Peru, a superb destination for sport and adventure, is keen to associate its image with MARATHON DES SABLES, whose essential values it shares: exploration, a taste for effort, respect for nature and inhabitants. 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 (Cañon 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 to Peru includes: trekking in the mountain, desert or jungle, mountain biking, surfing on sand dunes, navigating on Lake Titicaca, climbing and mountaineering, horse-back riding, paragliding, rafting and canoeing, surfing and windsurfing, and more.

Added to which of course is the country’s rich historical past: a visit to Peru is like entering a history book under an open sky, taking you deep into the era of the Incas, following their tracks right into the heart of their ancient cities (Machu Picchu, Nazca, etc.).

Flying high above these wide-open spaces, the Andean Condor is a majestic symbol of the sensation of total freedom experienced during a stay in Peru, no doubt something like that enjoyed by Marathon des Sables competitors in the heart of the Sahara.