Mountain Biking holiday in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

01273 823 700

Check dates

2017: 7 May, 4 Jun, 2 Jul, 6 Aug, 3 Sep
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Mountain Biking holiday in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Environment

It is our policy to carefully dispose of all waste. All non-organic waste is carried out and organic waste is buried at a suitable depth.

Food is purchased locally and we use food products with as little packaging as possible, and encourage cooking with Andean products. We cook with gas and use recyclable glass as opposed to plastic wherever possible.

We use public transport where possible, particularly important on the Lima to Huaraz leg (8 hours), as some people now use a flight to connect these two cities. We feel using the public bus helps to keep the carbon footprint for this leg as low as possible.

We stick to existing footpaths used by local farmers and workers, rather than searing new paths into the mountains, causing erosion.

Our guide in Huaraz is one of the most experienced, and is from the area. He, like us, wishes people to visit his homeland and see the mountains of which he takes great pride. Because of this, he is as committed to leaving no trace as we are.

Community

When out on tour we encourage learning about the country we are travelling in, the local culture of the teams we work with and the areas we pass through. Our guides hold informal talks with groups to inform about and discuss with them all aspects of local life. This helps understanding of the area and appreciation of the people who live there.

We stay in lots of very small, basic hotels, which are much more like homestays. Very few people visit these areas, so your money will go directly to help people in very remote areas.

Guides, cook, porters and all that help out are all locals, and wages earned help to stimulate the economy. We purchase food in and around the Huaraz area and from small shops as we cycle around, helping to redistribute the money tourism brings in.

Everyone is given a fair wage for the work they do, without skewing the local economy.

We are also now supporting the UK registered chairty Amantani. As this charity is very much in keeping with our ethos of small scale, targetted help which is educational & sustainabale. HuchuyYachaq is the other main Peruvian charity we support by paying a for a full time teacher. A % of all our income goes to support those projects.

Popular similar holidays

Peru holiday, Cusco to Lake Titicaca

Peru holiday, Cusco to Lake Titicaca

Customisable Overland Trip: Machu Picchu & Titicaca Islands

From 1095 8 days excluding flights

Peru tailormade holiday

Peru tailormade holiday

Lima, Colca, Titicaca & Machu Picchu in a customisable tour

From 1530 14 days excluding flights

Inca Trail adventure holiday

Inca Trail adventure holiday

Discover Cuzco and the Sacred Valley on this Incan adventure

From 779 - 930 7 days excluding flights

Peru, Bolivia and Chile holiday

Peru, Bolivia and Chile holiday

Action-packed short tour of Peru, Bolivia and Chile

From 2359 - 2709 15 days excluding flights

Convert currencies