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South American Epic section 4



The Gringo Trail This is the fourth section of the South American Epic, Lima to Cusco Cycling along the Pacific Ocean we spin into Paracas where you may get to see the local sea lions and seals. A couple of days later you cycle into Nazca were you can visit the incredible Nazca lines. From there we will climb into the Andas mountains on our way to Cusco were you have the change to visit the world famous Machu Picchu.

Recreational, Road bike, Mountain bike
15 days
1130 km / 702 mi
$ 4,150.-

    Price for this tour not available yet

  • The Nazca Lines
  • Climbing into the Andes
  • Incan Citadel of Machu Picchu
  • Cuzco – the archaelogical capital of the Americas
  • Deposit $170.- pp.



Recreational, Road bike, Mountain bike
15 days
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Daily distance
100-120 km / 62-75 mi
Total distance
1130 km / 702 mi
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
Not included
29 Aug 2024 - 11 Sep 2024
This section is fully booked. Please mail us to be added to our waitlist. Registration for 2026 is now open.
Airport at start
Lima- Jorge Chavez LIM
Airport at finish
Cusco-Alejandro Velasco Astete CUZ

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
$ 4,150.-


Included / Not included

The Gringo Trail
Heading south from Lima along the Pacific Ocean, the cyclists will spin into Paracas where they may get to see the local sea lions and seals, indulge in ceviche, or take a dune buggy ride. A couple days later riders will roll into Nazca where they will have a chance to visit the incredible Nazca Lines.

The riders' endurance will now be tested as they pedal upwards for 7 straight days, climbing over 12,000m in into the towering Andes mountains at over 4000m. The nights will be cool so be sure to purchase an alpaca sweater and hat if you have not brought enough warm clothes. Finally, the welcoming lights of Cusco will appear in the distance where the riders will have 3 rest days to enjoy the city's charms and, of course, the world-famous icon of Inca civilization, Machu Picchu.

* 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.


Accommodation the night before first cycling day and the night of last cycling day are included in entry fee.
6 nights hotels, double occupancy rooms on hotel nights, we pair each rider with others of same gender
9 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
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



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


KM per day section 4 South American Epic
choosing a bicycle
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