Ausangate Mountain Biking Trip

Combine mountain biking, hiking, hot-springs, home-stays and camping for one unforgettable Ausangate mountain biking trip!

Peru mtb tour

Haku Expeditions’ Spirit of the Andes: Ausangate Mountain Biking Trip

Haku Expeditions’ Spirit of the Andes: Ausangate Mountain Biking Trip combines the thrill of enduro mountain biking with the tranquility of mountain trekking in an off-the-beaten path trip full of glacial lakes, authentic encounters with the locals and their homes, and unforgettable high-elevation mountain vistas. Our local guides have figured out a perfect Ausangate mountain biking route through the Andes to give you the full Andean bikepacking mountain bike experience. 

What is bikepacking? Well, bikepacking, simply put, is the best of both worlds of mountain biking and camping; think of this trip as a trek but with a mountain bike for the downhill parts. There are many sections that will be hiked where we’ll have porters to push our bikes — we’ll be riding flat, slightly uphill or downhill sections! Also, this trip is supported, which means gear guides will go ahead to camp and set it up so it’s ready when you arrive— you’ll only be carrying a minimal amount of personal gear and food. Because of its elevation, a supported MTB trip in Ausangate is the ideal way to experience a mountain biking trip in this area!

In Incan mythology, Ausangate is home to Apu, the spirit of the sacred mountain. Our Ausangate mountain biking trip gives you 5 days on a bikepacking route through the majestic Vilcanota mountain range in the Peruvian Andes, where you can see for yourself why the Incans chose this area as a place of worship and peace. Expect to hike, bike, camp, and soak in thermal hot springs far from any tourist crowds in one of the most beautiful areas on planet Earth.

Ride description: The trails in this area are both foot trails and animal trails. Some of them are easy and some are very technical. The altitude will require that we hike the uphill sections. Rather than a purely singletrack MTB vacation, this Ausangate mountain biking trip places an emphasis on the overall experience. 

 

Tour Dates

Dates for our Spirit of the Andes: 5-Day Ausangate Mountain Biking Trip

What you can expect

Ausangate Mountain Biking Trip Highlights

Some highlights to look forward to on your Ausangate Mountain Biking Trip:

Live an adventure

Ausangate Mountain Biking Trip Details

  • ITINERARY
  • INFORMATION
  • REVIEWS
  • FAQS
  • ADD-ONS

Today, we’ll meet at the Haku shop in Cusco at 8 a.m. Since we’ll have a lengthy drive ahead of us today, we’ll rip a quick DH shuttle run or two before our drive out to the mighty Ausangate! There are many singletrack MTB trails right above Cusco and we will take advantage to go and ride one or two today. 

Our drive will take us three hours though the beautiful Andes and to the base of the Ausangate mountain range.

Once we arrive at the towering Ausangate, we’ll settle in and have some tea with our local hosts. Then we’ll go for a small acclimatizing hike or mountain bike ride around sunset. Tonight we will sleep in the home of a local family at more than 14,000 ft/4267 m of elevation!

 

Ausangate Bikepacking Trip Stats:

Altitude: 4267 m/14,000 ft

 

Lodging: Local homestay

Meals included: L, D

Today we’ll wake up bright and early for a 6:30 am breakfast and head out at 7 am. The hike up to the MTB trailhead is about 15-20 minutes; since the route is at very high-altitude, we’ll just take it slow and enjoy the scenery. There will be a porter to accompany us who will carry any additional gear we may need and help push a bike if someone can’t pedal.

There will be a lot of  cross country style pedaling today with a combination of ascents and descents. After about an hour we’ll come across the calm, emerald beauty of the first of many stunning glacial lakes of the day, with a hulking glacier just on the other side of it. As we continue on, high alpine alpacas will be grazing on either side of us. On the way down, we’ll ride past more glacial lakes and stunning views of towering, 20,000ft snow-capped mountains. We will end the trail at a set of hot springs where we can relax before heading to lunch with our local family. After lunch, you are free to relax or head back up to the hot springs. We’ll have a light dinner and be free to sleep, hang out, and take in the beauty of this Incan holy site.

