Bike Tour in Cusco (Full Day)

Adventure Cusco

A full day mountain bike tour around Cusco, near the Urubamba Valley, with visits to many of the great archaeological sites of this historic City.

Tour Description

Cuzco is a city in southeastern Peru, near the Urubamba valley (Sacred Valley of the Andes mountain range. Cuzco was the capital of Inca 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.

Overview of Tour

Your mountain bikes and helmets will be provided and your guide will lead you from Chinchero to Moray to Maras, for a day of moderate bicycling and a delicious picnic lunch.

Pricing and Reservations

Biking Cusco (1D)

Private Service for 2-3
• $95 USD per Person

Private Service for 4-6
• $55 USD per Person

Private Service for 7+
• $45 USD per Person

Join an English Speaking Group
• $50 USD per Person

Schedule and Duration

Start Time:
• 7:00 am

Duration:
• 9 Hours

What's Included

Biking Cusco (1D) Includes:

• Pick up and drop off at your Cusco Hotel
• Private transport with a great driver
• English speaking guide ( Licensed in tourism )
• Helmet and Mountain bikes
• Picnic lunch with plenty of snack

What's NOT Included

Biking Cusco (1D) Does NOT Include:

• Tips for your guide, driver, transfer agent.
• Personal expenses
• Tourist ticket to enter the sites
• Additional tours
• Phone call and internet access
• Big ticket 130 Soles / Partial ticket 70 S.

What to Bring

What to Bring:
• Small backpack & Tennis shoes
• Rain jacket or poncho (December – April)
• One complete change of clothing
• Bottel of wáter & Sunglasses
• Flashlight and batteries
• Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
• Sun block (sun protection cream)
• Insect repellent & Extra money (soles)
• Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc,
• Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries

Highlights of Tour:
• Moray agricultural terraces and national park
• Maras villaje and Salt mines
• Mountain biking in rural areas of the Sacred Valley

Tour Itinerary
• A full day mountain bike tour with visits to archaeological sites.

Your mountain bikes and helmets will be provided and your guide will lead you from Chinchero to Moray to Maras, for a day of moderate bicycling and a delicious picnic lunch.

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Biking Cusco (Full Day)

Detailed Travel Program

Biking Cusco (1D)

Maras & Moray For all mountain biking lovers, Peru has one of the largest networks of Inca remains and following the innumerable trails that connect with the most amazing sites in the Cusco, passing through remote villages out of the reach of motorized vehicles, and having the chance to get know local Andean communities and learn their amazing life style. Mountain Biking is a relatively new sport in Peru, but new routes are rapidly being opened up, many of which offer excellent opportunities to ride.

At 9am we pick you up from the hotel and travel by own private vehicle to Chincheros, which takes 40 minutes. Here we begin our cross country biking tour on the nice Andean landscape. We visit Lake Huaypo, Maras-Moray, Salt mining and finally enjoy doing downhill biking to Urubamba in the Sacred Valley. Maras is an Inca settlement, and is a place named Salineras, are extensive terracing salt areas, controlled, and used since before Inca days. This trip is for beginners, and experience bikers, you can choose to ride in asphalt road, dirt road and single trucks. Will be a nice experience mixing the sport and knowledge of the Inca culture. After 5 hours biking 35km stopping at different viewpoints. The lunch is at Urubamba and then back to Cusco.
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.

Detailed Travel Itinerary

Biking Cusco (1D)

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:

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

Full-Day Bike Tour

Start Time: 9:00 am
Duration: 7 Hours (35 km distance)
Private Service: Private Service for organized groups departs any day. Highly recommended.

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.

What to Bring:

• Small backpack & Tennis shoes
• Rain jacket or poncho (December – April)
• One complete change of clothing
• Bottel of wáter & Sunglasses
• Flashlight and batteries
• Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
• Sun block (sun protection cream)
• Insect repellent & Extra money (soles)
• Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc,
• Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries

Tour Details

Start Time:
• 7:00 AM

Duration:
• 9 Hours

Highlights of Tour:
• Moray agricultural terraces and national park
• Maras villaje and Salt mines
• Mountain biking in rural areas of the Sacred Valley

Pricing and Reservations

Biking Cusco (1D)

Private Service for 2-3
• $95 USD per Person

Private Service for 4-6
• $55 USD per Person

Private Service for 7+
• $45 USD per Person

Join an English Speaking Group
• $50 USD per Person

Schedule and Duration

Start Time:
• 7:00 am

Duration:
• 9 Hours

What's Included

Biking Cusco (1D) Includes:

• Pick up and drop off at your Cusco Hotel
• Private transport with a great driver
• English speaking guide ( Licensed in tourism )
• Helmet and Mountain bikes
• Picnic lunch with plenty of snack

What's NOT Included

Biking Cusco (1D) Does NOT Include:

• Tips for your guide, driver, transfer agent.
• Personal expenses
• Tourist ticket to enter the sites
• Additional tours
• Phone call and internet access
• Big ticket 130 Soles / Partial ticket 70 S.

What to Bring

What to Bring:
• Small backpack & Tennis shoes
• Rain jacket or poncho (December – April)
• One complete change of clothing
• Bottel of wáter & Sunglasses
• Flashlight and batteries
• Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
• Sun block (sun protection cream)
• Insect repellent & Extra money (soles)
• Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc,
• Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries