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The Inca Trail

Follow in the footsteps of the Peruvian Incas as you trek the classic Inca
Trail



At a glance

* 5 nights hotels in en suite rooms, 3 nights full-service camping with
dining and toilet tents
* 4 days point-to-point walking with full porterage
* Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader. Min. age 16 yrs
* Altitude maximum 4215m, average 3050m
* 7kg personal weight limit on Inca Trail
* Travel by private bus and by train

Follow in the footsteps of the Peruvian Incas as you trek the classic Inca
Trail

Offering an unrivalled combination of history and dramatic scenery, the
ancient Inca Trail winds its way from the powerful Urubamba River, across
mountain passes and through cloud forests, passing several crumbling
fortresses before reaching the lost city of Machu Picchu. This itinerary is
specifically designed to maximise the time spent at Machu Picchu with an
early morning tour of the ruins, quieter at that hour before the crowds of
day trippers and other trekkers arrive. (Alternative remote Moonstone trek
available when Inca Trail permits have sold out.)

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Type: Land Only

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What’s included

* All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners
* 5 nights en suite hotels and 3 nights full-service camping
* All transport and listed activities
* Tour leader throughout
* Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
* Arrival and departure transfers
* Full porterage throughout trek
* Exodus kitbag 
* Inflatable sleeping mat while camping

Food:
All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners are included in the price of the
tour. 

Peruvian cuisine has developed a reputation for its flavours and originality
and it’s well worth trying out a few of the local delicacies. Amongst these
are ceviche (a spicy dish of seafood or fish marinated in lime juice), lomo
saltado (a Peruvian take on a beef stir-fry) and various hearty soups such as
the delicious quinoa soup. Other dishes include roasted cuy (guinea pig),
alpaca steak, and to drink, the national beverage: Pisco Sour.

Drinking water is included throughout the holiday as the tap water in Peru is
not safe to drink; boiled and filtered drinking water is provided on the trek
and elsewhere your leader will buy large water containers for you to refill
your bottle from. 

Hotel breakfasts are normally simple buffet-style affairs, usually including
bread/toast and jam, cereal, sometimes eggs or a cooked dishes, sometimes
fruit, tea/coffee and fruit juice. Regrettably, we cannot guarantee that
wheat/gluten-free products will be available for breakfast in all
locations – if you have an intolerance you may wish to bring your own
breakfast food.

Where lunch and dinner are not included in Cuzco/Aguas Calientes we’ll visit
a variety of cafes and restaurants.

During the Inca Trail (or Moonstone Trek) hearty breakfasts are served and
good quality cooked lunches and dinners are provided, and usually consist of
soup or a starter, a main course with meat/fish and some form of
carbohydrates, followed by a dessert. Some snacks between meals are also
provided. Bed tea/coffee is brought to your tent each morning and juice or
hot drinks are provided with all meals during the trek.

 

Start destination: Cuzco

End destination: Cuzco

Cycling profile

Day 1

Set amidst hills in the altiplano, the Imperial City of the Incas, Cuzco
(3,400) was the geographic, cultural and political centre of a vast empire
which, at its peak, stretched from present-day Quito in Ecuador to Santiago
in Chile. After the Spanish conquistadores invaded the city they started
building on top of the Incan structures, resulting in unique architecture, a
fusion of the Incan and Spanish colonial styles.

The group flight usually arrives around midday, giving time for a short
orientation tour around the city or free time to wander the cobbled streets
admiring the old houses, visiting its interesting museums, churches and
pre-Columbian buildings, or to sit in a café and sample a coca-tea.

It is recommended to take it easy upon arrival into Cuzco and to drink plenty
of water to allow your body time to acclimatise to the altitude (3,400m).

There will be a welcome briefing in the hotel lobby this afternoon/evening.

*Hotel Warari / Koyllur (or similar)*

Day 2

Today has been left free for exploring Cuzco, one of South America’s most
beautiful cities. The Plaza de Armas is a fantastic spot for people-watching,
and Qorikancha – the Sun Temple, located in the Santo Domingo Church and
monastery, are worth a visit. The Mercado San Pedro is the place to try some
local produce and there are many handicraft markets to shop for souvenirs
such as alpaca jumpers and scarves.

Outside the town are more Inca ruins, notably the fortress of Sacsayhuaman
where the Inca armies made their last stand against the Conquistadores. Cuzco
is also the gateway to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and should you wish to
visit the sites, your leader can help organise an excursion, including Pisac
Market (optional).

If you fancy something more active then there are an array of other optional
activities available from Cuzco, although you may wish to leave these until
your return to the city after the Inca Trail trek, by which time you will be
fully acclimatised. These include paddle-boarding on a lake, mountain biking,
or a combination of via ferrata and zip-lining in the Sacred Valley.

In the evening you will need to pack and weigh your duffel bag ready for the
Inca Trail tomorrow – remember to keep your passport somewhere accessible
for the Inca Trail checkpoint.

*Hotel Warari / Koyllur / Emperador (or similar)*

Day 3

The Classic Inca Trail is a tangential branch part of a 45,000km road network
linking the whole empire to Cuzco. It was built in the 15th Century to reach
Machu Picchu but was abandoned soon after the Spanish conquest. American
adventurer Hiram Bingham travelled along the trail when he came across Machu
Picchu in 1911. The trail opened to the public in 1970.

We leave Cuzco early and drive for roughly two hours to Ollantaytambo, our
last chance to buy any items needed for the trek. From here we veer off the
road and follow a track beside the river (45 minutes) to the start of the
Inca Trail at Piscacucho, commonly known as Km82. After greeting our trekking
crew, we show our passports at the checkpoint and begin the Inca Trail trek.
The trail runs alongside the Vilcanota River beneath the impressive
snow-capped Nevado Veronica, passing through cactus gardens and fields of
corn until we reach the enormous Inca ruins of Llactapata, where we continue
up a side valley to camp near the hamlet of Huayllabamba.

*Walk Profile: approx. 11km / 6‐7hrs walking*

*Full-service Camping – Huayllabamba Camp*

Day 4

This is the longest and most strenuous day of the trek. A long climb takes us
first through an area of cloud forest to the meadows of Llulluchapampa, then
over the Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman’s) Pass – at 4215m the highest point
on the trek. After quite a long, steep descent we camp in the scenic valley
of the Pacamayo River (3600m).

*Walk Profile: approx. 10km / 6‐7hrs walking*

*Full-service Camping – Pacamayo Camp*

Day 5

We start the day with an easier climb which takes us past the ruins of
Runquracay and over the Runquracay Pass (3930m). From now on the Inca Trail
becomes a clearly defined path made of flat boulders. As we leave behind the
ruins of Sayajmarca, we suddenly enter rainforest; at one point the trail
passes through an Inca tunnel. We spend the night at a spectacular campsite
on the ridge above the Inca site of Phuyupatamarca (3680m) to benefit from
the views of sunset and sunrise.

*Walk Profile: approx. 12km / 5-6hrs walking*

*Full-service Camping – Phuyupatamarca Camp*

Day 6

From the ridge, we embark on the infamous Inca steps: a two kilometre stone
staircase taking us rapidly downhill amid a panorama of overwhelming
immensity, with the peaks of the Vilcabamba range above, and the river
thousands of metres below. After visiting the attractive ruins of Wiñay
Wayna, we have an undulating walk through cloud forest high above the river
to Inti Punku, the Sun Gate. From here we get our first full sight of Machu
Picchu itself, with Huayna Picchu rising behind.

Traditionally busy with groups of trekkers clamouring for photos, we plan our
arrival at Inti Punku later in the day so we can enjoy unobstructed views of
the magnificent ruins. Passing around the edge of the ruins, we exit the site
and descend to Aguas Calientes for a well-earned rest, a shower and a
comfortable bed for the night. Our trekking permits allow us one entry into
the site, which we use for our tour tomorrow.

