PERU – INCA ROADS – LIGHT VALLEY TOUR – June 13th to 23rd : 2020


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Cusco the city, and a region that exists almost in two worlds simultaneously, the ancient past and present of today’s modern world.  Join us on this road cycling tour to discover this historical centre of the Incan Empire and the Sacred Valley of the Incas while riding through some of the most scenic roads in the Peruvian Andes including the Majestic Abra Malaga. This is a life changing trip starting in the World Heritage City of Cusco (3399m), blended with amazing sight seeing side trips that will amaze and enlighten you, eventually leading to an unbelievable finish at one of the seven wonders of the world, Machu Picchu.

This Tour is the ‘Light Climbing’ 11 Day version of the Full 17 Day Inca Roads – Tour of the Sacred Valley. This tour goes down to and along the Sacred Valley (2800m) and only has one epic climb over the Abra Malaga on the 8th day. Its includes all of the Guided Tours in Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.

Inca Roads – Light Valley Tour:
Days: 11 Days/10 Nights
Starts/Ends: Cusco/Cusco
Fitness Level: Beginner/Intermediate (you currently ride or can ride 150k to 200k a week with ease)
Total Cycling: 6 Days – 270k – 45k per day average
Group Size: 4 rider minimum, 12 rider maximum.
Rider Price: $2450 USD Per Person (everything included)
NON Rider Price: $1700 USD Per Person (everything included)

Group Discount:
10 % Discount for Group Registrations 4+ Riders. On the Booking form tell us your Group names.

2020 Dates:
June 13th – 23rd
This Tour is during the Festival of the Sun Inca Inti Raymi Celebration month in Cusco.
Close off Date:
Sign up for this tour with a $700 deposit before April 12th 2020

August 21st – 31st
Close off Date: Sign up for this tour with a $700 deposit before June 21st 2020

Private Tour Dates options:
Get a group of 6 or more riders together and we will organize a private tour for you. To start the conversation contact us


Note about fitness levels: All riders receive a (minimum 8 week) training program for the tours.

Non Rider Option:
Yes you can bring your non riding partner to 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.


Tour Highlights:

  • Sight seeing the World Heritage City of Cusco 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)
  • Guided Tours of Moray ancient site and Mara’s Salt mines.
  • Soaking in an incredible valley hot springs.
  • A night in Aquas Caliente (Machupicchu pueblo)
  • Guided Tour of Machu Picchu, the incredible ancient Inca Citadel.
  • Feel Good Factor. 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

Note:
All Guided Tours are private personalized tours for just our group.

Tour Description and Itinerary:
This is a high/medium altitude cycling trip and its very important to spend some days to acclimate. So we have 4 days in and around Cusco to do this. The first few days are sight seeing with Guided tours of Cusco city, then we begin to move a bit more and have 2 short riding days outside of the city so you ease into more activity.

Day 1: Pick you up from Cusco airport
Check into the Hotel. Welcome meeting and tour introduction with our guides, build our bikes and relax.
Day 2: Acclimation day
Sight seeing around Cusco with walking and Guided Tours of the city, downtown and ancient ruins.
Day 3: Acclimation day/Tour briefing/Ride 30k warm up ride (2hrs approx)
Sight seeing and walking tours. In the afternoon Bike/Body fit check and briefing on riding in Peru as well as some Climbing/descending/cornering skill tips and a  Q and A on road cycling followed by a short ride.
Day 4: Acclimation day/30k warm up ride (2hrs approx)
Sight seeing/Guided tour/free time. Short ride of 30k.
Day 5: – 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. This afternoon we have a Guided Tour of the ancient Inca ruins here and the traditional market. Tonight we stay in Pisaq.
Day 6: – 36k (2hrs approx) – 20k Gentle Descent
Pisaq to Urubamba 36k 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 visit the Urubamba Market and later have a Guided Tour of the Maras Salt Mines and Moray. Tonight we stay in Urubamba . We join the 17 day tour riders here and celebrate a with a welcome group dinner..
Day 7: – 20k (1hrs approx) – 3k Ascent/17k Gentle Descent
An 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 8: – 118k (6.5hrs approx) – 37k Ascent/77k Descent
The last riding day of the tour. Today is the day that 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 Santa Teresa and soak in the amazing hot springs to swim and relax.
Day 9: – 11k Hike to Aquas Calientes (2hr approx)
This morning we take a short transfer 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 10: 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 11: Tour ends
Morning in Cusco. Pack bikes and transfer to airport or other transport.

Rider Price Includes:

  • All Transportation and Airport transfers
  • Technical support available: Unpacking/packing bike plus bike assembly/disassembly
  • Professional Local Peruvian guides (Bilingual Spanish/English)
  • 10 riders to 1 Support vehicle ratio
  • Meals (All Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 8 Dinners) Lunch is a light picnic style on the rides (sometimes we stop at restaurants also)
  • Healthy snacks and hydration during the rides
  • Cycling training program and advice by ex Professional rider and Cycling Coach ($600 USD value)
  • Body/Bike fit check and Climbing/Descending/Cornering instruction on Tour ($200 USD value)
  • Advanced Oxygen Enhancing Nutritional Supplements and Drinks ($100 USD value)
  • Daily after ride Yoga/Stretching classes
  • Beyond Andes Cycling Jersey
  • 10 nights accommodations at Hotels, Eco lodges and Luxury B+B’s. Accommodations are Twin shared – (Single Room Supplement add $300 USD)
  • Farewell Dinner Party
    Other activities included:
  • 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.
  • Entrance Tickets to an incredible mountain valley hot springs.
  • Guided Tour of 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 + $80USD)

NON Rider Price Includes:

  • All Transportation and Airport transfers
  • Meals (All Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 8 Dinners) Lunch is a light picnic style (sometimes we stop at restaurants also)
  • Daily Yoga/Stretching classes (optional)
  • 10 nights accommodations at Hotels, Eco lodges and Luxury B+B’s. Accommodations are Twin shared
  • Farewell Dinner Party
    Other activities included:
  • 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)
  • Entrance Tickets to an incredible mountain valley hot springs.
  • Guided Tours of Moray ancient site and Mara’s Salt mines.
  • A night in Aquas Caliente (Machupicchu pueblo)
  • Guided Tour of 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 + $80USD)

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 Information:

  • The close off date to book the (June 13th – 23rd ) Tour with a deposit is April 12th, 2020.
  • 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 $700 USD deposit per person 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 (with the payment of a $250 USD re – booking fee).
  • This tour is for beginner/Intermediate 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 Peru.
  • 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 Tours.
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Photo credits: Antonio ‘alitas’ Juan.