We invite you join us and get the best experience riding every single trucks or dirt roads in the Andean countryside.
This tour don’t demand to be experienced biker, everyone can be join this tour, the most important is to like to explore and having more contact with nature.
This beautiful bicycle tour will allow you to discover the high part of the Sacred Valley of The Incas. This tour combines magnificent views of the Sacred Valley and the mountains snow overlooking, the discovery of archaeological sites, and the freedom that comes with the practice of mountain biking on small roads, and also having a view of the traditional agricultural life.
salt mines MarasMaras: Maras is a district of the Urubamba province, possible to be reached through a paved road from kilometer 50 on the road Cusco – Chinchero – Urubamba. It is located towards the west of Cusco at an altitude of 3300 mts. (10824 feet); over a plain that in prehistoric times was a huge plateau, from which it is possible to observe the range of mountains of Urubamba including the snow capped mountains of Weqey Willka (today “La Veronica”, 5682 mts., 18641 ft.) and ” Chikon” (5530 mts., 18143 ft.).
Moray: About 7 kms. (4.3 miles) away southwest from Maras;Moray childrem Moray is a very unique archaeological site in the region. It is possible to reach it by car through the dusty road and the path departing from the town. Those are enormous natural depressions or hollows in the ground surface that Inkas used for constructing irrigated farming terraces around them. What is surprising is that the difference of average annual temperature between the top and the bottom reaches even about 15°C (59°F) in the main depression that is about 30 mts (100 feet) deepTowards the northwest of the Maras village is the famous “Salt Works”. The Maras “salt works” to which some people call “salt mines” are constituted by about 3000 small pools with an average area of 5 m² (53.8 ft²), constructed in a slope of the “Qaqawiñay” mountain. People fill up or “irrigate” the pools during the dry season every 3 days, with salty water emanating from a natural spring located on the top of the complex, so that when water evaporates the salt contained in it will slowly solidify.
We leave Cusco by bus at 9:00 a.m., with the direction to Chinchero (30 minutes to get here bike tour, Maras – Moray), small village that retains the layout of the streets of the Inca edge, and several buildings dating from this time. From here we go by bike in the direction of the Lake Huaypo, before discovering the agricultural site of Moray, the Maras colonial village and then the salt mines of Maras, where we will see the process of salt recollection, precious mineral during the Inca edge and then at the time of the colony. Later we will complete our circuit by a beautiful descent to the village of Urubamba, at the bottom of the Valley, by the sacred river Vilcanota. Finally we find our car that will bring us back to Cusco at 5:00 pm.
This easy excursion of about 35 km bicycle, in small paths without difficulties will leave you an unforgettable memory
DAILY DEPARTURES ARE AVAILABLE ALONG THE YEAR. THIS TOUR IS AVAILABLE IN PRIVATE SERVICE.
PRIVATE SERVICE: BASED ON NUMBER OF PEOPLE DEPARTING THAT DATE:WE DEPART ANY DAY YOU SUIT.
THIS TOUR IS AVAILABLE IN THE SERVICE GROUP AND PRIVATE SERVICE.
DAILY DEPARTURES !!! From 09:00 am to 5: 00 pm
PRIVATE SERVICE: US$60.00 per person.
Boleto Turistico (Tourist Ticket) to the ruins not included). Meeting point at Machupicchu Exploring office.
You could combine this tour with train to Aguas Calientes and accomodation this night to be able to see Machu Picchu for sunrise the following day. This program is called “ Machupicchu & Biking To Moray & Salt Mines of Maras 2 Days” and is a combination of 2 tours, Biking To Moray & Salt Mines of Maras Tour and the Classic train tour to Machu Picchu and for those who only have 2 days for this tour rather than 3, it is a must!
Cusco Tourist Ticket
The Full Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTCI)
Partial Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTCPI) / Circuit I– Saqsayhuman
Partial Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTCPII) / Circuit II – City & South Sacred Valley
Partial Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTCPIII) / Circuit III – Sacred Valley
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