BOLIVIA / PERU – EMPIRE ROADS – SUN GODS TO MOUNTAIN KINGS – 2019


Discover and Explore:

The Inca Empire from its beginnings on and around the shores of Lake Titicaca Bolivia to its historical centre in Peru. We start in a region called the Altiplano, a place where the Andes are the widest and a city that is set in a canyon created by a river. La Paz Bolivia is the highest (administrative seat of government) capital city in the world at 3650m (11,975ft). The Empire Roads tour starts at the top of the earth and takes us from here, to the Yunga’s forests (1000m) of Bolivia and Peru, the shores of the largest body of water in South America, Lake Titicaca, and to Cusco Peru the historical centre of the Incan Empire and the Sacred Valley of the Inca’s, eventually leading to an unbelievable finish at one of the seven wonders of the world, the amazing ancient Inca City of Machu Picchu.

Join us for this life changing trip, blended with amazing sight seeing side trips that will amaze and enlighten you. While riding through some of the most beautiful, stunning and challenging roads in the Bolivian and Peruvian Andes. This 34 day tour is a combination of our Sky roads and Inca roads tour, and includes 3 extra days including a 2 Day/1 Night visit and tour to the floating islands on Lake Titicaca Peru.

Non Rider Option:
Yes you can bring your non riding partner to Bolivia and Peru. To enjoy all of the non riding sight seeing, excursions and tourism, with additional guided tours in select locations as they join us to follow you on this tour.


Empire Roads – La Paz to Lake Titicaca then Cusco to Machu Picchu:

34 Days/33 Nights – Rider Price: $6900 USD Per Person (everything included) – NON Rider Price: $4600 USD Per Person (everything included) – Fitness Level:  Intermediate (you currently ride or can ride 200k a week with ease) – Group Size: 4 rider minimum, 12 rider maximum This tour has so much variety, Road cycling, Hiking, Kayaking and Mountain Biking.

Note about fitness levels: All riders receive a (minimum 8 week) training program for the tours. If you are currently a beginner level rider (100k per week), but want to do this Intermediate fitness level tour. As long as you make a commitment to train to prepare and get to the (200k per week) level we are happy to have you join us on this tour.

2019 Dates:
May 23rd – June 25th
Close off Date
: Sign up for this tour with a $1000 USD deposit before March 24th 2019

Private Tour Dates options:
Get a group of 7 or more riders together and we will organize a private tour for you. To start the conversation contact us

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Tour Highlights Bolivia and Peru:

  • Sight seeing and visiting central La Paz, Bolivia, the Markets, Churches and Museums.
  • Descending and ascending the New Yunga’s road (the 4th longest paved climb in the world).
  • Staying a night in the Tropical Andes Bolivian Yunga’s forest region at 1000m.
  • Staying 2 nights in an Eco Oasis in a small valley village at the foot of a 6300m peak.
  • Hiking to a high mountain lake in the Cordillera Real
  • Riding around part of Lake Titicaca.
  • Two nights in Copacabana, Bolivia.
  • A boat trip on Lake Titicaca, visiting and hiking the Island of the Sun and Island of the Moon (Bolivian side).
  • Visiting the ancient site of Tiwanuku.
  • Riding the Famous Death Road on an MTB (supplied)
  • Visiting and staying a night on the Floating Islands on Lake Titicaca (Peru)
  • In Peru: Sight seeing the World Heritage City of Cusco, Peru the historic center of the Inca Empire (including 2 walking tours).
  • Guided Tours of Cusco City ancient sites (including Qorikancha, Qinqo, Saqsayhuaman and the San Pedro Market)
  • Guided Tours of the Sacred Valley ancient sites (including Ollantaytambo and the Pisaq ruins and traditional market)
  • Staying a night in a Cloud Forest Bird watching Lodge.
  • Bolivia and Peru: 22 Riding days for 1158k (52k per day average) including the majestic La Cumbre La Paz, La Cumbre Sorata,  Abra Malaga and Abra Lares).
  • Soaking in some incredible mountain hot springs.
  • A night in Aquas Caliente (Machupicchu pueblo)
  • Visiting Machu Picchu, the incredible ancient Inca Citadel.
  • Making a difference. A percentage of all Tour proceeds goes back to the local communities we visit. We invite you to change other peoples lives while experiencing a trip of a lifetime

