"This trip was an amazing adventure! We were immersed in the real culture of Peru and got to see parts of the country most tourists would never get to see including some amazing Inca historical sites! The traditional Peruvian food was excellent and our guides were truly outstanding!" Ken Willoughby, CAN

Why do we require an application?

Our application process is in response to two of the most common questions our Riders have prior to booking a trip with us:

1) Am I skilled/fit enough to participate in this Ride?
2) Will the other people on my Ride be skilled/fit enough?

Ensuring that you - and the other Riders on your Ride - are a good fit for the Ride selected is of paramount importance to us. We want to help you pick the Ride that's perfect for you, and ensure that everyone booked on a Ride is on the right Ride for them. That's why we want to know a bit more about you - your mountain biking history, where you ride, how often, etc... - before we take your money.

We review every application and if, based on your responses, we think you're a good fit, we'll approve your application and you'll receive a link to place a deposit. If we think you might not be a good fit (either too skilled or not skilled enough for the Ride you chose), then we'll give you a call to discuss your preferences in greater detail.

Please note: our application process isn't about excluding anyone, or making anyone feel like they're not 'good enough' to participate in one of our Rides. It's about ensuring that you end up on the right Ride for you, with people of similar skill, fitness and riding preferences. In the end this ends up being a much better experience for everyone.

Big, massive, epic downhills - that's the riding on our Inca Adventure. There are few words that can match the grand scale of the mountain biking in the Andes.

From the world's-longest-downhill dropping 11,500 feet to the Pacific Ocean, to the Lares trail starting at 14,500 feet, Peru mountain biking dwarfs anything else on the planet. Get ready to wipe some serious drool off your full-face helmet.

Stand on top of a massive downhill like the Olleros trail and you'll feel pretty big too, with every worry you've ever had in life drifting away into the clouds, replaced by that in-the-moment feeling of pure bliss as the mountains play host to your wildest mountain bike fantasies. Ever experienced a 3-hour downhill? The feeling will stay with you forever.

IS THIS RIDE FOR YOU?

You love downhill riding and have at least a 6" travel full-suspension bike. You can handle technical terrain, with rocky sections, steeps, and terrain features such as old stone steps. You've done some stunt riding and jumps, or wouldn't mind trying (you can ride around all the jumps on the local trails). You're not afraid to get out of your cultural comfort zone and experience something different, like a meal of roasted guinea pig or meeting the elders at a remote village. You like to give back to local communities when you go travelling

  • MTB SKILL RATING

    8/9

    Level 8/Expert

    • You are fully confident riding all types of terrain and distances.
    • You ride as often as possible and can handle technical terrain and medium-level stunts, such as large log rollovers (over 1 ft high) and small bridges.
    • You can descend steeps and climb technical singletrack with little to no problem.
    • You rarely - if ever - get off your bike to walk sections except on extremely technical terrain.

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

    Level 8/Expert

    • You are fully confident riding all types of terrain and distances.
    • You ride as often as possible and can handle technical terrain and medium-level stunts, such as large log rollovers (over 1 ft high) and small bridges.
    • You can descend steeps and climb technical singletrack with little to no problem.
    • You rarely - if ever - get off your bike to walk sections except on extremely technical terrain.

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

  • Price CAD | USD | EUR

    $2,795 USDABOUT CURRENCIES

    About Currencies

    The default currency of the Ride, as displayed, is the same as the currency that we pay our local guides and suppliers in. This helps mitigate our risk of currency fluctuation. However, although the price of the Ride is set in this currency, our payment processing system processes in Canadian dollars (we're a Canadian company, eh).

  • FITNESS RATING

    5/9

    Level 5

    • You are capable of riding 4 hours a day at a moderate pace with some short breaks, over a few days.
    • ; You are confident climbing up to a total of 300 vertical metres (1,000 ft.) in a day.
    • You exercise on average 4-5 hours per week (including riding/being active).

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

    Level 5

    • You are capable of riding 4 hours a day at a moderate pace with some short breaks, over a few days.
    • ; You are confident climbing up to a total of 300 vertical metres (1,000 ft.) in a day.
    • You exercise on average 4-5 hours per week (including riding/being active).

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

  • DEPOSIT CAD | USD | EUR

    $559 USDLIFETIME DEPOSITS

    Our Lifetime Deposit policy protects you from unexpected events that may cause your trip to be cancelled or delayed.

    If you need to cancel for any reason, your initial deposit is good forever and will remain on file with us until you’re ready to use it. You can even pass it on to a friend.

