SAN FERNANDO NATURAL MARINE RESERVE $215 USD Per Person
Wild Mountain Bike Tour To The Pacific Ocean - Full Day Adventure trip
San Fernando Reserve lies to the west of Nasca and borders the sea. Situated about 75 km away from Nasca, on the southwest, within Marcona district, covering a large area, it is part of the desert that stretches down the cost of Peru. The bright plain of San Fernando shimmers in the midday sun and guanacos can be seen grazing on the scrub. Sand dunes and rough tracks lead to the coast where you are confronted by the stark contrast of the sea that is an open invitation after a hot sandy biking. This is a beautiful way to arrive at the coast, pelting down the last large sand dune, this is quite special as the yellow haze terns into clear blue lines. All along these coasts Seals, Sea lions and the Humboldt penguin lounge on the rocks and bask in the sun before heading back out to the ocean for breakfast (on the Penguin case maybe to become breakfast). Looking down from the high cliffs thousands of Sea lions write about jumping over each other and picking fights with their neighbours. It is a good vantage point to observe these animals. It is not uncommon here to also see the sea condor gliding low over the beaches in search of washed up animals, also are other type of birds such as Pelicans, Inca terns, Boobies, Cormorants and others species. Vultures are also quite common visitors to the shoreline as well as a host of sea birds who are out diving in the waves. This is a tour for all abilities. The tough ground makes for fast speed with good jumps and the softer patches make a good landing pad. This is what you might call a soft tour as the sand breaks your falls. This reserve is not frequented by tourists making this an unforgettable desert experience.
SAN FERNANDO BIKE TOUR ITINERARY
At 6am Pick up from the Hotel in Nasca and load into the 4 by 4. Three hours drive to the Pacific Ocean, we will cross the dries area, for the most exigent people we offer to do cross country biking on the large even landscape. Arrival to El Mirador, this is the highest point from which we can bike, we unload the bikes and have safety talk regarding the bikes and safety equipment. With this completed we begin our decent. The first part in the biking tour is some steep downhill followed by regular sections of slight up and then down.
The ground is firm and rocky. Because of the nature of the terrain it is possible to pick your our route to a degree and make it harder if you so wish. The ground in this first part is quite hard and speed can be picked up quickly on the steep downhill sections. There are some fabulous jumping opportunities along the way. After this first section which normally takes 2 hours we load our bikes back into the truck to drive us up the next bit. After driving a few more kilometres up the hill, we unload the bikes for our second decent though this time it is all the way down to the ocean. There are a few sections, the last of which are the steepest and also have the deepest sand. It is fast but always with a nice soft feel to the ride. As you speed towards the ocean the dramatic cliffs and sea stacks come into view. Once at the cliffs we follow a small track down onto a large beach. In front is the stone island named “El Paneton” if the beach is low we cross hiking in the rocky beach, some days the water is high and is impossible to cross. In the other side, on the rocky island amazing view of the complete reserve, plenty of time to explore and rest in the island. Back to the bay and walk around the beach, swim on the quiet ocean. Then drive south along the cliffs to find good Sea lion colonies. At 2pm we carry on driving south until the cliff turns into beach and we meet the road at Puerto de Marcona where it is time to come back to Nasca where we drop you off at your hotel.
SAN FERNANDO NATURAL MARINE RESERVE INCLUDES
- English-Speaking tour guide
- Private 4x4 supporting vehicle
- GT - TREK - BIANCHI MT bikes in maintenace (full disc brake)
- Helmet; light ventilated and comfortable for your head
- Gloves; windproof and full-finger glove which can also be worn during the cold season or high altitudes
- Entrance to the National reserve
- Oxygen bottle and first aid kit
- Repair Kit and new parts
- See our Mountain Bike Components... CLICK HERE
|TOUR SCHEDULE & COST 2012
(All the year)
|SAN FERNANDO NATURAL MARINE RESERVE $215 USD Per Person
Wild Mountain Bike Tour To The Pacific Ocean - Full Day Adventure trip
Private Service (Private 4x4/guide)
2 participants $215 USD each
3-4 paticipants $183 USD each
5 to more participants $135 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: 6 participants per guide/4WD
|BOOK HERE: We highly recommend make reservation prior you arrive to Peru
All prices stated above are subject to change.
Exchange rate $1 USD = S/. 3.02 (rate may vary daily).
- Alcohilic drinks
- Hotel in Nasca
- Breakfast on the first day/lunch on the last day
- Tips for guide and camp staff.
Never rain on this zone.
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BEST TIME FOR CYCLE
All the year is nice pictures and see the sea fauna.
ADVICE FOR BIKERS
Normal physical conditions and summer clothes, bikers dont require. 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
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
- Sun block (sun protection cream)
- Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc,
- Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
- Water of botle.
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