Sat, Jul 15|
July 15-25 2023 Andes Mt. Benefit Ride
Cusco, Laras, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon, Qeswachaka Bridge
Time & Location
Jul 15, 8:00 PM – Jul 25, 8:00 PM
About The Event
We start in Cusco Cuzco, taking in the grandeur of the Andes Mountain Range. Snow-capped mountains and primitive villages
will be the mainstay as you experience Peru in a way that goes beyond, the ordinary.
If you prefer paved roads...there are plenty of them, connecting every major city and points of interest. If secondary roads and backcountry are what you want, you will be in the middle of it all.
JULY 15-25 is the actual ride....Arrive IN CUSCO No later than July 14 for prep day and kickstands up July 15.
July 14. Travel Day Arrive in Cusco, Acclimate, relax, get fitted with gear and prep for trip. (It likely will take two days to get from the US to Cusco)
15. Pick up bikes and tour the backcountry outside of Chinchero down to Urubamba for a look around the Studio of
Pablo Seminario, a world-famous potter, who has his work displayed in the Smithsonian, Chicago Field Museum and World Bank in New York.
He is a friend of mine and you will enjoy his warm welcome. Then, on to Laras for a soak in the hot springs and a night's rest in mountain cabins
with local residents preparing our meals.
16. Enjoy a full day of riding in the mountains on primitive roads, creek crossings and interacting with curious local people and dodging the grazing Alpaca. We finish the day in Ollantaytambo where we leave our bikes and catch the train to Agua Caliente, the next morning for a tour of Machu Picchu.
17. Machu Picchu Tour, then back to Ollantaytambo to spend the night resting in this living Inca village.
18. Embark for Puno (Lake Titicaca) 7 hours of riding in the Alto Plano (high country)
19. Tour Lake Titicaca by boat, Uros (the floating Islands) and/or the large Island of Taquile
We return to enjoy the local restaurants and culture.
20. Puno to Chivay , passing over 16,000 ft. elevation along the way. Beautiful rugged back country and
snow covered peaks will be the view of the day.
21. Chivay to the Colca Canyon "Condor observation point." Then, we spend the rest of the day riding in and around Colca Canyon that is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon.
22. Colca to Espinar. Primitive and paved roads winding up, down, over, and through this varied, breathtaking region. Some amazing riding is an understatement.
23. Then from Espinar to the Hanging Inca Bridge "Q'eswachaka" one of the most amazing and inspiring sights of the trip and some of the
most beautiful roads you will ever encounter in this region. We finish the day in Cusco. Return the bikes and unwind with hot showers, great food
and a look around this amazing city.
24. Enjoy the local sights in Cusco. Many fantastic restaurants, so much architecture, shopping, barber shops, Inca Massage.
You get the idea. This day also serves as a buffer in case we encounter any delays along the route getting back to Cusco. Don't plan to skip this day.
We don't want to lose our one-day travel buffer.
25. Cusco/Lima/US flightIncluded:
Motorcycle, Honda CB 500's or the Honda 300 dual sports (Could be Suzuki DR 650s involved but know more as time gets closer)
Helmet, gloves and motorcycle goggles/shield, Though I can't imagine not bringing your own...
Basic spare parts and tools for normal roadside adjustments or tire repairs.
Tour guide and all non-motorcycle transportation associated with the tour, after arriving in Cusco
For example, buses and trains for Machu Picchu, airport pickup etc.
Breakfast in the hotels every day.
Hotels based on two-person occupancy
Transfer to and from the airport in Cusco
The hotel rooms for this program are double rooms. Other arrangements can be made for single rooms with an increased charge.Not included:
Lunch and dinner. We snack for lunch on the road and enjoy the local restaurants in the evening. Food is not expensive.
Gasoline. We fill up and I pay as a group during the ride for efficiency and then split the cost equally among the participants at the end of the ride.
Check out our Facebook page for some photos of recent tours. Peru VolunTours
There will be a ten-rider limit for this tour and a minimum of 4.
A $250 deposit will hold your place and will be refunded IF for some reason the trip cancels on OUR end.
A non-refundable $750 payment will be due June 12, and the balance of $1,800 will be due upon arrival. IF THINGS GO SIDEWAYS BECAUSE OF COVID 19, WE WILL ABSOLUTELY REFUND ANY MONEY THAT HAS NOT BEEN SPENT ON TICKETS OR FEES THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO RECOVER.
So, this is an awesome adventure for $2,800 PLUS flights.
The international flight to Lima can run anywhere from $500-$1,000 dollars depending on where you are coming from.
The in-country flights, Lima/Cusco/Lima should be less than $200. Basically, the previous groups have done the whole thing for less than $4,000. The flights are the variable.
Kickstands are up on July 15, meaning you need to be in Cusco by July 14 at the latest. We are starting from 12,000 ft elevation so it is recommended that you arrive 2 days early to rest and acclimate. Hotel expenses outside the 10-day tour are your obligation. You will still lodge at the same location and we will still pick you up at the airport.
Butler Travel, in Portland Oregon has booked hundreds of flights for our passengers and for the volunteers to our organization in Iquitos, People of Peru Project. Tell them Paul from Peru Voluntours/People of Peru Project, sent you and that you need a flight all the way to CUSCO no later than July 14.
This agency knows the Lima routes and has been very competitive on pricing. I suggest you check with your own agency, do some online looking and call Butler Travel...nobody is the cheapest all the time but they are very good.
July 15-25 2022Cusco