There is usually time for an optional visit to the hot springs in Aguas
Calientes, however in recent years they have become over-crowded and the
water quality can suffer as a result. We will be reunited with those who have
been on the Moonstone Trek at the hotel this afternoon.

*Walk Profile: approx. 9km / 6-7hrs walking*

*Hotel Inti Punku El Tambo (or similar)**
*

Day 7

In order to beat the day-trippers arriving from Cuzco and reach the ruins as
early as possible, a very early start is required to queue for Machu Picchu;
only government-registered buses can make the 30-minute drive up the winding
road to the site entrance, and during high season (May-October) queues can be
hours long. 

Machu Picchu is one of the architectural and engineering marvels of the
ancient world and what makes it all the more dramatic is its mountain
backdrop of staggering immensity. The Spaniards never found it; the Incas
left no records of it, and so Machu Picchu remained a great enigma, a city
lost for centuries in the jungle until it was rediscovered in 1911 by the
American historian Hiram Bingham. 

New regulations for visiting Machu Picchu are now fully enforced; of the
three possible visiting slots, we will purchase the morning slot from 06:00
until 12:00 (unless unavailable), you will be limited to a maximum of four
hours within the site and must be accompanied by a guide. There will also be
three set routes to follow around Machu Picchu; we select the most
comprehensive route. 

We catch an afternoon train back to Ollantaytambo (1hr 30 mins) and continue
by private bus to Cuzco (2hrs 30 mins).

*Hotel Warari / Koyllur (or similar)**
*

Day 8

Today has been left free to relax after the trek or explore Cuzco further.
Again, your leader can help to arrange optional excursions and activities for
you.

*Hotel Warari / Koyllur (or similar)*

Day 9

For land only travellers, the trip ends in Cuzco after breakfast today. Those
who are travelling on the group flights will be taken to Cuzco airport to
catch the overnight flight back to London.

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Customer Feedback

Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Summary:
This trek has been on my ‘to do’ list for over 15 years and boy was it worth
it. What a fantastic adventure which I will never forget. I had a little
extra time in Cuzco at the beginning and had a great time exploring this
wonderful city. Loads of lovely churches and a cathedral to explore around
Plaza de Armas, plus there was the Festival of the Sun happening the weekend
after I arrived so there was lots of parades and colourful people about. It
was great sampling coca tea for the first time in one of the many cafes
around the Plaza. Then it was onto the main event – the Inca Trail to Machu
Picchu. The trek was very challenging, but I loved every minute of it. The
group I was with were all lovely people, the food was great, cooked up 3
times a day by the brilliant chef and the porters were superhuman carrying
all our gear ahead of us and setting up lunch and evening camps. Our group
leader, Julio and his second in command, Cesar also deserve a very special
mention as they were excellent in every way.

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
Reaching the top of Dead Women’s Pass at 4215 metres. Such a sense of
achievement and the views were spectacular. Also walking to the final
campsite through the cloud forest and seeing Machu Picchu mountain in front
of us and snow capped mountains in the distance to the left and right. I
managed to phone my wife from this campsite which was great (and also found
out England had won 6-1 in the World Cup the day before). Unbelievable views
again when I woke up the next morning.

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Julio was a really great group leader, very informative, helpful and
encouraging throughout the whole trip. How he remembered everything he
explained to us when we stopped off at the many Inca sites on the way I will
never know. He showed a great deal of care towards all of us and also towards
the environment of the trail, frequently seeking out orchids and other flora
in the cloud forest (and pointing them out to us) to check on the health of
it.

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
If trekking the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is something you are
thinking about, all I can say is Just Do It. You will not regret it, it’s
fantastic. Don’t worry too much about the altitude – as long as you take
your time and drink plenty of water you should be fine.

