The Monkey Run Peru 2017

You've probably already witnessed the genius that is the  Monkey Run, maybe you've even participated in Morocco. Well, we thought we'd spice things up a little - welcome to the majesty of the Republic of Peru.

Upon realising that Monkey Bikes are the new dawn of adventurism, we decided to hurl the dart of adventure at the globe. And lo and behold, our old friend Peru popped up. Where better to take a bike fit for a small child than across the Andes and through the Amazon rainforest? It's what Sir David Attenborough would do if he didn't have that pesky pacemaker fitted. 

In April we sent 5 brave pioneers into the jungle to get a vague idea of if you'll come back alive.

Picture the scene, you take your bike to the shops at home, and return with the milk you set off for. It's not too exciting is it? Now imagine you failed to get milk, took a wrong turn, ended up in the heart of the Amazon, broke down, and had to fix your bike with true grit, a lump of rock and some swear words. In the dark. With snakes slithering over your toes. Yes. Yes. Yes.

We ended up camping at 4,500m behind a shepherd’s hut sleeping under a tarp. Got hit by a hailstorm and woke under an inch of ice. It was fucking excellent.
— Mr Joolz

And it would be at this point that you'd probably realise that this might just be the best way for a human being to spend 8 days. 

Morocco is already firmly on the Monkey Run map. Now it's up to you to see if Peru is able to etch its way into Monkeying legend.

The Bike

What this diminutive bundle of joy lacks in size, it more than makes up for in unadulterated pleasure. We use slightly chunkier monkeys in Peru, as it's a bit hilly.

  • It's close to the ground, so you don't have far to fall.
  • It's about the size of a rollerskate, though packs a mighty 90cc punch.
  • It's light, so when it inevitably breaks down it's easy to carry.
  • It's mechanically basic so a chimp could fix it.

The Un-route

Starting somewhere near Ayacucho and finishing more or less in Atalaya. This is dependant on the Pioneer's event, so details are all currently a tad hazy.

What is certain is that it will take place in the Andes Mountains and through a shitload of the Amazon jungle. It will be old-school adventuring at its very best.

There's a party at the end a bit of test driving at the start and in between you're on your own. Just the way it should be.

The Detaily bits

When: 7- 15 September 2017*
Where: Peru
How Much: £1200 per bike, which includes...

  • A mighty if diminutive bike to love.
  • The bike transported to the start line 
  • All the Peruvian paperwork and bike insurance ready to go.
  • Test driving and advice pre-launch
  • A launch party to kill half your brain and a finish party to kill the other.
  • The most ridiculous week of adventuring chaos imaginable.

* to be confirmed

I've heard enough... sign me up for this micro-awesomeness

If all that tickles your giblets, the only thing to do is line yourself up for a week of chaos and stupidity that your life needs. Remember, we won't really know how possible finishing this adventure is until after the pioneer's event which is happening in April. This also means your heroics shall be remembered for all time. To become a legend of the new dawn you simply need to hit the marginally unsubtle button below.