You can get to Machu Picchu by different roads. Each of them is different, not each so attractive. Two days are enough to have incredible trip to get to famous Inca ruins. How originally spend time in Cusco region? Check out the details of my favorite trip to Machu Picchu by bike!
I have written already about different ways to get to Machu Picchu here and here. In reality there are many of them and it is hard to make up your mind. The biggest challenge is why we have limited time. In such scenario most people choose trip by train or bus. This kind of trip can take whole day or even two. But those options are not the most interesting ones. Much more attractive, lifting up your adrenaline level is the one described below.
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Trip to Machu Picchu by bike, adrenaline shot to start a day
Experience adventure of the lifetime during two days trip to Machu Picchu.
Forget about seeing trail from the bus or train. It is possible to do that in slightly different way. For example you can reach Inca ruins partially by bike and partially walking. And it is possible to organize it all as two days trip.
What is needed?
- First of all you need to have two full days
- Secondly you need to be in a good physical condition and you need to know how to ride a bicycle (mainly going downhill)
- Thirdly you need to be ready for good amount of adrenaline
- Fourthly you need to use private transportation on almost whole route, so bigger budget is needed here than for a trip by bus
If you can fulfill all points above, you can make it. The only thing left is to do it.
You need to start this trip as early as possible. We need to reach pass at 4340 m. above sea level in high Andes at first. Next you will ride down with enormous speed to 1500 m. above sea level to high jungle. Amazing experience, because it is not very common to transfer from high, dry Andes to humid, heat jungle within only few hours. It is worth to take this opportunity during trip to Machu Picchu.
After that few more attractions. We need to reach Aguas Calientes and ride through quite long stretch of the jungle. Sounds easy, but if you have only half day, might be tricky. Of course we will have enough time, because part of the route will be done by car and last 3 hours by walking.
Is it the end of pleasures?
No way! If you are very fast and you will be able to get up the first day before the sunrise, then you will get incredible prize – 2 hours rest in the hot springs. After bicycle riding and just before trekking this is real deal. Definitely it is worth the early rise.
And this way, a little tired, but happy, at the end of the day you will reach the small town, a starting point for Machu Picchu trek for the next day. After whole day of exploring Inca ruins, you will get back to Cusco from other side. By train to Ollantaytambo, next by bus to Cusco.
Thanks to this setup you will be able start the next day sightseeing another part of the country richer by new experiences and adventures. How does it sound?
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