Peru - Andes, Amazon and Machu Picchu - Cycling Holiday
- The imposing Inca ruins of the Sacred Valley
- Shopping for bargains at local Pisac market
- Humming bird spotting at the jungle lodge
- Sunrise over the jungle and biking to the Amazon
- The worlds best Pisco sours and Ceviche!
- The views over Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate
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|1||Overnight flights to Peru|
|2||Arrive in Cuzco - City Tour / Acclimatisation Day|
|3||Incan Ruins By Bike||Variable||Variable||Variable||B L|
|4||Cusco to Pisac||34 Miles / 54 Kms Approx.||B L D|
|5||Pisac to Tres Cruces||30 Miles / 45 Kms Approx.||B L D|
|6||Biking - Altiplano - Jungle||40 Miles / 64 Kms Approx.||B L D|
|7||Biking - Rainforest||25 Miles / 40 Kms Approx.||B L D|
|8||Amazon Rainforest Lodge – Hike jungle trails||Non Cycling Day||B L D|
|9||Drive and Bike back to Cusco||B L|
|10||Rest day in Cusco||Non Cycling Day||B|
|11||Inca Trail - Urubamba River to Llactapata||B L D|
|12||Inca Trail: Llactapata to Llulluchapampa||B L D|
|13||Inca Trail: Llulluchapampa to Phuyupatamarca||B L D|
|14||Inca Trail: Phuyupatamarca to Machu Picchu||B L|
|15||Machu Picchu tour and return to Cusco||B|
|16||Departure from Cusco||B|
Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner | Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software
For more information download our trip notes
For more information download our trip notes
As seen in the press...
Although at first glance they don’t fit the bill of all-inclusive holidays, cycling tours also flirt with all-inclusivity, generally providing their participants with full-board lodging to fuel them for their days in the saddle. This can be an appealing prospect when the destination is especially exotic. Step forward, then, Saddle Skedaddle and its Andes, Amazon and Machu Picchu break – a 16-day epic endeavour in Peru that takes its travellers up to the incomparable Inca citadel, but also down through rainforest treescapes.
The Telegraph (2018), All-inclusive holidays are back: here are 30 of the best for 2018
Everything was fantastic!
From the first day to the last, everything was fantastic. We never had to worry or wonder about anything. Hotels, van pick-ups, guides – you had it all covered!
Can’t say enough about Xavier. He met us at the airport, gave us a tour of Cuzco, cautioned us re. altitude, drinking and climatizing. He prepared us well, starting with an easy day and gradually progressing to more and more difficult terrain. We felt we really learned a lot about off road riding on this trip. In addition, he was a fantastic liaison between us and local villagers. We felt we were welcomed warmly wherever we went. Part of it was because of the small size of our group. He also was extremely knowledgeable re. history, culture and nature. We saw some incredible birds thanks to his knowledge. He is one of the best!!
On our Inca trail hike, Eduard and Nilda were a great team. Eduard knew exactly what we would need to do to reach our goal. Nilda was patient and understanding. Their historical knowledge as we traversed the trail was outstanding and added immensely to the experience. You have chosen your guides well. They share their personal lives with us, as we do with them. They form us into a working, sharing team. They celebrate our successes as if it were their first time. They REALLY made the two adventures (biking & trekking) a special experience!!
Carol and Jim, USA
The biking day from Pisac was for me the best day as the scenery was beautiful and the weather was good. I also enjoyed the jungle days. But with the Inka trail arriving at the Sun Gate overlooking Machu Picchu was amazing and the highlight of the holiday (though I did enjoy arriving at Dead Womens Pass too).
Bryony, Tyne and Wear
The scenery was amazing!
Best Day – Cycling from Tres Cruces down into the Amazon Sunsets and sunrises over the Andes.
Another great Skedaddle adventure!
Another great Skedaddle adventure with a balanced ride of adventure, exercise, good logistic and organization – Fabulous mix of riding, enjoying a new country with a local guide and sightseeing/hiking.
Biking Highlight – Andes mountain top to Amazon rain forest – 10,000ft descent in 80km and so many ecosystems.
Hiking – Lares trek was fabulous – more enjoyable than Inca trail as less travelled and wonderful chance to see “real” Peru!
We always recommend you!
We did find this quite an expensive holiday, compared to most of our other Skedadle trips, but realize that the Machu Picchu part added a lot to the cost and we wouldn’t have missed that for anything. My favourite cycling day was our 10,000ft descent into Amazonia … Food tended to be very good and often excellent, and there was always lots of it.
We have always recommended you – we have directed a lot of people your way!!
Great info, great service, great meals
This is my second time with you and it was just as I have come to expect…... great info, great service, great meals, great accommodation (on the whole!), great fun with like-minded people.
Both Mickey cycling and Jimmy walking were attentive to our needs and abilities. They made us feel welcome and tried their best to keep the group together. Jimmy was disappointed that some went ahead. He wanted to show us flora, fauna and archaeology along the trail, which actually at times made the “tail” slower but was very interesting.
Another great skedaddle adventure with right balance of adventure, exercise, good logistic and organisation. Biking from Andes mountain top to Amazon rain forest was a highlight! Lares trek was fabulous – more enjoyable than Inca trail as less travelled and wonderful chance to see “real” Peru. Always comfortable and clean accommodation – not overly luxurious but met our needs. Fabulous mix of riding, enjoying a new country with a local guide, sight seeing and hiking!
Excellent – Too many amazing days!
Luzette, South Africa
An outstanding holiday!
Camping was good fun, equipment fine and the food was well beyond expectations. Never went short with plenty of variety. Favourite day – cycling down from Tres Cleus 4200 metres in the Andes! On both the cycling and the trekking trips the guides were very knowledgeable, friendly, extremely helpful and always very attentive to our needs. Thanks to Micky for the cycling and Edward for the trekking.
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Last Updated: 02/11/2018