HOW TO PAY FOR MY MTB TOUR?

Once you book any of our MTB TOURS, we will request a deposit via PayPal or bank transfer of 50% of the total amount of the tour you want to join. Once we get the deposit, we will schedule your ride for the requested dates and sent you a receive, the balance should be paid prior your tour.

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF I CANCEL MY TOUR?

If for some reason you cannot come to be part of the tour, we will not refund the deposit, but your deposit will be applicable for when you will be able to join in the future. You can also transfer it to a family member or a good friend. Please understand that there may be additional penalties for hotels, tickets and others.

 

WHAT IF I WANT TO CHANGE THE DATES OF MY TOUR?

When you book any of our MTB TOURS, we schedule them for specific dates, we get and reserve everything to have a wonderful time. Being so, it is very hard to change the original dates. However, we will coordinate and try to help you find new dates only if you let us know 1 month in advance. If you inform us about changing dates outside of the deadline, we cannot guarantee alternative dates, the deposit is not refundable, and you may incur some penalties for changing dates. Remember that you can transfer the deposit to a family member or a good friend. Each scheduled ride will be done regardless of weather.

 

Kinti gear

WHAT KIND OF BIKE SHOULD I EXPECT TO RIDE DURING MY MTBTOUR?

KINTI CUSCO BIKING keeps a small number of well-maintained full suspension bikes, during your MTB TOUR you will ride Commencal meta v3, v4. This bike brand is made in Andorra with high quality standards and comes with rock shock fork, rock shock rear shock, Sram Eagle 1 x 11 transmission, sram and avid brakes. These are world-class bikes that will make a big difference while you ride through the varying trails of the Andean mountains.

All of our bikes are with flat or platform pedals. If you fancy to ride clipless pedals, please bring your own and we will change them for the comfort of your ride.

We also provide high quality enduro or full-face helmet, elbow pads, knee pads and gloves. However, there are riders who prefer to bring their own equipment for better comfort and perfect fit.

 

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECTED DURING THE DIFFERENT MTB TOURS?

To strive to go beyond expectations, we have selected the best MTB trails for amazing rides and experiences.

 

How long is each ride approximately?

It will vary depending on the trail and tour we are riding and of course upon each individual rider.

 

The full day, scenic, dh, enduro, xco & road biking tours are made to ride from 3 to 4 hours per day, while the multiday and expedition MTB TOURS are made to give riders 4 to 5 hours of riding per day. The rest of the day will be spent loading and unloading bikes, getting a shuttle to the trailheads, visiting cool places, enjoying delicious meals, and having a great time with the guides and some locals.

 

What meals are included in my tour?

For all of our rides we offer really good snacks, water, and either a delicious homemade picnic lunch or a typical traditional lunch at one of the good restaurants around the places we ride. For our multiday and expedition MTB tours, all breakfast and some dinners are included, as detailed in the ride description. The meals we will have are as great as the trails we will ride!

 

What about the accommodation?

For the multiday and expedition MTB tours we use well located 3-star hotels and lodges which are very comfortable, clean, safe, and have all the essential services some might need, this hotels and lodges have spaces where we can clean, maintain and store our bikes, it also depends on the size of your team. However, if you and your team are interested in a better level of comfort, it can be coordinated in advance or you can book yourself the hotels you want to stay during the MTB adventure.

Please understand that you are traveling in foreign country with a different culture, different beliefs, different lifestyle and different food. Certain things will not be the same as it is back at home. This is the time to embrace the bizarre and to get to know the real Peru!

 

What kind of rules do you have for rental bikes?

 

We provide world class, well maintained and functioning bikes for all our full day rides: shredding Cusco up, Machupicchu multisport and rainbow MTB expedition. We please ask you to look after the bikes. If a bike gets damaged during the ride, the guide will make adequate repairs to keep riding. If it is irreparably damaged during the ride, we will give you another bike after responsibility of the damage is assumed.

Before renting and riding the bikes, we require riders to sign an equipment release form, in order to assume ride related damages to the bikes.

 

What happens if I bring my own bike?

If you have your own bike for the full day rides, shredding Cusco up, scenic Cusco rides and rainbow MTB expedition, you will get a $50USD discount per day.

