MOUNTAINBIKE SHORT-CORDILLERA BLANCA HUASCARAN-CIRCUIT
Simply the best mountain biking holiday (MTB) in the Cordillera Blanca, for all mountain bike lovers.
This trip shows mountain bikers the very best single tracks in Huaraz’s Cordillera Blanca, combining amazing scenery with high adrenaline descent, beautiful ascents and cultural insights.
Fully supported, by day you are zipping down the flanks of the Blanca, by night, enjoying the hospitality of Andean folk as we mix hotels with basic hotels, camping and homestays.
Every day offers something new, but always the best biking available.
For an action-packed hotel-based trip, see our biking trip in the Cordillera Blanca and Negra, or our other MTB trips. We can add or adapt the itinerary to suit your demands and fitness level – contact the office for information and advice.
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: Arrival in Lima, Transfer and hotel in Lima
Day 2: Bus to Huaraz, arrival in Huaraz – Hotel
Day 3: Aclimatization bike ride in The Cordillera Blanca side – hotel in Huaraz inc. breakfast, snacks, guide
Day 4: Aclimatization bike ride in the Cordillera Negra side– hotel in Huaraz inc. breakfast, snacks, dinner, guide
Day 5: Optional free day or a short ride, preparation for the overnight ride, Hotel in Huaraz inc breakfast, guide
Huaraz – Yungay – Llanganuco Lakes (3870m) – by car
Llanganuco Lakes – Portachuelo pass (4780m) 18kms (2.5 – 3hrs)
Portachuelo pass – Yanama (3390m) 39kms (2.5 – 3hrs)
Hotel Yanama, breakfast, snacks, dinner, guide/driver, support vehicle, park entrance
Yanama – Pupash Pass (4070m) 9kms (1 hour)
Pupash – Acochaca (2860m) 26kms (2 – 2.5 hrs)
Acochaca – San Luis (3110m) 10kms (1 hour)
Hotel San Luis, breakfast, snacks, dinner, guide/driver, support vehicle
San Luis – Huachucocha pass (4360m) 21kms (3 – 3.5 hours)
Huachucocha – Huari (3110m) 31kms (2 hours)
Hotel in Huari. breakfast. snacks, dinner, guide/driver support vehicle
Huari – San Marcos (2980m) 26kms (1 hour)
San Marcos – Chavin (3150m) 8kms (1 hour)
Hotel Chavin, breakfast, snacks, dinner, guide/driver, support vehicle
Chavin – Kawish pass (4470m) 34kms (3 hours)
Kawish pass – Catac (3560) 29kms (2 hours)
Catac to Huaraz by car
Hotel Huaraz, breakfast, snacks, guide/driver, support vehicle
Day 11: Transfer from hotel to bus station in Huaraz end of our services. Transfer to hotel or airport (on your own)