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Sport Ride / Intermediate+ fitness level / Basic+ Skills 

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.

Season: All the year. Best from June to November.

Average Stats:
1,000 mt Positive Elevation / 45 Km / 5 hours riding time.

About the Place:

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

About the Ride:

The ideal start is from Cieneguilla (A). After a couple of Km. we will leave the paved road to pick up a gravel road that turns to the Andes and after 10 Km. 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 snacks or fruit with carbs and sugar and a good layer of sunscreen.
Around 20K and 1000mt of positive climb.


May to November: Is usually hot inside the dry valley but not as in the hottest season. Start riding at 8:00 is enough ok, so we must leave Lima around 6:30 am.

December to April: Is very important to avoid the extreme heat inside the dry valley, Very recommended to start the ride maximum at 7 am so we must leave at 5:30 am from Lima.

What to bring:

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

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


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 SPD 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
Pick up/drop off from/to hotel
MTB Trails
1 p
2 p
3/4 p
Cactus Trail


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

INCLUSIONS: Transportation from/to your hotel in districts of Miraflores/Barranco, if you stay in another 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 SPD pedals.

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

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, derailleur, tyres, wheels, helmet, gloves, etc).
Any injury caused by any reason during the ride is the full responsibility 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.

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