  • RIDE TYPE

    Singletrack

    RIDE TYPES

    • SINGLETRACK:for experienced mountain bikers
    • EXPLORER:for beginner mountain bikers
    • BRING-YOUR-PARTNER:for experienced mountain bikers and their non-MTB-ing partners
    • WOMEN'S:skills camps and Rides for women only
  • DURATION

    10 days
  • DATES

    April-Oct.SEE ALL DATES
  • CULTURE LEVEL

    Out there

    Level Out there

    • On our 'Out There' Rides, you'll experience unfamiliar situations such as foreign languages, foreign cultures/cultural experiences, remote areas, and other experiences that push you out of your comfort zone.
    • These Rides are great for adventurous types that are looking for something different. If you'd prefer something a little less exotic, try our 'Familiar' or 'Adventurous' Rides.

    Level Out there

    • On our 'Out There' Rides, you'll experience unfamiliar situations such as foreign languages, foreign cultures/cultural experiences, remote areas, and other experiences that push you out of your comfort zone.
    • These Rides are great for adventurous types that are looking for something different. If you'd prefer something a little less exotic, try our 'Familiar' or 'Adventurous' Rides.

WHY RIDE WITH US?

  • Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Guaranteed Departures
  • Lifetime Deposits
  • Risk-Free Booking Window
  • Travel Concierge

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Day 1. Arrive in Lima

Upon your arrival, you'll be greeted with a big smile by your Sacred Rides driver, who'll take you to your hotel in Miraflores. You'll get settled in, explore your new surroundings and get a taste of Lima's delicious cuisine.

Day 2. Pachacamac

We'll have a hearty breakfast and build our bikes in the morning. We'll then shuttle over to Pachacamac, a little town located 40km south of Lima famous for its food, Inca sites and thrilling downhill rides. This is the place where ALL mountain bikers from Lima go to revel in remarkable singletrack. We will ride The Prado, Amancaes and Chirimoyo trails, which are full of berms, jumps and man-made stunts. In the evening, we'll return grinning to our hotel in Lima with palms sore from all the high fives.

Day 3. Olleros Epic DH

Santo Domingo de los Olleros, or simply 'Olleros', is located 150km east of Lima on the Lurin Valley and sits at an altitude of 3,150 masl. (10,356 ft.). The start of this trail is located at an altitude of 3,450 mals. (11,319 ft.) and 4 hours away from Lima. The trail is 54km long and is Peru's most famous mountain bike trail. From the start of the trail, on a bright clear day, it's possible to see the Pacific Ocean, which happens to be where we'll end our ride. It's 3,500 meters of epic, drool-inducing, bike-orgasmic vertical awesomeness. Once in San Bartolo beach, we'll wash off dirt and grime and enjoy relaxing views of the Pacific Ocean. We'll then head back to Lima for dinner.

Day 4. Marcahuasi Stone Forest

Marcahuasi is a mountain top plateau located on the Santa Eulalia Valley at an altitude of 4,000 masl. (13,123 ft.) and 150km east of Lima. It takes approximately 3 1/2 hours to reach the town of San Pedro de Casta (3,150 masl / 10,355 ft.), the entrance of Marcahuasi. This place is incredibly unique: on top of the mountain is a spectacular 'stone forest' with many zoomorphic and anthropomorphic rock formations. According to shamans and 'curanderos', it's a spiritual place where contact with other worlds can occur.

We will pick you up from your hotel at 6:00am to ride one of the best downhills in the world. Our first stop is the town of San Pedro de Casta, where we will start with a one-hour ride on horseback to the Marcahuasi plateau. We will visit the pre-Inca graves, the fortress, the lake and all the rock formations, before we start a thrilling descent that will take us to the town of Huinco in the Santa Eulalia Valley. This trail has a vertical descent of almost 3,000 meters (9,842 ft.) and will take us three hours to complete. We plan to return to Lima by approximately 6:00 pm.

Day 5. Transfer to Cusco & Yuncaypata Downhill.

Early in the morning, we'll hop on a flight to Cusco, the center of the Inca Empire. We'll then grab a hearty breakfast and prep our bikes for the glorious day ahead. We'll have our first ride on an Inca trail descending from the mountain pass of Corao at an altitude of 3,770 masl (12,368 ft.), crossing different agricultural fields, Inca sites and finish on the bottom part of Cusco.  At the end of the ride, we'll return to Cusco and get ready to visit one of the best restaurants in town. We'll then get to enjoy the nightlife of this Imperial city.

