This challenge is THE most vertical and most epic cycling challenge in the world designed for experienced cyclists seeking an exceptional race.
Two races are available:
1) “full” race: 3500 km – 2200 miles with 63 500 m – 208 000 feet climbing
2) “half” race: 2500km / 1500 miles with 38 500m – 126 000 feet climbing
Long gone are your famous passes and your favorite bike race. You’ll be one of the few to come riding in this spectacular part of the world…
Goal is to reach Cusco, the capital of the Inca Empire, from Quito (capital city of Ecuador). Riders will have the unique opportunity to ride, mostly on asphalted roads, in the Andes Cordillera and its stratospheric climbs above 4000m / 13000 feet.
Attempting this challenge as a solo rider or as a team is doable for cyclists ready to ride more than 122 kilometers/day.
IncaDivide values are based on “Gentleman cycling” (respect the rules and your competitors), environmental sustainability and charity. 2% of the race income will be donated to the Ecuadorian and Peruvian “Bomberos” (firemen).
This label, created by two ultra enthusiasts, Axel and Leticia guarantees an excellent organization for its participants (logistics and security), clear race formats (Full and Half) and exceptional places to ride..
Spectacular checkpoints chosen by the organization
Each checkpoint has been carefully chosen for their uniqueness, in the Andes Cordillera: unique passes, Avenue of the Volcanoes, Amazon, White Cordillera and Black Cordillera…
The route between the checkpoints is to be decided by each rider. To stamp their progression at each checkpoint prepared by the organization, riders will have to beat the vertical Andes Cordillera and its unique topography.
Security, our priority
IncaDivide is an ultra cycling race organized with strong logistics. The organization has worked hard to study route planning, road conditions, weather analysis and points of interest to make this challenge an epic experience for every rider.
We had intense discussions with local people / communities. We have also ridden the whole route, reproducing ultra racing conditions. Each rider will be live-tracked with a dedicated GPS tracker. Our goal is to ensure your safety.
Fueling on the go
Water, food and housing options are available on the route every 40 kilometers. Each selected rider will receive a POI (points of interest) database, identified by the organization between the checkpoints. You’ll therefore know precisely where to refuel and rest throughout the challenge.
Riders will have the opportunity to discover the exceptional hospitality of the Ecuadorian and Peruvian people, their typical food, and breathtaking camping spots.
IncaDivide is a physical and mental challenging race. Keep in mind that speed doesn’t matter much here, only endurance matters. 134k/day (FULL) or 122/day (HALF) are the minimum required to take on this challenge. Competitors rushing at the start of the race, might be among the first to scratch…Results aren’t guaranteed, you will be the first to surprise yourself.Thinking about racing the challenge? Pay a visit to our blog, we share weekly updates on “how to get prepared” for this kind of ultra race.
Yes, but every member has to cycle the whole length of the race (no relay). Teams can apply before the race (between friends, cycling-crazies or company challenges) but can also be formed during the race (riders will be ranked as team riders then).
The spirit of our races aims at promoting a collective performance. We know by experience that team riding can help reaching very high objectives (like cycling from Quito to Cusco length in the shortest time). Solo or team riding this challenge, it is still a hell of a challenge. You’re warned.
Up to 6 riders team can sign for the challenge. Groups of friends / cycling crazies or company challenges will be identified separately in the race with specific goodies. Group registration can benefit from a discount on the registration fee.
Our partners (restaurants, hotels) will be identified with INCADIVIDE race logos to quickly find them on the road.
Spanish glossary for people who do not speak Spanish will also be available.
Respect the environment, the flora and fauna, make sure to leave no trace after your bivouac. Preserve the beauty of these scenic treasures offered by Ecuador and Peru.
Un-cycling-believable…and congratulations! You have beaten IncaDivide – UltraCycling challenge designed by BikingMan. Qhapaq Nan, the legendary Incan road network is now behind you.
You’ll deserve a nice and unique surprise on the finish-line.
How to validate the challenge
IncaDivide challenge will officially end on July 26th. Riders will have to stamp their progression on every checkpoint with their brevet card and GPS tracks.
After the challenge, sit down (on a chair) for a while and stay connected (and trained!). Other challenges await you on BikingMan.com …