La Vuelta al Huescarán

Around the world’s highes tropical peak
2

days

150

km

5,300

up

3/5
Taking place in one of the highest and most impressive mountain ranges in the Americas, the VUELTA al HUASCARAN is Peru’s most distinguished & challenging MTB stage race. Inspired by an internationally celebrated bike-touring route across landscapes so breathtaking that you quickly understand why the peaks are considered to be gods in local legends. Two adventure-filled days with one full-service camp in between.
  • Peru
  • recreational tour, stage race
  • maximum number of participants unknown
  • E-MTB participation options unknown
  • 5 September - 6 September 2020
  • date 2021 unknown
  • www.lavueltaalhuascaran.com
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La Vuelta Al Huascaran
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La Vuelta Al Huascaran (overlay)

stage

km

ascent

trail

1
62 km
2,450 m
Laguna Chinancocha – Wecroncocha
2
97 km
2,850 m
Wecroncocha – Carhuaz
The story is that of a young mortal boy who fell in love with the daughter of Inti, the powerful god of the sun. Inti would not allow his daughter, a goddess, to marry a mortal so he turned them both into giant mountains and separated them with a wide and deep ravine, covering them in ice to calm their passion. And as such the two have remained for centuries, Huascarán and Huandoy, their tears forming rivers and lakes & continually trying to free themselves from their prisons with strong tremors & giant avalanches so they may once again be together.
Endurance
4/5
Overall
3/5
Technic
4/5
Days
1/5
Distance
3/5
Up/down
5/5

Explanation

Overall ​Upwards rounded rating baesd on the avarage score of ​endurance, technic, ​days, distance and up/down. Unfortunately the judgment undoubtedly contains subjective elements, please make your own assessments and prepare well!

Endurance Requirements for endurance (unfortunately the judgment undoubtedly contains subjective elements, please make your own assessments and prepare well!).
1 star basic endurance required. 2 stars above average endurance required. 3 stars above average endurance required, partly due to extreme or changing weather conditions (hot, cold, rain, mud, etc.). 4 stars more than above average endurance required, including due to extreme or changing weather conditions. 5 stars way above average endurance / professional endurance, including due to extreme or changing weather conditions. 

Technic Indication of the technical difficulty of the average stages (unfortunately the judgment undoubtedly contains subjective elements, please make your own assessments and prepare well!).
1 star flat or slightly sloping roads with a level surface and/or asfaltos, no or hardly no singletracks. 2 stars mainly off road, but flat or slightly sloping roads with a level surface and some singletracks. 3 stars mainly off-road with single tracks, roots and / or rocks and / or sandy parts in hilly surroundings. 4 stars mainly off road with singletracks, roots and/or rocks and/or sandy pieces including steep climbs and/or downhills in mountainous surroundings. 5 stars mainly off-road, technical passages, steep climbs, fast descents including natural jumps and drops, changing surfaces both up and down.

Days Number of days of the event.
1 star 2 days or less. 2 stars 3 days. 3 stars 4 days. 4 stars 5 days. 5 stars 6 days or more

Distance Average kilometers per stage.
1 star 40 km or less. 2 stars 40- 59 km. 3 stars 60- 79 km. 4 stars 80 - 99 km. 5 stars 100 km or more. 

Up/down Average uphill meters per stage.
1 star 500 meters or less. 2 stars 501 - 1,000 meters. 3 stars 1,001 - 1,500 meters. 4 stars 1,501 - 2,000 meters. 5 stars 2,001 meters or more.

La Vuelta al Huescarán

Around the world’s highes tropical peak
2

days

150

km

5,300

up

3/5
  • Peru
  • recreational tour, stage race
  • maximum number of participants unknown
  • E-MTB participation options unknown
  • 5 September - 6 September 2020
  • date 2021 unknown
  • www.lavueltaalhuascaran.com
Taking place in one of the highest and most impressive mountain ranges in the Americas, the VUELTA al HUASCARAN is Peru’s most distinguished & challenging MTB stage race. Inspired by an internationally celebrated bike-touring route across landscapes so breathtaking that you quickly understand why the peaks are considered to be gods in local legends. Two adventure-filled days with one full-service camp in between.
La Vuelta Al Huascaran Placeholder
La Vuelta Al Huascaran
La Vuelta Al Huascaran (overlay) Placeholder
La Vuelta Al Huascaran (overlay)

stage

km

ascent

1
62 km
2,450 m
2
97 km
2,850 m
The story is that of a young mortal boy who fell in love with the daughter of Inti, the powerful god of the sun. Inti would not allow his daughter, a goddess, to marry a mortal so he turned them both into giant mountains and separated them with a wide and deep ravine, covering them in ice to calm their passion. And as such the two have remained for centuries, Huascarán and Huandoy, their tears forming rivers and lakes & continually trying to free themselves from their prisons with strong tremors & giant avalanches so they may once again be together.

La Vuelta al Huescarán

Around the world’s highes tropical peak
2

days

150

km

5,300

up

3/5
  • Peru
  • recreational tour, stage race
  • maximum number of participants unknown
  • E-MTB participation options unknown
  • 5 September - 6 September 2020
  • date 2021 unknown
  • www.lavueltaalhuascaran.com
Taking place in one of the highest and most impressive mountain ranges in the Americas, the VUELTA al HUASCARAN is Peru’s most distinguished & challenging MTB stage race. Inspired by an internationally celebrated bike-touring route across landscapes so breathtaking that you quickly understand why the peaks are considered to be gods in local legends. Two adventure-filled days with one full-service camp in between.
La Vuelta Al Huascaran Placeholder
La Vuelta Al Huascaran
La Vuelta Al Huascaran (overlay) Placeholder
La Vuelta Al Huascaran (overlay)
The story is that of a young mortal boy who fell in love with the daughter of Inti, the powerful god of the sun. Inti would not allow his daughter, a goddess, to marry a mortal so he turned them both into giant mountains and separated them with a wide and deep ravine, covering them in ice to calm their passion. And as such the two have remained for centuries, Huascarán and Huandoy, their tears forming rivers and lakes & continually trying to free themselves from their prisons with strong tremors & giant avalanches so they may once again be together.