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Self-Guided Motorcycle Trip Package: "Fly & RIDE Peru & Machu Picchu"

Self-Guided "Fly & RIDE Peru & Machu Picchu" Motorcycle Trip Package

Self-Guided "Fly & RIDE Peru & Machu Picchu" Motorcycle Trip Package

  • Motorcycle Tour Peru
  • Motorcycle Tour to Machu Picchu
  • Road to Machu Picchu Peru
  • Machu Picchu Tour
  • Motorcycle Tour Peru

This "Fly & RIDE Peru & Machu Picchu" motorcycle trip package is an easy and affordable way to explore the many incredible adventure riding possibilities in the beautiful country of Peru! With this package, we'll have the motorcycle of your choice, all your hotels pre-paid and pre-reserved, and a Road Book ready for your arrival. You just need to Fly, and RIDE to get started! The Nazca Lines, Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon, and of course Machu Picchu are all key highlights along this almost fully-paved route. (*Please note, there are a few hours of simple hard-packed gravel to enjoy the Colca Canyon.) Whether you're coming down solo, or with a few friends, this makes it very easy to experience a Self-Guided motorcycle trip in Peru, and be assured that you're seeing the best routes, scenery, and highlights with your vacation time.

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Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival in Arequipa, Peru

- Altitude: 2300m

YOUR ADVENTURE BEGINS!

Welcome to Peru and what we think is one of the best motorcycle trips ever! For your convenience, airport transfers are included in this historical city of Arequipa, bringing you to your hotel which is perfectly located for enjoying this lively historical city. A basic check-in process and motorcycle familiarization will begin, depending on your arrival time, and our Staff will be ready to answer any questions you have to prepare you for the incredible itinerary that we've prepared for you.

Day 2 – Arequipa to Puerto Inka, Peru - 420km -  Altitude: Riding down to sea-level

Finally, the beginning of a long-awaited RIDE in Peru! A long riding day full of twists and turns requires an early start in order to arrive at Puerto Inka before dark while capturing all the photos riders will want to take this first day. Some stretches of the PanAmerican Highway riding northbound along the Peruvian shoreline might resemble California's Pacfic Coast Highway, but this time, you're RIDING in PERU! Feel free to cast a huge smile within your helmet and shout for joy about this feeling that so many riders from around the world have been dreaming about. With waves crashing to your left, lunch should be in Camaná or Atico before twisting and turning approximately 100km more along the coastal route to Puerto Inka for a first night listening to the crash of the Pacific surf.

Day 3 – Puerto Inka to Nazca, Peru – 165 km - Altitude: to 520m

This is a shorter riding day across the dry Peruvian desert which can include a stop at the Chauchilla Cemetery to witness the mumified remains of Peruvians from the 9th Century A.D. The town of Nazca is famous for the mysterious Nazca Lines, which are geoglyphs and formations drawn out across the pampas (open grassy plains) just outside of the town. Riders can either take a local flight over the area to get the best views of animal and other figure-formations drawn in the dirt and sand below, or a nearby tower can be climbed for those who prefer to stand or RIDE instead of fly : )

Canyon Riding Peru

Day 4 – Nazca to Chalhuanca, Peru - 361km - Altitude: to 4500m

Today marks the climb into the Andes mountains! More twisties and vast scenery accompany the gradual ascent to this town high in the Andes, with minimal effort thanks to the "twist of your wrist." Lunch could be in the town of Puquio before heading up further to Chalhuanca, a very remote spot that will cause one to stop and ponder the amazing place in the world they've just arrived to. You're below the equator, on a motorcycle, riding in Peru, and with so much great riding yet ahead!

 

Day 5 – Chalhaunca to Cuzco, Peru - 320km - Altitude: to 3400m

Andes Mountains Peru Motorcycles

Continuing east on the way to Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire awaits you but not before a long series of fun twists and Andean hairpin turns. Valley and cliff settings atop tiny small towns all show the way to Cuzco where accommodations await you near the Plaza de Armas in the town center, and a perfect location for exploring the nightlife, arts, and crafts offered here. Norton Rat's Tavern right there on the plaza has a Guest Book and beverages to enjoy while meeting travelers from every corner of our world.

Day 6 – Rest Day in Cuzco - Altitude: 3400m

Take a break in this charming city, and enjoy the architectural and cultural surroundings. Walking tours of Cuzco focusing on the historical highlights can be enjoyed, or many of the ancient Inca ruins found just outside of the city can be easily reached with the rental motorcycle you've been enjoying in the Andes.

Day 7 – Cuzco to Ollantaytambo, Peru - 100km - Altitude: to 2800m

Today's brief ride through the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas makes Rider very glad they're on a motorcycle instead of being trapped inside a bus. Lunch can be enjoyed there in Ollantaytambo with ancient ruins all around. Notice the hole-covered valley walls in some spots? Grave diggers long ago discovered that ancient Incas were buried with all their gold and jewelry possessions, and the deceased have since been "relieve" of their belongings. This location sets you up for even more highlights ahead.

