This tour takes you on a mountain bike ride to some of the top archeological destinations in Peru’s southern highlands.
- 7 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 9:00 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Your tour begins with a 9:00 am pickup at your hotel, and an hour-long bus ride to Chinchero. Here you will be fitted with helmet, mountain bike and gloves. A quick safety talk will give you all the information you need for this intermediate biking trail.
Once you arrive, you will take your bikes and peddle them all the way to the Moray archaeological site. This site consists of a pit lined with a series of circular stone walls which make a bowl shape. Archeologists believe that this site may have helped the Inca research which crops grow best at different elevations. But other theories abound (aliens, naturally).
After that you’ll continue via a more traditional form of transportation — a friendly mule. Your mule will take you to the Salt Mines of Maras. The Inca built these mines into the side of the mountain. Water gathers in these indentations and then evaporates. Sparkling, salt remains, creating a white patchwork on the slope.
Then we will set off for the breathtaking Moray. This archaeological dig is a multi-terraced concave site that historians theorize was used to farming. The lush green grass covers the site and makes a beautiful background for pictures.
You will continue your ride down a mule path to the village of Maras and the astounding salt mines. Here the transportation picks you up and returns the group to Cusco.
The Moray Amphitheater is a mind-boggling Inca construction located next to the town of Maras in the Sacred Valley. The view from the top is worth the visit on its own, though it is great fun to explore the many levels via stone stepladders.
Read more:Moray Amphitheater
What to Bring
Water, lunch, comfortable clothes, sunscreen, and closed-toed shoes.
Transportation, guide, bike, safety equipment, snacks.
IMPORTANT: It does not include entrance fees to the archaelogical sites.
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Cesar was GREAT !! Always let us know we could go as slow or as fast as we wanted it was our vacation so he wanted to make sure we enjoyed it ! He was so amazing at explaining everything and giving us the freedom we wanted and needed to have a great time !!! Our driver Orlando was also really great ! Set up a beautiful picnic for us and even sat down and joined us for lunch which we were so happy about bc we got to talk about their jobs and life which was so interesting ! They both do a lot of work for a day of biking And we were so grateful to them !!! They make a fantastic team !!
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