For the rest of our multiday MTB and expedition MTB rides, all riders are expected to bring and ride their own bikes. We suggest to bring a reliable fully enduro style bike with at least 160 mm front suspension travel, dropper post, tubeless tire set up resistance to punctures.

Nowadays it is easier to travel with your bike if you pack it in the well-known bike travel luggage brands like THULE and EVOC or even if you put attention to packing your bike in the factory cardboard box it came with.

You must investigate about different airline’s biking policies to find out what works best for you. Please take a look at these links before you book your flight to Peru:

American

Avianca

British Airways

Latam

United

 

If for any reason you are not able to come with your bike, KINTI CUSCO BIKING is willing to rent you one of our great bikes.

 

What else should I bring with my bike?

KINTI CUSCO BIKING maintains a cool workshop with all the tools we need to repair and maintain our bikes in good condition. So, you will have a bike stand available to assemble and repair your bike at your lodging. However, we require riders to bring any special tools for their specific bike, a hand pump, and a multi-tool with chain breaker.

Since we will be riding in the most inhospitable places around the Andes where it is impossible to find a bike shop, and keeping in mind that the selection of replacement parts is limited even in bike shops in Cusco and Lima, we suggest each rider to bring the following list of spare items:

A spare tire

A spare tube

An extra rear derailleur with and extra hanger

Chain repair link and chain lube

Spokes

Small bottle of tubeless sealant

Tubeless patch kit

2 extra pair of brake pads

 

What happens if my bike is irreparably damaged?

If your bike cannot be repaired and we still have more riding days, Kinti Cusco biking is going to rent you one of our bikes at a good price, so we can continue enjoying our MTB ADVENTURE.

 

WHAT ABOUT COMUNICATION WITH KINTI CUSCO BIKING?

This is something very important to us, we love to be in constant communication with our clients. We recommend downloading “WhatsApp” on your phones, which is very easy to use and will connect us in real time. Please, if you have any questions or doubts at any time do not hesitate to send us a WhatsApp message or call to this number +51992083616.

In order to have data you can purchase a sim card in any shop in Peru so you will be connected.

If there is any travel inconvenience such as delayed or cancelled flights for any reason, please communicate the delay to our 24hour phone or WhatsApp number +51992083616. We will make sure no one is left behind.

 

What should I wear for the full day rides?

In order to have and enjoy a good riding day you should wear and bring the following items:

 

Biking shorts and jersey

Comfortable riding shoes

Protective eyewear

Lightweight rain jacket

Small backpack

Change of clothes after the ride

Colorful passport copy

Medical insurance information

Sun cream 50+ SPF UV protection

 

 

What gear should I bring for my multiday MTB rides?

 

Enduro style helmet or full-face DH helmet

Good grip riding shoes

Knee and elbow pads

Protective eyewear

2 pairs of gloves

Small bike pack with camelback

Few bikes short and jerseys

A lightweight rain jackets

Few pairs of bike socks

Couple of buffs

Waterproof pants

Personal medical kit

Color passport copy

Medical insurance information

Sun cream 50+ SPF UV protection

Gopro optional

 

What gear should I bring for my Kinti MTB Expedition Ride?

 

Enduro style helmet or full-face DH helmet

Good grip riding shoes

Knee and elbow pads

Protective eyewear

2 pairs of gloves

20L or bigger bike pack with camelback

40 – 50 duffel bag or trekking backpack

A four-season sleeping bag (can be rented in Cusco)

A comfortable sleeping pad (can be rented in Cusco)

Few bikes pants or shorts and jerseys

A lightweight rain jackets

A very good down jacket

Few pairs of bike socks

thermal base layers

clothes for cold weather

Couple of buffs

Wholly hat and gloves

Bathing suit

Waterproof pants

Headlight

Extra shoes

Personal medical kit

Color passport copy

Medical insurance information

Sun cream 50+ SPF UV protection

Gopro optional.

 

 

What about tipping?

Kinti Cusco biking prides itself on having the best team of MTB guides, all of whom are passionate riders and are in charge to offer great MTB experiences for you. We treat them very well and pay them as well as they work. Tipping is optional and welcome for our guides.

