Mountain biking/Downhill

Mountain biking is the sport of riding bicycles off-road, often over rough terrain, using specially designed mountain bikes. Mountain biking can be divided into multiple categories: cross country, trail riding, all-mountain, freeride, dirt jumping, and downhill.

HOWEVER, at Casa Lena, next to the fast tracks, we also offer an easy version for beginners, that is not as steep and not dangerous.

Our favorite biking tour starts at Lake Ccocha, a beautiful lake located 1,5 hours south of Curahuasi. It is located near the small settlement of Ccocha, at an altitude of 3800m. The local people live very modestly and spend their days taking care of their animals and fields.

1-day trip

We leave at 9 in the morning and drive 1 hour up the mountain in our famous “BUGGY”. On the way we can enjoy magnificent views of the mountain’s cape as well as a panoramic view over Curahuasi. Once we arrive at the lake, you can enjoy a scenic walk around the lake with magnificent views into the next valley. If lucky, you might even enjoy the flight of the Condors. After the walk we eat our lunch and then we start biking down. Biking will take us between 2,5 and 4 hours and our buggy accompanies us the whole way down. If some want to cycle and some want to continue the trip in the buggy, this is possible at any time during the trip.

The trip takes you down from around 3800 meters to around 1500 meters above sea level. This offers you a beautiful transition in scenery, going from highland meadows to “the eyebrow of the Peruvian jungle”. In the afternoon we relax at our private campsite with a thermal pool and set our way back to Curahuasi at around 5 p.m.

2-day trip

Instead of biking to our campsite with thermal pool the same day, we set up our tents and prepare a delicious barbecue with some meat, potatoes, fresh salads and … hopefully some of the fish we caught in the lake.

In the morning, after a healthy breakfast, we pack our stuff and continue as in the 1-day trip.

If you are an avid downhiller and would like to do several cycling trips, please get in touch. And at Casa Lena we have a small bike park for those who want to try out some jumps.

Location1,5 hours south of Curahuasi, lake Ccocha until our private campsite with thermal pool1,5 hours south of Curahuasi, lake Ccocha until our private campsite with thermal pool
Duration1 day 2 days
Included– Private transportation
– Professional guides (English, Spanish, little Dutch)
– Entrance to our pool
– 1 lunch
– Snacks and drinks
-First aid kit 
– Full equipment: bike, water bottle, helmet, knee and elbow protection, sunglasses
– Private transportation
– Professional guides (English, Spanish, little Dutch)
– Full equipment: bike, water bottle, helmet, knee and elbow protection, sunglasses
– Entrance to our pool
– 1 dinner, 1 breakfast, 1 lunch
– Snacks and drinks
– First aid kit 
– Tent, sleeping bag, mattress
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Recommended– Trekking shoes or sportive shoes
– Repellent
– Sun block
– Swimsuit and towel
– More snacks and drinks
– Hat
– Trekking shoes or sportive shoes
– Repellent
– Sun block
– Swimsuit and towel
– Hat
– More snacks and drinks
 – Flashlight
– Jacket, warm clothes for in the evening
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