Day 6. Chinchero,  Racchi and Maras Downhills

We'll transfer early in the morning to the town of Chinchero at 3,750 masl (12,327 ft.), the start of one of the most demanding downhill trails in Cusco. We are going to cross the Inca site of Chinchero with its incredible stone architecture and infinite rock steps to then enter into a deep canyon that will take us directly to the Sacred Valley at the village of Urquillos (2,950 masl / 9,697 ft.). This is a one hour downhill with more than 750 meters of vertical descent. We'll shuttle up to the top for the next descent and this time we'll start near the Inca site of Racchi on a natural lookout of the Vilcanota Mountain Range. This is an amazing Inca trail that descends to the Sacred Valley following steep lines and tight corners. Time for lunch in Urubamba, the main city in the Sacred Valley. After lunch, we'll transfer to Maras to ride another impressive Inca trail with stunning views of the glaciers. We'll pass by the village of Maras and the pre-Inca salt mines that are simply amazing. It's a one hour downhill that will leave us near Ollantaytambo. Finally, we'll be transferred to the town of Ollantaytambo where we'll be staying for the next 3 nights.

Day 7. Machu Picchu (optional) or Sacred Valley rides

This day is supposed to be a rest day, but in Peru we have so much to see that there's little time for rest. We recommend you visit Machu Picchu as an option for this day. The tour starts with a train ride from Ollantaytambo to the town of Aguas Calientes. From there we'll take a bus up to the Citadel. Machu Picchu (like most of the Quechua names of towns and different sites in the region) is a compound word that comes from Machu = old or ancient, and Picchu = peak or mountain; therefore, Machu Picchu is translated as "Old Mountain". The famous mountain that appears in most of the classical views of the site is named Wayna Picchu (Young Mountain). We'll have the entire day to explore the remarkable citadel and learn about its well-preserved secrets. If you opt out of visiting Machu Picchu, you'll have the option of sampling the trails from day 8 in the Sacred Valley with your guide.

N.B. the trip to Machu Picchu is not included in the trip price. The cost to visit Machu Picchu is $310 Cdn/person, which includes return train ride to Aguas Calientes, bus to Machu Picchu, admission and guide.

Day 8. Megavalanche Downhill Course.

Today, we'll ride the Megavalanche downhill course where the likes of Steve Peat, Cedric Gracia and Brian Lopes have duked it out. We start with a one hour bus drive to the Mountain pass of Malaga at 4,350 masl (14,300 ft.), where we'll have great views of such glaciers as the Veronica Summit at more than 5,000 meters (16,500 ft.). The trail starts with a wide singletrack on top of the mountain and then turns to a narrow trail with many obstacles like rock steps, jumps and close turns. It will take us approximately one hour to complete the trail until we reach the village of Tanjca in the Sacred Valley at an altitude of 2,850 masl (9,370 ft.). We plan to ride this amazing trail twice.

Day 9. Lares Inca Trail.

We'll transfer early in the morning to the town of Calca in the Sacred Valley and then climb to the mountain pass of Lares, located at 4,350 masl (14,300 ft.) where we'll start another epic ride going through an impressive Inca trail that follows a narrow valley with big walls of granite. We'll then enter one of the most impressive landscape in Peru, crossing a deep canyon one can access only by foot or by bike. We'll pass through different terrain types, from flat rocky surfaces on top of the mountain to fertile valleys towards the end of the trail. We'll end this epic ride in the town of Calca in the Sacred Valley at an altitude of 2,900 masl (9,533 ft.). After lunch, we'll transfer back to Cusco where we'll end our day riding another Inca trail that descends to the center of the city.

Day 10. End of trip

We have reached the last day of our amazing Ride in Peru and its time to say goodbye to Cusco and its wonderful Inca Trails. Flights depart daily at 8:45, 9:55, 11:05 and 13:30, making it possible to do some shopping in the Indian markets of Cusco or go on a morning ride in the Cusco area.

  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Return flight from Lima to Cusco
  • Breakfasts and Lunches
  • 2 local guides
  • All transportation during the trip
  • Admission to Inca cultural sites
  • Airport transfers

Below you will find a comprehensive list of information about this Ride and destination, including Frequently Asked Questions by site visitors and our Riders at the bottom. If you don’t find the information you’re looking for below, click the ‘Ask a Question’ button below.

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GETTING THERE AND BACK +

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BIKE AND GEAR INFO AND PACKING LIST +

Destination information +

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Other Stuff +

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS+

Name Bio My 'Sacred Ride'

Giovanni Echarri
Giovanni is one of the first mountain bikers in Peru with more than 20 years practicing and traveling throughout all Peru. Giovanni is a passionate rider that enjoys a lot to ride his mountain bike and show others the trails he knows. Coming soon!

Russo Covarrubias
I was born in Cusco, Peru. I've been a mountain biker for 20 years and love to ride. Can't wait to show you my amazing trails!! Coming soon!