Payments & Cancellations

HOW TO PAY FOR MY MTB TOUR?

Once you book any of our MTB TOURS, we will request a deposit via PayPal or bank transfer of 50% of the total amount of the tour you want to join. Once we get the deposit, we will schedule your ride for the requested dates and sent you a receive, the balance should be paid prior your tour.

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF I CANCEL MY TOUR?

If for some reason you cannot come to be part of the tour, we will not refund the deposit, but your deposit will be applicable for when you will be able to join in the future. You can also transfer it to a family member or a good friend. Please understand that there may be additional penalties for hotels, tickets and others.

 

WHAT IF I WANT TO CHANGE THE DATES OF MY TOUR?

When you book any of our MTB TOURS, we schedule them for specific dates, we get and reserve everything to have a wonderful time. Being so, it is very hard to change the original dates. However, we will coordinate and try to help you find new dates only if you let us know 1 month in advance. If you inform us about changing dates outside of the deadline, we cannot guarantee alternative dates, the deposit is not refundable, and you may incur some penalties for changing dates. Remember that you can transfer the deposit to a family member or a good friend. Each scheduled ride will be done regardless of weather.

 

Kinti gear

WHAT KIND OF BIKE SHOULD I EXPECT TO RIDE DURING MY MTBTOUR?

KINTI CUSCO BIKING keeps a small number of well-maintained full suspension bikes, during your MTB TOUR you will ride Commencal meta v3, v4. This bike brand is made in Andorra with high quality standards and comes with rock shock fork, rock shock rear shock, Sram Eagle 1 x 11 transmission, sram and avid brakes. These are world-class bikes that will make a big difference while you ride through the varying trails of the Andean mountains.

All of our bikes are with flat or platform pedals. If you fancy to ride clipless pedals, please bring your own and we will change them for the comfort of your ride.

We also provide high quality enduro or full-face helmet, elbow pads, knee pads and gloves. However, there are riders who prefer to bring their own equipment for better comfort and perfect fit.

 

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECTED DURING THE DIFFERENT MTB TOURS?

To strive to go beyond expectations, we have selected the best MTB trails for amazing rides and experiences.

 

How long is each ride approximately?

It will vary depending on the trail and tour we are riding and of course upon each individual rider.

 

The full day, scenic, dh, enduro, xco & road biking tours are made to ride from 3 to 4 hours per day, while the multiday and expedition MTB TOURS are made to give riders 4 to 5 hours of riding per day. The rest of the day will be spent loading and unloading bikes, getting a shuttle to the trailheads, visiting cool places, enjoying delicious meals, and having a great time with the guides and some locals.

 

What meals are included in my tour?

For all of our rides we offer really good snacks, water, and either a delicious homemade picnic lunch or a typical traditional lunch at one of the good restaurants around the places we ride. For our multiday and expedition MTB tours, all breakfast and some dinners are included, as detailed in the ride description. The meals we will have are as great as the trails we will ride!

 

What about the accommodation?

For the multiday and expedition MTB tours we use well located 3-star hotels and lodges which are very comfortable, clean, safe, and have all the essential services some might need, this hotels and lodges have spaces where we can clean, maintain and store our bikes, it also depends on the size of your team. However, if you and your team are interested in a better level of comfort, it can be coordinated in advance or you can book yourself the hotels you want to stay during the MTB adventure.

Please understand that you are traveling in foreign country with a different culture, different beliefs, different lifestyle and different food. Certain things will not be the same as it is back at home. This is the time to embrace the bizarre and to get to know the real Peru!

 

What kind of rules do you have for rental bikes?

 

We provide world class, well maintained and functioning bikes for all our full day rides: shredding Cusco up, Machupicchu multisport and rainbow MTB expedition. We please ask you to look after the bikes. If a bike gets damaged during the ride, the guide will make adequate repairs to keep riding. If it is irreparably damaged during the ride, we will give you another bike after responsibility of the damage is assumed.

Before renting and riding the bikes, we require riders to sign an equipment release form, in order to assume ride related damages to the bikes.

 

What happens if I bring my own bike?

If you have your own bike for the full day rides, shredding Cusco up, scenic Cusco rides and rainbow MTB expedition, you will get a $50USD discount per day.

