Why not visit the most spectacular places in Cusco region on bike? Cycling fanatics will find many attractive routes with breath-taking views, discover famous locations and archaeological sites. Better still, gain a completely different perspective of the Inca Empire!
The first day arriving in Cusco we have a light schedule so as to acclimatize to the high altitude (around 3 400 m.a.s.l.). Depending on the arrival time, we will visit the ruins of Saqsaywaman, the museum of Koricancha and attend a cooking class. Here you will learn how to prepare typical Peruvian dishes and the famous beverage Pisco Sour.
We will start the tour early around 6:30am. Around 7:30am we will reach the ruins of Chinchero, have an explore and afterwards have a lesson about the local textiles of the region.
After Chinchero, you will explore the archaeological site of Moray, containing unusual Inca ruins, consisting of several enormous terraced circular depressions. We will travel to the ruins by bike (this will take around 3-4 hours).
From Moray we continue to the next destination – Maras, by bike (optional by car). We will take a short pause in the small town of Maras and learn about the production of the popular Andean beverage, chicha de jora (corn beer).
Salineras de Maras
After Maras we continue the biking tour (optional trekking) towards the incredible salt ponds, Salineras de Maras, that are still in use and have been since the Inca times. Here you will have a chance to walk through more than 5000 salt ponds and learn about the production of salt.
We will finish the tour and return to Cusco around 6pm.
The Sacred Valley, also known as the Valley of Urubamba, is unique. It offers not only breathtaking landscapes, but Peruvians believe it is full of positive energy. Here is where you find ruins from the Inca Empire, which are viewed as the most important and strategic in the entire region and also the country.
The expedition will begin about 06:30am, so you have the whole day to enjoy what will become your favourite Valley of the Incas. The journey is roughly 60km through mostly flat roads, with occasional small hills in the background. Along the way we will have the opportunity to see local Peruvian life as we pass through small villages. We will also enjoy the snow-capped peaks of the Cordillera Urubamba.
Finally, we will visit the Inca ruins of Pisac, which if considered apart from Machu Picchu and Saqsaywaman, are one of the hidden delights not to be overlooked. At this stage of the day, we will leave the bicycles for a few hours and take on some light trekking among the agricultural terraces and ruins which date back more than 500 years. Our trek will finish around 6pm in Pisac with a delicious, fresh dinner. Around 8pm we return to Cusco, where there will be plenty of time to enjoy the evening.
This mini adventure tour offers you adrenaline loaded opportunities. You will not have a chance to get bored! You will start the tour at an altitude of more than 4 300 m.a.s.l., where you will mountain bike downhill to the jungle at an altitude of 1 200 m.a.s.l. After which you will have a chance to test your skills in rafting (optional) and then hike to the rustic lodge, where we stay the night, surrounded by coffee plantations, hidden in the jungle, finishing at an altitude of 1 500 m.a.s.l. During the second day you will follow original Inca paths, finishing the day with a warm bath in the hot springs near the small town of Santa Teresa. On the third day you have the option to take part in zip lining (optional) and trekking to Aguas Calientes.
The fourth day will be spent in one of the new 7 wonders of the world – Machu Picchu, situated on top of the hillside, surrounded by the mountains and jungle. You will have the opportunity to explore this incredible site from the early morning until 5pm (closing time). You will return late to Cusco about 1:00am.
Depending on your flight schedule you may have some additional hours to enjoy Cusco city, which could include visiting the famous San Pedro Market (Mercado San Pedro) or Museums, as well as a chocolate and coffee tour – at Choco Museo (Chocolate Museum), where you can learn about the world renowned Peruvian chocolate and coffee.
If you have a flight late in the afternoon, there is the option of organising a half-day tour to some local communities outside the city or to other archaeological sites that are of interest you.
This itinerary is flexible. We always prepare tours which best suit the group, making it possible to amend them depending on the requirements of the group. The price of each tour depends on the size of the group, the type of accommodation and the type of service. If you have any questions about the tour, please feel free to contact us by e-mail at email@example.com
The Cusco region is one of the most beautiful and attractive parts of Peru. The Andean landscapes offer great trekking, bicycle and horseback riding routes, as well as a chance to learn about the history and archaeological sites. The warm and friendly inhabitants make it a desirable place to visit and witness the rich traditions and culture. From Cusco you can easily reach the famous Inca ruins of Machu Picchu as well as jump down to the jungle or reach the dizzy heights of the mountains. This region provides you with many attractions with which to have unique experiences. Do not miss the opportunity to see it all!