10 Day Mountain Bike Trip in Peru

 KC Dean and Geoff Gulevich on a Mountain Bike Trip in Peru with Haku Expeditions.

KC Dean and Geoff Gulevich on a Mountain Bike Trip in Peru with Haku Expeditions.

Mountain Bike Trip in Peru

Peru has some of the longest, rawest, and most incredible mountain bike trails in the world! You won't be disappointed with this 10 day MTB trip in the Andes! We will shred more than 50,000 ft of descent, take you into the homes of locals for lunch, push your limits on all types of terrain and make sure you never forget Peru! 

Over ten days, we will have seven shuttle ride days, each with one or more descents. The three off-days will be time to prep, maintain bikes or visit sites like Machu Picchu. Each ride will be personally guided by an English speaking guide who knows the area, the history, and the culture of Peru. We will hit every high country, epic ride in the area, often riding directly on the historic Inca trails which were built over 500 years ago by the Quechua people. 

 

What you will get for your Mountain Bike Trip in Peru:

  • Airport pick up and drop off on whatever day you arrive or leave

  • 10 nights of lodging between Cusco and the Sacred Valley

  • Full shop access to maintain your bike while in Cusco

  • Professional bilingual mountain bike guide, 1 per 4 riders

  • 7 days with a shuttle vehicle

  • Snacks, lunch and water refills on ride days

  • Signature Haku Expeditions bike jersey

  • Group farewell dinner on the last night

  • The time of your life!

 

Is this style of mountain bike trip right for you?

This epic mountain bike trip in Peru is perfect for people who:

  1. Eat, sleep and dream about mountain biking

  2. Want a new experience, something raw and unreal

  3. Practice downhill, enduro or XC style riding

  4. Consider themselves intermediate to advanced

 

Why Ride with us?

Haku Expeditions delivers the best mountain bike trips in Peru! Owned and operated by two American expats and passionate bikers these trips are dialed in and will exceed your expectations. Big vertical mountains combined with cultural lunches, Inca ruins, professional bilingual guides and the best trails Peru has to offer. We are not a marketing company! We are a family owned mountain bike business based in Cusco, Peru. 

 

ITINERARY for 10 DAY Multi-Day Mountain Bike Trip in Peru

 

Day 1: Shred Ancient old Inca Trails:

 Geoff Gulevich, KC Dean, Mitch Chubey and Mark Matthews shredding Lares Scree field! Great capture by: Margus Riga

Geoff Gulevich, KC Dean, Mitch Chubey and Mark Matthews shredding Lares Scree field! Great capture by: Margus Riga

Load up the bikes and get geared up, today we will shred the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Inca trails and Inca Stairs with natural hits and one helluva scree field.

We will take a private shuttle to the Sacred Valley today. We shuttle up to the valley of Lamay. With steep valley sides and littered with small stone pueblos, this valley is sure to impress. 13 km of almost all downhill and some burly Inca stairs, your legs are quick to feel the burn. We will get dropped off at 13,744 ft./4,189m. before descending 4068 ft./ 1239m to the village of Lamay.

Load up again cause now we have the Lares scree field. You know the one in Geoff’s videos?

MTB trails in Cusco Peru

That’s the one! We will drive up to the Lares pass where we will unload and hike our bikes up to 14,600 feeet/4462m. From there it’s scree and then free ride until we hit ancient Inca trail. Don’t forget your GoPro as we are sure to come upon herds of alpacas and llamas.

We head back to Cusco tonight where the dining is amazing is the drinks even better! 

 

Day 2: The Secrets of the South Valley

 Radar Trail head at 14,700 ft with 2x USA XC collegiate national champ  Emily Schaldach

Radar Trail head at 14,700 ft with 2x USA XC collegiate national champ Emily Schaldach

This little known hot spot for mountain biking is a favorite for Haku owners Bill and Nic. While living in Andahuaylillas, they spent years exploring and discovering the local foot trails on their bikes.

We will head out today for one of the longer shuttles to the Radar trailhead. This trail will take you along a ridge over 14,000ft/4,468m high and leave you breathless, literally. Drop down into the South Valley on 11 miles/18km of high speed single track.

After Radar we will take you to a secret trail nearby that drops you off at the house of a local. If lucky maybe we can grab a quick lunch with one of our local farming friends of this organic valley.

 

Day 3: Rest day today

.…bike maintenance….eat and sleep…eat some more….and eat again.  Riding at high elevation burns twice the amount of calories.. Stay on top of your game and eat Peruvian superfoods…maca…tarwi….quiona….chia….

 

Urban Downhill in South America!

Day 4: Local Cusco Shred

The trails in the backyard of Cusco are short and sweet. These DH single tracks are wild! We will find a variety of terrain and hit at least 5 local trails! Today's trails will have jumps, berms, urban stair sections and your typical wild dog scene of South America. 

 

 

Day 5: Huchuy Qosqo Inca Trail

Geoff Gulevich and crew riding to Huchuy Qosqo. Filmed by Gully himself.

