PRESS RELEASE: The Lodge Peru
As it is known, Peru is a top worldwide destination for mountain bikers due to its ancient trails, history and local gastronomy.
In the past few years, pro riders such as Brett Tippie, Jordi Lunn, Geoff Gulevich and Micayla Gatto have been visiting Cusco and the Sacred Valley more than once. This has helped in many ways to develop the tourism industry, especially the adventure one. On one hand, it encourages local and international riders to travel around Peru searching for epic trails but also its making people more interested in this sport as it is a special non-conventional way to get to know a country.
One year ago, brothers Nicolas and Vicente Chirinos (mountain bikers since birth) fulfilled their longtime dream of opening the first lodge in Cusco that focused on the mountain bike experience. Located in the tiny village of Lamay, the owners spoken to the highland communities and started working together to clean and maintain forgotten trails that now are used just for biking, making it a win-win project benefiting more than 50 families currently living in poor conditions.
Visiting the house of a villager for lunch
With capacity for 15 riders, The Lodge offers all-included packages: Airport transfers, lodging, all meals, Giant Reign bikes for rent, MTB guided tours around the valley with its brother company Peruvian Mountain Rides and visits to Machu Picchu, one of the new seven wonders of the world. This brand-new venture will surely provide one of the best ride experiences in the world.
At The Lodge, you will also find a complete bicycle workshop and an in-house pump track where you can spend your free time before and after your everyday rides.
If you are a mountain biker that loves to travel to new places, this is an escapade that must be on your bucket list.
WHERE: Peru WHO: Lisa Ankeny, Vanessa Stark, Gloria Addario, Maria Campos, Ulla Clark, Sylvie Allen, Hillary Harrison, Wendy Brookbank, Laura Ogden, Robin O'Neill, Guides: Nico and Chente