GFNY announces GFNY Paracas
June 8, 2024
The race starts and finishes at the Kite Club in Paracas, a place that serves as the epicenter of the sports community and stands out for its beautiful pools and proximity to the sea. The Kite Club, located 3.5 hours from Lima, provides a perfect setting for the beginning and end of the journey.The route kicks off by entering the Paracas Reserve, turning at the San Martin port, and then proceeding along the access road to Paracas. Subsequently, it heads towards the center of the Peruvian Air Force (FAP), near the Pisco airport, before returning along the same road to reach the port once again. This itinerary blends the grandeur of the natural reserve with aeronautical infrastructure, offering you a unique experience with diverse landscapes and points of interest in the region.
Long Route – 116 km / 662 m+
Medium Route – 83.6 km / 426 m+
Inside the Paracas National Reserve are more than 100 archeological sites, many of them of the distinctive Paracas culture, which flourished between 800 B.C. and 100 B.C, with intricate textile arts, well-preserved pottery and tombs. The Paracas Candelabra, a huge historic geoglyph etched into a hill overlooking the sea, adds a mysterious charm to the region. Many myths about the geoglyph’s origins circulate.
In addition to its historical and natural attractions, Paracas is renowned for its exquisite seafood cuisine.
Paracas stands out for its tranquil mornings, ideal for sky sports, and its strong afternoon winds, perfect for kitesurfing and windsurfing. Embrace the beach and sea way of life during your stay in Paracas.
Getting to Paracas is extremely easy. You can drive from the Pan-American Highway towards the city of Paracas or choose the services of local bus terminals. Additionally, the nearest airport is Lima Airport, just a 3.5-hour drive (by car, shuttle, or bus) to Paracas.