Huaraz Peru Travel, Huaraz Tours Huaraz Hotels Huaraz Flights Huaraz Travel Guide by e-Peru Travel
Mountain Biking in Huaraz
Ancash Peru

Cusco, Land of the Incas
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Puno and Lake Titicaca
Nazca Lines
Choquequirao Peru
Royal Tombs of Sipan
The Kuelap Fortress
Colca Canyon in Arequipa
Mountaineering in Peru
Manu National Park
Paracas National Reserve
Machu Picchu Cusco
Lima Peru

Destinations in Peru

Colca Valley
Machu Picchu
Puerto Maldonado
Sacred Valley

One of the most scenic areas in Peru, the Callejón de Huaylas, in the department of Ancash, features many breath-taking and tough biking trails amongst its canyons and mountain ranges. Most circuits climb up to high altitude (3,500 meters) before dropping down steep slopes.

One of the most popular mountain biking routes in Huaraz runs from the Llanganuco Lakes (3,800 meters) to the town of Yungay. Another links the high mountain pass of Punta Olímpica (4,800 meters) with the town of Carhuaz. Both routes vary from Class A-B, and are best cycled from May to October.

Cyclists who are willing to practice mountain biking in Huaraz should take along plenty of warm clothing and spare bicycle parts, and should take precautions regarding high altitude sickness known locally as soroche.

If planning to practice mountain biking in Huaraz you should follow these recommendations:

  • Always use a helmet, goggles, elbowpads, kneepads and gloves.
  • Cyclists are advised to set out in groups with a minimum of three people. Bring water or rehydrating beverages.
  • Equipment should include one or two inner tubes (due to frequent flat tires) and a set of tools.
  • When choosing the route, bear in mind physical fitness, and do not overexert cyclists in the group.
  • Remember that Mountain biking, like all sports, should provide recreation and not injuries.
  • On the coast: Visitors should bring plenty of water and sunscreen
    In the highlands: Sunscreen is recommended, plus warm clothing. High altitude sickness known locally as soroche can set in at over 2,500 masl. Take precautions by resting the first day, drink plenty of liquids and avoid heavy food and alcohol.
  • In the jungle: Never travel without insect repellent, a raincoat and sunscreen. Long-sleeved shirts and long pants are recommended to ward off insect bites. A yellow fever vaccination is obligatory. There are also vaccinations for malaria, tetanus and Hepatitis A and B, as well as local treatment for leishmaniasis (uta) and malaria.

Other Mountain Biking in Peru Articles

Mountain Biking in Paracas
Mountain Biking in Huaraz
Mountain Biking in Pachacamac
Peru Pictures - Images and Photos of Peru

Mount Alpamayo - Huaraz, Ancash, Peru Mount Huascaran - Huaraz, Ancash, Peru Cordillera Blanca - Huaraz, Ancash, Peru
Cordillera Huayhuash - Huaraz, Ancash, Peru Llanganuco - Huaraz, Ancash, Peru Chavin de Huantar - Huaraz, Ancash, Peru

Huaraz Tours Huaraz Hotels Huaraz Flights


Huaraz Peru
Ancash Facts
Chavin de Huantar
Huascaran National Park
Hot Springs
Beaches in Ancash
Trekking in Huaraz
Llama Trek
Cordillera Blanca
Cordillera Huayhuash
Biking in Huaraz
Virgen del Rosario
Map of Ancash
Huaraz Hotels & Hostels
Flights to Huaraz
Huaraz Tours
Pictures of Huaraz Ancash

About Peru

Peru Facts at a Glance
Destinations in Peru
Archaeological Sites
Historical Legacy
Nature and Ecology
Peru Culture & Traditions
Adventure Sports in Peru

Useful Peru Travel Info

Peru Festivities Calendar
Peru Weather
Embassies & Consulates
Airlines in Peru
Peru Pictures
Useful Tips

Contact Us
Huaraz Peru Travel, Huaraz Tours Huaraz Hotels Huaraz Flights Huaraz Travel Guide by e-Peru Travel ¦ ¦