For the rest of our multiday MTB and expedition MTB rides, all riders are expected to bring and ride their own bikes. We suggest to bring a reliable fully enduro style bike with at least 160 mm front suspension travel, dropper post, tubeless tire set up resistance to punctures.

Nowadays it is easier to travel with your bike if you pack it in the well-known bike travel luggage brands like THULE and EVOC or even if you put attention to packing your bike in the factory cardboard box it came with.

You must investigate about different airline’s biking policies to find out what works best for you. Please take a look at these links before you book your flight to Peru:

American

Avianca

British Airways

Latam

United

 

If for any reason you are not able to come with your bike, KINTI CUSCO BIKING is willing to rent you one of our great bikes.

 

What else should I bring with my bike?

KINTI CUSCO BIKING maintains a cool workshop with all the tools we need to repair and maintain our bikes in good condition. So, you will have a bike stand available to assemble and repair your bike at your lodging. However, we require riders to bring any special tools for their specific bike, a hand pump, and a multi-tool with chain breaker.

Since we will be riding in the most inhospitable places around the Andes where it is impossible to find a bike shop, and keeping in mind that the selection of replacement parts is limited even in bike shops in Cusco and Lima, we suggest each rider to bring the following list of spare items:

A spare tire

A spare tube

An extra rear derailleur with and extra hanger

Chain repair link and chain lube

Spokes

Small bottle of tubeless sealant

Tubeless patch kit

2 extra pair of brake pads

 

What happens if my bike is irreparably damaged?

If your bike cannot be repaired and we still have more riding days, Kinti Cusco biking is going to rent you one of our bikes at a good price, so we can continue enjoying our MTB ADVENTURE.

 

WHAT ABOUT COMUNICATION WITH KINTI CUSCO BIKING?

This is something very important to us, we love to be in constant communication with our clients. We recommend downloading “WhatsApp” on your phones, which is very easy to use and will connect us in real time. Please, if you have any questions or doubts at any time do not hesitate to send us a WhatsApp message or call to this number +51992083616.

In order to have data you can purchase a sim card in any shop in Peru so you will be connected.

If there is any travel inconvenience such as delayed or cancelled flights for any reason, please communicate the delay to our 24hour phone or WhatsApp number +51992083616. We will make sure no one is left behind.

 

What should I wear for the full day rides?

In order to have and enjoy a good riding day you should wear and bring the following items:

 

Biking shorts and jersey

Comfortable riding shoes

Protective eyewear

Lightweight rain jacket

Small backpack

Change of clothes after the ride

Colorful passport copy

Medical insurance information

Sun cream 50+ SPF UV protection

 

 

What gear should I bring for my multiday MTB rides?

 

Enduro style helmet or full-face DH helmet

Good grip riding shoes

Knee and elbow pads

Protective eyewear

2 pairs of gloves

Small bike pack with camelback

Few bikes short and jerseys

A lightweight rain jackets

Few pairs of bike socks

Couple of buffs

Waterproof pants

Personal medical kit

Color passport copy

Medical insurance information

Sun cream 50+ SPF UV protection

Gopro optional

 

What gear should I bring for my Kinti MTB Expedition Ride?

 

Enduro style helmet or full-face DH helmet

Good grip riding shoes

Knee and elbow pads

Protective eyewear

2 pairs of gloves

20L or bigger bike pack with camelback

40 – 50 duffel bag or trekking backpack

A four-season sleeping bag (can be rented in Cusco)

A comfortable sleeping pad (can be rented in Cusco)

Few bikes pants or shorts and jerseys

A lightweight rain jackets

A very good down jacket

Few pairs of bike socks

thermal base layers

clothes for cold weather

Couple of buffs

Wholly hat and gloves

Bathing suit

Waterproof pants

Headlight

Extra shoes

Personal medical kit

Color passport copy

Medical insurance information

Sun cream 50+ SPF UV protection

Gopro optional.

 

 

What about tipping?

Kinti Cusco biking prides itself on having the best team of MTB guides, all of whom are passionate riders and are in charge to offer great MTB experiences for you. We treat them very well and pay them as well as they work. Tipping is optional and welcome for our guides.