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 the 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 open to individuals and 2-person teams, with an ELITE route that covers 200 km and a SPORT route that covers 160km, and three different categories available – mens, womens, mixed duo. It takes place in the stunning Huascaran National Park. The riders will complete a circuit around the countries highest peak with 3200-5300 meters of ascent (depending upon your category) during 3 days with two nights of camping between the 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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