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World-famous for its ancient Inca Empire citadels like Machu Pichu, stunning Andean landscapes, and the notorious Atacama Desert crisscrossed by the old Rally Dakar routes, Peru is among the top adventure motorcycling destinations in the world.

Our Peru motorcycle tours are created to showcase the best of the country: the jaw-dropping passes of the Andes Mountains, the mysterious Nazca Lines, the otherworldly Lake Titicaca, the Pacific Coast routes, and the unofficial capital Cuzco, an old Inca city shrouded in legend and myth. From the ruins of Machu Picchu to the dizzying heights of the Colca Canyon, from the hustle and bustle of Lima to scarcely populated, remote high plateaus of the Andes, Peru is among the most diverse, scenic, and bike-friendly countries in South America.

Mouth-watering cuisine (roasted guinea pig, anyone?), rich cultural experiences and awe-inspiring landscapes ranging from arid deserts to snow-capped mountain peaks and lush green rainforests. Joining a motorcycle tour in Peru, you will ride some of the world’s most scenic mountain twisties and canyon roads, discover sites and ruins left by civilisations that continue to puzzle archaeologists today, learn about the indigenous cultures, and visit the outskirts of the Amazon basin. Designed to combine incredible riding, visiting colonial towns and indigenous communities, and discovering the hidden gems of Peru, this tour is a bucket list item for any two-wheeled explorer.

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Whether you prefer riding big adventure bikes such as the BMW R1250 GS, performance enduro machines like the KTM 450 EXC or the smaller adventure bikes like the Royal Enfield Himalayan… if you’re looking for an incredible ‘off-the-beaten-track’ motorcycle holiday in some of the most stunning & interesting countries on the planet, you’re in the right place. Simply get in touch with us to discuss your preferred motorcycle tour and we’ll take care of the rest, ensuring you have a life changing experience, whichever tour you choose!

We at Ride Expeditions have a passion for doing things right, a passion for motorcycles and a passion for adventure travel. Our tagline - 'The World's Greatest Motorcycle Adventures' - is our mission. It's what we strive to be. It's what we want our riders to experience. We understand the ingredients that make an adventure... it's not only about the bike; it's not only about the routes; it's not only about the destinations. It's a combination of every element of your motorcycle holiday and we pay attention to every detail from start to finish...
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FAQ's

While most motorcycle travellers tend to stick to more popular routes and destinations, there’s much more to Peru than the Pan American Highway and Machu Picchu. This country is vast, and it will require some serious mileage to see it all – the Pacific Coast, the Andes, and the Amazon. The main tarmac routes in Peru are exceptionally good quality with plenty of fuel and food options along the way. However, it’s also an off-road riding paradise for those who want to venture off the beaten path: roads like Canyon del Pato, the old mountain trail to Machu Picchu, and the Dakar routes in the South offer unlimited off roading heaven to riders who prefer dirt.

When it comes to traffic, riding motorcycles in Peru may appear a little tricky at first. If you’ve never ridden in South America before, beware that the traffic here is a little different than in the Western world: turn signals don’t always mean turns, and lanes are merely a suggestion rather than a rule. However, Peruvians are courteous drivers, and as long as you ride defensively and stay alert, you’ll figure out the flow of traffic in no time.

On a motorcycle tour in Peru, you will cross the Andes Mountains multiple times, and altitude is something to consider: you may reach elevation of 10-13,000 feet, and for some riders, it takes a little longer to adjust. The same goes for temperatures: while it’s always pleasantly sunny and warm in Lima, it will get chillier at higher altitudes, whereas the climate on the Eastern side of the Andes is hot and humid. Plan for hot weather but pack some thermals for those Andean passes!

Generally, you can ride motorcycles in Peru year-round as the weather here is usually warm and sunny regardless of the seasons. However, we recommend going between May and September – Peruvian winter is the dry season, so while temperatures may not be as hot as in the summertime, you’ll experience less rain. To prepare for a motorcycle tour in Peru, pack both sunscreen and some warmer layers as the weather heats and cools depending on the altitude. Four-season riding gear is ideal here!

5 reasons to ride in Peru

From tight hairpins and switchbacks to big, gentle sweepers and fast curves, Peruvian roads are so twisty you’re guaranteed to get your fill of motorcycling bliss. Curves and corners abound on the Andean routes, revealing breath-taking vistas mountain vistas, valleys, and gorges along the way. Even the dirt roads here are all about those twists and turns, so get ready for a rollercoaster ride!

The Andes Mountains stretch all the way from Venezuela and Colombia to Chile and Argentina, but Peru straddles one of the most scenic and remote sections of this majestic mountain chain in South America. Here, you can see the flight of the condors, meet the indigenous shepherds tending to their llama herds on the high plateaus, explore Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, and see the famous Inca terraces – a remnant of a long-gone world carved into the mountain faces of the Andes.

From the stunning Old Towns of Lima, Arequipa, and Cuzco to the small Andean villages in the backcountry, Peru is where the colonial and the indigenous cultures are still mixing and coexisting in one vibrant melting pot. On our Peru motorcycle tour, you’ll ride through regions where the native Quechua is still spoken alongside Spanish, visit ruins predating the Inca Empire, admire the world-famous Machu Picchu, and explore the mysterious lines of Nazca left by a culture that has vanished thousands of years ago.

In Peru, the cuisine varies as much as the climate and the altitude. In the lowlands and the coastal towns near the Pacific Ocean, ceviche is king: a dish of freshly caught seafood and fish marinated in lime juice is often likened to sushi (if you ask us, ceviche is much better), whereas in the Andes, you can sample local delicacies such as alpaca steak or roasted guinea pig. In the Amazon basin, expect delicious, steamed river fish wrapped in banana leaves, and for the truly adventurous, the locals will show you how to snack on termites and beetle larvae (we’re told they taste like almonds!).

When in Lima and Cuzco, you’ll see no shortage of urban culture complete with fibre optics WiFi, Starbucks, and trendy craft beer pubs. The minute you leave the cities, however, you’ll travel across a vast, untamed country of the Andes Mountains, see herds of wild llamas, feast your eyes on landscapes unspoiled by towns or cell towers, and experience a true sense of adventure traversing one of South America’s most beautiful and rugged countries on your motorcycle.