Day 8 – The TRAIN RIDE to Machu Picchu, Peru - 30km- Altitude: to 2360

Finally, the approach to Machu Picchu! Arguably the most famous site in all of South America, the story of Hiram Bingham's 1911 journey to find the "Lost City of the Incas" is one you can now appreciate better, having passed through the thick and lucious terrain of Peruvian rainforest. Due to the non-existent road to Aguas Calientes (the base village below Machu Picchu), the only other way to arrive would be by hiking the Inca Trail for about 3-5 days. The early 2 hour train ride to Aguas Calientes glides along the Urubamba River to this small town, just before a brief bus ride up to the gates of Machu Picchu. With plenty of time to adore the grandeur of this magnifient discovery, the train ride back to Ollantaytambo at the end of the day will undoubedtly be one with a smile on your face.

Day 9 – Ollantaytambo to Puno, Peru - 420km - Altitude: to 3800m

Another big riding day full of gorgeous Andean surroundings awaits you, rising from the Sacred Valley of the Incas on the way down to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Conditions can get a big windy in this part of the ride, so plan on taking some rest stops along the way in many of the unique small towns and villages en route. 

Day 10 - Rest Day in Puno 

The Floating Islands of the Uros people and a fascinating Peruvian setting on the border of Bolivia are definitely worth a day's rest, and the charming town of Puno will be perfect for a rest day or some local exploration. With a charming city center and plenty of shopping and dining options, you're of course welcome to do some more local motorcycle exploration today.

Day 11 - Puno to Yanque - 320km

Views of volcanos, vicuñas, llamas, and alpacas lead you to the edge of the Colca Canyon, and stunning views of one of the world's deepest canyons. The riding in the Colca Canyon remains the only portion of the trip which is off-pavement, but the simple hard-packed gravel found within the Canyon walls is a surface most motorcycle riders find quite easy to navigate, while adding some thrill to the overall trip.

Day 12 - Yanque to Arequipa - 260km

With more time for riding the Colca Canyon, early morning is the best time to see the Andean Condors in flight as they feed along the road you ride. Valley walls covered with agricultural interests that support the region all melt into one twisting and turning ride marking the Colca Canyon yet another highlight of this trip. Then rising up from the canyon to make your way back to Arequipa, congratulations to all riders who have now completed this incredible journey through southern Peru!

Day 13 - Arequipa & Departure 

Ask about having extra nights built into your package if you'd like to stay and enjoy some more of the cultural and urban offerings found in Arequipa. Your airport transfer is included when it's time to leave, so start organizing your photos and prepare to show friends and family and the rest of us the highlights of your motorcycle trip in Peru!

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Bikes Available

BMW F700GS (twin cylinder)

BMW F700GS (twin cylinder)

The new F700GS offers a larger windshield, enhanced braking system, Electronic Suspension Adjustment, Automatic Stability Control, and a handful more horsepower! As if the previous version (the F650GS) wasn't a good enough adventure bike, this mid-weight option continues to be the most versatile and popular motorcycle rental option.

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Seat Height:
32.3 in
Curb Weight:
461.0 lb
Fuel Capacity:
4.2 gal
Displacement:
798 cc
BMW F800GS

BMW F800GS

Certainly considered the “athlete” of the BMW team, the F800GS can be counted on to carry all your travel gear and still maintain the awesome feeling of a pure off-road machine when you’re in the dirt.  With over 215mm of suspension travel, the F800GS boasts 85 horsepower from its twin-cylinder engine, and is sure to give an adrenaline rush when you unleash it!

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Seat Height:
34.6 in
Curb Weight:
472.0 lb
Fuel Capacity:
4.2 gal
Displacement:
798 cc
BMW R1200GS - Liquid Cooled

BMW R1200GS - Liquid Cooled

Revised back in 2013, BMW it seems has done it once again in the world of adventure motorcycles. The new liquid-cooled version of the famous R1200GS comes with a more "upright" stance and off-road friendly positioning.  Now with a wet clutch, a higher air intake perfect for river crossings, and a 10% horsepower increase over the previous model, BMW has clearly made improvements on what was already a great adventure bike.

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Seat Height:
33.5.0 in
Curb Weight:
525.0 lb
Fuel Capacity:
5.3 gal
Displacement:
1170 cc
Honda Africa Twin

Honda Africa Twin

Finally, the return of a legend! The long awaited, and thoroughly updated Africa Twin by Honda has been talked about for years, finally making itself available in various markets around the world in 2015. With a four-valve Unicam® cylinder head 998cc parallel twin engine, more power than an adventure rider could ever need is available along with suspension travel and ground clearance to handle the most remote and rugged terrains and pathways. 

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Seat Height:
34.3 in
Curb Weight:
511 lb
Fuel Capacity:
4.96 gal
Displacement:
998 cc
Kawasaki KLR 650

Kawasaki KLR 650

Another famous bike for adventure travelers, the KLR has been tested and proven by riders everywhere.  Kawasaki made changes in recent years, making this bike now even more comfortable for the “open road” aspects of travel while not losing any of its off-road ability.

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Seat Height:
35.0 in
Curb Weight:
432.0 lb
Fuel Capacity:
6.1 gal
Displacement:
651 cc
Suzuki DR650

Suzuki DR650

Chosen by adventure riders around the world, Suzuki's DR650, is an excellent bike for adventures rides anywhere. It'll maintain it's power well at altitude, and handle all the dirt and rocks you can throw it's way while still feeling comfortable on those stretches of pavement in between. With a seat height of only 885mm (34.8 inches) its accommodating stature makes this manageable machine easy to handle no matter what the situation.

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Seat Height:
34.8 in
Curb Weight:
366.0 lb
Fuel Capacity:
3.4 gal
Displacement:
644 cc