Ausangate Bikepacking Trip Stats:

Distance: 20 km/12.4 mi

Max elevation of 4876 m/15997 ft

Ascent: 655 m/2148 ft

Descent: 579 m/1899 ft

Lodging: Local homestay

Food included: B, L, D, snacks

After such a big second day, day 3 will be a bit more relaxed. In the morning we’ll have about 3 hours of hiking while your bikes will be pushed by porters and then about an hour or two ride downhill into camp! Today is a wonderful day to take our time and take lots of pictures.

Once you arrive in camp, tea, snacks, and lunch will be waiting. Our campsite is in a valley surrounded on all sides by mountains and a river. Once in camp, you can either relax or go explore the surrounding mountains on your bike. There are loads of alpacas; you’ll probably encounter vicunas, alpacas, and llamas while hiking or biking. If you’re lucky, you will get to see locals weaving textiles in the backcountry to the backdrop of the dreamlike Andes mountains. 

When you’ve explored to your heart’s content, head on back to camp for dinner. We always include a cook and cook tent which serves as a camp kitchen in which to eat and pass the evening. Relax and watch the sun setting on the Vilcanota Mountains as you eat a delicious dinner. 

Ausangate Bikepacking Trip Stats:

Distance: 10.58 km/6.57 mi

Max elevation: 4684 m/15367 ft 

Ascent: 427 m/1400 ft

Descent: 400 m/1312 ft

 

Lodging: Camping 

Meals included: B, L, D

There’s nothing quite like waking up in the Andes. Today is the longest day, and we’ll be pedaling for quite a bit of it. We’ll begin to pedal and hike up to a mountain pass and then follow as it winds downhill to a huge alpine glacial lake. On arrival, the camp will be set up with hot food awaiting you. Tonight we will have a “Pachamanca” dinner with our team. After an afternoon of pedaling pachamanca is a perfect meal. Our local horsemen and cook will create an oven out of rocks. After the fire has heated the oven throughly, they will smash down the rocks and place the food on the rocks, layering the meat and potatoes with the hot rocks. Once everything is placed in the “oven” we will cover it with dirt and allow it to cook slowly over an hour. This is a traditional Peruvian experience.

 Tonight you’ll sleep right next to a beautiful, crystalline glacial lake.

Ausangate Bikepacking Trip Stats:

Distance: 10.29 km/6.4 mi

Max elevation: 4780 m/15683 ft 

Ascent:450 m/1476 ft

Descent: 460 m/1509 ft

Lodging: Camping 

Meals included: B, L, D

Today we’ll finish out the trip with a beautiful pedal along the alpine glacial lake Sigrenecocha. The day isn’t very long but the views are especially gorgeous. Take in your last experience of the Andes as you reflect on an incredible Ausangate bikepacking trip. Your transport back to Cusco will be waiting at the end of the trail. Guests are typically back in Cusco around 5 p.m. 

 

Ausangate Bikepacking Trip Stats:

Distance: 8 km/5 mi

Max Elevation: 4348 m/14,265 ft

Ascent: 55 meters/656 ft

Descent: 184m/ 603 ft

Lodging: Hotel in Cusco

Meals included: B, L, Farewell Dinner

What’s the price of this 5 day Ausangate bikepacking trip? And what’s included?