Tour Description and Itinerary:
This is a high altitude cycling trip and its important to spend some days to acclimate. So we have 4 days in and around La Paz to do this. The first few days are sight seeing with guided tours of the city, then we begin to move a bit more and have 2 short riding days outside of El Alto so you ease into more activity. When we transfer to Peru (Cusco) you have some days to relax before the second part of the tour begins.

Day 1: Pick you up from El Alto airport (La Paz, Bolivia)
Check into the Hotel. Welcome meeting and tour introduction with our guides, build our bikes and relax.
Day 2: Acclimation day
Sight seeing La Paz and guided tours of the markets and downtown.
Day 3: Acclimation day/Ride 30k warm up ride (2hrs approx)
Sight seeing/Bike body fit check and climbing descending mini class Short ride 1.5hrs approx
Day 4: Acclimation day/50k warm up ride (2.5hrs approx)
Sight seeing/free time.
Day 5: – 60k (3.5hrs approx) – 15k Ascent/45k Descent
First real riding day of the tour. La Paz to Yolosita (Yunga’s region). We start with a little climbing followed by an incredible long valley descent. We visit La Senda Verde wildlife sanctuary in the afternoon. Tonight we stay in an authentic Bolivian Yungas village.
Day 6: – 75k (5hrs approx) – 35k Descent/35k Ascent
Back to La Paz. This first climbing part is optional we transfer and then continue to ride the climb up this stunning valley to the majestic La Paz La Cumbre.  This by our research and calculations is the 4th longest paved climb in the world. We ride the top easier 45% of this total climb. Tonight we stay in the city.
Day 7: – 72k (4.5hrs approx) – 10k Ascent/30k Descent
We start the day with a transfer for 1.5hrs. From here we ride across the Altiplano then climb 10k to the Sorata La Cumbre and descend on a stunning road 30k to the base of the spectacular Cordillera Real (Royal) mountains. Tonight we stay in the small mountain village of Sorata at an amazing Eco Lodge Oasis at 2600m.
Day 8: – Non riding day/approx 4hrs walking/hiking
Today we drive high into the mountains and hike to a small high country lake, with stunning views all the way. In the afternoon we relax. Tonight we stay again in Sorata.
Day 9: – 85k (7hrs approx) – 34k Ascent
We climb out of the valley until we reach the peninsula with amazing views of Lake Titicaca for almost the whole day. Tonight we stay on the lake.
Day 10: – 68k (4.5hrs approx) – 38k Ascent/20k Descent
A stunning day riding. We ride some more of the peninsula, then take a short boat trip across this part of the Lake Titicaca. Then ride over 2 passes the highest being 4255m with breath taking views for over a 100k in all directions of the area to then descend down to Lake Titicaca. Tonight we stay in Copacabana.
Day 11: Non riding day/ Kayak 1hr/ 3hrs walking/hiking
Not a complete rest day. We rent Kayaks and paddle out onto Lake Titicaca early in the morning. Then take a boat trip to the Island of the Moon where we hike the for an hour and then re-board the boat to visit Island of the Sun and hike some more. Tonight we stay in Copacabana.
Day 12: – 40k (3hrs approx) – 15k Ascent/25k Descent /Visit Tiwanuku

