WHY THIS TRIP
The Titicaca to Cusco by Mountain Bike trip is an exceptional expedition that takes you into a rarely visited part of Peru. Starting from the shores of Lake Titicaca, you ride along rarely used dirt roads high in the Andes, past stunning scenery, through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to Machu Picchu and end with time to visit the cosmopolitan traveler’s city of Cusco, the heart of the Inca empire.
Starting by acclimatizing with an exploration of the floating reed islands on Titicaca and a road ride to the bustling city of Juliaca, this route has been carefully researched to avoid the busy main roads and, instead, to travel on rarely used dirt roads and tracks through the very heart of the Andes.
En route, you will visit charming colonial towns, huge Altiplano scenery, alpacas, llamas, amazing rock formations, vast lakes and the very rare Puva Raimondii cactus. You’ll also have a chance to interact with local riders for whom bikes are the preferred form of transport.
This is a tough, challenging ride with several nights at over 4,000 meters and a high point of over 4,600 meters. However, with the right acclimatization and the necessary logistical support, this ride is sure to become a new Andean Classic.
LOCAL OPERATOR: AMAZONAS EXPLORER
For more than three decades Amazonas Explorer has led high-quality trips and alternative adventures throughout South America. Based in Cusco, its professionally trained guides, cooks and support crew bring their passion and skills to the travelers they serve and, in turn, build rewarding careers for themselves. This talented staff of local experts is focused on providing you with safe and comfortable adventures, all centered on making your holiday as memorable as possible.