1 - Half Day Mountain bike tour with visits to archaeological sites:
At 9 am we pick you up from the hotel and travel by own private transport to until the pass of Qorao from where we will cycle back to Tambomachay which is the first archeological site around the mountain of Cusco then we continue cycling to Pucapucara, Temple of the Moon, Qenqo and finally we will explore the beautiful Fortaleza of Sacsayhuaman , Along the way down we will pass crazing lands and small country villages with local farmers being very curious seeing the biker lovers. Afternoon, we will finish our bike tour in the main square of Cuzco.
Cuzco is a city in southeastern Peru, near the Urubamba valley (Sacred Valley of the Andes mountain range. Cuzco was the capital ofInca empire. Many believe that the city was planned to be shaped like a Puma. The city had two sectors: the urin and hanan, which were further divided to each encompass two of the four provinces, Chinchaysuyo (NW), Antisuyo (NE), Contisuyo (SW), and Collasuyo (SE). A road led from each of these quarters to the corresponding quarter of the empire. Each local leader was required to build a house in the city and live part of the year in Cuzco, but only in the quarter of Cuzco that corresponded to the quarter of the empire he had territory in. According to Inca legend, the city was built by sapac Inca Pachacuti, the man who transformed the Kingdom of Cuzco from a sleepy city-state into the vast empire of Tahantinsuyu. But archaeological evidence points to a slower, more organic growth of the city beginning before Pachacuti. There was however a city plan and two rivers were channeled around the city. Rain season:
December to March. Some days are with blue sky permitting to cycle this zone…After rain season (April to June) the mountains are completely covered with snow and the slops are cover with new vegetation making nicer for pictures. Advice for Bikers:
Normal physical conditions and summer clothes, bikers require minimum of acclimatization over 3000m. One day before all the bikers will have meeting with the mountain bike guide at our office or in the hotel, who will give a BRIEFING about this bike trip and also you can check the quality of bikes and gear will be used on this trip. Duration:
full or Half Day bike tour