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The Cactus Trail

The bikers option for those who like to climb on non very technique trails.
Is a very classic mountain bike route mostly used in Lima during the months when the city is covered of clouds to reach a sunny weather but can be done any day of the year. Endurance is the key for this destination.

Recommended for:
Non singletracks experts but with some experience and trained for an endurance ride. Way back is fast by singletracks.

Season:
All the year.

Riding time:
4-5 hours approx.

About the Place:

El Huayco de Tinajas is a dry river bed located near Lurin River, south from Lima and Cieneguilla. Is a very dry place where vegetation is practically none.

About the Ride:

Ideal is to start from Cieneguilla (A). After a couple of Km we will leave the main gravel road to pick up a road that turn to the Andes, and after 10Km climbing, we will pick up the trail that will continue inside the dry river bed to reach the Cactus after 13 more Km (C).
Get in mind that there is no supply during the ride, so you must get prepared with at least 2 Lt of water, some snack or fruit with carbs and sugar and good layer of sunscreen.
Around 20K and 1000mt of climb.

Seasons:

December to April: Is very important to avoid the extreme heath inside the dry valley, Very recommended to start the ride maximum at 7am so we must leave at 6am from Lima.
Rest of the year: Is usually hot inside the dry valley but is manageable. Start riding 8:30 is enough ok, so we must leave Lima around 7am.

What to bring:

Try to bring your own basic equipment: helmet, gloves.
2 Lt minimum of water, a windvest or a couple of layers in winter days unless you choose a longer ride. Snack or fruits. Sunscreen.

Pick up/drop off from/to hotel
MTB Trails
1 p
2 p
Cactus Trail
250
160

PRICES IN US DOLLARS (USD) or SOLES at exchange rate.

Meeting time: From May to November: 6:45 am
From December to April: 6:00 am

INCLUSIONS: Transportation from/to your hotel in districts of Miraflores/Barranco, if you stay in other place of the city please ask before.
Mountain bike full suspension or hardtail as available, helmet and gloves. If you bring your biking shoes we can include SPDs pedals.

NOT INCLUDED: Meals, snacks, water or any personal spend.

Start/finish in our office
MTB Trails
1 p
2 p
Cactus Trail
195
135

PRICES IN US DOLLARS (USD) or SOLES at exchange rate.

Meeting time: 6:15 am
From May to November until 7:00 am

INCLUSIONS: Mountain bike full suspension or hardtail as available, helmet and gloves. If you bring your biking shoes we can include SPDs pedals.

NOT INCLUDED: Meals, snacks, water or any personal spend.
Transportation from your hotel to our office.

To get to our office you may take a taxi, 10 minutes from Miraflores or Barranco, average cost of 5 USD

OUR CONDITIONS:
Any broken or damaged part of the bike or equipment, made intentionally or not, caused by riders or terrain issues must get paid back at commercial prices (ex: frame, levers, gears, derrailleur, tyres, wheels, helmet, gloves, etc).
Any injury caused by any reason during the ride is fully responsability of the rider and any medical or transportation cost must be covered by the rider. This is an adventure sport activity subject by its nature to any kind of non expected events.