PERU MACHU PICCHU ADVENTURE
This Peru motorcycle adventure in southern Peru is an epic loop through incredible mountains and along the rugged Pacific coast. We believe it to be some of the best-paved riding in the world. This 12 day ride was designed to have both long and short days and to acclimate riders to the high altitude we hit on occasion during the ride. Along the way, visit the mysterious lines of Nazca. Take a tour to Machu Picchu (included in the tour price), and marvel at one of the seven wonders of the world. Ride through the Andes, to heights of 15,600 ft and experience the unbelievable Pan American Highway along the remote Pacific Coast. From the Nazca lines to Machu Picchu to strolling the streets of Cuzco, this motorcycle ride will be unforgettable.
* Even though this is an all-paved itinerary, there will be portions of the ride that will be dirt surface. Latin America hands it to you sometimes.
Road Conditions: This motorcycle adventure is paved with extraordinary sections with curves and altitude change. Pavement is in good conditions with some rough sections and some gravel sections due to road contruction.
|Arrival||Departure||*Double Occupancy||*Single Occupancy||*Couples Package|
|May 13, 2024||May 26, 2024||$9,050||$10,500||$15,000|
|April 21, 2025||May 04, 2025||$9,500||$11,025||$15,750|
*Double Occupancy - Base Bike with a Shared Room
*Single Occupancy - Base Bike with Your Own Room
*Couples Package - Two Participants on One Base Bike in One Private Room
|BMW F 700 GS||BMW F 750 GS||Honda Africa Twin||BMW F 850 GS||BMW R 1200 GS||BMW R 1250 GS|
DAY 1 - Arrive in Arequipa, Peru: Your motorcycle adventure starts with your arrival in Arequipa, Peru. This bustling city is Peru's second largest, and features a historic center, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner in the evening. Stay in Arequipa.
DAY 2 - Arequipa to Camana: Bike pick-up and ride out to Majes Valley, home to the river that runs through the deepest canyon in the world - Colca Canyon. Ride along the river valley to the farming community of Camana. Stay in Camana.
DAY 3 - Camana to Chala: Get ready for one of the best rides in your life as you climb out of Colca Canyon and skirt the Pacific Ocean coastline on the Panamerican Highway. Traffic is sparse, and the the epic coastline views are unforgettable. Stay in Chala.
DAY 4 - Chala to Nazca: Continue along the Pacific Coast to Nazca, home to one of the most mysterious archeological sites in the world: The Nazca Lines. Hundreds of mysterious lines are etched in the surface of the desert for miles. A flightsee over the lines is an option for today. Stay in Nazca.
DAY 5 - Nazca to Chalhuanca: Jump on your motorcycle and climb into the Andes on incredibly twisty roads and ascend and descend over 20,000 feet before lunch. Witness superb mountain views, fantastic paved curves and indigenous herding communities. Stay in Chalhuanca.
DAY 6 - Chalhuanca to Ollantaytambo: Today the motorcycle adventure leads you to the Sacred Valley of the Incas to a town rich in Incan history: Ollantaytambo. Much of the town is a showcase of Incan architecture. Truly, one of the best riding days anywhere! Stay in Ollataytambo.
DAY 7 - Visit to Machu Picchu: We'll ride the train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, and explore the ruins of this ancient Incan city. Recently named one of the Seven Wonders of the World and designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, Machu Picchu will deliver. Stay in Ollataytambo.
DAY 8 - Free Day, Ollantaytambo: Ride with your guide into the Amazon Basin by way of a precarious road through an ever changing variety of plants and animals. For those who want, stay in Ollantaytambo, and explore a town locked in time surrounded by Inca ruins and rockwork! Stay in Ollataytambo.
DAY 9 - Ollantaytambo to Cusco: We'll continue back through the Sacred Valley of the Incas on a short ride to the historic capital of the Incan empire, Cusco. Walk the streets and take in the central plaza. Stay in Cuzco. (B)
DAY 10 - Free Day in Cusco: Explore Cusco with its up and down streets, beautiful stonework, and discover the juxtaposition of Incan architecture, both ancient and modern. Hire a local guide for the day to take you in and around Cuzco, visiting various archeological sites. Stay in Cuzco.
DAY 11 - Cusco to Puno: Motorcycle all day through the Andes, ending at the shores of Lake Titicaca. Puno rests at the edge of the lake. You can take an optional boat tour of the mystical Reed Islands, and visit the families that live, floating on the lake. Stay in Puno.
DAY 12 - Puno to Chivay: Leave the shores of Lake Titicaca, top out at 16,000 feet before arriving in scenic Chivay, Chivay is located in Colca Canyon, the world's second deepest canyon. Stay in Chivay.
DAY 13- Chivay to Arequipa: Take a sojourn down Colca Canyon, looking for the famed Condor. Descend into Arequipa at the end of the day. There is also another road that we may try which might not be all paved...adding to the adventure! Stay in Chivay. Farewell Dinner tonight!
DAY 14 - Fly Home or keep the dream alive. The next motorcycle adventure vacation awaits!
THE GEAR TO BRING
MotoQuest guides wear KLIM helmets, jackets, pants and gloves, and we outfit our motorcycles with luggage and accessories from Twisted Throttle. You can view and download our complete MotoQuest packing list here.
MotoQuest Staff on Tour
Included With the Tour
- Hotel Accommodations
- Premiere Welcome and Farewell Dinners
- Professional MotoQuest Guide(s)
- Support Vehicle
- Support Vehicle Driver
- Staff Trained in First Aid with Satellite Phone
- MotoQuest Swag Bag
- Photos Taken on the Trip
- Automatic Enrollment in Global Rescue
- Meals on the Road
- Alternative Tours
- Travel Insurance
- National Park Entrance Fees