After a slow and dusty bus trip to what feels like the top of the world you are going to be rewarded with an amazing downhill experience. One that’ll have you at times thinking you were riding on the surface of the moon. Mountain biking in Peru is diverse in its trail offerings, but expect stony trails, and plenty of dust!
Unlike the groomed European ski fields that transform to summer mountain bike parks, Peru’s tracks are generally narrower, steeper, and adrenalin inducing. With massive runs up to 56 km in length and 3,300 metres of vertical descent to the ocean – you could almost consider them mind blowing!
Using mostly trails and tracks in national parks the best way to enjoy a Peru mountain biking holiday is to enlist the help of a local guide, or take part in one of the many escorted mountain bike tours on offer. From short rides to amazing 10 day trips that take in everything Peru has to offer, with the bonus of doing it all from the seat of your mountain bike.
Peru offers a range of trails, roads, and adventures to suit riders of any ability, like snaking downhills beginning high above Cusco, or stunning single track in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in the South. More gentle excursions will see you visit wonders such as Machu Picchu and many small villages along the way.
On the Southern Peruvian coast the temperature rarely drops below 12ºC and in the summer often rises to 30 ºC, while travelling to the North of the country will see you enjoying temperature in the mid 30’s and almost all year round sunshine.
Peru is a country of incredible beauty, heritage, and culture, so whatever your riding preference, the scenery, culture, and terrain you will encounter will result in a mountain biking holiday that you’ll remember for ever.