Colca Canyon Bike Tour
- Price from:
- 300 USD /person
- +51 - 054 - 221658
- +51 - 054 - 221658
- Payment Types:
- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
- 3 days
- 6 hours
- Location Start:
- Your Hotel
- Location Finish:
- Your Hotel
- Start time:
- 07.00 am
- End time:
- 04.00 pm
- We Speak:
- Spanish, French, English, Italian, German
Last updated: 08/10/2007
Discover Colca Canyon on the best available Mountain Bikes.
Uphill - Downhill - Cross country tours in the mountainous range. We have official tour guides to bring / show you the best of our service.
Day 1 Arequipa - Pampas Cañahuas National Reserve - Patapampa 4850m Downhill Biking - Chivay - Yanque Hot Spring
At 8am we start our daily private tour to the second deepest canyon in the world, driving on the left side of Chachani mountain (6070m), continue going up to 4400m, is a Natural Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca, is the nature habitat for the Vicuñas, one of South American camelidos, groups of Llamas, Alpacas, small lagoons next to the road (Bofedales).
At 11am arrival to the highest pass named Patapampa (4850m) from here you viewing nice mountainous range, death and active volcanoes such us Ampato, Coropuna, Ubinas and large extended of landscape. Briefing about the downhill mountain biking. Downhill biking on the nice serpentine payment road for beginners and for adventurous bikers this downhill offer many single track on 1300m of downhill. The mountain biking tours takes 2 hours viewing nice landscape through the small hills and springs.
At 1pm enter to the capital of Caylloma province, this town is named Chivay (3600m) and considerate the most important commercial town in all Colca canyon. Lunch at Chivay and then continue biking on le right bank of Colca River through pre Incas terracing and local people working on their daily activities. After 2 hours more arrival to Yanque village (3400m) and visit the main church and a local museum running by local government where is possible to appreciate remains of the Collahua culture.
At 5pm short downhill to the Colca River where we visit the Hot Spring (45ºC) located next of the river. Plenty time to enjoy the thermal bath and then transfer to the hotel in Yanque. Stay at nice and charm hotel at this quiet village without tourism (L - D).
Day 2: Yanque - Colca Canyon - Cruz Del Condor Viewpoint - Cabanaconde - Downhill Llahuar Lodge - Hot Spring
At 6am camp breakfast and the transfer to Condor Cross viewpoint, at this place is possible to appreciate the fly of Condors or sometimes seating on the big rocks around the cliffs, two hours spending looking this amazing and biggest bird in the world, also viewing many villages at the deep part of this spectacular Canyon.
At 10am we take again our mountain bikes and downhill on the dirt road along the left side of this canyon. Nice downhill through pre Inca terraces and mountainous range. Short stop in Cabanaconde (3280m) for a energetic snack, after continue downhill to the deepest part of the canyon, descend on dirt serpentine road feeling the change of different ecological floors along the way. For experienced bikers are available technical single track along the way. For beginners we suggest to take the main road and enjoy the best views of the second deepest canyon in the world. At 2pm arrive to Soro (2000m) abandoned valley we cross the Colca River by suspension bridge builded long time ago. We walk in a cactus forest and following nice track used by local people. Llahuar lodge is considerate the most quiet and recently discover place to stay in the bottom of the canyon. After late lunch you can enjoy the nature thermal bath next of the river. Stay in nice bamboo room accompanied by starry sky(B - L - D).
Day 3: Llahuar Lodge - Huambo - Ampato Viewpoint - El Pedregal - Arequipa
At 6am after packing everything we take our country breakfast under sun rising and wonder view of a new day. Trekking by the same trail used day before until Soro valley where will be waiting our own private 4x4 vehicle and drive up to the pass (4100m) and downhill to Huambo town (3000m) and we will see some quite and nice farmers living from the agriculture, spectacular views of this dry and deepest area of this canyon. Continue travel in our 4x4 we will reach the highest point (4300m) of this day where is a perfect lookout of Ampato Volcano, driving around this volcano we will in the middle of two small Volcanoes of Qerqe plain. From here is possible to ride our MT bike all the way down from the highlands to the coast, descending 2800m at 40km. After 3 hours on our bikes we will be in EL PEDREGAL, from here we will take our 4DW and drive into the Panamericana highway to Arequipa. At 7-8 pm enter to Arequipa, directly to your hotel and end service(B - L).
- Extras -
- WHAT TO BRING:
Small backpack (45lt)
Rain jacket or poncho, plastic ponchos can be purchased in Arequipa (just in the rain season Dec - April)
Strong comfortable and waterproof footwear
Sweater and jacket (something warm)
Bottle of water, in the colca canyon you can buy driking water in every village
Sunglass to protect your eyes from sun and wind
Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
Sun block (sun protection cream)
Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc,
Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
Swimsuit (you can swim in the hot springs - Yanque)
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