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Caminos del Inca

Average Rating:    (3 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

This trail rides through the jungle,a path set by the late Incas. its mainly a sinlge track ride and the tour takeas approx. 3-4 days so a tent and camping gear is needed.
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Latitude
-13.525181420242227
Longitude
-71.98722839355469
Trail Directions
Head out to the Inca city cuzco, south of Lima (the capital) and simply follow the train rail to Macchu Picchu.
Trail Length
Not Sure
Trail Level
Extreme
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Cuzco, Peru
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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
October 24, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jessb ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The Inca Trail is the classic trail over the original "Inca road" to Machupicchu, arriving at the Intipunku (Sun Gate) for the sunrise over Machupicchu. Here you'll check out all the archeological sites that are on the Inca Trail! There are no ruins on the Salkantay route.

Recommended Route:
take a [url=http://totallyperu.com/]peru tour[/url] in cusco it's worth the money!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Salkantay is the no.1 alternative to the Inca Trail It is more of a nature trail, and actually has much better landscapes than the Inca Trail, but you do miss out all the archeological sites that are on the Inca Trail!



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Review Date
May 6, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Chris , from Nelson, British Colombia

Summary:
This is a trail that requires someone with good bike handling skills. The downhill is absolutely fantastic and I do not know what those individuals are crying about below. The trail requires a full-suspension bike (at least 4 inches rear) but we certainly had one guy on a hardtail ride this trail and do so successfully. Its extremely technical with fantastic three, four, and five foot drops with great landings. If you don't know how to wheelie drop then find a nice road to ride on b/c biking is not supposed to be easy its supposed to push your limits--which this trail does.

Recommended Route:
See directions above to get there or hire a private guide.



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Review Date
April 4, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: angela , from Lima Peru

Summary:
I just want to answer to the people that reviwed this before.I am from Lima Peru,and have been to machupichu lots of times. This trail, originally was made for is for HIKING !!!!!, and YES !! you can ride it, if you are CAPABLE OF !!!! For example my husband probably will. He ride on stairs, steeps etc.
if you are a beginer or intermediate sure you won't!!!!
TRY IT NOW, IN THIS NEW MILLENIIUM !!!! have you seen the CRANKED videos???? do you BELIEVE THAT ???? if you don't ...then you suck !!!! mt biking is not what it was used to be before, just ask CRAIG HERBOLD, he once said that,,, probably you are from the old school... boring wide fire roads... if that's what you are looking for,, ride on the road, ride to your work... I'm honest and tell everybody, that NO, I am not capable of doing it... but SURE THERE ARE PERSONS THAT CAN...
I know, it's really!!!!!!!!!!! steep and dangerous......but don't you think that BENDER will???????????????... I do.
thank you... and next time.......RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK !
investigate more about a trail before riding it.. and even more, if you are a foreigner.
besides that.. (and sorry if you crashed...) did you enjoyed it??? IT'S AWSOME !!!!!!!!!!!!REALLY, IT IS....SO: to all the "hard core" riders... this is it !!!!! try it... but be veeeryyyyyyyyyy careful....

Recommended Route:
Go to Machupichu !!!!!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
you can ride wherever you want....



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Review Date
November 8, 1999

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: craig Johns , from Canada

Summary:
If you plan to ride this take your bike on the train to Machu Picchu and ride down-bring a parachute

Recommended Route:
Agreed there is no way in hell this trail could be ridden on a bike even if it was motorized!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There is great riding around Cusco itself, Sacssaywamaun and ollaytytambo.



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Review Date
October 27, 1999

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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1.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: sparks inc. , from Columbia, SC

Summary:
man, you are on serious hallucinagins if you think the inca trail is ridable on a bike. I hiked this thing and there is no fucking way it can be done. I take that back it can be done if you carry your bike for 80% of the trail. This trail is extremely steep with thousands of stone steps. It's obvious who ever wrote the initial review has not been within 1000miles of the trail

Recommended Route:
Get a fucking clue

Other recommended trails in the same area:
ride around cuzco



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