We start early In the morning from with a 11k climb and then descend back to Tiquina on the lake. Then we transfer to visit the ancient site of Tiwanuku. Tonight we stay in La Paz.
Day 13: – 66k (3hrs approx) – 66k Descent
Today put our road bikes aside and Ride the Famous Death Road on Mountain Bikes (supplied). This ride is safe, scenic and fun as well as historical and educational. Its all downhill (gradual) too! a truly great day out on one of the most popular activities to do in La Paz. Later we then drive back to La Paz, relax and re-pack our road bikes.  Tonight we celebrate with a Farewell Dinner Party (for the Sky Roads people)

Day 14: Non riding day – Transfer to Copacabana.
Transfer to Lake Titicaca and relax, Tonight we stay in Copacabana.
Day 15: Non riding day – Transfer to Puno, Peru.
Transfer to Bolivia/Peru border and continue on to stay in Puno, Peru tonight.
Day 16: Non riding day – Day and Night on Lake Titicaca.
Trip to floating islands, stay the night with family on one of the Floating Islands.
Day 17: Non riding day – Transfer to Cusco Peru
Return to Puno by boat in the morning. Then Transfer from Puno to Cusco. Check into the Hotel and relax.
Day 18: Cusco Intro Day
Welcome meeting and tour introduction with our guides, build our bikes and relax. Free time.
Day 19: Cusco Site seeing Day – Inti Raymi Celebrations (May/June Tour)
Sight seeing around Cusco with walking and guided tours of the city, downtown and ancient ruins.
Day 20: 30k warm up ride (2hrs approx)
Sight seeing and walking tours. Bike body fit check and Climbing/Descending/Cornering class and briefing. Short ride 2hrs.
Day 21: 30k warm up ride (2hrs approx)
Sight seeing/Guided tour/free time. Short ride.
Day 22: – 30k (2hrs approx) – 7k Ascent/18k Descent
First real riding day of the tour. We leave Cusco climbing out of the city and descend to the Sacred valley. Tonight we stay in Pisaq.
Day 23: – 70k (4hrs approx) – 26k Ascent/18k Descent
Leaving the village we follow the Urubamba river valley for 25k then climb towards the sky. Breathe taking views of the valley below. A transfer to where we stay in a cloud forest lodge.
Day 24: – 75k (4hrs approx) – 32k Ascent/35k Descent
A transfer to begin. We start at 3719m this morning. Today’s course features 2 climbs the highest a 10k to 4255m plus 35k of descending. This is the high country with amazing views of Ausengate Mountain in the distance. This Inter-oceanic road that will eventually connect Peru to Brazil and the Atlantic ocean. We stay tonight in Ocongate.
Day 25: – 60k (3.5hrs approx) – 26k Ascent/28k Descent
Leaving Ocongate 3520m we have 2 climbs today, the highest a 4193m pass followed by an amazing decent of 20k to the valley floor. Tonight we stay Oropesa in the valley.
Day 26: – 42k (2hrs approx) – 7k Ascent
A flat easy day back along the stunning river valley with a climb to the Pisaq ruins (optional) to finish. We have a guided tour of the ancient Inca ruins here and later explore the famous traditional market. Tonight we stay in Pisaq.
Day 27: 73k (6hrs approx) – 34k Ascent/25k Descent
We start with a flat warm up 15k ride in the Sacred valley and then turn to climb 34k into the mountains to the Legendary Abra Lares 4461m. There are 3 days that perhaps define this tour, this is the first. A long 25k descent brings us to this small mountain village town of Lares. We soak in the hot springs and relax for the afternoon. Tonight we stay in Lares.
Day 28: – 75k (4.5hrs approx) 2 Rides – 20k Descent/13k Ascent – 10k Ascent/33k Descent
This is a split ride day with a transfer in between. Today is the second day that defines this tour. The scenery will continue from yesterday to blow your mind.To begin a long 20k descent into a completely different environment. River canyons and valleys. Then turn to climb for 1hr. We then transfer up the valley, have a stop for lunch. Then remount to climb for 1hr the last part of Amazing Abra Amparaes 4568m. What follows is 33k of descending and pure fun! Tonight we stay in Calca.
Day 29: – 21k (1hrs approx) – 20k Descent
An active rest day with a easy mostly slightly downhill 20k ride. We stop to visit the Museo Inkariy and then continue onto the Sacred valley town of Urubamba for an authentic Peruvian Lunch. This afternoon we have a guided tour of the Maras Salt Mines and Moray. Tonight we stay in Urubamba .
Day 30: – 20k (1hrs approx) – 3k Ascent/17k Descent
Another active rest day with a easy mostly downhill 20k ride with a few easy rollers to Ollantaytambo. This afternoon we have a guided tour of the ancient Inca ruins here. Tonight we stay in Ollantaytambo.
Day 31: – 118k (6.5hrs approx) – 37k Ascent/77k Descent
The last riding day of the tour. Today is the day that perhaps defines this tour. In the morning we start from Ollantaytambo at 2840m and begin the majestic 37k climb up the Abra Malaga 4316m. The views will be etched in your memory forever, as will the 77k descent (yes that’s not a typo) into the jungle region of Santa Maria 1051m. Tonight we stay in an new Eco Lodge just outside Santa Maria.
Day 32: – 11k hike to Aquas Calientes (2hr approx)
We awake to morning song. Then transfer to the amazing Santa Teresa hot springs to swim and relax. Transfer a little more to the Hydroelectric where we take lunch then walk the beautiful picturesque flat 11ks (2hrs approx) along the river and railway line to the Machupicchu village of Aquas Calientes. Tonight we stay in Aquas Calientes.
Day 33: Machu Picchu
Considered one of the 7 wonders of the world. This day we spend visiting the breathe taking Citadel of the Incas, Machu Picchu. We are guided for 2.5hrs then are free to explore for another 3hrs perhaps walking to the Sungate, or climbing Machu picchu mountain. We then say goodbye to this incredible place in the afternoon and take the train to Ollantaytambo. Transfer back to Cusco for a Farewell dinner party. Tonight we stay in Cusco.
Day 34: Tour ends
Morning in Cusco. Pack bikes and transfer to airport or other transport.

