WHY THIS TRIP
The Single Track Heaven Downhill Mountain Biking trip is the definitive “Best of Peru” biking holiday in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Cusco, and southern Peru. While the Incas may never have managed to invent the wheel, they did create the “single track” but probably didn’t quite understood what it would be used for some 500 years later. After nearly 20 years of messing around on mountain bikes in Peru, we believe we have finally come up with probably one of the greatest mountain bike holidays ever, combining some of the best cross country and downhill single track rides on the planet, plus a chance to see the “real” Peru, way off the beaten “gringo trail.”
Using hotels in the Sacred Valley as your base (yes, no camping!), you can relax in the gardens, enjoy delicious locally produced meals and explore by bike rarely visited ruins, experience colorful local markets plus a chance to visit Machu Picchu — the fabled Lost City of the Incas — and enjoy Cusco, voted by Wanderlust readers as the number-one travelers’ city in the world and whose fine dining and eclectic nightlife perfectly complement the perfect biking holiday.
The riding gives us a mix of dirt roads, donkey paths, mind-blowing single tracks (largely downhill or flat) and a chance to hone your step jumping on original Inca trails. We’ll also take in the world-class Mega-Avalanche Downhill course, a true wilderness ride to Huchuy Quosqo, the classic Maras to Moray saltpan ride and the very best of local single track in Cusco. There is something for everyone to enjoy and daily rides will be tailored to the individual skills of the group.
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.