Full Day Epic Bike Ride From Cusco
How can you make your vacation of a lifetime even more epic?
The Inca Legends Mountain Bike Ride!
If you’re looking for some serious bragging rights, high adrenaline thrills and the chance to explore a spectacular part of the world the average tourist doesn’t get to see, this ride is for you! You’ll be rewarded with incredible views of remote canyons while riding the edge of towering, vertical cliffs on amazing, backcountry Andean Mountain Roads. Starting from cloud covered passes at 13,800 ft, you’ll descend into lush valleys that reside far from the main tourist trails. Surrounded by what is truly some of the most magnificent scenery on earth, you’ll cover 35 miles (56 km) and descend almost 5000 ft on an action packed, full day mountain bike ride. Our team of passionate bikers will use their wealth of local knowledge to ensure you have a once in a lifetime experience that makes the most of your precious time in Cusco. This is the full package: culture, adrenaline and vistas. You have to live it to believe it!
DEPARTS DAILY FROM CUSCO
Who is it for?
Accessible for most travellers, this ride is suitable for confident beginner to expert riders with average fitness or above, looking for a world-class bike ride that offers the adventure of a lifetime. We designed this ride especially for those who love to ride bikes but don’t want our gnarly single track options. (Please Note: Riders under 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult).
Is this ride for me?
Our Inca Legends Ride could be an ideal fit if you:
1- Love being outdoors, on a bike with the wind in your hair.
2- Crave high energy, adrenaline pumping thrills.
3- Can’t get enough of jaw dropping backdrops and killer scenery.
4- Prefer to get off the main tourist trails and seek out something unique.
5- Favour personalised, small group adventures over crowded, whistle-stop tours.
6- Want an epic, ‘bucket list’ worthy adventure you’ll remember for a lifetime!
If this sounds like you, don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime experience. Book your Inca Legends ride today!
What to expect on your ride
At Haku Expeditions, we live and breath mountain biking and trekking in Peru, We’ve spent years exploring the amazing backcountry surrounding Cusco, discovering the roads less travelled and some of the most dramatic and beautiful scenery imaginable. If you join our epic Inca Legends Ride, you’ll be rewarded with an exhilarating, full day mountain bike ride with breathtaking cliffs and killer scenery that only the most intrepid travellers get to see. We’ll start by setting you up with everything you need for an action packed, full day of riding. This includes fitting you with a top of the line, full suspension Kona Process mountain bike that will be expertly adjusted to your needs. Once you’re fitted and kitted up, you’ll take a private shuttle to an amazing elevation of 13,832 ft./4,216m for the start of your ride. Your professional guide will make sure you’re familiar with your bike, so can change gears and brake in the best way to get the most out of your ride. Then you’ll set off for the adventure of your life! We think you’ll quickly see why we’re the top biking company in Cusco and why so many Inca Legends riders say this was by far the best day of their entire vacation!
Your guide will ride at your level and take great care of you for the entire day as you cover 56 km on amazing backcountry Andean mountain roads, where you’ll feel like the crowded tourist trails are a thousand miles away. You’ll start from cloud covered passes, then ride along the edge of towering cliffs and crazy switchbacks while being surrounded by some of the most majestic scenery on earth. You’ll experience local culture and see the ‘real’ Peru, including riding through small adobe towns inhabited only by locals. Aside from your small group of riders, you’ll be unlikely to see another tourist all day! About 1 1/2 hours into the ride you’ll stop for a delicious lunch to refuel and recharge. You’ll then have the option of putting your bike in the shuttle and driving for the only real uphill section of the ride, or taking the challenge of pedaling up. Either way, when you get to the top you’ll be rewarded with a picturesque downhill ride through seven waterfalls that you can refresh and cool off in. Then you’ll wrap up your amazing day by riding into lush valleys after descending almost 5000 ft on a single ride. After finishing your ride, taking mountains of pictures, and sharing stories about your incredible day while drinking what just might feel like the most refreshing coca cola you’ve ever had, you’ll load up the bikes and head back to Cusco on one of the most beautiful drives imaginable. Where else in the world can you do all that!? This is what makes the Inca Legends Mountain Bike Ride a truly a unique, bucket-list worthy adventure that you’ll remember for a lifetime!
