Peru is well known for its amazing natural and cultural sites, such the Colca Canyon and the flight of the Condors, Lake Titicaca, the Amazon Jungle, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and of course the citadel of Machu Picchu. It is also a fantastic country to get off the beaten track and have great cultural experiences with the warm and vibrant local communities.
However one of Peru’s best kept secrets (if you know where to look) is the amazing network of scenic, quiet back roads perfect for recreational cycling and linked together you can create a unique, active holiday and to get around all the best tourist spots here.
From breathtaking downhill rides that start in the Mountain passes and end in the heart of the jungle to quiet dirt roads through little travelled areas, Peru has the perfect riding for any level of cyclist, and by joining an organised trip with experienced local guides you have the advantage of a full time support vehicle, giving you the freedom to ride the best and drive the rest and take full advantage of the local knowledge to get you off the beaten track on two wheels.
If you are short of time there are many short day trips available (choose carefully a reliable company with good quality bikes) but to get the best out of your cycling adventure an organised multi day trip travelling between centres with biking and sightseeing is the way to go. There are programs available from 5 to 13 days taking in every area of Peru from Coast, Andes and Jungle!