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
This is the first time I have used Exodus and I will be using them again for
my next adventure, from the moment I paid my deposit to landing back in the
UK they were excellent.

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Trip of a lifetime

Summary:
One of the best experiences of my life.
Thank you

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
Seeing Machu Pichu for the first time.

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
The Best.
Holgier.
Just simply the best.

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
Pack light.
You will need half the clothes you think you need.

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
Yes, we want to help one of our porters

I have just returned from a trip with yourselves. I had the most wonderful,
amazing time, it was everything and more that you advertised. So, firstly
– thank you so much.

I went to Peru and walked the Inca Trail. Our guides were named Holgier,
Oscar and Javier. They were amazing – I cannot praise them enough.

The reason for my email, is not though, just to thank you.

One of our superhuman porters was called Juan de dio Cruz Quispe. He had
unfortunately damaged a few of his fingers on his right hand before our trip.
He could afford a doctor’s appointment, who advised him he needed an
operation if he wanted to save his fingers. This we are aware is beyond his
financial capabilities. It was very obvious to all 14 of us on this trip
that as the days went on – his pain was getting worse. So, as a group we
wish to approach you to ask your help in helping us fund his operation.

It is something that all of us in the group wish to contribute to. We could
have paid him direct but feel the best options is to go through you.

Is this something that has happened before and do you know the best way to
get this actioned?
.

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Inca Trail

Summary:
Cusco is a good starting point as the capital city of the Inca empire there
is lots to see. Good restaurants and a vibrant atmosphere add to the sense
of anticipation ready for the trek. The four day trek was for me the
highlight despite 24 hours of altitude sickness prior to setting off and a
visit from the doctor. The Trail was for me challenging despite my level of
fitness As i had not truely realised how the altitude would take my breath
away. The struggle was more than worth it for the views and the cloud forest
was fascinating. Throughout the trail we were well looked after well
informed. My fellow travellers added to the sense of achievement and
although busy Machu Picchu did not disappoint. All our guides and short team
were excellent

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
The sense of achievement , the views and the Cloud Forest.

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Our group leader was knowledgable, caring and approachable.

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
Don’t underestimate the possible impact of altitude sickness. Seek medical
help promptly if you need it as recovery can be quick and it didn’t stop me
completing the trek.

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
Take a game or a book on the trek.

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Greatest adventure ever!

Summary:
Myself and my father embarked in a trip to Peru to hike the Inca Trail. It
started with several days exploring Cusco where we were met by our guide
Julio who gave us a quick tour and took us all to a restaurant. The next day
we visited the Inca sites of Sacsayhuaman and Qenqo. These were very
interesting a well worth our time. Then it was the start of the Inca trail!
An early morning took us on a bus ride for several hours through Peru and the
landscape was beautiful. The entire trail was wonderful I barely even noticed
the altitude change until the day of Dead Womans Pass. Visiting all the Inca
sites was brilliant and finishing at Maccu Piccu was an experience I won’t
forget!

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
As much as everyone is excited for Maccu Piccu I was most taken by some of
the other Inca sites we saw along the way. Small and relatively big
settlements were nestled into the mountains and they would be hidden until
the cloud cover suddenly lifted and you would get a glimpse of these terraces
and buildings from a distance. Then throughout the day you would get closer
and closer until you could stand right in the middle of it. These were the
times I found most inspirational.

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Julio was a wonderful group leader! Very knowledgable about everything:
history, visiting sites, food and basically anything you wanted to know he
had the answer. Whilst on the hike he was super encouraging and knew how to
keep the spirits of the group up!

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
The website may tell you its the dry season and it barely rains. IGNORE THAT!
Our group hiked in August… it rained…it hailed….IT SNOWED! Always
invest in decent waterproofs and when your guide recommends you buy a poncho
do it. We didn’t and I regretted it so badly when my waterproof coat and
trousers were soaked through.

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Greatest adventure ever!

