Peru - The Andean Dream
Here are what some of our customers have had to say about our Peru - The Andean Dream cycling holidays...
Michael Tanner, Victoria, Canada
This trip is a great way to see different regions and highlights of Peru. Cycling through the mountains and valleys of the Andes is magnificent and breathtaking (figuratively, and literally at the higher altitudes). Some of the climbs are not easy, but are doable with steady perseverance and a can-do attitude.
Our cycling guides Rudy and Louise really worked to make everything enjoyable and operate smoothly, and Louise's picnic lunches always hit the spot. The Inca Trail trek and Machu Picchu were the icing on the cake - as memorable as they say.
Chris Southworth, London, England, UK
I really enjoyed the trip, we covered lots of ground, saw different parts of Peruvian history (beyond the Incas), and dealt with the bumps in the road as they came along!
I was particularly grateful for the Birthday cake that Tito/Eduardo arranged because my birthday fell whilst we were on the trip; but it's the first birthday in years where I couldn't get my hands on a beer.
Nicola Prestage, Birmingham, UK
As a novice I found the tour challenging but was well looked after and encouraged by everyone involved. A great team and a brilliant redspokes tour.
Look forward to the next one.
Colm Faherty, Dublin, Ireland
As per other redspokes trips, a great holiday with an excellent local support team that did very well to manage a large group of diverse personalities and cycling ability. They also took very good care of people that were ill and attended to the cuts and bangs.
Breda Keating, Co Kildare, Ireland
Take some nice big round boulders, pour some cement around them, add a few landslides, just to narrow things down a bit and hey presto you have a paved road in Peru! Having never ridden off-road before, Tito's first outing along the river in Arequipa really helped to give me an idea of the adventure that lay ahead: teeth chattering, bone rattling, brain squashing, eyes goggling along what must be the lumpiest, bumpiest, rockiest, highest, mountain roads in the world.
Or is this just normal for mountain bikers?
I loved every minute of our three week odyssey: the scenery '“ mind blowing; the company '“ mostly cheerful, always friendly; the colourful people '“ so enterprising; the guiding '“ knowledgeable and accommodating.
Thanks to Eduardo for taping me back together when I tried to knock down a bit of mountain and to Chatto for appearing in the rain when we were worried he had gone over the side, to Lucco for never taking the van over the side, though it seemed quite close at times, and to Alex for pushing Michael all the way to set a new jungle speed record!
Helen King, London, UK
I really enjoyed the tour, Eduardo was a fantastic caring guide,the accommodation was much better than I had been expecting.
Thanks for a wonderful trip!
Michael Yeo, London, UK
redspokes seems to attract a group of people who are like minded, and while my whole Peru adventure was just great, the people with whom I shared the trip made it that more enjoyable
Phil Hurcom, London, England, UK
Another fantastic trip with redspokes, expertly led by Eduardo and his team.
Some fantastic scenery, some hard but rewarding riding and the magnificent Salkantay trek to Machu Pichu to round things out.
Stuart Butler, Jersey
I really enjoyed the Peru experience, from the cycling & trekking to the scenery, culture, food and people. We had good comradery within our group, which included our guide (Eduardo), the mechanic (Alex) and our driver (Migel). Eduardo demonstrated excellent leadership and we put our 100% trust with him. He and his small team responded well to the needs of the group.
The majority of the cycling was off-road mountain biking which I particulaly enjoyed (well, the downhills anyway!). .
The Inca Trail was a highlight of the tour for me - much tougher than I had expected but also much more rewarding when we reached Maccu Picchu.
Our guide (Jimmy) and porters looked after us well and luckily the weather was on our side too!
Richard Wakeford, Gloucestershire, England, UK
A trip with something for every kind of rider, from vast downhills of 40km, through long days of gravel roads by wild rivers to highly technical single track, all interspersed with a fascinating mix of historical sites, local food, thermal baths and a visit to a school at about 4000m above sea level.
Our guide Eduardo had patience with the less adventurous while challenging the most competent among us. Never a dull moment, utterly amazing scenery and the sun shone every day!