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Hiking and Biking Peru's Inca Trails

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Hiking and Biking Peru's Inca Trails.

40 trekking and mountain biking routes in the Sacred Valley.
Idioma: INGLÉS.
Autor: William Janecek.
Publicado 15 Julio 2013.
Edición: 1ª.
ISBN 9781852846312.
Tamaño 17.2 x 11.6 x 1.6 cm.
288 páginas.

A handy guidebook describing a range of half, full and multi-day mountainbiking and hiking routes, including 7 different routes to Machu Picchu on quiet Inca roads and trails which reveal the spectacular scenery and archaeological richness of the Valley. Includes many previously unpublished routes and custom-drawn maps.

 

The eastern slope of the Peruvian Andes is one of the most dramatic and diverse places on the planet, dropping from over 6000m (20,000ft) to just 200m above sea level. Combined with the countless Inca sites and ubiquitous Inca  roads, this makes the Sacred Valley one of the best trekking and mountain biking destinations in the world.

Machu Picchu is well known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and the Inca Trail trek that leads there is nearly as famous. What is less known, however, are the numerous other epic adventure trips that exist in the region – treks through soaring Andean glaciers and Incan ruins, bike rides through stunning alpine and jungle scenery, and one of the world's richest collections of archaeological and cultural treasures.

The routes in this guide describe the very best day and multi-day, walks and MTB routes, many previously unpublished, right across the Valley.

  • 40 routes illustrated with custom mapping
  • includes many alternative routes to Machu Picchu, off the main tourist trail, which don't require a licensed guide or Incan trail permit
  • full background information on visiting the area, including how to hire bikes, guides and mules
     

Activities

mountainbiking, hiking, trekking

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.