A guidebook describing a range of half, full and multi-day mountain biking and hiking routes, including 7 different routes to Machu Picchu on quiet Inca roads and trails which reveal the spectacular scenery and archaeological richness of the Sacred Valley. Includes many previously unpublished routes and custom-drawn maps.
The eastern slope of the Peruvian Andes is one of the most dramatic and diverse places on the planet, dropping from over 6000m (20,000ft) to just 200m above sea level. This dramatic drop in elevation produces a wide range of constantly changing climactic and vegetative zones – it is often possible to hike from the base of a glacier down to the jungle in just a day or two. Combined with the countless Inca sites and ubiquitous Inca roads, this makes the Sacred Valley one of the best trekking and mountain biking destinations in the world.