$1195 USD per person for a group of 3 people or more

$1495 USD per person for 2 person group

 

The Ausangate Bikepacking Trip includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Entrances and fees into the park
  • Local homestay for two nights
  • English speaking guide
  • All food, water, and snacks from day 1 lunch to day 5 lunch
  • Cook and cook tent
  • Horses and arrieros (men who wrangle the horses) to carry the gear and food. You are only carrying water, snacks, protective clothes and personal items (camera, sunscreen, etc.)
  • Porters to help push the bikes where necessary (2 porters per 3 people)
  • Transport to and from Cusco
  • Tents
  • Entrance into the hot springs
  • Farewell dinner
  • Haku jersey

 

Not Included:

  • Bike rental
  • Sleeping bag and mattress 
  • Tips
  • Meals not mentioned

For this Ausangate Bikepacking Trip:

You should have a mountain biking level of intermediate tech: You’ve got three plus years of riding on singletrack trails of all sorts with features such as rock gardens, steep sections, rolls and drops, roots, and small jumps. You are confident on the bike in most situations. You’re constantly looking to improve your riding skills and enjoy riding for extended periods of time climbing and descending in terrain of all sorts.

Your fitness level should be at least a 3.5: You will want to be in between these two levels

3 You exercise one to two times a week but do not have a normal schedule that keeps you biking or doing other activities weekly. You don’t go to the gym or train for any specific sports but you lead a relatively active lifestyle by biking, hiking, skiing, or whatever it may be. For biking: climbs and long descents give you some trouble and you tend to get tired after about 2-3 hours on the bike.

4 You exercise 3-4 times a week and enjoy physical activities such as biking, hiking, skiing. You are active. For biking: you enjoy climbs that are moderately long and being on a bike for 3-5 hours in one day doesn’t get you too tired or fatigued.

We include airport pick up and drop off with your mountain bike. A driver will be waiting at the Cusco airport for you with a sign with your name. He will not arrive early; if your flight arrives early, please wait for him to arrive at the original scheduled time of arrival. 

We’ll pick you up any date you arrive! Therefore, if you would like to arrive early, we will pick you up and store your bicycle for you. We’ll also take you to the airport on any date you leave from Cusco. 

Please note: we do not offer this service from places outside of Cusco, such as the Sacred Valley.

This trip begins and ends in Cusco, Peru. You will want to look for flights to Cusco (CUZ) which will always require a layover. Layovers are often in Bogota or Lima. Layovers are often long and arrivals to Lima are generally around 2am-3am. If you choose a flight all the way to Cusco then you only pay once for your mountain bike, which is the first flight you take. 

You can also fly into Lima and spend a night there before flying out in the morning. If you choose that option, let us know so we can help with your bicycle logistics. This requires that you pay a second time for flying your bike. Latam charges $35 USD on national flights. 

Check if you need a visa for any of the countries you may pass though such as Bolivia. Some countries require it even when passing though, others will allow you to stay in the airport in a special area without leaving. Be sure of your layover countries visa requirements. 

Before booking flights look into how much baggage you are allowed and how much an oversized bag will cost you. All bicycles are oversized. The price ranges from $50 USD to $200 USD so check this before booking the flight. We recommend calling the airline beforehand. 

IMPORTANT: Generally anytime you land in another country you need to get your luggage and rescan it or re-check it for security purposes. Every country is different so check ONCE YOU ARRIVE, do not count on the front desk lady who checked you in at your first airport.

Also, keep in mind that this trip is at very high elevation. You will need at least 3 days in Cusco before the trip. We suggest you visit Machu Picchu or the Sacred Valley beforehand to acclimatize.

We recommend you bring a full-suspension all-mountain, trail, or enduro bike.

These days, the trail bikes have become more like enduro bikes and the enduro bikes have become more like DH bikes. Therefore, what we recommend is a full-suspension mountain bike with 140mm or more of suspension in the front and rear.

We also recommend that you have a tubeless tire setup and tires such as Maxxis Minion, Highroller, or Assegai.

