, guide/driver, support vehicle

Day 10: Day 10

Chavin – Kawish pass (4470m) 34kms (3 hours)
Kawish pass – Catac (3560) 29kms (2 hours)
Catac to Huaraz by car
Hotel Huaraz, breakfast, snacks, guide/driver, support vehicle

Day 11: Day 11

Transfer from hotel to bus station in Huaraz end of our services. Transfer to hotel or airport (on your own)

 

Details

Accommodation

Hotel or tent accommodation depending where we are.

Meeting point

Lima Airport, Lima, Peru

Photos


About the guide

Peru Expeditions is a Guide Agency and Tour Operator based in Huaraz, Peru.

It's a family-owned travel agency, which was founded more than 35 years ago, and is now managed by IFMGA-guide Juventino and his son, Eric.

We organize trekkings and mountain expeditions in Cordillera Blanca, and all around Peru.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 3196 Each

Group of 2

USD 1598 Each

Group of 3

USD 1495 Each

Group of 4

USD 1444 Each

Group of 5

USD 1423 Each

Group of 6

USD 1392 Each

Group of 7

USD 1361 Each

Group of 8

USD 1341 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Permit and entrance fees

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner




 

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