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

Join your IFMGA-certified guide, Juventino Martin Albino Caldua, 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.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration11 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group

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!

Details

Accommodation

Hotel or tent accommodation depending where we are.

Meeting point

Lima Airport, Lima, Peru

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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)


About the guide

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IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide from Peru.

He was born in 1960 in Huaraz / Peru. With his 15th Age he learned the world of trekking and mountaineering know by he accompanied his father on trips with his clients.

To this day he is still working as a mountain guide and tour operator. For many years he was able to acquire a lot of knowledge about the mountains, making it one of the most experienced certified mountain guides.

He runs a family travel agency based in Huaraz, which was founded by his father, and is now managed by Juventino and his son, Eric.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1944 each

Group of 2

USD 1944 each

Group of 3

USD 1944 each

Group of 4

USD 1944 each

Group of 5

USD 1944 each

Group of 6

USD 1944 each

Group of 7

USD 1944 each

Group of 8

USD 1944 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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