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Half-day Mountain bike trip near Arequipa, Peru


Join IFMGA certified mountain guide Carlos on this exciting day of mountain biking that begins 3245m up at the base of Mt Pichu Pichu in the Peruvian Andes



1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec




  • The mountain bike descent of a lifetime from the base of mount Pichu Pichu
  • Discover the stunning beauty of the Andean Mountains at elavations up to 3245m
  • Spectacular surroundings with experienced guides and like-minded adventure goers


This exciting half-day of mountain biking takes place in the stunning Peruvian Andes near the city of Arequipa. The ride begins at 3245m altitude at the base of the inactive but spectacular Picchu Picchu volcano. From there I will lead you on a great descent that could hardly be rivalled anywhere in the world.

Simply breathtaking vistas in all directions over the mountain landscape will be enjoyed as we weave ourselves down the mountainside. On route we will pass through the picturesque villages of Miraflores, Cachamarca and Chiguata (2969m).

I have undertaken this trip numerous times and my fellow guides and I have the mechanical knowledge and equipment to deal with any bike malfunctions. You will be transported to and from the city of Arequipa and the whole excursion will last roughly 4 hours in total.

There will be a security vehicle accompanying us throughout our trip to ensure everyone’s safety. This trip is of medium difficulty so you will need to feel comfortable riding a mountain bike and have a fairly good level of fitness.

You will be provided with standard mountain bikes but their are premium level bikes with hydraulic brakes call Alta Gama for rent at a cost of 15 dollars each.

Sign up now for the mountain bike ride like no other, not many people get the chance to discover the breathtaking landscapes of the Andes this way!

If you have more time available and would like to explore the Andes more intimately then consider joining me for a 2-day ascension of beautiful Mount Chachani at 5175m or a 2-day ascension of the epic Misti Volcano at 5825m.


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Please bring comfortable clothes, a rain jacket, a small backpack, snacks and water


About the guide

IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Perú.

I am an Official Mountain Guide with UIAGM certification, I am 35 years old as a guide, and I work in the Peruvian Andes. I am a specialist in organizing Mountain and Trekking expeditions in the Cordillera Blanca, Volcanic Cordillera and Cordillera of Vilcanota. I am part of a family of guides dedicated to guide in the area of Huaraz, Cusco and Arequipa; to take care of our clients we have organized a family company specialized in Adventure Tourism, we have customized packages and programs for groups of friends or clubs; we have logistics equipment of very good quality for mountain and trekking. We also offer mountain bike programs.

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Lifts tickets

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip


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