Sweetlines is teaming up with Haku Expeditions to bring you to Peru!
You’ve seen the videos and read the write ups. Peru is on the map as one of the top biking destinations in the world. Every year pro riders head down to Peru for many different reasons. Some hit up the Inca Avalanche DH race course, some come for the killer photo sessions bikers dream of and others to make videos of bike expeditions second to none!
This year for 2017 Kat Sweet from Sweetlines and Nicole Koch from Gravity Assisted Mountain Biking and Haku Expeditions in Peru, join up to bring you the first ever Sweetlines por Las Waykis in Peru.
This is Haku Expeditions, women’s inspired mountain bike camps. Spend 10 days riding, learning, exploring, improving and making friends for life. With 7 full shuttle days for all day rides and 3 rest days for maintaining the bikes and checking out the local Incan mysteries. The trip is full of skills drills, on trail training and just plain shred days. Get ready to improve your skills on steeps, loose rock, corners and drops all while hitting the basic skills such as positioning, braking, wheel lifts and bunny hops.
- World Class Trails
- Professional MTB Instruction
- Improve your skills on the trails
- Inca Ruins and Inca Trails
- Go home a more confident rider
Come a day early to put your bike together and meet the crew. Also, don’t forget at this altitude you might want some time to acclimatize.
Dates: October 21-30
Day 1: Skills Drills-Cusco Shredding
Now that you have met Kat Sweet and Nic Koch lets gear up and get ready for our first set of skills drills over looking Cusco. We will be on the local trails today. Bring your shades and sunscreen and a thin rain jacket, here in the mountains the weather may change at any minute. After improving our techniques in the morning we’ll go eat some local Peruvian cuisine and in the afternoon put what we learned in the morning into practice.
Day 2: On Trail Training
On trail training. Ride more local Cusco trails learning switchbacks, turns, and drops. Enjoy these shorter trails while they last, tomorrow we will use our skills on 2 one hour long downhill rides. Hope you have been training those legs!
Day 3: Inca Trail
Now that we are more accustomed to the altitude and our confidence is rising we are going to ride some longer, faster trails. The morning will be training and working on wheel lifts, bunny hops, and small jumps. We will hit some Inca Trails filled with Inca stairs and perfect little rollers to try those hops on. We will eat lunch at a local spot today and marvel at the killer pics we got. Tonight would be a perfect night to have some beers, tomorrow is a recovery day.
Day 4: Imperial City of Cusco – Recovery Day
Maintain the bikes and get them ready for the next few days of shredding. Your legs will be happy for the recovery day today. Once you and your bike are in order head out and visit the famous Incan city of Cusco. It might be the perfect time for a massage today, tomorrow is another long ride day.
Day 5: South Valley Enduro/DH Rides and Culture
Now becoming a favorite place for local riders, the little known South Valley has many tracks that Bill and Nic pioneered though lots of serious exploring. Living there for 3 years gave them the advantage of meeting the local villagers and ripping the goat trails of their backyard. Today you will ride right down to the adobe house of some locals for a real Peruvian meal. Today’s trails have some serious corners and killer views. Lets put those new skills to the test.
Day 6: Inca Avalanche DH/Enduro Race Course
Skills clinics on DH trails. Get used to steep, loose sections, learn body positioning and braking techniques. The trail we ride today is the famous Inca Avalanche DH course. Every year pros from all over the world come to race this intense and gnarly trail. Sleep in the charming town of Ollantaytambo at the Secret Garden House of Ollanta.
Day 7: Machu Picchu
Since you’re so close to the Inca citadel Machu Picchu we have planned a rest day for you today. Feel free to hop on the train and visit the famous city that is only 1 ½ hours away. This is not included in the cost of the trip. However, we can help you in planning your tickets and trains if you would like. Sleep in Ollantaytambo again.
Day 8: Living Incan Village of Ollantaytambo
Today we have the option to relax and visit Ollantaytambo or get a cardio workout in and climb to a local Ollanta trail in the area. Either option is a winner, there are some free ruins to hike to, or you can relax in the garden of your lodging and read a book.
Day 9: Patacancha Enduro Race Course
Today we will discuss what type of trails we would like to ride. There is the option of the Patacancha Enduro race course. It is one of the highest Enduro races in the world. If everyone would rather work on DH skills we can head over to the famous Santisimo DH race course and try some steeps, super rock gardens and loose powdery riding. Tonight we get back to the city lights of Cusco.
Day 10: Urban DH into Cusco
It’s been a long 10 days, with lots of shred, serious improvements in each rider and memories to last a life time. For our last day let’s make it a fun one. We will shuttle up for a few last local Cusco rides ending the half-day session with an Urban DH to the plaza de Armas where we can get a couple of beers and re-cap about the best moments of the trip.
$1900 – 4 person minimum