HIKING AND BIKING PERU’S INCA TRAILS: Trekking and Mountain Biking in the Sacred Valley

Peru's Sacred Valley book coverWilliam Janecek (£16.95, Cicerone)

There is no place on earth with more to offer the imaginative traveller, whether on foot or mountain bike, says the author of Peru’s old Inca heartland. The Sacred Valley of the Rio Vilcanota, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and the ‘lost’ province of Vilcabamba have long provided some of the finest trekking in the world. The routes in this guide describe the very best day and multi-day walks and MTB routes, right across the Sacred Valley. With clear custom-drawn maps, the guide includes many alternative routes to Machu Picchu, off the main tourist trail, and you will also find full background information on visiting the area, including to how to hire guides, mules and bikes.