For the bike:

  • Bring a well maintained bike for Enduro, All-Mountain Style Trails: Check that the chain is not stretched, cables are clean or new, the headset and pivots are moving nicely or cleaned and greased
  • You will need extra bike parts, please don’t expect to buy much on this trip
  • Extra brake pads
  • Derailer and shifter (Optional)
  • Spare Tire (Optional)
  • We recommend tires like Maxxis Highrollers, Assegai, Minions or something similar
  • Tubeless is your best bet. Bring extra sealant and an extra valve
  • A derailer hanger, a multi-tool and a tube are essential
  • Extra Screws for the bike and for clip-less shoes if you use them. Zip ties are great too
  • Any kind of liquids you may need, Reverb oil, brake oil, tubeless sealant, chain lube in small bottles. Pack in sealed baggies so they don’t explode in transit.
  • Bleed kit or ask if we have the one you need

How to pack your bike for travel

Packing your bike for a trip like this requires either a bike bag or a bicycle box. Both work. If you do not have a bicycle box you can contact your local bike shop and generally get one for free or very cheap. 

Steps to pack your bag:

Drop the seat post before you take off the wheels. It’s easier that way.

Take the pedals off, it is easier now while the bike is still whole. 

You will need to take off the handle bars. Put the screws back into the stem so you do not lose them. Strap the handlebars to the side of the bike with padding. Make sure nothing moves so you bike does not get scratched. Zip ties can help with this. 

Take out some of the air in the tires. This is a requirement for flying with the bike. Take off both wheels. We recommend you put the axle back into the bike so you do not lose it. 

Take off the discs from the wheels. While this may seem tedious it saves your disk from getting bent and only takes a few minutes. Put the disks inside something like a folder to keep them safe. Put the screws inside a baggie and tape to the folder. Keep them with the bike. (If you lose your suitcase with clothes at least you still have your full bike together!)

Take off the derailer and derailer hangar. While this is optional it keeps both pieces from getting bent. Remember exactly how this goes back on. 

If you have a bike bag like Evoc or Dakine there will be directions of what goes where. Make sure to tie up the chain so it does not move and scratch the bike. Tie up any loose ends with zip ties or string. 

If you are using a bike box you will need to put in a tire or two first then the frame (and maybe the second tire) with the bars strapped to the bike. Make sure nothing moves. I usually use zip ties to make sure the tires are strapped in one place with the frame. Also make sure that the cog set is facing away from the bike. This will scratch the bike otherwise. 

Once everything is packed you can often put a few extra items inside like your helmet, bike shoes and empty CamelBak. You will want to keep the bag at 23 kilos/50 pounds unless the company you are flying with allows for more weight without a price increase. (Calling to make sure is the best way to know)

Also, don’t forget to put your name, address, phone number and email on the bag or box. 

This mountain bike adventure includes a cook and all meals from the first lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 5.

All of the food we eat for lunch is produced locally and almost always organic. Most meals include a large bowl of soup followed by a main meal. The main meals are generally meat, chicken or trout along with rice, potatoes, and vegetables. Most lunches do not contain flour. In the case that you do not eat meat, please let us know. All of our meat is free-range, grass-fed and produced by local farmers with small farms. 

If you have dietary restrictions please let us know so we can help you plan for the trip accordingly. 

We provide snacks for the ride days. However, Peru does not have the same high calorie snacks that most developed countries have. Feel free to bring extra energy bars for the trail if you think you may want snacks you already enjoy!

We provide water for the trip. It will be water that has been boiled so we suggest you have a container that can handle hot liquids.

Each person is required to have a specific travel/trip insurance outside of your credit card or regular medical insurance. You should get comprehensive coverage with trip interruption/cancelation and with personal liability. Mention all activities that you will be involved in such as mountain biking and whatever other activities you may have planned. 

We do not provide refunds. Because mountain biking is an adventure activity and getting hurt is a possibility you will want a travel insurance. If you should get hurt not only will it cover your medical expenses it will also cover the lost portion of the trip. Make sure you have trip interruption or trip cancelation included! South America is famous for people striking and shutting down all activities. If you miss your Machu Picchu trip, yout Amazon trip or your flight due to strikes the insurance will cover the loss or additional costs that are incurred. 

 

Peru’s currency is called the Nuevo Sol. You’ll be able to exchange US currency for the Sol easily in Cusco. The exchange rate often fluxuates between 3.29-3.33 sol per US dollar. 

