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 Mountain Bike Salinas Salt Lake
  ( Fullday )

Summary: 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 motorised 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.
At 07:00 am Pick up from hotel and journey in our four wheel drive approximately three hours to Salinas Lake. On the way we will go through Chiguata, located between Misti and Pichu Pichu mountains. During the trip we will enjoy the Misti geological faults, the pre-Inca terraces of Chiguata and Cachamarca sector, Queñuales forest trees and fauna. We will then cross the Simbral tunnel and enter the Reserva Nacional de Aguada Blanca y Salinas. We take in views from the back of Misti volcano, Chachani and Pichu Pichu Mountain, stopping to see the Salinas Salt Lake, Llamas, Alpacas, Vicuñas, Flamingos, etc.
At 10:00 am Salinas Salt Lake is over 4400m high. You will be given an explanation of the flora and fauna of this area, a safety orientation regarding the gears and brakes of our bikes, the protective gear, and a description of the route.

FIRST PART: We begin by cycling by the side of the lagoon, on a firm road or within the lagoon on totally dry and sand covered in borate. Both courses are possible. The journey takes two hours with many chances to see pink flamingos in season (January - August).

SECOND PART: We´ll descend 1600m. from Simbra´s Cross to Chiguata village on an abandoned road with a variety of flora and fauna, biking among Chiguata's terraces and Cachamarca, finishing at Infiernillo Bridge, passing Chiguata's police control.
Here we have the option to return back to Arequipa in 4x4 or by bike, depending on how we feel thus far.
At 4:00 - 5:00 pm We arrive in Arequipa and take you to your hotel and end our trip.

FIRST PART: We begin by cycling by the side of the lagoon, on a firm road or within the lagoon on totally dry and sand covered in borate. Both courses are possible. The journey takes two hours with many chances to see pink flamingos in season (January - August).

SECOND PART: We´ll descend 1600m. from Simbra´s Cross to Chiguata village on an abandoned road with a variety of flora and fauna, biking among Chiguata's terraces and Cachamarca, finishing at Infiernillo Bridge, passing Chiguata's police control.
Here we have the option to return back to Arequipa in 4x4 or by bike, depending on how we feel thus far.
At 4:00 - 5:00 pm We arrive in Arequipa and take you to your hotel and end our trip.

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 110 US$ .  Minimum 2 people.
 

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