My tour

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
14 days
1130 km / 702 mi
$ 2,950.-
  • 6 Nights in hotels 9 Nights of camping, bring your own camping gear
  • Accommodation the night before first cycling day and the night of last cycling day are included in entry fee.
  • Bring your own bike and camping gear.
  • Included most dinners, most breakfasts, all roadside lunches and afternoon soup on riding days.
  • 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.
  • Double occupancy rooms on hotel nights, we pair each rider with others of same gender
  • Deposit 25%



Recreational, Road bike, Mountain bike
14 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
02 Sep 2021 - 15 Sep 2021
Airport at start
Lima- Jorge Chavez LIM
Airport at finish
Cusco-Alejandro Velasco Astete CUZ


Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 2,950.-


The Gringo Trail
Heading south of Lima with the Pacific Ocean as their companion, the South American Epic 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 the riders will roll into Nazca for a rest day spent flying over the incredible Nazca Lines.
Hopefully Nazca will invigorate the riders whose endurance will now be tested as they pedal upwards for 7 straight days, climbing over 12,000m in total into the towering Andes mountains and spending about 200kms at over 4000m. The nights will be cool so be sure to purchase an alpaca This is the second section of the South American Epic, for those of you who cannot cycle the whole tour.
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.
3-Sep - Lima - Pucusana 54 km
4-Sep - Pucusana - Cerro Azul 117 km
5-Sep - Cerro Azul - Paracas 111 km
6-Sep - Paracas - Santiago Ica 93 km
7-Sep - Santiago - Ica Nazca 124 km
8-Sep - Rest day - Nazca
9-Sep - Nazca - Pampa Camp 62 km
10-Sep - Pampa Camp - Puquio 70 km
11-Sep - Rest day - Puquio
12-Sep - Puquio - Lake Camp 56 km
13-Sep - Lake Camp - Cotaruse 109 km
14-Sep - Cotaruse - Abancay 141 km
15-Sep - Abancay - Limatambo 117 km
16-Sep - Limatambo - Cusco 76 km

Map & Routes

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