We recommend you bring cash. Peru is still a cash society. Most people don’t have bank accounts as Peruvian banks charge up to $15 per month just to have the account open. So, services like Venmo, Pay-Pal, and Apple Pay aren’t used here. Most local stores, taxis, and local restaurants are cash only. 

ATMS charge around $8 to take out $60-200. Banks only allow a small withdraw daily. Thus, it’s probably a good idea to withdraw a good sum of cash before you come to Peru. The USD, EURO, CAD cash you bring should be non-ripped bills. Small rips or bills that are written on are not accepted for exchange. 

Seeing as Peru is a cash society and it is difficult to withdraw large amounts of cash, we require your balance be brought in cash. 

TIPPING: Local restaurants generally do not require a tip, however, leaving a few soles is a nice gesture. Tourist restaurants are generally a 10% tip. Tipping your guide in Peru is generally 5-10% of the price you paid for the tour. 

5/5
5/5
5/5
5/5

We’re so glad you’re coming! First off: it’s crucial that you realize that this is a very high altitude trip. You must have at least 3 or more days in the Cusco area beforehand so that your body can acclimatize and get used to the elevation. 

It is always a good idea to train before a mountain bike holiday, both on and off the bike.

We recommend you take vitamin C supplements and probiotics before you come and while here. As great as Peru’s food is, it’s probably different than what your body is used to, so it’s important to make sure your body is ready for the transition. Food safety is crucial when traveling abroad, and Peru is no exception. 

Bring cash. Peru is still a cash society. Most people don’t have bank accounts as Peruvian banks charge up to $15 per month just to have the account open. So, services like Venmo, Pay-Pal, and Apple Pay aren’t used here. Drivers, guides, local restaurants — all will be expecting cash. 

This means that we too will ask for the balance of your trip in cash for the simple reason that we must pay everyone we work with in cash. 

ATMS charge around $8 to take out $60-200. Banks only allow a small withdraw daily. Thus, it’s probably a good idea to withdraw a good sum of cash before your flight to Peru. 

Peru’s currency is called the Sol. You’ll be able to exchange US currency for the Sol easily if you need to in Cusco. 

Each group should have at least 2 people with a max of 7 riders. If you are alone and have specific dates outside of our trip dates, contact us — we are flexible and will make sure we can get you out shredding in Peru.

This trip is an experience more than a mountain bike vacation. It has beautiful scenery, local home stays, camping, hiking and biking. If you are looking for lots of descent or long days on the bike please check out our MTB vacations of a lifetime. 

As mentioned, above this trip is more about experiencing the Andes than it is about hardcore MTB riding. You will see that each day is between 8-20 km/5 to 14 mi of mixed high-altitude hiking and biking.

We will have porters to help us carry our extra gear and to push bikes on the uphill.  We generally have 1 porter per 2 people. You will need to push a bike off and on. However, you will not need to carry extra gear. All you will need to carry is basic biking gear.

Go ahead and walk it! People do that all the time. You have to make sure to stay within your abilities so that you don’t hurt yourself.

We have a great group of guides. Check out our Team page to see who may be on your trip.

This trip is a mix of local home stays and camping.

The local homestay does not have hot showers, internet or much electricity. There are however hot springs very close to the home. Please bring a battery pack for charging your phone. 

When camping we have a dining tent where we eat and one tent per two people for sleeping. 

We recommend you have ear plugs for things like wild dogs that may bark or roosters that sing at 4am!

All meals from lunch on day one to our farewell dinner on day 5.

You should leave most of your luggage at the shop or your hotel in Cusco and come with only the necessary things for the trip itself.

We can provide you a duffle bag to bring your gear on the bikepacking trip. The rest of your luggage remains in Cusco. 

You will get a tourist visa on arrival at the airport.

Check all layover countries visa requirements. 

The weather in Cusco is always changing. We recommend that you don’t look at the forecast because, frankly, it’s always wrong. Our dry season is between mid-May and late September. The shoulder seasons are April and October, and the rainy season is between November and March with the heaviest rains in December and February.