Today is a pedal day......

We will climb from12,600/3,850m up to 14,100ft/4,316 m before descending on the most pristine Inca Trail in the valley. The may very well be the best day of you mountain bike vacation in Peru! The magic of this trail and the ruins at the end will have you dreaming about Peru for years.

Brett Tippie who has ridden in over 30 countries said this trail was one of his top 5 favorite trails in the world!

We end the ride down in the Sacred Valley. Tonight we will sleep in the Sacred Valley in Ollantaytambo; the closest town to Machu Picchu.

 Huchuy Qosqo Inca Ruins

Huchuy Qosqo Inca Ruins

If the weather is dry and you know you won't be looking forward to the climb..... there is the option to hire a 4x4 car to take you almost to the top. The price is 150 USD can can hold 4 people.

Video clips here!

 

 

Day 6: The Living Incan Village of Ollantaytambo- Rest day

Ollantaytambo is known as the living Inca Town. The entire town is made of giant Incan stones and enclosures. You are sure to enjoy this charming village.

 KC Dean and Geoff Gulevich in Ollantaytambo. Shot by  Margus Riga

KC Dean and Geoff Gulevich in Ollantaytambo. Shot by Margus Riga

You can spend your time recovering from the long climb yesterday, relaxing in the hammocks at the Secret Garden House or stretch your muscles on a hike up to the ruins above town. Don't forget a little bit of bike maintenance, we have more shred days to come.

For those of you with loads of energy you can pedal up to the ruins of Pumamarca and shred that crazy Edge of the world trail you have seen on Geoff’s Instagram. (https://www.instagram.com/p/BTeCaVkBrc-/?taken-by=geoffgulevich)

If you would like to visit Machu Picchu we can organize that for you. The cost is 350 USD pp and includes round trip train ticket, entrance into the sanctuary, and a guide. It does not include a bus ticket in Aguas Calientes. 24 dollars round trip or you can hike it.

 

 Geoff Gulevich on the Patacancha Enduro Trail. Shot by  Margus Riga

Geoff Gulevich on the Patacancha Enduro Trail. Shot by Margus Riga

Day 7: Highest Enduro Race Course in the World - Patacancha

If you thought you were breathless yesterday get ready for today. Today you will ride one of the highest Enduro race courses in the world, Patacancha. This high altitude ride is filled with many spots where you can pick your own lines and traverse through alpaca laden fields but at an elevation of 14,500 feet. Towards the end we can re-load up and have the car take us to Pumamarca with its exposed edges and technical rock gardens to finish the day. This 17 mile/28 km ride will take you all the way into the living Inca town of Ollantaytambo.

 

Day 8: Inca Avalanche DH/Enduro Race Course

 Inca Avalanche. Photo:  Margus Riga

Inca Avalanche. Photo: Margus Riga

Every year hundreds of riders come out for the famous Inca Avalanche Race. Similar to the Mega Avalanche in France this ride takes you close to the glacier of Veronica where you will descend almost 5,000 feet of screaming DH style terrain. Lucky for us it's just our group on the tracks today. If you're looking to ride with the 200 riders for the race, check out our Inca Avalanche Trail festival Package.

Today we will shuttle this ride twice before heading back to the Secret Garden House.

As a group we will discuss what the favorite trail was and where we will ride on day 10.

 

  Geoff Gulevich  overlooking the town of Ollantaytambo. Photo:  Margus Riga

Geoff Gulevich overlooking the town of Ollantaytambo. Photo: Margus Riga

Day 9: Rest day.

…You can visit one of the many sets of ruins in Ollanta, relax or go visit Machu Picchu.

 

 

 

Day 10: Pick a ride and Farewell Dinner

The group will choose the ride today. We can repeat a trail we have already done or do something new. We head back to Cusco tonight for our last night together and a nice farewell dinner!

  Mitch Chubey  on the PanAmerican trail. Photo:  Margus Riga

Mitch Chubey on the PanAmerican trail. Photo: Margus Riga

PRICES:

Prices for classic 10 day Mountain Bike Trip in Peru:

$2195 pp with a minimum of 2 riders

You can jump on one of our preplanned trips or pick your own dates if you come with a friend...or MTB group.

Prices for Ride with a Pro Mountain Bike Trips:

We know how to have a good time and so do all the people we bring out to Peru to shred with you! Come ride with our friends and pro mountain bikers.... Geoff Gulevich, KC Dean, Brett Tippie, Kilian Bron, Mitch Chubey and more!

$2395pp ....... Spots are super limited so apply now!

Not Included:

  • Mountain Bikes

  • Machu Picchu Tour, ask if you would like this as an add on

  • Dinners unless stated

  • Lunch on non-ride days

  • Private room. Please ask for single supplement price if you would like a private room.

 

 

Riding Cusco local trails. Here we shred the Brujo a sweet ridge line with lots of chunky stairs and cliff edges.

Here you will see a variety of trails in Peru. Footage: Haku Expeditions, Steve Storey, Geoff Gulevich