Summary:
Myself and my father embarked in a trip to Peru to hike the Inca Trail. It
started with several days exploring Cusco where we were met by our guide
Julio who gave us a quick tour and took us all to a restaurant. The next day
we visited the Inca sites of Sacsayhuaman and Qenqo. These were very
interesting a well worth our time. Then it was the start of the Inca trail!
An early morning took us on a bus ride for several hours through Peru and the
landscape was beautiful. The entire trail was wonderful I barely even noticed
the altitude change until the day of Dead Womans Pass. Visiting all the Inca
sites was brilliant and finishing at Maccu Piccu was an experience I won’t
forget!

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
As much as everyone is excited for Maccu Piccu I was most taken by some of
the other Inca sites we saw along the way. Small and relatively big
settlements were nestled into the mountains and they would be hidden until
the cloud cover suddenly lifted and you would get a glimpse of these terraces
and buildings from a distance. Then throughout the day you would get closer
and closer until you could stand right in the middle of it. These were the
times I found most inspirational.

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Julio was a wonderful group leader! Very knowledgable about everything:
history, visiting sites, food and basically anything you wanted to know he
had the answer. Whilst on the hike he was super encouraging and knew how to
keep the spirits of the group up!

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
The website may tell you its the dry season and it barely rains. IGNORE THAT!
Our group hiked in August… it rained…it hailed….IT SNOWED! Always
invest in decent waterproofs and when your guide recommends you buy a poncho
do it. We didn’t and I regretted it so badly when my waterproof coat and
trousers were soaked through.

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The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Summary:
This was my first experience of travelling outside Europe. I absolutely
loved it and it has made me so excited to see the rest of the world. I met
some really great people and it was so great to experience this with them.

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
Reaching the Sun Gate and looking out over Machu Picchu after four days of
trekking was amazing.

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Julio was absolutely brilliant. from start to finish he made this a
wonderful experience. Our luggage didn’t make it to Columbia and he was
phoning at 3am and going to the airport to make sure we got it in time for
the trek. Nothing was too much for him or Jonny the second tour guide and
they really made the trip a wonderful experience.

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
I would definitely do this trip again. I would advise travelers to take
waterproofs and a good poncho (available cheaply in Cuzco) even when not in
the rainy season as its better to be safe than sorry.

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
The whole group – Porters, chefs and tour guides/leaders were so brilliant.
However, the support from our tour leader Julio was exceptional. He
organized everything so well including day trips we wanted, restaurant
recommendations and bookings in Cuzco and even took us personally to the
airport at the end of the trip. He was so knowledgeable and his passion for
his country shone through. Can’t thank him enough.

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A well balanced adventure.

Summary:
A superb introduction to Peru.
This was the first time we have used Exodus and we can’t wait to use them
again. The trip way very professionally organised from start to finish. Cusco
exceeded expectations…a surprisingly interesting city with lots to do and
see during the day and a variety of good restaurants and bars.
The group we were with were great fun and as well as having a common interest
in the trip itself we soon realised we had a very similar sense of
humour…which came in handy during periods of inevitable minor adversity.
The Inca trail itself was perfectly planned with good food (no idea how the
chefs did it really), porterage and general support. The walking was just
challenging enough and the rewards in terms of scenery and sights were well
worth it.
Our guide, Julio, had the complete skill set…language skills,local
network,man management and empathy with the group. He set expectations well
throughout.

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
As well as the clear thrill of realising we were actually at Machu Picchu the
real thing for me was the way the team bonded …due in no small part to the
initial cohesive impact of Julio.

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
First rate…the complete skill set. He made it look easy…when I am sure it
wasn’t.

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
Be prepared for all weathers…it can be very cold and wet …even in the dry
season. Take lots of layers. Set up a Watsap group to share photos.

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
If you want a relatively short trip that gives you some spectacular scenery
and one of the greatest sights on the planet (M C) whilst starting and
finishing in relative luxury this is a great option.

