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Cycle Machu Picchu to the Amazon

Bike expeditions
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Peru expeditions
  • Visit the Inca capital of Cusco
  • Cycle through rural Andean communities
  • Observe an amazing diversity of flora & fauna
  • Stay in Manu Biosphere Reserve
  • Explore the lost city of Machu Picchu

After a day spent exploring the ancient Inca capital of Cusco and a spectacular train journey to the majestic Machu Picchu ruins, your cycling challenge will begin with a beautiful acclimatisation cycle from the impressive ruins of Ollantaytambo along the length of the Sacred Valley of the Incas to the artisan market of Pisac.

From here we will cut through the Andes, with spectacular views of the cordillera Ausangate, dropping down into the charming village of Paucartambo before a final tough climb to Tres Cruces, the last pass before the Andes begins its descent into the Amazon rainforest.

Following a spectacular sunrise over the Amazon, you will have the thrill of a 1,400m dirt-road descent, crossing multiple ecosystems until you reach the pristine cloud forest and set up camp.

The challenge continues as we cycle deeper into the rainforest of the Manu Biosphere Reserve, home to Peru's national bird, the Cock of the Rock, toucan, monkeys, spectacled bears, giant ferns, orchid and much much more.

To see a photo album from our Cycle Machu Picchu to the Amazon challenge, click here.

Departures for Cycle Machu Picchu to the Amazon

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Cycle Machu Picchu to the Amazon1102/10/201412/10/2014Any charitySpaces available
Cycle Machu Picchu to the Amazon1101/11/201411/11/2014The Openwork FoundationSpaces available
Cycle Machu Picchu to the Amazon1101/10/201511/10/2015Any charitySpaces available
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