MOUNTAINBIKE EXTREME-CORDILLERA HUAYHUASH YERUPAJA-CIRCUIT
Mountain Biking in the Cordillera Huayhuash: Peru: Mountainbike Extreme-Cordillera Huayhuash Yerupaja-Circuit. One of the most spectacular tours on 2 wheels. This is an extreme mountain biking trips over the single-track of the Cordillera Huayhuash Cordillera and one of the most beautiful rides in the world. The rocky formations are impressive and rise elegantly to the sky. Here you’ll find the second highest mountain in Peru: Yerupajá Grande (6,634 m.) Visitors will be able to see the snowcapped peaks, glaciers, blue lakes and impressive landscapes. During the trek, we’ll cross 8 mountain passes, including the highest at 5,000 meters. The trail isn’t very difficult to hike, but to ride on two wheels via the not-very-well-marked route is quite demanding. Some sections require that you carry or push your bike on a mule trail/single track that presents difficult steep or very rocky sections. Burros will carry your gear
Before heading out to our ultimate destination, we’ll have 5 days of acclimatization rides in the Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Negra. The Cordillera Blanca in the heart of Peru is ideal for hiking, mountain biking, trekking, climbing and mountaineering.
Highlights of the Cordillera Blanca. The highest tropical mountain range in the world, the Cordillera Blanca is part of the spectacular Andes that form the spine of South America. A mecca for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, the region boasts over 50 peaks that exceed 15,000 feet, 700 glaciers and 300 lakes.
Day 1: Flight from Europe to Lima. Overnight in the hotel
Day 2: Travel by bus to Huaraz (3100m). The trip is 400km and takes 8 hours
Day 3: On bikes for an acclimatization day: Huaraz – Marian – Huanchac – Wilcahuain – Monterrey – Huaraz
Day 4: On bikes for acclimatization; overnight camping at Wilcacocha Camp (3,725 m) in the Cordillera Negra
Day 5: On bikes for acclimatization: Wilcacocha – Huaraz – Llupa – Pitec. Trekking to Laguna Churup (4450 m) and return to Pitec. Downhill to Huaraz
Day 6: Begin our bike trek in the Cordillera Huayhuash: Huaraz – Van transfer over Yanashallash Pass (4680 m) – Ride over Cuncush Pass (4700 m) – Camp Matacancha (4150 m)
Day 7: Matacancha – Trekking/Biking Cacanampunta Pass (4700 m) – Laguna Mitococha (4300m) – Laguna Carhuacocha (4200 m)
Day 8: Laguna Carhuacocha – Trekking/Biking Siula Pass (4950 m) / Laguna Quesillococha – Huayhuash Camp (4450 m)
Day 9: Huayhuash – Trekking/Biking to the village of Portachuelo de Huayhuash – Laguna Viconga / Hot Springs (4400 m)
Day 10: Laguna Viconga – Trekking/Biking Cuyoc Point (5020 m) – Huanacpatay (4350 m) – Village of Huayllapa (3600 m)
Day 11: Village of Huayllapa (3600 m) – Huatiac (4290 m) – Trekking/Bike Tapush Point (4800 m) – Gashgapampa (4500 m)
Day 12: Gashgapampa – Trekking LLaucha Pass (4750 m) – Laguna Jahuacocha (4066 m)
Day 13: Last day: Jahuacocha – Trekking Jahuapunta Pass (4650 m) – Village of Pocpa (3600 m); Transfer to Huaraz
Day 14: Transfer to the Anta Airport and 50 minute flight to Lima – transfer to the hotel.
Day 15: Stay in Lima, transfer to the airport
Day 16: Arrival to Europe or your country of origin