Video & Photo Story: eMTB Through the Sacred Valley of the Inca in Cusco, Peru

Jan 30, 2021
by Diego del Rio  
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A few days ago, with my friend and neighbour Vicente Chirinos from Peruvian Mountain Rides, I had my first experience riding eMTBs through the local trails where we live, in the Sacred Valley of the Inca in Cusco - Peru. They lent me the new Giant Trance X E + Pro 29 and in a few hours in the morning we managed to capture all these shots that finally became this edit and photo story. The flow with which you go up and the adrenaline controlled when you go down makes this machine a necessary good for any cyclist who wants to "venture" into the unknown and even more so if you want to go further than 3000 masl! Hope you like it! Greetings from the Valley! Andes vivos!


Climbing an amazing trail close to home and with an outstanding view of Lamay town down below.
Climbing an amazing trail close to home and with an outstanding view of Lamay town down below.

At the top of the Mirador trail. We ascend 600 m super easy even though the trails is extremely steep and muddy.
At the top of the Mirador trail. We ascend 600 m super easy, even though the trails is extremely steep and muddy.

Wild flowers.
Wild flowers.

The Mirador at 3670 msnm. Amazing spot to appreciate the Sacred Valley of the Incas. During dry season all the snowcapped mountains are shown from here... now is kind of hard to watch them.
The Mirador at 3670 msnm. Amazing spot to appreciate the Sacred Valley of the Incas. During dry season all the snowcapped mountains are shown from here... now is kind of hard to watch them.

Still image taken from the E lectric Valle y video in Lamay Cusco. Riding the Giant Trance X E Pro 2 with Chente Chirinos during a wet morning in the Sacred Valley. Exploring the hood.
Still image taken from the E+lectric Valle+y video in Lamay, Cusco. Riding the Giant Trance X E+ Pro 2 with Chente Chirinos during a wet morning in the Sacred Valley. Exploring the ´hood.

Amazing bike for these kind of trails. The E-Biker are THE bikes for riding around the Andes. The suit perfectly to the weather and high-altitude conditions.
Amazing bike for these kind of trails. The E-Biker are THE bikes for riding around the Andes. The suit perfectly to the weather and high-altitude conditions.

Variety of cactus an super grippy trail and some loose rocks make this area an amazing spot for raw-riding.
Variety of cactus, an super grippy trail and some loose rocks, make this area an amazing spot for raw-riding.

Still image taken from the E lectric Valle y video in Lamay Cusco.
Still image taken from the E+lectric Valle+y video in Lamay, Cusco.

A view of the Lamay creek in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Green and cloudy usual settings of the rainy season.
A view of the Lamay creek in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Green and cloudy, usual settings of the rainy season.

Natural trails with an amazing grip that is why the best riding conditions are during wet season. Just enjoy the lines
Natural trails with an amazing grip, that is why the best riding conditions are during wet season. Just enjoy the lines!

GoPro chesty angle exposing the electric blue amazing painting of the Trance X E Pro 2.
GoPro chesty angle exposing the electric blue amazing painting of the Trance X E+ Pro 2.

Speed in sephia.
Speed in sephia.


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27 Comments

  • 3 0
 Diego, Nicolas, Chente! Que tal? Genial veros aquí, saludos desde Australia ! - Juan

I had the distinct pleasure or riding with these guys in 2018. Astounding trails, the best guides you could hope for in this jaw droppingly beautiful landscape
  • 2 0
 Hola Juan, como estas amigo? espero todo bien con la pandemia!
we always remember you and appreciate your art, you rock! hope we can visit you someday!
  • 2 0
 @PeruvianMountainRides: estamos bien en las antípodas, aunque atascados aquí por culpa de la pandemia, cómo todo el planeta.

I look forward to returning. I’ll continue to ride hard here so as to be worthy of those crazy Incan trails haha
  • 2 0
 @short-but-sweet: Hola Juan!!! que bueno verte por aca!! te mando muchos abrazos desde los Andes!!! lets ride!!!!
  • 3 0
 Hey Hey Chente and Diego! Como estas mi amigos? - Doug

I love that Juan has made contact already, what an amazing week we had with you guys and your amazing crew! Peru is a mind blower for scenery, culture and especially riding with the Peruvian Mountain Rides gang. None of us will ever forget that adventure and we could never have done it without your astounding local knowledge and guiding. I hope you develop your ebike offering so us low altitude guys can go deeper into your glorious high altitude landscape without so much huffing and puffing. It's hard to imagine bigger days there, but on an ebike, wow!

Thanks to pinkbike for supporting these guys, the are making a difference in their community and also in the Andean communities they touch with their MTB offering. Anybody out there thinking about going (when allowed), DO IT.
  • 2 0
 Hey hey Doug, great to see you here too! Hope all’s well up your way. Big hello to your BC crew from Aus
  • 3 0
 Hey Doug!! how are you man! nice to know you are ok! lots of hugs from the Andes!!!
  • 3 0
 Thanks Doug for your words! We had an amazing time! Looking forward on seeing you soon our good friend!
  • 6 0
 Great. Would love to ride these trails one day!
  • 5 0
 You are welcome! just need to wait when the covid is over! Contact us @peruviamountainrides ! Cheers!
  • 2 0
 I used to live 2 hours from Cusco in a place called Curahuasi. Curahuasi had awesome trails, and I raced lots of trails in Cusco too.
  • 3 0
 Yes ! 2 hours away aprox! There are amazing trails and the local community has build some epic DH trails around!
  • 4 0
 Looks like fun to me, great place to explore and eMTB.
  • 2 0
 For sure you can come and ride with us!
  • 1 0
 @daddy5
Dude you lived in Curahuasi? That's rad! Volunteering or something?
Did you ever check out Sayhuite?
I lived in Ollantaytambo for twelve years lol
  • 1 0
 I was a missionary there for 9 years, and that's where I started mountain biking. I did go to Sayhuite multiple times. Sayhuite is the mountain village with the glacier lake right? I raced a lot of downhill races in Ollantaytambo like Inca Avalanche too.
  • 3 0
 I miss this place.
  • 2 0
 Buenazo el video!!!
  • 1 0
 chevere Calulo!! abrazasos!
  • 1 0
 gracias compadre!
  • 1 1
 Yup. just ripping sacred valleys on motorcycles. So sacred. Good for you.
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