Every year in May or June, we attend one of the premier international mountain biking races in the world: The Inca Avalanche.
Starting at nearly 5,000m (16,000 ft) on the backside of one of the 7 Wonders of the World – Machu Picchu, the Inca Avalanche is one of the highest races in the world. The race is not broken into different stages but rather one continuous run from the start to the finish line – about 5,900 vertical feet (1,800m) of descending over approximately 25 minutes, depending on your level of shred!
Riders from all over the world descend on Ollantaytambo, Peru every year to ride the unbelievable trails, visit Inca ruins, party at Inca festivals and race the Inca Avalanche. Riders like Chris Van Dine, Aaron Chase, Eric Porter, Rene Wildehaber, Brian Lopes, Cedric Gracia, and many other legends of the sport have all come to Ollanta to rip this ride. You don’t have to be a legend of sport to ride though, we have riders as young as 9 participate, and there’s even have a Hard-Tail class!