Rider Price Includes:

    • Cycling training program and advice by ex Professional rider and Cycling Coach ($600 USD value)
    • Body/Bike fit check and Climbing/Descending instruction on Tour ($200 USD value)
    • Advanced Nutritional Supplements and Drinks ($100 USD value)
    • All Transportation (local and inter- country) and Airport transfers
    • Technical support available: Unpacking/packing bike plus bike assembly/disassembly
    • Professional Local Bolivian/Peruvian guides (Bilingual Spanish/English)
    • 10 riders to 1 Support vehicle ratio
    • Meals (All Breakfasts, 22 Lunches, 22 Dinners)  Light picnic style Lunch on rides (sometimes we stop at restaurants also)
    • Healthy snacks and hydration during the rides
    • Daily after ride Yoga/Stretching classes
    • Beyond Andes Cycling Jersey
    • 33 nights accommodations at Hotels, Eco lodges and Luxury B+B’s. Accommodations are Twin shared – (Single Room Supplement add $960 USD)
    • Farewell Dinner Party’s
      Other activities:
    • Death Road MTB day mountain bike hire fee and guides.
    • Guided Tours of La Paz City, Tour of Markets and Museums, Teleferico Tour.
    • Visit to La Senda Verde Wildlife Sanctuary entrance tickets/donation.
    • Kayak rental on Lake Titicaca
    • Lake Titicaca boat trip to Island of the Sun and Moon/entrance fees (Bolivia).
    • Lake Titicaca boat trip and overnight stay on the floating Islands (Peru).
    • Guided Tour of the Tiwanuku Ancient Ruins/Tickets.
    • Guided Tours of Cusco City ancient sites (including Qorikancha, Qinqo, Saqsayhuaman and the San Pedro Market)
    • Guided Tours of the Sacred Valley ancient sites (including Ollantaytambo and the Pisaq ruins and traditional market)
    • Guided Tours of Moray ancient site and Mara’s Salt mines.
    • Visiting Machu Picchu, the incredible ancient Inca Citadel.
    • Museo Inkariy entrance tickets ($15USD)
    • Cusco and Sacred Valley Ancient Ruins Tickets ($60USD)
    • Machu Picchu Entrance Tickets and Train Tickets ($60USD + $160USD)

