Testimonials - Peru - The Andean Dream
The Andean Dream
Here are what some of our customers have had to say about our Peru - The Andean Dream cycling holidays...
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Michael Tanner, Victoria, Canada
This trip is a great way to see different regions and highlights of Peru. Cycling through the mountains and valleys of the Andes is magnificent and breathtaking (figuratively, and literally at the higher altitudes). Some of the climbs are not easy, but are doable with steady perseverance and a can-do attitude.
Our cycling guides Rudy and Louise really worked to make everything enjoyable and operate smoothly, and Louise's picnic lunches always hit the spot. The Inca Trail trek and Machu Picchu were the icing on the cake - as memorable as they say.
Chris Southworth, London, England, UK
I really enjoyed the trip, we covered lots of ground, saw different parts of Peruvian history (beyond the Incas), and dealt with the bumps in the road as they came along!
I was particularly grateful for the Birthday cake that Tito/Eduardo arranged because my birthday fell whilst we were on the trip; but it's the first birthday in years where I couldn't get my hands on a beer.
Nicola Prestage, Birmingham, UK
As a novice I found the tour challenging but was well looked after and encouraged by everyone involved. A great team and a brilliant redspokes tour.
Look forward to the next one.
Colm Faherty, Dublin, Ireland
As per other redspokes trips, a great holiday with an excellent local support team that did very well to manage a large group of diverse personalities and cycling ability. They also took very good care of people that were ill and attended to the cuts and bangs.
Breda Keating, Co Kildare, Ireland
Take some nice big round boulders, pour some cement around them, add a few landslides, just to narrow things down a bit and hey presto you have a paved road in Peru! Having never ridden off-road before, Tito's first outing along the river in Arequipa really helped to give me an idea of the adventure that lay ahead: teeth chattering, bone rattling, brain squashing, eyes goggling along what must be the lumpiest, bumpiest, rockiest, highest, mountain roads in the world.
Or is this just normal for mountain bikers?
I loved every minute of our three week odyssey: the scenery '“ mind blowing; the company '“ mostly cheerful, always friendly; the colourful people '“ so enterprising; the guiding '“ knowledgeable and accommodating.
Thanks to Eduardo for taping me back together when I tried to knock down a bit of mountain and to Chatto for appearing in the rain when we were worried he had gone over the side, to Lucco for never taking the van over the side, though it seemed quite close at times, and to Alex for pushing Michael all the way to set a new jungle speed record!
Helen King, London, UK
I really enjoyed the tour, Eduardo was a fantastic caring guide,the accommodation was much better than I had been expecting.
Thanks for a wonderful trip!
Michael Yeo, London, UK
redspokes seems to attract a group of people who are like minded, and while my whole Peru adventure was just great, the people with whom I shared the trip made it that more enjoyable
Phil Hurcom, London, England, UK
Another fantastic trip with redspokes, expertly led by Eduardo and his team.
Some fantastic scenery, some hard but rewarding riding and the magnificent Salkantay trek to Machu Pichu to round things out.
Stuart Butler, Jersey
I really enjoyed the Peru experience, from the cycling & trekking to the scenery, culture, food and people. We had good comradery within our group, which included our guide (Eduardo), the mechanic (Alex) and our driver (Migel). Eduardo demonstrated excellent leadership and we put our 100% trust with him. He and his small team responded well to the needs of the group.
The majority of the cycling was off-road mountain biking which I particulaly enjoyed (well, the downhills anyway!). .
The Inca Trail was a highlight of the tour for me - much tougher than I had expected but also much more rewarding when we reached Maccu Picchu.
Our guide (Jimmy) and porters looked after us well and luckily the weather was on our side too!
Richard Wakeford, Gloucestershire, England, UK
A trip with something for every kind of rider, from vast downhills of 40km, through long days of gravel roads by wild rivers to highly technical single track, all interspersed with a fascinating mix of historical sites, local food, thermal baths and a visit to a school at about 4000m above sea level.
Our guide Eduardo had patience with the less adventurous while challenging the most competent among us. Never a dull moment, utterly amazing scenery and the sun shone every day!
Simon Watkinson , Edinburgh, Scotland
I found the redspokes guide Eduardo's commentary engaging and his enthusiasm infectious. No prior planning can predict all events and I was most impressed with how he dealt with situations, both personally and logistically, to ensure the group made the best of their trip.
