Peru has an ideal territory for the practice of various sports, its destinations stand out worldwide, being considered by locals and foreigners as one of the best countries for the practice of adventure sports.
This is due to the geographical characteristics of its three regions, a desert coast, a high-relief mountain range and an exuberant jungle, ideal for living experiences full of adrenaline.
Andinism, Mountaineering and Snow Sports
The mountains of Peru have the privilege of having the Andes Mountain Range, ideal for adventure sports that allow climbing, such as mountaineering, mountaineering and snow sports. In addition, the Peruvian Andes offer the tourist or athlete mountains of high, medium and low technical difficulty, perfect for experts and beginners.
A concentration of beautiful mountains, a perfect climate for much of the year, and relatively easy access to these environments are factors that make our country an attractive spot for this type of sports. The best known mountain ranges are the Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash in the department of Ancash, Vilcanota and Vilcabamba in Cusco, Carabaya in Puno, Chila in Arequipa, La Viuda in Lima, and Pariacaca in Junín.
Trekking, Walking and Hiking
Peru is home to the best trekking circuits of different types of difficulty. Extensive walks or hiking can be done, the same ones that require a certain physical level. There are networks of pre-Columbian trails, more than 12,000 lagoons, the deepest canyons on Earth, glaciers, snow-capped peaks, forests, waterfalls and towns with the most hospitable people that can exist.
The most outstanding circuits are the Cordillera Blanca, the Cordillera de Huayhuash and the llamatrek Olleros – Chavín in Áncash, the Colca Valley and Canyon route in Arequipa, the Ausangate route, the Salkantay route, the Choquequirao route, the of the Mountain of 7 Colors, the route of Lares, and the route of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Cusco, the latter being the most important.
Canoeing or rafting
The Peruvian geography has rivers that cross lands on the coast, mountains and jungle, which, together with the force of the water of some of them, allow the practice of canoeing or rafting, an adventure and adrenaline sport. This sport is practiced on inflatable rafts or rafts, propelled by oars and generally steered from the stern (rear) through the turbulent waters of the rivers.
For rafting in Peru, the best known rivers are the Apurímac in Apurímac (class II and V), the Cotahuasi and Chili in Arequipa (class V) and the Tambopata in Madre de Dios and Puno (class III and IV).
Sandboarding and Buggies
Sandboarding consists of sliding downhill on a board over large sand dunes, and due to its geography, it can be practiced in different desert areas of the Peruvian coast such as Sarapampa in Lima, Camaná and Acarí in Arequipa and Huacachina in Ica. The latter is the most popular area for sandboarding. Exciting buggie rides are also held here, famous tubular sand buggies that move quickly, touring the great variety of dunes and the beautiful landscape of the place.