** September 2017 - SOLD OUT **
The next available edition of the Monkey Run Peru is April 2018
7th April - Test driving
7th April - Launch party
8th April - Launch
15th April - Finish
15th April - Party
16th April - Return to Lima
Getting There and Away
Start: Ayacucho, Peru
Ayacucho is a 10 hour overnight coach trip or a one hour flight. Peruvian coaches have an awesome first class option that puts the piss-stinking, overpriced and cramped UK coaches to shame. The coach is about $40USD, the flight is about $120.
Finish: Atalaya, Peru
Atalaya is either flights or boat trip & coaches back to Lima. The flights go via Pucallpa and cost about $160. The land/ water route takes about 24 hours and costs about $70.
License - You'll need whatever paperwork is required in your country of origin to ride a 90cc motorcycle. You absolutely need this, without it you wont get the keys to the bikes.
IDP - While International driving permits aren't compulsory in Peru, they act as a useful translation of your driving licence. You want one with a Category "A" stamp.
Bike insurance - The bikes come with 3rd party motor insurance.
Personal insurance - You'll need travel insurance to cover you for the whole of the Run. You should make sure it specifically covers you for what you are doing and where.
Visas - Most nationalities don't need a visa for Peru for up to 180 days. You can check if this includes you here.
Vehicle deposit - We charge a £300 returnable vehicle deposit to make sure we get our bikes back at the end of the adventure, this is fully returnable and we wont charge you for general wear and tear.
Fuel, Food and Lodging
Every town you pass through will sell petrol and probably have a motorcycle mechanic. Even some of the smaller villages you should be able to find someone who will sell you a coke bottle of 'gasolina' and have an oldboy with a bag of spanners who will help you limp to the next place with a mechanic.
Finding food and water in the towns you pass through shouldn't be a problem, if you can't find fresh and cooked food you'll very likely find something resembling a shop selling packaged food.
Most places you can stop for food and fuel will have somewhere you can stay, even if it's on someone's floor. Because these bikes are pretty shit you might want to bring some camping stuff, you know, in case of emergencies.