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Paracas coastline

PARACAS 4 1 mountain bike peru

The National Reserve of Paracas is one of these places that deserve to be listed in the best and most wonderful places to ride. The south side is a long line with very small climbs a lot of beaches with amazing landscapes. Remember to start early, wind in the afternoon could be friend or foe.

Paracas is 3 to 4 hours south of Lima. You can get there by car or bus and the key to a successful ride is to start early, 6 am is better, but wind and sun may become a torture if you are still riding after 1 pm.

This route any other starts from Paracas Bay, and you must point south to the Cathedral viewpoint, then, have to follow all the coastline, reaching Playa Mendieta is not a big issue, only need to know a shortcut to ride down to Playon Beach. Once at Mendieta, you will enjoy the beach (if is not windy)

After Mendieta you may continue to Laguna Grande following the main road, you will not get lost, but you have to be prepared for a 100km day ride.

The return must get planned after noon to be helped by the strong winds that push us back to our starting point, that´s a good relief, anyway is not for free, so pedal is a must.

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