South of Lima, the entire Paracas National Reserve, particularly the peninsula and the shoreline heading south, in the department of Ica, is one vast playground for bikers. Some of the routes are short and simple, touring the beach resort, while other, more difficult trails cross the desert through sand dunes and up steep slopes. As a rule, cyclists should always take along water and a map of the area. Bikers are advised to cycle together with an expert.
Overall, Paracas National Reserve is the 4th most popular mountain bike trail of all 5 mountain biking rides in Peru.