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Hiking and Biking Peru's Inca Trails

40 trekking and mountain biking routes in the Sacred Valley

Guidebook to hiking and mountain biking Inca trails in the Sacred Valley of Peru, including 7 routes to Machu Picchu. A range of mountain bike and trekking routes: half-day, full-day and multi-day. All routes graded for difficulty, and the guidebook includes many previously unpublished routes away from the tourist trails.

Seasons

best months to visit are May to September, when the weather is virtually guaranteed to be dry; the other months fall in the rainy season but there will also be plenty of sunshine.

Centres

Agua Calientes, Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Huancancalle, Ausangate

Difficulty

the trekking and mountainbiking in the Sacred Valley is often strenuous and difficult; all routes are graded for difficulty and terrain indicated and also whether it is better to go with a trekking agency or hire a local guide; a few glacier climbs are outlined which require the correct expertise and equipment but most routes require no special equipment or skills and can be accomplished by anyone of average fitness.

Must See

the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu but also many other routes to many other Incan sites such as Choquechirau, Espiritu Pampa; spectacular Mt. Ausangate.
ISBN
9781852846312
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Published
Published
10 Jul 2013
Edition
First
Pages
288
Size
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.60cm
Weight
320g
Overview

A guidebook to 40 day walks, short treks and mountain bike rides in Peru. Exploring the Inca Trails in the Sacred Valley, the routes are suitable for walkers and riders with a good level of fitness.

The day walks range from 2 hours to a full day, the treks from 2 to 9 days and the rides from 1 hour to 7 days. Routes range from easy outings to strenuous high-altitude treks and rides, some involving glacier travel, and are graded by difficulty, allowing you to select the routes that are suitable for you. 

  • Sketch mapping is included
  • Advice on travel, accommodation, bases, equipment, money, health and safety, permits and guides
  • Notes on Inca history, the culture of the Andes and local points of interest
  • Highlights include Machu Picchu

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William Janecek Cicerone author JANECEK

By William Janecek

Will ‘KB’ Janecek grew up in the US on a small lake in Minnesota, where he learned his love of the outdoors from his father. His pursuit of high altitude mountain biking and trekking led him first to Colorado and then Europe and Africa, before finally settling in Ollantaytambo, Peru where he runs a small hotel and adventure tour guide business (www.kbperu.com). In his spare time, he enjoys drinking coffee, listening to music, and high altitude mountain biking and trekking (preferably simultaneously).

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