Freewheeling across the Andes: Peru Motorcycle Tours

Peru Motorcycle Tours

Coasting along the open road, the exhilarating feeling of cruising through wild mountain landscapes between multiple points of interest: Peru motorcycle tours are a great way of blowing off steam and having the freedom to visit destinations that you wish on your own schedule.

The King of Jordan recently tried his hand at this innovative way of travelling during his visit to Peru for the summit of South America-Arab countries, he went all the way from Lima to Cusco on his bike.

Aracari’s close friends Juanjo and Carlos, who travelled to Cusco in August, could have taught him a trick or two before his trip: they hired their own motorbikes for 4 days to explore the Cusco and Sacred Valley region.

“It’s the best sensation” said Juanjo, “you have the freedom to go where you want… along beautiful roads and to a multitude of different points of interest in the area.”

Starting in Cusco, and provided with detailed maps, the pair set out on their 400cc bikes along a variety of routes around the valley. Their first excursion was to the archeological site of Moray, racing through isolated countryside to arrive at the site in time for a beautiful sunset. They also sped along a quite fantastic route beginning at Abra Malaga and following a winding road downhill for 45km to the town of Ollantaytambo, and made a trip to Hacienda Huayoccari.

With short and manageable distances around Cusco and the valley, Juanjo told me that this experience is very accessible for those who have prior experience of riding. There is parking with security at the majority of hotels, and garages in the main towns should any maintenance be required.

To ensure total flexibility, they were able to leave their bikes parked securely in Ollantaytambo overnight while they visited Machu Picchu.

Do get in touch with us if you’d be interested in your own motorbike adventure, you can hire bikes for any period of time between a day up to several weeks.

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