Paracas Beach and Desert
This destination is quite near to Lima. Travel by car may take around three hours, or a bit more with no hurry.
Once there you may choose from many kind of hotels and enjoy the beach and landscapes.
The National Park of Paracas is an amazing desertic place for riding.
Any level but don´t expect technical trails.
All the year. Best from November to April.
3-8 hours approx. depending the route.
About the Place:
Paracas is one of the most important protected natural areas along the coast. At the Paracas National Reserve, you will enjoy the amazing desert views, aside from the relax of the beaches. The route to take will depend on riders fitness, and basically will take you along beaches and cliffs and onto a ground of compact sand known here as conchales.
As the ride must be done very early in the morning, the recommendation is to travel the day before.
SHORT TRACK: 25+ Km / Easy to Intermediate Level. Starting from your lodge, can make a loop connecting Catedral with Playa Roja, small climbs and is always with visitors. Main beaches on the surroundings: La Mina and Yumaque.
THE MEDIUM FORMAT: 60 Km / Intermediate level some parts on easy and wide singletracks other by gravel road.
The trail connects Supay, Playón, Mendieta beaches pointing south following some cliffs.
THE LONG FORMAT: 100 Km / Intermediate level
This is an extension of the medium one and it takes you to Laguna Grande, near to Independence bay.
Have to ride on paved road after crossing Mendieta Beach
THE ADVENTURERS: 50 Km / Intermediate level
This is a ride on the other side of the peninsule, pointing Red Beach you have to climb and maybe push your bike three times to cross three passes, and finish the adventure crossing the peninsule to get back to the main paved road of Paracas bay.
Don´t try any ride without supplies and mechanic knowledge, at least the three longest, is possible that you may not found anyone on the route, so being helpless in the middle of nowhere is not the best esperience.
We are not offering rides, at least not by the moment.
We will announce when the moment arrives.