La Vuelta Al Huascaran – MTB epic
Inspired by one of the most illustrious bike-touring routes on the planet, La Vuelta al Huascarán – MTB epic is Peru’s most distinguished stage race, designed to challenge and charm cyclists of all levels. The route of the race passes through the highest mountains of Peru’s Cordillera Blanca, circumnavigating the countries highest peak – Huascaran (6768 meters high). It meanders through landscapes so striking that you quickly understand why these peaks are considered to be gods in the local legends. It cuts through small, picturesque towns that remain largely untouched by all the banter we hear on the news each day. You see people and places that leave you fantasizing about how to simplify and beautify your own life… after you finally get your bike around Huascaran that is! And with tremendous elevation gain that takes you across the Andes mountains from west to east & back again, you’ll feel as though you’ve touched the sky, while you challenge your body and mind on a whole new scale and live an adventure that you’ll never forget.
The La Vuelta Al Huascaran – MTB epic is a mountain bike challenge of colossal proportion, as it’s namesake implies. It is open to individuals and 2-person teams, with an ELITE route that covers 190 km and a SPORT route that covers 96km, and four different categories available – mens, womens, mixed, ebike – taking place in the stunning Huascaran National Park in Peru’s ‘White Mountain’ range. The riders will complete a circuit around the countries highest peak with 3000-5000 meters of ascent (depending upon your category) during 2 days with one night of camping between the two stages. The camp is set in a lush, low valley and equipped with hydro-electricity, full-service meals, massages, mechanical support for you bikes, and more. The majority of the route takes place on dirt roads, with glorious single-tracks scattered throughout (some of which are optional for those not interested in technical riding) and one long, serpentine descent on a paved mountain road from the clouds to the finish line below on the final day.
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Entry pp from R2700 / USD: $215