We’ll give you everything you need for an epic Inca Legends ride by setting you up with:
• A top of the line, full suspension Kona Process 134DL or 153 model mountain bike
• Quality gear such as Race Face, 661, Fox, Giro, Bell and Demon Dirt protective gear
• A Professional, English-speaking mountain bike guide with a ton of local knowledge
• A comfortable, private shuttle that will be accessible for the whole day
• A delicious picnic lunch or locally prepared meal to help you refuel and recharge
• Complimentary snacks and water refills to keep your energy up all day
• A once in a lifetime, unforgettable experience!
• (We also offer rental of Five Ten biking shoes in many sizes.)
At Haku Expeditions we’re renowned for our unique treks and rides, award-winning service, exceptional customer feedback and unbeatable value. Our riders tell us our epic Inca Legends Mountain Bike Ride, with all the above inclusions, is worth every cent at $180 pp. …But for a limited time, if you apply the Promo Code “IMALEGEND” during checkout you can get this incredible adventure for only $169 pp!To book your ride, use the link below to access our secure credit card payment system. We have daily departures, so simply pick a date for your ride and secure your place with a $39 deposit (with the Promo Code). There are no additional fees or charges, and our payment system is secure and easy to use.
Why ride with us?
When you ride with Haku Expeditions, you can expect to have the trip of a lifetime at unbeatable value. We know you may only have one chance to experience a bucket list worthy ride during your trip to Cusco, so you need to make it count. That’s why if you want the best experience, it pays to ride with the best! Our professional English speaking guides will ride at your level and take great care of you throughout the entire day. You’ll travel in a comfortable private shuttle, which means less time driving between rides and more time riding!
You can also safely leave extra belongings in the shuttle, grab a complimentary snack or water refill, or take a break whenever you need it. We have a well maintained fleet of Kona Process full suspension bikes for you to ride. We sell our mountain bikes every two years to make sure we stay on top of the best technology, and we provide high quality safety gear.
We provide a delicious lunch to leave you refueled and recharged for the remainder of the day. This will be a great picnic lunch or a meal cooked by a local using the best local ingredients. What we DON’T do is cut corners. We would never put you on an old, unmaintained bike, place you in the hands of an inexperienced guide, leave out the essentials so you end up paying for a whole host of unexpected extras, or ask you to cram onto crowded public transport just to make the trip a little cheaper. It’s the things we DON’T do as well as the things we DO that make all the difference, and ensure you’ll have an epic experience that is worth every cent and more. This is your vacation and we promise to make it unforgettable, for all the right reasons! But of course, we don’t just expect you to take our word for it… See the feedback from @bretttippie after his recent Mountain Bike tour (or see his video review on Instagram). Check out our 5 Star rating and hundreds of “excellent” reviews on TripAdvisor.
We spent 10 days in Peru with Haku having the most exhilarating time of our lives. The focus was on the biking but we felt totally integrated with the culture and the environment of the Inca region. Nicole and Bill run a very informal, but...More
My husband and I did the Inca Legends Day tour with Bill and it was the highlight of our trip to Peru. Riding through the countryside and seeing so many beautiful sights is something we will never forget. Bill's laid-back demeanor paired with the breathtaking...More
Me and 3 friends did the Inca Legends 1 day ride with Haku and it was a blast—probably one of the best experiences we’ve ever had. Nicole was really helpful in getting everything sorted out beforehand. Everyone in our group is novice bikers and we...More
This mountain bike trip was one of the most memorable experiences I've had. The different regions we were able to explore and the the awesome company we were surrounded by made it nothing, but spectacular. I highly recommend this trip for anyone who has advanced...More
In mid september a group of 4 good female friends (ages 58 to 62) worked with Nicole to have a hiking and touring trip from Cusco to Macchu Picchu. Nicole set up a terrific trip of being tourist in Cusco, hiking Huchuy Qosgo trail -so...More
We went for a one day mounting biking tour in the Cusco area. I am quite an experienced mounting biker and I went with my buddy who is a novice. Haku knew what would work for us in the area and found some great trails...More
I rounded out a 3 month trip in South America with a full day tour with Bill, and 1 other customer. Bill and his partner Nic run a smooth operation and the whole experience was excellent! The Kona Process bikes and modern helmets/pads were great...More
Haku are an American couple who have relocated to Peru. They have integrated impressively with their community and provide an awesome interface for you to be able to negate the minefield of the Peruvian tourism industry.They tailor made a specific itinerary for us at very...More
If you are looking for a professionally run adventure in an informal environment look no further. We had the best mountain bike trip ever .. two complete novices at downhill biking were taken in and with the right routes and amazing coaching give. The best...More