The trails around Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley of the Incas should be on every biker's bucket list. Photo:

Mountain biking is all about the adventure. Even the biggest fans of lifts and well-marked maps would have to admit that doing it somewhere way out in the back of beyond gives you a special buzz.

These may not be the gnarliest trails in the world, or even the scariest, but they're some of the most stunning and (to your average British rider) the least accessible.

Though getting there is never impossible if you want it enough...

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