Adventure Destinations and Outdoor Sports in Peru
Peru Adventure Paradise
Peru is a true paradise for outdoor hiking. Virtually the entire Andean area, including valleys, highlands and mountain ranges, have hiking circuits of varying degrees of difficulty. However, only a few circuits have been enabled as organized walking routes, the rest remain in their purest natural state.
The Peruvian Andes, with more than 12 thousand lagoons and hundreds of snowfalls that exceed 6,000 meters above sea level, the deepest canyons in the world, and torrential rivers, provide an incomparable setting for boating and make Peru an irresistible magnet for lovers of South American mountains. There are many reasons for this: a single concentration of mountains and few climbers; mild weather almost all year and relatively easy access to places that are separated from the frenetic city life style.
The Peruvian Andes
Peru, a land where nature seems to have carved geography to create challenges for those who venture into the wild; It could be cataloged without fear of exaggeration as the paradise of adventure sports of the new world. And there are many reasons to affirm this: Peru is a place where snow, rugged mountains, furious rivers and amazing landscapes alternate with deep lakes and vertiginous canyons. All you need here is a little imagination and some courage (or madness) to become almost without realizing an adventurer.
The Peruvian coastline (3,000 km), on the Pacific coast, offers fans of water sports a wide range of possibilities, including deep sea fishing. Savor the local cuisine or take a walk surrounded by the warm sea breeze. We invite you to discover the beaches of Peru, stages of world surfboard championships, the longest wave in the world, windsurfing, bodyboarding, katesurfing, scuba, underwater hunting, and more.
Surf in Peru
Mountaineering and Mountaineering
Mountaineering finds an incomparable scenario in the Peruvian Andes. Therefore, Peru is a true magnet for lovers of climbing in America. Reasons remain: a unique concentration of mountains (therefore, without agglomerations of climbers); a mild climate for much of the year; and relatively easy access to environments, however totally isolated from the urban trajín. A unique combination that makes Peru one of the most attractive destinations for mountaineers worldwide.
Trekking - Trekking
Peru is a true paradise for walkers. Virtually the entire mountain range, including valleys, plateaus and mountain ranges, houses trekking circuits with varying degrees of difficulty. Only some of the circuits have been "discovered" as commercial trekking routes. The rest remains unexplored waiting for anyone who wishes to travel the magical roads of the Peruvian Andes, with its extraordinary network of pre-Columbian trails and its more than 12,000 lagoons, with the deepest canyons on Earth, glaciers and snowy peaks, forests and waterfalls, beautiful villages and, above all, the most hospitable people you can imagine. There are roads so steep that they get lost in chasms that take your breath away; zigzagging like gigantic snakes that move through the mountain ranges; flat and so long that they seem to be lost in the vastness of the desert; hidden and imperceptible among the thick vegetation of the Amazonian forests. The roads of Peru offer countless possibilities and, of course, more than an ideal combination for walkers of all levels of demand and experience.
Peru is the scene of more than a dozen rivers that exceed 600 km in length. Only the five longest rivers total about 7,000 km of travel within the country. The boating arrived in Peru from Poland thanks to the adventurer Yurek Majcherzyck and his travel companions, who, after repeated attempts, managed to overcome the torrential Colca river and its 300 rapids in the very heart of Arequipa. Since then, a group of Peruvians who love this sport has managed, not without effort and work, to open new routes throughout the national territory. This sport uses inflatable rafts or rafts, which, driven by rowing and rudder generally from the stern, drive the boat and its crew through the turbulent waters of the rivers. Internationally, the rapids are classified on a scale from I to VI according to their difficulty (being the last one impossible to run or requiring a portage of the boat).
Rafting in Peru
Known worldwide by the name of mountain biking, it is the fastest growing adventure sport in the country. Its thousands of adherents travel today with their light bicycles as many broken and horseshoe paths exist throughout our geography. Almost any corner of the Peruvian territory, with the exception of the coastal desert and the Amazon plain, is suitable for mountain biking. However, depending on their difficulty and logistic requirements, the circuits can be grouped into three broad categories: (A) considered suitable for beginners, it includes routes of gentle slope and hard and compact terrain; (B) for bicycle riders with some experience, includes circuits that develop over areas of moderate slope and carry a level of risk for those who practice them; and, (C) reserved for experts, characterized by very steep terrain and extremely "soft or soft consistency soils (it carries a high level of risk and often involves high altitudes). Travel through Peru ... a all pedal.
Mountain bike, Peru
Although few know it, it is in Ancient Peru and not in Polynesia or in the islands of the South Pacific where the first evidence of men riding on the waves has been found with the help of artificial attachments, as evidenced by the textiles and ceramics of several prehispanic cultures. This practice, with more than 4,000 to 5,000 years old in Peru, continues to be used by fishermen in the northern coves of Huanchaco, Santa Rosa and Pimentel, in the departments of La Libertad and Lambayeque, who enter the sea on rafts of Totora vegetable fibers in search of daily fishing. Peruvian waves are today widely known around the world and some of their best reventazones - such as Punta Rocas, south of Lima, or Cabo Blanco, to the north - are part of the world tour of this sport. Peru has ideal beaches to satisfy the most demanding surfers throughout the year: the central coast has permanent waves during the winter (April to September), while the north coast presents its already famous "floods" between the months of October and March. On the other hand, there are about 12,000 surfers in the country - compared to the 700,000 that populate Brazilian beaches, for example - in Peru you will always find a little crowded beach and a perfect wave to enjoy. Simply choose the point of your choice.