mountain biking tours in colca canyon arequipa Peru 3 days : one of the rarely mountain biking tour in peru. biking in the andes :from mocurca lake to the colca canyon.
3 days / 2 nights
Mountain biking tours in Colca Canyon is a combination between the colca valley the colca canyon and mocurca lake, we descen by bike from 4600 m. (mocurca lake) to 2000 m. colca canyon ( colca river) .
day 1.- arequipa -chivay -cabanaconde- piracha
we will leave very early from arequipa and we will head to the town of chivay (4 hours by car) we pass for the famous lockout (patapampa) situated at 4850 m.h.s.l. then we will visit the colca valley the route called “right hand side” by bike visiting on the bike tour the colonial village normally unvisited on the traditional routes such as: coporaque (the main square and the front church), the village of ichupampa and the town of lari, whose church is considered the most important in the colca valley . then we cross to “left hand side by car ” to visit tourist places such as the lookout point of antahuilque, the lookout point of condor cross, the lookout point of tapay and from this view point biking to cabanaconde - piracha pampa .piracha pampa is at 30 min. by car from cabanaconde . we spend the night in piracha pampa 3800 m. h.s.l , this place is a natural viewpoint of the colca canyon, night in tents.
this day we can change the program and to do a downhill from lockout of patapampa 4850 m. to chivay village 3600 m.h.s.l. and then continue to cabanaconde village. and also we can do a short part by bike of the colca valley.
the distance of biking is 45 kilometers
day 2.- piracha pampa- mocurca lake - to the bottom of the colca canyon and hot spring inside the canyon 2600 m. down by bike.
two hours by car to the mocurca lake 4600 m. here we explore the mocurca lake and la pampa condori, on this lake we can find thousend of flamingos and other andean birds ( between september to febreary) in front of this lake we have the spectaculary view of the ampato mountain 6318 m. where was discovered the juanita mummy. this is a really andean place without tourist. here you can see part of volcanoes range of peru (volcan ampato-volcan sabancaya-volcan walcawalca).
then we start our biking tour- downhill to the depeest canyon in the world colca canyon in the last expetion 2008 with the polish expedtion was 4100 m. deep.
biking from the mocurca lake 4600 m. to 2000 m. yes, 2600 down in 6-7 hours to the bottom of the colca canyon.here we leave the bikes
then one our trek from the bottom of the colca canyon to llahuar 2200 m. on this place we enjoing the natural hot spring we pass the night in typical houses or in tents.
day 3.- colca canyon -condor cross-colca valley-arequipa
we back to the car, one hour trek and we continue by car to the condor cross , we visit the condor cross, we arrive to chivay village ,lunch and we back to arequipa , if you like you can do 2 - 3 hours bike on the route in the national reserve of salinas and aguada blanca from 4600 to 4200 m.
this mountain bikingtour is not for expert, the difficult is moderate. but remeber that the 4x4 will be with you all time.
the time and distance of the biking tour depend on the physical conditions of each participant.
Private transport 4x4 (whole trip)
english speaking mountain bike guide
mt bikes in maintenance
helmet and gloves
meals from the first lunch (first day) to the last lunch) last day
1 night in tentes (in Piracha Pampa)
one night in typical houses ( inside the colca canyon)
entrance fee - colca canyon
ticket for the hot spring
bottle of oxygen
food & accommodation for our camp guide and driver
Peruvian government sales taxes ( IGV : 18%)
every day, on private request, private tour, private guide, private car