COLCA CANYON MOUNTAIN BIKING TOUR $395 USD Per Person
Downhill And Cross Country Bike Tour 2 Days - 1 Night
Colca Canyon Biking for all mountain biking lovers, Peru
has one of the largest networks of Inca remains and following the innumerable trails that connect with the most amazing sites in the Cusco
, passing through remote villages out of the reach of motorized vehicles, and having the chance to get know local Andean communities and learn their amazing life style. Mountain Biking is a relatively new sport in Peru
, but new routes are rapidly being opened up, many of which offer excellent opportunities to ride.
For the more adventurous people, we arrange long biking trips. We are best undertaken and an experienced tour operator providing professional guides and bicycle equipment as well as the necessary supporting 4WD vehicles.
We have cycle trips from 1 up to more days designed to get the most out of your holiday. Beginning in the high Andes and descending into the Amazon jungle, we cycle from altitudes of 5000m to 600m. Biking on the single tracks, dirt roads, humid lands, frigid and warm climates, camping or spending in the local's family houses.
COLCA CANYON MOUNTAIN BIKING TOUR ITINERARY
DAY 1: AREQUIPA - RESERVA NACIONAL DE PAMPAS CAÑAHUAS - PATAPAMPA - COLCA CANYON
At 7am we pick you up from your hotel and 4 hours by our own 4WD, this travel is between the Misti and Chachani volcanoes up to 4850m where will see Llamas, Alpacas, Andean birds also will appreciate the Vicuñas, this animals living are protected by the national reserve of Aguada Blanca and Salinas. We'd have a nice blue sky while doing our downhill MT. bike trip, beginning at the highest pass on this trip, named Patapampa (4850m) from here is possible to observe the volcanoes chain and mountain range in the South of Peru, to rice our bicycles on a nice asphalt or taking single track on the ancestral Inca trail, descending 1200m to Chivay town (3600m).In Chivay we will have lunch and at 1pm continue biking on dirt road on the left bank of the Colca River, crossing between old pre Inca terraces and small villages and visiting colony churches. Finally we will arrive at Maca village (3350m); after 4-5 hours here we will spend the night camping around the Colca River or in a nice family accommodation.
DAY 2: COLCA CANYON - CRUZ DEL CONDOR VIEWPOINT - HUAMBO TOWN - EL PEDREGAL - AREQUIPA
At 6am after packing everything, have our energetic breakfast and continue traveling 2 hours and 40 minutes on our own private 4x4 vehicle, continue on the left bank we will arrive at 8:00am to the popular Condor Cross, and stop for about 2 hours to be able to see the condors flights, getting pictures of the small villages in the deepest part of the deepest second canyon in the world. At 10am we will ride down until Cabanaconde (3280m) this short trip biking take one hour and half. In Cabanaconde we will have lunch and short recognition of this Andean town surrounded by green terraces. At 1pm drive two hours and half to Huambo town (3000m) and we will see some quit and nice farmers living from the agriculture, spectacular views of this dry and deepest area of this canyon. Continue travel in our 4x4 we will reach the highest point (4300m) of this day where is a perfect lookout of Ampato Volcanoes, driving around this volcano we will in the middle of two small Volcanoes of Qerqe plain. From here is possible to ride our MT bike all the way down from the highlands to the coast, descending 2800m at 40km. After 3 hours on our bikes we will be in EL PEDREGAL, from here we will take our 4DW and drive into the Pan-American Highway to Arequipa. At 7-8 pm enter to Arequipa, directly to your hotel and end service.
COLCA CANYON MOUNTAIN BIKE TOUR INCLUDES
- Private 4x4 supporting vehicle (whole trip)
- English speaking MT bike guide
- GT - TREK - BIANCHI MT bikes in maintenance (full disc brakes)
- Windproof and full-finger glove which can also be worn during the cold season or high altitudes
- Helmet; light ventilated and comfortable for your head
- 1 breakfast - 2 lunches - 1 diner
- Plenty of snack and drinking water keep in cooler
- 1 night in a comfortable hotel rated with 3 starts
- Tourist ticket of 70 soles or $30 US Dollars per person (Obligatory). This is the unique entrance to the Colca national park even if you don't stop at "Mirador Cruz Del Condor" (take care not many tour operators don't includes this tourist ticket), the entrance is valid to visit all the canyon but not valid for hot springs along the canyon
- Entrance for the hot spring (some tour operators don't include this ticket)
- Repair kits and new parts
- Bottle of oxygen and first aid kit for all participants and our camp staff
- Food and accommodation for our camp staff
See our Mountain Bike Components... CLICK HERE
|TOUR SCHEDULE & COST 2013
(even the rain season)
|COLCA CANYON MOUNTAIN BIKING TOUR $395 USD Per Person
Downhill And Cross Country Bike Tour 2 Days - 1 Night
|Backpacker Service (public bus)
Private Service (private 4x4/guide)
2 participants $395 USD each one
3-4 participants $327 USD each one
5 to more participants $283 USD each one
|Discount: $5 USD for South American Explorers Club Members
Discount 3%: Tour Operators or Travel Agencies Only
Students: $5 USD for discount only with valid green ISIC card
|Organized Groups: We offer private and any time departure
|Group size: 6 participants per guide
|BOOK HERE: We highly recommended to book space prior you arrive to Peru
All prices stated above are subject to change.
Exchange rate $1 USD = S/. 3.02 (rate may vary daily).
- Travel insurance
- Hotel in Arequipa
- Alcoholic drinks
- Breakfast or lunch
- Tipping for guide and camp staff
- Sun glasses
- Cycling shoes
- Camel bag, can be hired in our local office in Arequipa $3 USD per day
December to March. Some days are with blue sky permmiting to cycle this zone.
BEST TIME FOR CYCLE
After rain season (April to June) the mountains are completely covered with snow and the slops are cover with new vegetation making nicer for pictures.
ADVICE FOR BIKERS
Normal physical conditions and summer clothes, bikers require good acclimatization over 2500m. One day before all the bikers will have meeting with the mountain bike guide at our office or in the hotel, who will give a BRIEFING about this bike trip and also you can check the quality of bikes and gear will be used on this trip.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY
- Small backpack
- Rain jacket or poncho (December - March)
- Tennis shoes
- One complete change of clothing
- Bottle of water
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
- Sun block (sun protection cream)
- Towel for the hot spring in Chivay
- Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc
- Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
- Swimsuit (for the hot springs in the Colca canyon)
- Extra money (soles)
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