We are at a base altitude of 11,000+ feet in Cusco. Our trip will take us over 4200 m/14,000 ft. That mean it will be very very cold, freezing actually during the nights and in the early morning. You will need gear for cold nights such as wool base layers, down jackets, wool socks, a warm hat, gloves and a very good sleeping bag. 

During the day however it can get very hot! If you are in the sun it can feel like its 32 degrees celsius or 90 degrees fahrenheit! Don’t forget your sunhat!

Prepare for both warm weather and cold weather please. 

Ausangate Bikepacking Trip:

  • Passport and plane tickets!
  • Cash, credit cards, ATM card
  • Trip/Travel Insurance papers
  • Toiletries/medicines/epi pens/inhaler, etc
  • Travel towel
  • Battery pack for many charges and charging cables
  • Camera and GoPro (optional)
  • Reusable water bottle that hot water can be poured into or can be sterilized in
  • Ear plugs and face mask for sleeping at night
  • Rain jacket and pants
  • Sun hat and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and lip protection with SPF
  • Wool or fleece sweater
  • Wool base layers, top and bottom
  • Down jacket
  • Wool socks and lots of them
  • Buff or scarf
  • 0 degreeF/-18C sleeping bag and foam mattress (Do not use blow up mattresses as the grass is thorn like)
  • Headlamp
  • All gear, helmet, gloves (2 pairs minimum), knee and elbow pads
  • Large Camel pack
  • Multi-tool
  • High calorie snacks

 

For the bike:

  • Bring a well maintained bike for Enduro, All-Mountain Style Trails: Check that the chain is not stretched, cables are clean or new, the headset and pivots are moving nicely or cleaned and greased
  • You will need extra bike parts, please don’t expect to buy much on this trip
  • Extra brake pads
  • Derailer and shifter (Optional)
  • Spare Tire (Optional)
  • We recommend tires like Maxxis Highrollers, Assegai, Minions or something similar
  • Tubeless is your best bet. Bring extra sealant and an extra valve
  • A derailer hanger, a multi-tool and a tube are essential
  • Extra Screws for the bike and for clip-less shoes if you use them. Zip ties are great too
  • Any kind of liquids you may need, Reverb oil, brake oil, tubeless sealant, chain lube in small bottles. Pack in sealed baggies so they don’t explode in transit.
  • Bleed kit or ask if we have the one you need

The laws here are always changing. We have had no problems in the past with drones, although this is at your own risk. Furthermore, if you are jumping in with an already-formed group, we can’t promise that we’ll be able to stop to do drone footage for you as it can significantly cut in on riding time. If you are in a private group and the group doesn’t mind, then we are happy to stop to film.

Each person is required to have a specific travel/trip insurance outside of your credit card or regular medical insurance.

You will want to get comprehensive coverage with trip interruption/cancelation with personal liability.

Mention all activities that you will be involved in such as mountain biking and whatever other activities you may have planned. Some companies include mountain biking without a problem and some do not. 

We recommend that you call the provider and talk with them about the quote rather than use the online system. That way you know what it covers. 

These insurances will cover many things. If you get sick or hurt it covers the medical expenses and it also covers the lost portion of the MTB trip! It also covers any additional expenses such as hotels, transport etc. Many of these insurance plans also cover late flights, canceled trips, canceled flights, delays, etc. 

Per our regulations, all of our mountain bike guides have at least basic first aid (composed of 16-hour classes which require an update every year), and many have supplemented that with in-depth multi-day training. 

But due to the fact that we will be in the backcountry for a lot of our rides, if you get hurt on the trail you will either need to hike out, get carried out, or wait for medical help. We do not have helicopter rescue. It is crucial that you ride at about 80% of your capacity and don’t overstep your abilities. Although our guides are there to help you, the success of your trip is dependent on you managing your own risk by taking preventative measures, listening to your guides’ advice, and riding well within your skill level.