I enjoyed the non-biking activities - the condors, hot springs, coffee factory and the Lampa church. Plus Machu Piccu of course. This was good for learning, breaking up the cycling and for group bonding. The work ethic and helpfulness of the whole redspokes team was commendable. I believe that a lot of the work required is behind the scenes to ensure a trip runs as smoothly as possible
Marie Sadler, Toddington, England, UK
I took my first organized cycling tour with redspokes to Peru. It was a wonderful adventure from the beginning. The tour was fantastic. The cycling and places we visited were awesome. It never felt like an organized trip, it was so relaxed and felt like the group were old friends.All they guides were a wealth of knowledge and very helpful. I will keep the memories with me for ever. South America is amazing. Well done redspokes.
Dave Clemmett, Manchester, England, UK
I lost 1.5 stone and can testify that redspokes is much better value for money than Weight Watchers.Excellent organisation of the trip along with lovely people and fantastic scenery lead to a bundleful of memories and a humbling experience. If people can survive in the Andes with nothing I should be able to live with everything without a complaint.Real mixture of the usual sights that tourists go to and also places where you will be the only foreigner. The tour guide Eduardo was flexible enough to meet our individual needs and offer support to people when it was needed. Most importantly he was very personable, knowledgeable and entertaining.
Tim Eagle, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Well organised supportive proactive exciting adventure tour at altitude. It tested my limits and pushed past some of my boundaries, not to mention the compulsory fun factor. Neat bunch of people to have an adventure with. No wet blankets allowed on these tours!
Robert Burford, Essex, England, UK
For our first cycle trip abroad we decided on Peru and it exceeded all our expectations. The cycling was awesome, the food fantastic and the constantly changing scenery will never be forgotten. Everywhere we went the locals were so welcoming and hospitable.One of my many highlights was walking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. We were so well looked after throughout the trek, with some great home cooking at camp! The diversity of the plants and birds and above all the Inca sites were a mystical experience.It's "Independence and freedom on 2 wheels" with all the support you need. We will be tagging on for more trips that's for sure.
Karen Smith, Edinburgh, Scotland
I really loved this trip and had a magic time. It was great to get off the beaten track in the 3rd week - the places we stayed and things we saw were fascinating. The scenery was unbelievable and it was great to see such a variety of terrains and climates in one 3 week trip.
I always felt well looked after and safe, whether cycling or trekking, the guides were fun, friendly and really boosted my confidence and egged me on with the cycling, which was brilliant.
Lisa Eagle, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
It was fantastic to have such great support the entire trip, from our bikes being maintained for us, having a safe driver and supportive guides that happily pushed you along when you needed it and rode with you even when you were stuffed.
Keith Pearce, Aylesford, Kent, England
The trip was a fantastic trip of a lifetime. I have so many fond memories of it and repeatedly look back at the photos to recap all that went on. It was great to meet so many nice people, fellow guests and organisers alike.
I don't know if the experience can be topped but I'm certainly going to give it a go on another location. Thanks again!
Tracey Binks, Broughton-in-Furneess, England
What a brilliant holiday.
The company, guiding, bike maintenance, food, accommodation and transport were all excellent. We got to see such a range of different terrains and far more than we would have done by ourselves.
I really recommend this trip.
Dave Corkill, Harrogate, England
The places visited, sites seen and area covered over the 3 weeks were fantastic, especially the remoteness of the 3rd week.
A true adventure as this was my first cycle holiday and slightly apprehensive with what to expect. Well at my tender age the cycling was hard but finishing the 100k will be cemented on my mind forever. Also climbing Wanapijchu at the end of the Inca Trail was "breathtaking". I never went hungry as lunch was always following behind my right shoulder.
Nicolas Cheatle, Blackpool, England
This trip must go with all time best holidays, great food, scenery, exercise and saw parts of Peru that I wouldn't have reached under my own steam.
Damian King, Cheltenham, England, UK
Fantastic trip, very memorable and very educational. Hard work at times but that's the point of an adventure.
If you set out to educate and show people the real Peru, you succeeded.
Nicky Finch, London, England, UK
Great tour. Probably the most scenic cycling I have ever done. Loved the combination of cycling and the trek (the trek brought a whole new dimension to things).
The way you gradually acclimatized us was really good. This let us achieve a lot more and put us in a very strong position for the trek.
Ashley Roots, London, England, UK
This is one of the all time greats! I have never felt such a sense of being the adventurer. Bring it on!
Would have no problems in using redspokes again, I have already recommended them.
Adrian Parnell, Sutton Coldfield, England, UK
I feel that the organisation of the holiday was extremely good. The transfer arrangements from Lima and to Lima were important and were handled very efficiently. I particularly wanted to visit Machu Picchu and Cusco. Everything else (including the cycling) was an enjoyable extra which perhaps makes me slightly different and untypical of the group as a whole.I would unreservedly recommend redspokes to anyone interested in a cycling adventure holiday and hope you go from strength to strength.
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