Mountainbike tour to Maras en Moray – 1 day
The great amount of trails surrounding the city of Cusco, in the heart of the Andes in southern Peru, are a paradise for mountain bikers. In the highland region, thousands of trails and paths reveal beautiful landscapes, Inca remains and friendly local people. This one-day mountain biking trip takes you through the Andes surrounding Cusco, to the town of Maras and the Inca terraces of Moray. Moray was most likely used by the Incas as an agricultural experimental station. This tour is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced bikers. You will ride on your choice of roads, passing through small villages for approximately 5 hours (30 km). The beautiful landscapes and the abundance of flora and fauna such as hummingbirds and butterflies will make you feel like a part of nature! You will eat lunch at Moray and continue the day with a visit to the Pre-Inca salt terraces of Salineras: the perfect way to spend a free day around Cusco.
At 09:00 am, we will pick you up from your hotel in the city center of Cusco, get your bike ready and we drive by private car to Cruz pata in the Chinchero district at 3600 Mt or 11.800 feet, which is 1 h drive from Cusco. This is where we will begin our biking tour through the Andes. We will drive on a wide nice road for 15 Km to Moray with ups and downs, till 3575 Mt or 11726 feet passing nice scenery. After our guided visit and rest, we drive 7 Km down to the village of Maras, where we take our snack. After some rest we drive an other 7 km down to the the salt terraces of Salineras, 3000 mt or 9840 feet, where we have an other guided tour. This trip is for bikers of all levels of experience, mixing the activity of biking with learning about the ancient Inca culture. We drive back to Cusco in our private transport, where we arrive between 4.30 and 5 Pm
Bring a small backpack, wear sport cloth, mineral water, sunscreen, sunglasses, rain poncho
Guide in English
Entrance fees maras & Moray
Pick up or drop off in sacred valley
Note / this excursion can only be booked in a package tour