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South American Epic section 3

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Volcano Alley This is the third section of the South American Epic, Quito to Lima Quito, at 2800m, the highest capital city in the world, is the jumping-off point for one of the longest and most dramatic sections on the South American Epic - Volcano Alley. In Peru we spin along the eastern edge of the Desierto de Sechura before spending a rest day on the Pacific coast. Than a spectacular climb up into the Cordillera Blanca were you can visit Huascarán National Park, a UNESCO World heritage site. We end this section in Lima.

Recreational, Road bike, Mountain bike
25 days
2165 km / 1345 mi
$ 0.-

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  • Volcano Alley
  • Southeastern Equador’s rainforest
  • Pisco Sours on the Pacific coast
  • Explore Lima – Peru’s beating heart
  • Deposit $170.- pp.

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Type
Recreational, Road bike, Mountain bike
Duration
25 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Challenging
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
100-120 km / 62-75 mi
Total distance
2165 km / 1345 mi
Lodging
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B
Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B
Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Camping, full board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Not included
Dates
03 Aug 2024 - 26 Aug 2024

Price for this tour not available yet

Start
Quito, Ecuador
Finish
Lima, Peru
Airport at start
Quito-Mariscal Sucre UIO
Airport at finish
Lima- Jorge Chavez LIM

Prices *Please note the prices are subject to change depending availability*

Price per person / please note the prices are subject to change depending availability
The tour price per person
$ 0.-

Itinerary

Included / Not included


Volcano Alley
Quito, at 2800m, the highest capital city in the world, is the jumping-off point for one of the longest and most dramatic sections on the South American Epic - Volcano Alley. If your section begins here, make sure to arrive a few days early to get used to the altitude and enjoy the local nightlife.

Leaving the city we head east, with views of the Antisana, Surnaco and, if we are lucky, Cotopaxi volcanoes. We nudge past 4000m before dropping 3500m in the next 200kms as we skirt the edge of the Amazon basin, ending up in the southern city of Loja for a rest day and perhaps a glimpse of its famous fiesta of the Virgen del Cisne.

Two days later we cross into Peru, the third country on the South American Epic. Here the riders will spin along the eastern edge of the Desierto de Sechura before spending a rest day on the Pacific coast in the beach town of Chiclayo, one of the continent's best surfing spots. Following the coast, riders will soak up the sun on desert beaches, before entering the Peruvian capital of Lima and completing this section.

* This is a general itinerary. Tour itineraries are subject to change based on the group, available accommodations and other unforeseen circumstances such as the weather, local conditions, government intervention, that may affect the quality of the trip and/or safety of the participants. Please view this itinerary as an outline as to what to expect on this tour.

Level: Challenging

Longer days, harsher environments (temperature, winds) and terrain (rough dirt, gravel roads at times, more significant climbing) become a larger factor. More surprises await you.

Included:

Accommodation the night before first cycling day and the night of last cycling day are included in entry fee.
10 nights hotels, double occupancy rooms on hotel nights, we pair each rider with others of same gender
15 Nights of camping, bring your own camping gear
Most dinners, Most breakfasts, All roadside lunches, Afternoon soup on riding days
Experienced chef
Vehicle to carry your bags
Experienced tour leader
Sweep rider
Security as needed
Bike mechanic
Medic
Local support
Pre-tour information bulletitins
Pre-tour rider discussion forum

Not included:

Bring your own bike, For this section, we recommend a touring bike with 35-40c tires.
Airfare to and from the tour
Gratuity guides

We advise booking at least 1 additional night at tour accommodation before the tour, to be able to attend rider briefing and have assistance from tour bike mechanic in setting up your bike.

Map & Routes

Map
Satellite

Bicycle

For this section, we recommend a touring bike with 35-40c
For more information see PDF file below

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KM per day section 3 South American Epic
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