Julio was born and raised in Huaraz and began exploring the Cordillera Blanca as a boy. In the 1980`s he worked organizing trekking groups. He understands well the types of service that foreign visitors are looking for and specializes in bringing people up-close to the Andes through mountain biking. In 1995 Julio founded Mountain Bike Adventures. He pioneered the sport here and is recommended in the most popular guidebooks around the world. He has explored endless possibilities for all types of biking in terms of technical difficulty, singletracks, uphills and much larger circuits in the Cordillera Blanca and Negra.