LARES VALLEY DOWNHILL MOUNTAIN BIKE TOUR $388 USD Per Person

Technical Mountain Bike Tour Adventurous Riders - 2 Days

LARES ANDEAN VALLEY includes the most remote village in the middle of surrounded mountains and pure nature and wildlife.
Lares remote community is considerate pure artesian people where is possible to find one of the finest wearing typical homespun clothes and an amount of Llamas and Alpacas (South American camelids).
PERU ADVENTURE TOURS offer this new alternative mountain bike as known downhill ride style from the highest mountain passes to Lares Valley and then to the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
For mountain bike lovers includes riding along dirt road or following ancient Inca trail (single track) recommend for experienced bikers who wants to enjoy one of the best downhill bike tour in Cusco region.
Biker lovers are welcome to Lares downhill bike tour.

Lares Downhill Mountain Bike Tour

INTRODUCTION TO LARES VALLEY DOWNHILL MOUNTAIN BIKE TOUR

DAY 1: CUSCO - LARES PASS - PAMPA CORRAL - LARES VALLEY

Our bike tour to Lares Valley begins with pick up from the hotel of Cusco or from the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
We take our private transportation where will carry our mountain bike in special design bike rack, the journey is towards the Lares Mountain pass (4,470m). On this travel we will pass through remote scenery and taking 3 hours to get the pass. Before begin the downhill ride style our tour guide will provide you the safe talking about the bike gear/components and how to ride on the single track.
We will start cycling at this point, through a purely downhill trail and for approximately 26km. We will stop on the way down to have lunch at Pampa Corral.
After country lunch we will continue riding downhill to enter to the Andean little town as named Lares (4400m).
In Lares we will stay in little familiar accommodation or we can make camping next of the town and closer of the hot spring where we will be able to enjoy a relaxing bath.
If the time permits we can visit some families who are dedicated to weaving handicraft using the fiber of the South American camelids (L - D).

DAY 2: LARES VALLEY - TOTORAL PASS - CALCA (Sacred Valley) - CUSCO

At 7am will be energetic country breakfast and then we will leave in our private transport to the Lares pass again, from we will cycle again (downhill style) to Calca (Sacred Valley of the Incas).
This one of the best downhill on this part of this amusing bike tour though impressive mountain range of the Cordillera of the Andes.
On this nice downhill the bikers can choose the unpaved or the single track as known Inca Trail on this part of the Andes, we will descend 1640m of full adrenaline on two wheels. Along the way down we will pass grazing lands and small country villages with local farmers being very curious seeing the biker lovers.
This constitutes a very interesting experience as one witnesses the marked environmental changes and ecological variations. Geographical and microclimatic transformations take place in rapid succession. The high and midlands very soon give way to greener, warmer and densely forested surroundings. While all this is going on, our support vehicle is constantly with us, which means that one can decide how much, how long and when or not to bike.
We will make short stop to have lunch in Totoral in the middle of pure nature.
The last part of downhill mountain biking tour will be to Calca (Sacred Valley of the Incas), if time permits we can continue cycling along the paved road to Pisac and then aboard our private transport to the hotel in Cusco (B - L).

LARES VALLEY DOWNHILL MOUNTAIN BIKE TOUR INCLUDES

  1. Private supporting vehicle (whole trip)
  2. Experienced English-Speaking MT bike guide
  3. GT - TREK - BIANCHI MT bikes in maintenace (full disc brake)
  4. Windproof and full-finger glove which can also be worn during the cold season or high altitudes
  5. One night of home stay or camping near of the hot spring
  6. Meals (1 breakfast - 2 lunches - 1 diner)
  7. Helmet; light ventilated and comfortable for your head
  8. Plenty of snack and drinking water keep in cooler
  9. Repair kits and new parts
  10. Bottle of oxygen and first aid kit for all participants and our cam staff

RECOMMENDATION
If this is your first time going to the Andes or High Mountains we recommend getting information about the ALTITUDE SICKNESS, see below some websites recommend by High Mountain doctors and scientists from over the world.
ISMM – International Society For Mountain Medicine
MEDEX – Medical Expeditions


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TOUR SCHEDULE & COST 2012
DATE TOUR COST
Any day
(April - November)
LARES VALLEY DOWNHILL MOUNTAIN BIKE TOUR $388 USD Per Person

Technical Mountain Bike Tour Adventurous Riders - 2 Days

Backpacker Service (by public bus)
Not applicable

Private Service (Private guide/van)
2 participants $388 USD each
3-4 participants $337 USD each
5 to more participants $299 USD each
Discount: $5 USD of discount for South American Explorers Club Members
Discount 3%: Tour Operators or Travel Agencies Only
Students: $5 USD of discount only with valid green ISIC card
Organized Groups: We offer private and any time departure
Group size: 8 participants per each tour guide.
BOOK HERE: We highly recommend make reservation prior you arrive to Peru
All prices stated above are subject to change.
Exchange rate US$1 = S/. 3.02 (rate may vary daily).

NOT INCLUDED

  1. Soft and alcoholic drinks
  2. Breakfast or lunch
  3. Tips for guide and camp staff
  4. First day breakfast
  5. Sun glasses
  6. Binoculares
  7. Cycling shoes
  8. Camel bag, can be hired in our local office in Cusco $3 USD per day

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

This site is operated by PERU ADVENTURE TOURS a legally constituted company to the Peruvian government, which operates from offices in Arequipa and Cusco in Peru. In accordance with the relevant statutory provisions referred in Peru Tourism law, its regulations, its decrees and other legislation applicable in both the country and abroad are issued these general conditions and responsibility as outlined below, which govern the provision of services on the one hand between the passenger or user of services "CLIENT", by other hand the "TRAVEL AGENCY" by the other hand the entities of the service providers such as airlines, hotels, restaurants, transport, guides and other tourism-related services and in connection with this contract.
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RAIN SEASON

December to April. Some days are with blue sky permiting downhill cycle on this zone.

BEST TIME FOR CYCLE

After rain season (April to July) the mountains are completely covered with snow and the slops are cover with new vegetation making more nice for pictures.

ADVICE FOR BIKERS

This downhill bike tour from Lares Valley demands to have experienced riding along the single truck. Needs also good physical to follow the single track and winter clothes, bikers require good acclimatization over 3500m to develop this amusing tour. 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

  1. Small backpack
  2. Good rain gear for hard rain, the weather change very fast even the dry season
  3. Tennis shoes
  4. One complete change of clothing
  5. Flashlight and batteries
  6. Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
  7. Sun block (sun protection cream)
  8. Insect repellent
  9. Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc,
  10. Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
  11. Sunglasses
  12. Extra money (soles)
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