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Experience some of the best gravity-fed mountain biking in the world, swooping down foot trails hundreds of years old; ride singletrack in and around numerous Inca sites; mingle with the locals and children in high Andean villages; finish each day with locally sourced organic dinners, and of course a visit to one of the 7 Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu


7 days, 6 nights starting in Cusco, Peru.

The Local

    • Trip Package Includes

    • Airport transfers

    • Private transportation throughout the week

    • English speaking guide all week, door to door

    • 6 nights of hotels (double occupancy)

    • All bike shuttles

    • All bike guiding

    • Breakfast on days 2 through 7

    • Machu Picchu basic entrance ticket

    • Roundtrip train ticket to Aguas Calientes

    • Roundtrip bus ticket to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes

    • Entry to every Inca site visited during the trip

    • Box lunch to take to Machu Picchu Day 5

  • Do I need to be in good shape?

    A common concern for people doing a group mountain bike trip is whether they will be able to “keep up”. We want to stress that will not be an issue. First of all, the vast majority of the riding is, well, going downhill. Gravity fed so to speak by our shuttles. That is because the mountains are so big it would take all day to climb up them, so we don’t. This also means the group stays together much easier. No one is in a hurry and the scenery and culture tends to shock even the most jaded of travelers, meaning that frequent stops for photos, talk to a local farmer, etc are common and enable us to move around each day without any stress.


    How difficult is the mountain biking?

    This trip is rated intermediate skill level and above. That means a solid comfort level while riding a mountain bike off road on singletrack, and a fair amount of experience doing so. It is not an expert rated trip. There are no mandatory jumps or drops, or extreme steeps. There are, however, a lot of rocks in the trails, and exposure (riding near the edge of a long fall or dropoff) is definitely part of the trip. Our guides are experts and trained to warn of these ahead of time, prepare, etc. Walking around obstacles is totally okay too, so someone with the right attitude of patience and common sense can overcome skill level to a certain extent. If you have any further questions about if your skill level is appropriate, just let us know.

    What are the accommodations like?

    All rooms are double or triple rooms, all of them with private in-room bathrooms and hot water 24/7. Your hotel in Ollantaytambo is very nice - bright, sunny, outdoor gardens and lots of space. Spend one night in a jungle ecolodge that everyone loves. And one night in Aguas Calientes, where the hotels are a bit more basic due to no road going to the town, but still nice, clean modern and private baths.

    Do I need travel insurance?

    While it is not required, we always recommend purchasing travel insurance for all trips. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement if you are forced to cancel your trip for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to cover medical help, emergency transport, and/or theft or accidental damage while traveling. We recommend World Nomads. 

    How much extra money should I budget?
    Figure on $25 a day to eat lunch and dinner at the local restaurants, not including alcoholic beverages, which tend to greatly increase costs so factor that into your budget based on your preferences. Most people like to spend $50-100 on gifts for friends and family - textiles, ceramics, paintings, etc. And maybe a few hundred dollars for discretionary / emergency spending.

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