DAY 1: 37.2 km From Cahuachi, at just over 350m, to Coyungo, at just above sea level.
DAY 2: 40.2km From Coyungo to Samaca, with a more challenging gradient profile than Day 1; a long climb early on, a rollercoaster of small inclines and descents, plus the canyon of Rio Ica.
DAY 3: 32.7km To Ocucaje on a mixed day of lunar landscapes, stony terrain and dunes, with 550m of ascent in the first 13km.
DAY 4: 68.3km A long day.
The first 40km undulates, then it’s down to sea level before rising again. It’s tough, but Pacific views help.
DAY 5: 42.2km Running along the coastline on possibly the most spectacular of all the stages, taking in beaches, cliffs, archaeological zones and a most welcome breeze en route to Mendieta.
DAY 6: 19.6km The big push to the finish in La Catedral is another coastal day, but with less elevation.