NON Rider Price Includes:

    • All Transportation (local and inter- country) and Airport transfers
    • Professional Local Bolivian/Peruvian guides (Bilingual Spanish/English)
    • Meals (All Breakfasts, 22 Lunches, 22 Dinners)  Light picnic style Lunch (sometimes we stop at restaurants also)
    • Daily Yoga/Stretching classes
    • 33 nights accommodations at Hotels, Eco lodges and Luxury B+B’s. Accommodations are Twin shared – (Single Room Supplement add $960 USD)
    • Farewell Dinner Party’s
      Other activities:
    • Guided Tours of La Paz City, Tour of Markets and Museums, Teleferico Tour.
    • Visit to La Senda Verde Wildlife Sanctuary entrance tickets/donation.
    • Kayak rental on Lake Titicaca
    • Lake Titicaca boat trip to Island of the Sun and Moon/entrance fees (Bolivia).
    • Lake Titicaca boat trip and overnight stay on the floating Islands (Peru).
    • Guided Tour of the Tiwanuku Ancient Ruins/Tickets.
    • Guided Tours of Cusco City ancient sites (including Qorikancha, Qinqo, Saqsayhuaman and the San Pedro Market)
    • Guided Tours of the Sacred Valley ancient sites (including Ollantaytambo and the Pisaq ruins and traditional market)
    • Guided Tours of Moray ancient site and Mara’s Salt mines.
    • Visiting Machu Picchu, the incredible ancient Inca Citadel.
    • Museo Inkariy entrance tickets ($15USD)
    • Cusco and Sacred Valley Ancient Ruins Tickets ($60USD)
    • Machu Picchu Entrance Tickets and Train Tickets ($60USD + $160USD)


Not included:

    • Flights (International and domestic)
    • Insurance – Travel, Personal and Equipment
    • Hotel charges such as mini bar and phone
    • Tips in restaurants and hotels
    • Alcoholic/ non-alcoholic beverages
    • Any other items not listed as included


Booking and other important Info:

  • The close off date to book with a deposit is March 24th 2019 for the May 23rd – June 25th Tour.
  • To book this Tour please click through to fill out the Booking Form and submit. This is an email booking, we will reply to you with information on how you can make payment of the deposit and confirm your booking (using either Paypal. Direct Credit or Credit card)
  • A $1000 USD deposit is due within 7 days of you receiving the booking/payment information from us. The deposit confirms your spot on the tour.
  • This deposit is fully refundable (less any Paypal or Transaction fees) if the Tour minimum bookings are not reached by the close off date. We will refund your deposit within 3 weeks following the close off date.
  • We have a minimum of 4 riders to Guarantee this tour. Please Do Not Book your Plane Tickets until you have received notification from us that we have Guaranteed this tour.
  • If you cancel your booking the Tour deposit is not refundable. It is however transferable and maybe applied to other later date tours.
  • This tour is for Intermediate and Advanced fitness riders only, NOT for recreational cyclists. You have a road bike and you ride it regularly. All riders are requested and expected to follow the training program to prepare for this tour. We want you to come on this tour prepared so you will enjoy it more. You must be able to easily ride multiple back to back 200k weeks before you get to Bolivia.
  • Insurance. You are required as a condition of booking to be insured against medical and personal accident risks. We recommend that you take out a policy once you have received confirmation that the tour is Guaranteed, which covers trip cancellation, your bike, baggage and equipment.
  • Flight Information. We will email you flight information and recommended bike and equipment set up details.
  • Full tour payment is due 1 Month before the Tour starts.
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