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.
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