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Downloadable guides ensure trekkers won't trail behind

26th February 2010 Print

To celebrate the Inca Trail’s predicted April reopening, following January’s intense rainfall and its annual February maintenance work, The Adventure Company has introduced two free downloadable guides for 2010.

Designed to ensure those considering taking on the world-renowned trek to Machu Picchu get off to the right start, these guides - downloadable from - give the low-down on this epic holiday adventure, how to get Inca Trail fit plus trekking fitness in general:

- The Inca Trail Guide: Including practical tips on what to take, when to travel and the various route options, such as the tour operator’s lesser-travelled Alternative Trail, this handy booklet provides a useful introduction to travellers considering walking this incredible trail.

- Training for Trekking Holidays: Essential reading for anyone thinking of doing a trekking trip, this guide offers basic training advice to ensure travellers are physically prepared to fully enjoy their trekking adventure.

Speaking of the enduring appeal of South America’s best known attraction, Claire Wilson, The Adventure Company’s managing director, explained: “The Adventure Company has been operating tours to Peru for over 14 years, with the Inca Trail remaining one of our top three most popular destinations year after year. As such, we know only too well that the right preparations before travelling can make the vital difference between a trip being unforgettable for the right or wrong reasons.

“In introducing our downloadable guides and sharing our local knowledge we want to ensure travellers benefit from our experience – forewarned is definitely forearmed when it comes to any kind of trekking holiday.”

Experience the Inca Trail - For Free

To inspire more people to enjoy their own Andean adventure, the travel specialist is also offering one lucky holidaymaker the chance to win a trip to Peru worth over £2,000. In addition to the famous four-day trek along the old Inca highway, this great prize includes time to soak up the cultural highlights of the colonial city of Cusco and the nearby Sacred Valley sites along with flights and accommodation.

Would-be travellers simply need submit a blog entry of between 100 and 500 words on before 9 May explaining why they want to trek the Inca Trail to be in with a chance of winning this trip of a lifetime.

To find out more about The Adventure Company’s Peruvian holidays, visit