After a day spent exploring the ancient Inca capital of Cusco and a
spectacular train journey to the majestic Machu Picchu ruins, your
cycling challenge will begin with a beautiful acclimatisation cycle from
the impressive ruins of Ollantaytambo along the length of the Sacred
Valley of the Incas to the artisan market of Pisac.
From here we will cut through the Andes, with spectacular views of
the cordillera Ausangate, dropping down into the charming village of
Paucartambo before a final tough climb to Tres Cruces, the last pass
before the Andes begins its descent into the Amazon rainforest.
Following a spectacular sunrise over the Amazon, you will have the
thrill of a 1,400m dirt-road descent, crossing multiple ecosystems until
you reach the pristine cloud forest and set up camp.
The challenge continues as we cycle deeper into the rainforest of
the Manu Biosphere Reserve, home to Peru's national bird, the Cock of
the Rock, toucan, monkeys, spectacled bears, giant ferns, orchid and
much much more