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A Fantastic Experience

Summary:
Well organised by Exodus. There were no hitches at all and everything was of
a great standard.
An excellent way to do something completely different which would otherwise
involve a lot of organisation.

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
Arriving at Warmiwanuska (4215m above sea level) on day 2 of our trek – we
all arrived together which made it very special; hearing a lone piper in the
mist whilst walking Dead Woman’s Pass; the view from the last campsite at
3600m; and of course our first glimpse of Mach Picchu from the Sun Gate.

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Our group leader was exceptional. Always calm, very informative, passionate
about his country and culture and great fun.

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
This trip is not for the feint-hearted. The terrain can be challenging
(especially going downhill) and camping is at times trying – especially in
the rain.
Be prepared for any weather – even in the “dry” season.

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
Do it! It’s amazing.

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Peru at it’s best

Summary:
I cannot thank Smriti, Trehan, Rolando and especially Marcia our guide enough
for a quite special experience. Exodus ticked all the boxes for a great
adventure, thank you all.

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
Difficult to say, as both the trek and visiting Machu Picchu were so well
organised, thought out and made for a special trip – perhaps of a lifetime!

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Marcia was so very special in so many ways, her local knowledge of the people
( she is after all a local there) the route, looking after the group but most
of all her smile and engaging giggle at every opportunity. We could not have
been in better hands!

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
Waste no time in booking your trip with Exodus!

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
Can I send you two pictures?

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The Most Awesome Trip

Summary:
This trip for me was unbelievable and Fascinating and incredibly informative
all at the same time

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
Reaching the top of Dead Woman’s Pass on the second day of the trip, the view
was incredible you could see for miles.
The achievement gives a personal sense of accomplishment unlike I have had
before

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Our leader was really knowledgeable on a huge variety of topics from the Inca
civilisation to all the flora and fauna along our route
He was also sympathetic to our requirements being mostly an older group as
sometimes it was more strenuous for some than others

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
Go at your pace and drink lots if water 1.5 litres am and the same amount pm
Hydration packs are better than bottles as they are readily available to
drink from constantly

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
Enjoy and soak up everything you see and feel

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Activity Levels


Activity Levels range from Leisurely to Tough, the grading takes into account the daily cycling distances and terrain, as well as any technical riding skill required. We also consider the number of cycling days as there can be a cumulative affect from tiredness on a longer trip and the type of accommodation used, as this can also influence your day to day recovery.

If you are in any doubt, please give us a call on +353-1-607 9900 or email us.


Activity level 1 - Leisurely Activity level 1: Leisurely

If you can ride a bike and enjoy gentle exercise, these are an ideal introduction to a cycling holiday. No routes are entirely flat, so expect some short climbs and descents. Maximum daily height gain is approximately 250 metres and daily distances rarely exceed 50kms (32 miles), any longer days are often optional.


Activity level 3 - Moderate Activity level 3: Moderate

Most people who enjoy a weekend riding at home will enjoy a Moderate trip. You need to be in good health and reasonably fit. Ideal for occasional cyclists, or as a more relaxed trip for fitter riders. Moderate off-road trips require no previous experience. Distances rarely exceed 70kms (43 miles) per day.


Activity level 5 - Challenging Activity level 5: Challenging

For any ride at this level, fitness is important. Challenging trips require confidence in your ability and physical condition. They are equivalent to an extended period of cycling at home. Previous mountain biking experience is essential for Challenging off road trips as they will involve some technical riding.


Activity level 7 - Tough Activity level 7: Tough

Previous experience of the cycling style or surface is a must as these routes have long cycling days and tougher terrain on both road and off road trips. You need complete confidence in your fitness and technical ability to cope with difficult or steep terrain, rough surfaces and longer distances. Ideal for those seeking a challenge!


Split grades

In order to provide more accuracy, where a trip falls between two grades we use an intermediate or ‘split’ grade, for example 2: Leisurely/Moderate.


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