Who are these trail running tours for?
They're for just about every fit hiker and trail runner who wants to learn, train, and move in new and amazing mountain environments.
Am I fit enough?
Great question. As much as we want to make everyone’s trip the most fantastic and unforgettable thing EVER, and we try to cater to as many abilities as possible, there’s no getting around that there’s a minimum level we believe is necessary to get the most out of running in Peru.
The beauty of custom trips is that we can work together to design something that works for you. That said, we definitely recommend you have experience running on trails and in terrain with a fair amount of elevation change. Part of designing a trip will include consulting you about your weekly mileage, vert, etc., keeping in mind everything feels harder, and takes longer at altitude.
Once we have the groundwork down for your running adventure of a lifetime, we can help you adjust your training so you're ready to go when the time comes!! That, and we’ll be happy to give you pointers, advice, and attaboys/girls!
What should I bring?
In a general way, bring all the things that you need for day-to-day living, and mountain running. Here's a list of suggestions:
- two pairs of trail shoes (unless you want to risk putting wet shoes on in the morning)
- enough running clothes to stay warm (or cool) and dry in different environments for the duration of your trip
- a light waterproof shell
- two long sleeve running tops
- a light puffy or other such insulated jacket
- thin gloves
- tights or running pants
- sun screen
- a Buff (or other "tubular headgear")
- lightweight trekking poles
- hydration vest with more than 6L total capacity
- 2L water capacity: whatever you use, whether it's a bladder, soft flasks or bottles
- any specific nutrition or hydration needs for the trail (note, we will provide some snacks, but if you have particular needs, it's best to be safe and bring your preferred fuel/recovery foods.)
- for itineraries where you'll be camping, bring a good, warm sleeping bag and a sleeping mat
What is provided?
- lodging for the duration of the trip (in our excellent partner hotels, or camping in tents on the trail).
- trail snacks: we'll have a selection of Farbar (our local energy bar partner) on hand as trail and post-run snacks. As stated above though, if you have specific nutrition needs (like if you only eat dried pineapple and powdered spinach juice) then you should bring those things along that make your stomach most happy, and ensure the best experience ever!
- all transportation to and from airports, trail heads, hotels, etc.
- all entrances to tourist sites that are included as part of your personal itinerary
- tour guides when necessary
- running guides