Peru, a superb destination for sport and adventure, is keen to associate its image with the MARATHON DES SABLES, with whom is shares essential values such as: exploration, a taste for effort, respect others and for nature. Peru has everything that a modern-day adventurer could wish for: high mountains (Mount Huascarán, 6768 m altitude), some of the deepest canyons in the world (Cañón del Río Colca), extremely dry deserts littered with gigantic dunes (Ica), impenetrable forests (Iquitos region), an incredible lake perched at an altitude of 3812 m (Titicaca), and of course the Pacific Ocean.
A sports trip in Peru includes: trekking in the mountain, desert or jungle, mountain biking; surfing on sand dunes, boating on the lake Titicaca; rock climbing and mountaineering; horse-back riding, paragliding, rafting and canoeing, surfing, windsurfing, and much, much more.
And of course there is the country’s rich historical past: a visit to Peru is like entering a history book under a vast open sky, taking you deep into the era of the Incas, retracing their steps right into the heart of the ancient cities of Machu Picchu, Nazca, and many others.
Flying high above its wide-open spaces, the Andean Condor is a majestic symbol representing total freedom experienced during a stay in Peru; no doubt something similar experienced by the competirors of the Marathon Des Sables in the heart of the Sahara.