Save yourself the hassle of bringing a bike!

We have a full fleet of rental bikes.  We provide Kona Process 153 full suspension mountain bikes. 

Price: $50 USD per ride day

5 ride days: $250 USD

All add-ons can be purchased at check out.

This trip is based on shared room and shared tents.

Brining more gear means bringing more horses and horsemen.

Price: $200 USD

All add-ons can be purchased at check out.

Sleeping bag rental

Price: $25 USD

All add-ons can be purchased at check out.

Seeing this iconic 15th century Incan citadel is a more than worthy bucket list item for most people that come to Peru. If you’d like, we’ll organize a tour of the site that includes a round-trip train ticket, entrance to the sanctuary, and an English-speaking guide.

Archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as a palace for the Incan emperor Pachacuti in the 15th century. They abandoned it after roughly a century during the Spanish conquest, only to remain virtually unknown until 1911, when American historian Hiram Bingham made Machu Picchu’s existence public. In 1983, it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and since then it has captured the imagination and awe of the millions of people who travel to experience its magic.

Price: $350 per person. 

Included:

  • Entrance into Machu Picchu
  • Round-trip train ticket on Peru rail
  • An English-speaking guide
  • Two-hour tour
  • Taxi to the train station in Cusco

Not included:

  • Bus up to the ruins ($15 USD purchased at check out)
  • Entrance into Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain
  • Taxi to train station in Ollantaytambo

 

All add-ons can be purchased at check out.

On this trip we provide porters to help us push our bikes. However, we do not provide one porter per person. It is often a ratio of one porter per 3 people.

If you believe that you will need a personal porter for you specifically then please add on a personal porter. If have asthma or any debility that might make it hard for you to help push a bike, you have this option. 

Price: 200

All add-ons can be purchased at check out.

Add on a full day of mountain biking to your trip.

We will take you out on some of our epic Andean singletrack! Don’t miss the chance the shred 2600 m/8000 ft of downhill MTB!

Price: $180 USD

All add-ons can be purchased at check out.

We can make hotel reservations for you. $60 USD per night for 1-2 people

You will need at least one night of additional lodging before the trip. 

 

All add-ons can be purchased at check out.

Fitness & skill level

Is This 5-Day Ausangate Mountain Biking Trip For You?

This 5-day Ausangate mountain biking trip in Peru is for avid, intermediate to advanced mountain bikers looking for a backcountry bike/trek experience in South America. This trip combines rugged high-altitude terrain, camping, hiking and mountain biking in the wild of Ausangate. 

Our 5-day Ausangate Mountain Biking Trip is ideal for you if:

  • You’ve got experience riding on rugged singletrack trails with features such as rock gardens, exposure and steep sections
  • You are confident on the bike in most situations
  • You are looking for more of an experience in the backcountry vs a singletrack MTB vacation
  • You are fit and can handle multiple days at high-elevation both hiking and on a bike

The ride in images

Photo Gallery

Giving back

1% For Charity

Haku Expeditions donates 1% of all profits to support local education programs.

You may also like...

These Adventure Tours

PERU

Full Day Singletrack Mountain Biking Tours

Singletrack Mountain Biking

Price: $220 USD
Duration: 8 a.m. to 4-6 p.m.
Tour Type: Enduro and Downhill on Singletrack
Fitness Rating: 2/6
Skill Level: Intermediate
Total Descent: 2600 m/8000 ft
SEE DETAILS

PERU

The Ultimate 10-Day MTB Adventure Tour with Ausangate
Price: $2,395 USD
Duration: 10 days, 11 nights
Tour Type: All Mountain - Enduro
Fitness Rating: 3.5/6
Skill Level: Intermediate tech
Total Descent: 12,200 m/40,030 ft
SEE DETAILS

PERU

6-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Price: $1550 per person
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights
Tour Type: Multi-Day trek
Fitness Rating: 4/6
Skill Level: Advanced Trekker
Total Distance: 68 km/42 mi
SEE DETAILS