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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Bike Cajamarca - About Us

We aim to be the number 1 cycling tourist choice in Cajamarca, Peru. We will offer a friendly, safe  and knowledgeable service and cater to your every cycling needs whilst riding among the beautiful and hills and valleys in this friendly, historical and scenic part of Northern Peru.
We are local people and cycling enthusiasts trying to share our love of cycling and Cajamarca by developing a sustainable business model. We have been supported with initial start up funds from friends and fellow cyclists in England.

  • Richard is Operations Manager and Guide
  • Vicky is Business Coordinator and Financial Manager
  • Alan is our UK Partner

Currently we own 4 new Scott aluminium framed mountain bikes and have access to others for larger groups. Richard, our main guide can tailor excursions to suit your interests, fitness and finances. Typically these are full and half days. It is not recommended to cycle in the are without a guide. Our prices include hire of mountain bikes, safety equipment, drinking water and guide. Food can usually be bought on route or you may prefer to take a small rucksack with a packed lunch.
Generally a half day would be US$30 and full day US$50
We generally need at least a day's notice to organise a trip but preferably more. 
Our email address is:
You can contact Vicky on her mobile/cel at 949481164 or in her house at 076-369361 or by email at
You can contact Richard mobile/cel at 976350846 or in his house 076-506354
You can contact Alex, Richard's brother on his mobile/cel 976052399 or at his house 076-369361
The brothers run a small cycle repair shop about a 5 minut taxi ride from the town centre - the address is La Paz 567 . You will find it just past the cemetery on the opposite side of the road - there is a white wall where you will see the Bike Cajamarca sign. They won't be there at lunch times but you'll fid them working there Monday- Friday and possibly on Saturday
Alan is based in the UK and you can email him at,, call skype alanmalarkey or on his mobile/cel 00447540770668 or home number 00442086575766 

We can also arrange accommodation at our sister business a delightful Homestay called Casa Mirita which you can find HERE

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Who we are and what you will see




As you can see the Bike Cajamarca team is happily awaiting your visit. We will ensure that all your cycling, safety and personal needs are attended to in a friendly and professional way.
Cajamarca is relatively prosperous city being the site of the enormous Yanacocha gold mine but until recently cycling has been mainly for necessity rather leisure. However the Cumbe Mayo cycling club has tried to change that and there is a growing and enthusiastic group of young cyclists who organise rides and a few races. Richard, our Operations Manager and Senior Guide is one of that group and his family run a cycle repair workshop offering services to local cyclists and promising to fix anything you can ride.

The surrounding countryside is truly spectacular. As well as mining this is a farming community and there are many green fields where cows graze and farmers produce milk and cheese and other products. Further afield you will find pine forests, mountain passes, tranquil lakes where locals crop reeds to turn into the distinctive local hats and pre Incan ruins and interesting geology. Cajamarca is a sub-tropical highland some 2,700 meters above sea levels. Most of the cycle trails are not technical and are generally non-asfalt trails used by local micro-buses and farm transport much of which is horse or donkey powered.

In 2010 Alan our UK partner visited Cajamarca and stayed in Casa Mirita as a homestay guest to Vicky our Business Coordinator and Financial Manager. Alan hired Richard as guide and rode with him on many occasions enjoying the pleasure of the trails and Richard's company. When Alan returned to England with the help of his cycling club, Addiscombe Cycling Club he organised a cyclo-sportive and raised sufficient funds to invest in 4 new bikes, safety equipment and publicity. Vicky is a Municipal Guide and well placed to market the services so that  little by little it became a viable business. 2012 is our first year of operation but with little competition in the area  we feel that we can become a successful and sustainable venture.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Bike Cajamarca helped organise the race

Progress has been steady with bike Cajamarca. Unfortunately recent disturbances in relation to the Conga mining operation have reduced tourism but the situation is gradually improving. Marketing work has included making a new logo for leaflets and T shirts and helping arrange this race of 80km on tough terrain. Vicky, Richard and their friends and family continue to work to improve the Bike

Cajamarca business and brand