Video: On The Inca Trail With Buehler, Leitner and AT

Apr 25, 2014 at 15:30
Apr 25, 2014
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The next episode of Seasons of Shred follows the crew down to Peru where they meet up with long-time friend Garett Buehler to explore the terrain while learning about the country's unique culture. From the Inca Avalanche race to freeride spots descending from over 15,000ft of elevation, Peru has a lot to offer and shows amazing potential for the sport of mountain biking.

Need any more reason why the mountain of Peru are some of the most amazing ranges in the world 1

Need any more reason why the mountains of Peru are some of the most amazing ranges in the world?


With all the trails above Cusco being walking paths for the inca villagers they were mostly smooth so that meant high speeds all the way into town. 2

With all the trails above Cusco being walking paths for the inca villagers they were mostly smooth so that meant high speeds all the way into town.


Parts of Peru have modernized but a lot are still there as the ancient Incas left it many years ago. 3

Parts of Peru have modernized but a lot are still there as the ancient Incas left it many years ago.


This trail we found above the city of Cusco thanks to local shred dawg and Cusco s finest DJ Chungo. he showed us this route which was an easy buss ride from our crash pad it had tuns of cool features to play around with and was a safe bet for a solid ride day after a night out in Cusco. 4

This trail we found above the city of Cusco thanks to local shred dawg and Cusco's finest, DJ Chungo. he showed us this route which was an easy buss ride from our crash pad, it had tuns of cool features to play around with and was a safe bet for a solid ride day after a night out in Cusco.


With the huge Andes and trails flowing through golden wheat fields we were nothing but smiles. 5

With the huge Andes and trails flowing through golden wheat fields we were nothing but smiles.


The last part of the ride was nothing short of epic views with flowing trails overlooking Cusco. AT squeezing in some fun before dropping into the city streets. 7

The last part of the ride was nothing short of epic views with flowing trails overlooking Cusco. AT squeezing in some fun before dropping into the city streets.


Before the final drop into town we took some time to take in the views above Cusco. 8

Before the final drop into town we took some time to take in the views above Cusco.


As we arrived to the cross-topped hill overlooking Cusco we met this fellow singing and strumming the guitar and within mintues this little girl and her Llama approached giving the oppertunity for an awesme groupl photo with some real locals. 9

As we arrived to the cross-topped hill overlooking Cusco we met this fellow singing and strumming the guitar and within minutes this little girl and her Llama approached giving the opportunity for an awesome group photo with some real locals.


We couldn t pass up the chance for a photo opp with some of the locals. 10

We couldn't pass up the chance for a photo opp with some of the locals.


As we entered the city of Cuscu from the high mountains it quickly became an urban playground. 11

As we entered the city of Cuscu from the high mountains it quickly became an urban playground.


The narrow streets of Cusco made for some fun ripping as the descent came to an end. 12

The narrow streets of Cusco made for some fun ripping as the descent came to an end.



After dropping from the high mountains above Cusco we made our way into the city and cruised around exploring what the city had to offer. 13

After dropping from the high mountains above Cusco we made our way into the city and cruised around exploring what the city had to offer.


From the highest peak in Cusco right down to the city center for all the festivities. 14

From the highest peak in Cusco right down to the city center for all the festivities.


As we sat in the crowded city center we were approached by one street vendor. Minutes later we were surrounded buying souvineers until our pockets were empty with arms full. 15

As we sat in the crowded city center, we were approached by one street vendor. Minutes later we were surrounded buying souvenirs until our pockets were empty with arms full.


On our last night in Cusco our friend DJ Chongo that we made along the way took us out for a typical Peruvian meal that they called quwi. We know it as guinea pig. Garret loved it 16

On our last night in Cusco our friend DJ Chongo that we made along the way took us out for a typical Peruvian meal that they called quwi. We know it as guinea pig. Garret loved it!


Hittin the road 17

Hittin' the road!


Long switchback roads lead us to pure gold. 18

Long switchback roads lead us to pure gold.


Earn your turns hiking in the Andes is a struggle but in the end the reward is all worth the effort. 19

Earn your turns, hiking in the Andes is a struggle, but in the end, the reward is all worth the effort.


With a dirtjumping background Niki definitely found a new love for slashing fresh lines. 20

With a dirt jumping background Niki definitely found a new love for slashing fresh lines.


From 15 000 on top of the Continental divide the lines were nothing but loose shelly awesomeness. 21

From 15,000 on top of the Continental divide the lines were nothing but loose shelly awesomeness.


The start to our long journey back into the valley floor.

The start to our long journey back into the valley floor.


Descending untouched lines from the continental divide like this one was a huge highlight of the trip for everyone. 22

Descending untouched lines from the continental divide like this one was a huge highlight of the trip for everyone.


The high mountains in the back is where we started our 7 000ft descent all the way down to the valley floor. 24

The high mountains in the back is where we started our 7,000ft descent all the way down to the valley floor.


After spending a day at 15 000ft we got to ride this old Inca trail down beside the creek 6000ft decent wide open. The Inca trails which have been there for thousands of year just so happen to be some of the most memorial rides I ve had Like they knew we would want to ride our bikes on them years later. 25

After spending a day at 15,000ft, we got to ride this old Inca trail down beside the creek, 6000ft decent wide open. The Inca trails which have been there for thousands of year just so happen to be some of the most memorial rides I've had, Like they knew we would want to ride our bikes on them years later.


After the long day descending from the Continental divide the crew enjoyed some beers at a small shop in the valley floor. 26

After the long day descending from the Continental divide the crew enjoyed some beers at a small shop in the valley floor.


Video: Fabian Kluhs
Photo: Justin Olsen

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21 Comments

  • + 10
 If ever did half that shit you get to do, I'd def. be bragging twice as much! Nice life.
  • + 8
 I need a new job. Where can I apply to be flown around the world and ride some of the best trails?
  • + 3
 I was fortunate enough to ride the inca trail and some other lines in Peru. The thing I found best was that all the descents where 6000ft or more. It was hard to get there, but it was worth it.
  • + 1
 Peru rocks! Good story boys.
Anyone out there looking for a killer fully-catered guided trip? Give us a call. All-mountain www.ridebig.com/trip_peru_unforgettableandes.php and DH www.ridebig.com/trip_peru_incadh.php.
  • + 5
 the narrator's voice is totally trippin' me out
  • + 3
 This would be a trip of a lifetime
  • + 2
 Headed to Peru in July for a mtb trip, this is making the wait that much harder!
  • + 3
 Uggh. im going to just quit my job -_-
  • + 3
 I m dreaming of some trip like that. These guys are living it!
  • + 1
 "This is the highest I've ever been on my mountin bike". Seriously though, place looks amazing.... and now I want to go.
  • + 1
 How do u get the rear end to move side to side like that?? Do you weight and unweight to the front?
  • + 5
 1) Find a huge gnarly scree slope 2) Be Garrett Buehler
  • + 2
 epic! and beautiful Country!
  • + 1
 Anyone else notice all the trash on the trails?
  • + 1
 wow, i really did it wrong when i went here a few years ago...
  • + 3
 Next time leave the wife at home. ;-)
  • + 1
 sweetheart, that would mean i'd have to leave myself at home Wink
  • + 1
 Marry me!
  • + 1
 Hahaha! Is that Mike Rowe doing the narration?
  • + 1
 Oh I see you had Cuy.
  • + 1
 like, super jelly.

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