After a slow trip on our classic high torque Land Rover support vehicle climbing the rough and steep Andes mountains near Lima to what feels like the top of the world at 3700m altitude, you are going to be rewarded with an amazing downhill experience, some bikers call this the best ride on Earth. A ride that will have you at times thinking you were riding on the surface of the Moon.
Mountain biking in Peru is diverse in its trail offerings, but on this in particular be ready for stony sections, some sandy tricky slopes, exciting drops and very long funny flow lines, all gravity assisted. Unlike the groomed European ski fields that transform to summer mountain bike parks, the tracks here are through wilderness and generally narrower, steeper and adrenaline inducing. A massive run up to 86 km in length and 3,600 meters of vertical descent from the Andean mountain tops to the Pacific Ocean – you could almost consider it mind blowing!
The bike ride is a downhill by Inka single track from Santo Domingo de los Olleros village at 3,670 m.a.s.l. to San Bartolo beach at sea level on the Pacific Ocean shores.
Considered as one of the best descents on Earth by the best mountain bikers of the world and specialized mountain biking magazines and experts, it is a very long and entertaining ride through the superb beauty Andean scenery and when reaching the hill foot continues on a dry river bed that ends at the Pacific Ocean shores.
A truly unforgettable experience. Itinerary: Early departure at 4am from Lima on 4x4 truck to Olleros. Downhill bike ride to San Bartolo. Return to Lima on the 4x4 truck.
Please note: Level of difficulty: 3 Adventure. All riders should have good MTB riding skills.
Type of terrain-road: Inka trail - Single track - Downhill
Approx. total biking distance is 66km
Range of altitude meters: 3600 – 0