Wayo Stein
I start riding bikes at the age of 6 and since then I have never stop riding my bike. I have combined with other sports like tennis, skateboarding and boadyboarding. At the age of 21 I start riding mountain bikes and I enjoyed the possibilities it... My Sacred Ride is to get as high as possible into the mountains of Peru on a very remote area, get impressive 360 views and then start riding my bike crossing the Andes from one side to the...[more]
Below you will find some of the videos for this Ride. Please keep in mind that some of these videos may have been recorded by our guides and the speeds they are riding at aren't necessarily indicative of the speeds you'll be riding at!
Inca Adventure 2012
Olleros Trail (whole trail)
The Spectacular Olleros Downhill
Pumamarca DH
Chinchero Trail, Peru
Marcahuasi Stone Forest
Inca Trail Mountain Biking
Land of the Incas
Olleros Trail, Peru (part II)
Olleros Trail, Peru
RIDE ADD-ONS
Ride enhancements (MTB rentals, single rooms, etc...)
ADD-ON PRICE
Single Room Upgrade$500.00 USD
Machu Picchu day trip $290.00 USD
High-end mountain bike rental$750.00 USD
Trip Extensions
ADD-ON PRICE
Tambopata National Reserve (Amazon Jungle) 4d/3n$1,500.00 USD
Arequipa and Colca Canyon 4d/3n$1,350.00 USD
Puno and Lake Titicaca 3d/2n$750.00 USD
Caral - Discover the oldest civilization in the Americas (full day)$395.00 USD
Add an extra day of riding, pre-trip$280.00 USD
Add an extra day of riding, post-trip$280.00 USD
Salkantay trek (5 days/4 nights)$1,600.00 USD
Extra Hotel Nights
ADD-ON PRICE
Extra pre-Ride hotel night in Lima (double)$180.00 USD
Extra post-Ride hotel night in Lima (double)$180.00 USD
Extra post-Ride hotel night in Cusco (double)$150.00 USD
Other
ADD-ON PRICE
Donation to Bikes Without Borders$20.00 CAD

Book Your Spot!

To book your spot on this Ride, click on one of the Booking links below to put down your deposit. The deposit is fully refundable for 14 days after booking, giving you 2 weeks to sort out flights, vacation time, etc... and not have someone else take your spot(s)!


All departures are guaranteed to run - we'll never cancel a trip due to low numbers!

And we're so certain that you'll have the experience of a lifetime on this Ride that we back it with our Ride Guarantee!

Why do we require an application?

Our application process is in response to two of the most common questions our Riders have prior to booking a trip with us:

1) Am I skilled/fit enough to participate in this Ride?

2) Will the other people on my Ride be skilled/fit enough?

Ensuring that you - and the other Riders on your Ride - are a good fit for the Ride selected is of paramount importance to us. We want to help you pick the Ride that's perfect for you, and ensure that everyone booked on a Ride is on the right Ride for them. That's why we want to know a bit more about you - your mountain biking history, where you ride, how often, etc... - before we take your money.

We review every application and if, based on your responses, we think you're a good fit, we'll approve your application and you'll receive a link to place a deposit. If we think you might not be a good fit (either too skilled or not skilled enough for the Ride you chose), then we'll give you a call to discuss your preferences in greater detail.

Please note: our application process isn't about excluding anyone, or making anyone feel like they're not 'good enough' to participate in one of our Rides. It's about ensuring that you end up on the right Ride for you, with people of similar skill, fitness and riding preferences. In the end this ends up being a much better experience for everyone.

2015
Start Date Pickup Location & Time End Date Dropoff Location & Time Price Deposit Currency Booking Private? Availability
Saturday, April 25, 2015 Lima airport, anytime Sunday, May 3, 2015 Lima airport, 12 pm 2,795.00 559.00 USD Book Now! Sold Out
Saturday, May 9, 2015 Lima airport, anytime Sunday, May 17, 2015 Lima airport, 12 pm 2,795.00 559.00 USD Book Now! Sold Out
Saturday, June 13, 2015 Lima airport, anytime Monday, June 22, 2015 Lima airport, 12 pm 2,795.00 559.00 USD Book Now! Sold Out
Saturday, September 19, 2015 Lima airport, anytime Monday, September 28, 2015 Lima airport, 12 pm 2,795.00 559.00 USD Book Now! Limited
2016
Start Date Pickup Location & Time End Date Dropoff Location & Time Price Deposit Currency Booking Private? Availability
Saturday, May 7, 2016 Lima airport, anytime Monday, May 16, 2016 Lima airport, 12 pm 2,795.00 559.00 USD Book Now! Limited
Saturday, June 25, 2016 Lima airport, anytime Monday, July 4, 2016 Lima airport, 12 pm 2,795.00 559.00 USD Book Now! Sold Out
Saturday, September 24, 2016 Lima airport, anytime Monday, October 3, 2016 Lima airport, 12 pm 2,795.00 559.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
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