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 Mountain Bike to Colca Canyon
  ( 3 days 2 nights )

Summary: Colca Canyon Biking for all mountain biking lovers, Peru has one of the largest networks of Inca remains and following the innumerable trails that connect with the most amazing sites in the Cusco, Puno, Nasca, Lima, Arequipa, Paracas, passing through remote villages out of the reach of motorized vehicles, and having the chance to get know local Andean communities and learn their amazing life style. Mountain Biking is a relatively new sport in Peru, but new routes are rapidly being opened up, many of which offer excellent opportunities to ride.
Intineray Day by Day:(B)= breakfast / (L)= lunch / (D)= dinner

Itinerary.
Day 1 Arequipa - Pampas Cañahuas National Reserve - Patapampa 4850m Downhill Biking - Chivay - Yanque Hot Spring:
At 8am we start our daily private tour to the second deepest canyon in the world, driving on the left side of Chachani mountain (6070m), continue going up to 4400m, is a Natural Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca, is the nature habitat for the Vicuñas, one of South American camelidos, groups of Llamas, Alpacas, small lagoons next to the road (Bofedales).
At 11am arrival to the highest pass named Patapampa (4850m) from here you viewing nice mountainous range, death and active volcanoes such us Ampato, Coropuna, Ubinas and large extended of landscape. Briefing about the downhill mountain biking. Downhill biking on the nice serpentine payment road for beginners and for adventurous bikers this downhill offer many single track on 1300m of downhill. The mountain biking tours takes 2 hours viewing nice landscape through the small hills and springs.
At 1pm enter to the capital of Caylloma province, this town is named Chivay (3600m) and considerate the most important commercial town in all Colca canyon. Lunch at Chivay and then continue biking on le right bank of Colca River through pre Incas terracing and local people working on their daily activities. After 2 hours more arrival to Yanque village (3400m) and visit the main church and a local museum running by local government where is possible to appreciate remains of the Collahua culture.
At 5pm short downhill to the Colca River where we visit the Hot Spring (45ºC) located next of the river. Plenty time to enjoy the thermal bath and then transfer to the hotel in Yanque. Stay at nice and charm hotel at this quiet village without tourism (L - D).

Day 2: Yanque - Colca Canyon - Cruz Del Condor Viewpoint - Cabanaconde - Downhill Llahuar Lodge - Hot Spring:
At 6am camp breakfast and the transfer to Condor Cross viewpoint, at this place is possible to appreciate the fly of Condors or sometimes seating on the big rocks around the cliffs, two hours spending looking this amazing and biggest bird in the world, also viewing many villages at the deep part of this spectacular Canyon.
At 10am we take again our mountain bikes and downhill on the dirt road along the left side of this canyon. Nice downhill through pre Inca terraces and mountainous range. Short stop in Cabanaconde (3280m) for a energetic snack, after continue downhill to the deepest part of the canyon, descend on dirt serpentine road feeling the change of different ecological floors along the way. For experienced bikers are available technical single track along the way. For beginners we suggest to take the main road and enjoy the best views of the second deepest canyon in the world. At 2pm arrive to Soro (2000m) abandoned valley we cross the Colca River by suspension bridge builded long time ago. We walk in a cactus forest and following nice track used by local people. Llahuar lodge is considerate the most quiet and recently discover place to stay in the bottom of the canyon. After late lunch you can enjoy the nature thermal bath next of the river. Stay in nice bamboo room accompanied by starry sky(B - L - D).
Day 3: Llahuar Lodge - Huambo - Ampato Viewpoint - El Pedregal - Arequipa:
At 6am after packing everything we take our country breakfast under sun rising and wonder view of a new day. Trekking by the same trail used day before until Soro valley where will be waiting our own private 4x4 vehicle and drive up to the pass (4100m) and downhill to Huambo town (3000m) and we will see some quite and nice farmers living from the agriculture, spectacular views of this dry and deepest area of this canyon. Continue travel in our 4x4 we will reach the highest point (4300m) of this day where is a perfect lookout of Ampato Volcano, driving around this volcano we will in the middle of two small Volcanoes of Qerqe plain. From here is possible to ride our MT bike all the way down from the highlands to the coast, descending 2800m at 40km. After 3 hours on our bikes we will be in EL PEDREGAL, from here we will take our 4DW and drive into the Panamericana highway to Arequipa. At 7-8 pm enter to Arequipa, directly to your hotel and end service(B - L).

Price Includes:
- Private 4x4 supporting vehicle whole trip
- English Speaking MT bike guide
- GT - Trek - Bianchi MT bikes in maintenance (full disc brake)
- Gloves; windproof and full-finger glove which can also be worn during the cold season or high altitudes
- Helmet; light ventilated and comfortable for your head
- Snack, plenty of drinking water, chocolates, fresh fruit and energy bars
- Oxygen and first aid kit for all participants and our camp staff
- Repair Kit and new parts
- Biking tour include government taxes
- Our present for all participants

Bike Components:
* Aluminum Frame (Trek/GT/Bianchi/Cannondale). Different size 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 inches
* Front Air Shock (Rock Shox – SR Suntour – RST 110mm travel). Excellent for long tracks, downhill and climb in XC conditions.
* Disc Brakes (Shimano Deore). Stainless Steel/Aluminum. The lock ring mounting system enhances precision and rigidity while improving braking efficiency.
* Stem (Zoom 10 Degree). Oversized multifunctional adjustable for downhill and XC.
* Headsets (Cane Creek). Integrated cartridge thread less headset.
* Saddles (Specialized). Hybrid saddle with gel cover and complete comfortable.
* Seatpost (Easton). Full Aluminum with AL-2014 head.
* Rim (Mavic). Light and strong for MTB, XC and adapted for V-Brake and disc brake.
* Brake Levers (Shimano Deore Aluminum). For mechanical disc brake, Very good and modulable, have grip-lever distance regulator.
* Shift Lever (Shimano Deore Aluminum). From 3 speed – Rear 9 speed.
* Hollowtech Crankset (Shimano Deore Aluminum).
* Bottom Bracket (Shimano Deore). 22mm diameter hollow pipe billet spindle reduces weight, increases strength and rigidity.
* Rear Derailleur (Shimano Deore Aluminum).
* Front Derailleur (Shimano Deore Aluminum).
* Rear Freehub (Shimano Deore Aluminum).
* Front Hub (Shimano Deore Aluminum).
* Speed Casette (Shimano Deore Steel). Computer designed Hyperglide (9 speed). Fast and responsive indexed shifting is the result.
* Chain (Shimano Super-narrow). 9-Speed construction.
* Front Tire (Specializex Kevlar 26x2.35). Excellent in all conditions.
* Rear Tire (Tioga Yellow Kirin 26x 2.30). Excellent for downhill land XC.
* Pedals (Shimano). Clipless or platform pedals are available.

Price Excludes:
- Alcoholic drinks
- Breakfast or lunch
- Tips for guide and camp staff
- Sun glasses
- Binoculars
- Cycling shoes
- Camel bag, can be hired in our local office in Arequipa US$3 per day

RECOMMENDED: For clients that are interested in information regarding the region´s flora, fauna, panoramic sights, history and culture. This trip can do the beginers and experienced people.
Cost by Person 320 US$ .  Minimum 2 people.
 

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