A challenging and exhilarating four hour downhill tour from 4800 m into the city of Arequipa (2’225 m) the best single track from Arequipa, it’s the combination between technical and flow for the rider. The tour sacred down hill chachani begins with a 2 hour 4×4 drives through striking near desert scenery up to the electricity station on Chanchani situated at 4’800 m. The biking starts with an unforgettable descent down a winding gravel road followed by a technically demanding stoney path and an adrenaline inducing cross-country and track. It finishes with an enjoyable descent into the outskirts of Arequipa. This tour is not a popular tour But We start with minimun 2 people.
- Chachani .
- Minimum 2 people
- Length: Half day (8.30am-3.00pm)
- Group size: Minimum 2 people
- Departure: Daily at 8.30am
- Trail: Single track
Description Sacred Down Hill Chachani:
If by 4×4, we drive up to 4’800 m, at the bottom of Chachani. From there we drive down with our bikes for about 4-h. The roads are stoney, sandy and very alternate. The car follows us all the time and if you get tired you can always jump into the car. You can enjoy the beautiful view of Misti and the town of Arequipa.
We meet in your Hostal at 8.30am and depart for Chachani in the 4×4 with our full suspension bike on top. The 2 hour drive winds up through a windswept tussock mountain side. To the east is the majestic grandeur of Misti, a powerfully moving sight especially on a clear day. It is well worth a photo stop to capture the changing moods of the mountain. After this we arrive at the electricity station, the departure point of our downhill.
Wishing each other a safe trip down we are ready to attack the challenge! The 4×4 follows behind us all the way down to be on hand if the need arises.
The gravel road
This first part of the Downhill winds down through this unique alpine semi-desert, with the chance to see vicuñas, a member of the camelidos family. After 10 kilometres we come to the stoney road.
The stoney road
This is the most technically and physically demanding part of the journey. The track is through a wild and desolate landscape with many large stones to avoid and some gentle inclines.
The final descent
Reaching the desolate outskirts of Arequipa this unforgettable cycle ends with a celebratory cerveza and a small snack before the short drive back to the city centre.
Included in Sacred Down Hill Chachani:
- Pick-up at the hostel
- Professional Downhill guide
- Equipment and bike
- Water and snacks
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Sacred Down Hill Chachani
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