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South American Epic section 5



Incan Highlands This is the fifth section of the South American Epic, Cusco to La Paz From historical Cusco, we will set off for 3 beautiful days of cycling the Andean altiplano and route to Puno, where a rest day and the chance to explore Lake Titicaca and its renowned floating islands await. Riding along the world’s highest navigable lake we will cross into Bolivia and the city of La Paz.

Tourenrad, Rennrad, Mountainbike
10 Tage
720 km / 447 mi
$ 2,850.- / € 2,909.-

    Price for this tour not available yet

  • Chew coca leaves while cycling the Altiplano
  • Cycling the Sacred Valley
  • Floating islands of Lake Titicaca
  • La Paz – The World’s highest Capital City
  • Deposit $170.- pp.



Tourenrad, Rennrad, Mountainbike
10 Tage
Leicht = Untrainiert, normale Kondition
Moderat = guter Radfahrer mit guter Kondition
Anspruchsvoll = sehr Erfahren, sehr gut trainiert
Tour führung
Gruppentour = Mit Führung und Support
Individuell = mit Beschreibung und Karten
100-120 km / 62-75 mi
720 km / 447 mi
DeLuxe = 4-5 Sterne Hotel oder Excellence B&B
Basic = 1-2 Sterne Hotel/Motel oder B&B
Camping = Zelt, Sporthalle oder Firmegelände
Camping, Vollpension
Daily luggage transfers
Nicht inbegriffen
15 Sep 2024 - 23 Sep 2024
This section is fully booked. Please mail us to be added to our waitlist. Registration for 2026 is now open.
Cusco, Peru
La Paz Bolivia
Flughafen Anfang
Alejandro Velasco Astete CUZ
Flughafen Ende
La Paz- El Alto LPB

Preise *Please note the prices are subject to change depending availability*

Preis pro Person / please note the prices are subject to change depending availability
The tour price per person
$ 2,850.-


Included / Not included

Incan Highlands
The route continues past the pretty village of Andahuaylillas, home to the colourful Iglesia de San Pedro, reputedly home to priceless gold and silver treasures. Nearby, riders can purchase dolls clad in traditional costumes made by a local women’s co-operative. The road splits at the small town of Urcos with the eastern route heading down into the Amazon jungle. Cyclists will continue heading south pedalling through the tiny village of Raqchi, renown for its potters and the Temple de Viracocha, one of the holiest shrines in the Incan Empire.

Puno, situated on the world’s highest navigable waters, Lake Titicaca, is the location of the only rest day on this section. Here riders can enjoy a boat ride out to the famous floating islands. Constructed using totora reeds that grow in the shallows of the lake by the Uru people, they were originally built as a defensive measure against invaders. While there are over 100 populated islands, only a few are open to visitors. Puno is also known as the folklore capital of Peru with over 300 different local dances that can be traced back centuries to the area’s indigenous and colonial past.

The final leg will take the riders along the shores of Lake Titicaca past traditional villages and patchwork fields sprinkled with Campesinos working their crops by hand. Cyclists can stop to explore crumbling colonial churches and, in the small town of Chucuito, the quirky Templode la Fertildad, surrounded by a sea of large stone phalluses. At Copacabana, located at the southern end of Lake Titicaca, the riders will spin into Bolivia and a couple of stages later find themselves arriving in La Paz, one of the world’s highest capital cities.

* This is a general itinerary. Tour itineraries are subject to change based on the group, available accommodations and other unforeseen circumstances such as the weather, local conditions, government intervention, that may affect the quality of the trip and/or safety of the participants. Please view this itinerary as an outline as to what to expect on this tour.

Level: challenging

Longer days, harsher environments (temperature, winds) and terrain (rough dirt, gravel roads at times, more significant climbing) become a larger factor. More surprises await you.


Accommodation the night before first cycling day and the night of last cycling day are included in entry fee.
4 nights hotels, double occupancy rooms on hotel nights, we pair each rider with others of same gender
6 Nights of camping, bring your own camping gear
Most dinners, Most breakfasts, All roadside lunches, Afternoon soup on riding days
Experienced chef
Vehicle to carry your bags
Experienced tour leader
Sweep rider
Security as needed
Bike mechanic
Local support
Pre-tour information bulletitins
Pre-tour rider discussion forum

Not included:

Bring your own bike, For this section, we recommend a touring bike with 35-40c tires.
Airfare to and from the tour
Gratuity guides

We advise booking at least 1 additional night at tour accommodation before the tour, to be able to attend rider briefing and have assistance from tour bike mechanic in setting up your bike.

Map & Routes



For this section, we recommend a touring bike with 35-40c
For more information see PDF file below


KM per day section 5 South American Epic
choosing a bicycle
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