Total Distance: 28 km (17.8 miles)
3,830 m (1,168 ft) 1,845 m (6,042 ft) Max: 4,385 m (14,375 ft)
Ride time: 3 - 4 hrs.
Shuttle time: 4.5 hrs.
We’ll start by shuttling up to the Yanamayo Pass at 4,350 m (14,721 ft.) – literally Sky High!! – from where we’ll begin the internationally renowned “Enduro Patacancha” race course, which, according to international cycling magazines, is one of the gnarliest, most demanding race courses in the world for its elevation profile, distance, physical demand, and technicality. This course has it all! Drops. Razor-thin singletrack. Rock gardens. You name it!
We’ll split the course with a visit to the local community of Willoc, where we’ll enjoy a typical lunch. Afterword, with legs fully charged, we’ll pedal towards the community of Pumamarka to then finish the day in epic fashion: a singletrack lined with native vegetation, a healthy serving of rock gardens and some tight curves. The Patacancha Enduro trail ends in the town of Ollantaytambo at 2,790 m (9,154 ft.).
Our transport returns to Cusco at the end of the day. But if you have plans to visit Machu Picchu, the Ruins of Ollantaytambo, or to travel on to Quillabamba in the Peruvian jungle, you might choose to remain in Ollantaytambo. Hey, we’re flexible. We’re happy to help arrange lodging in either Cusco or Ollantaytambo or to assist in planning your visit to Machu Picchu. Just ask!
Note: Perú Biking requires that riders first complete an Intermediate level Full-Day ride before attempting trails of greater difficulty. Sorry, shredders. Rules are rules.
All of our Full-Day Rides are operated in privately arranged tours to guarantee the best experience for riders.
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