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BIKING MORAY AND SALT MINE, SACRED VALLEY (FULL DAY TOUR)

Type :
Shared Service
Time :
1Day
Locale :
Cusco - Perú
price
$ 54.00Per 1 Person
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This beautiful bicycle is the most famous MOUNTAIN BIKING tour in Cusco, will allow you to discover the high part of the Sacred Valley of The Incas. very popular for all local cross country bikers which is a mix of impresive landscapes, mountains snow overlooking, andean towns, Inka ruins, salt mines and moderate mountain biking adventure. 4 to 5 hours mt biking approximatelly. (36 Km approx) and also having a view of the traditional agricultural life.

located 7 miles from Moray at altitude of 3, 380 m is a small village, as a model of a miniature city. Famous for its salt mines, made up of about 3000 small wells with an area average size of about 5 ms ². These were already exploited since Inca times as a means of economic exchange and securities. Very interesting to see how the salt is colected from these mines and the lives of those who work here.

is a very unique archaeological site in the región where we´ll find “the Inca agricultural greenhouse or laboratory” , consisting of four platforms amphitheater style. Those are enormous natural depressions or hollows in the ground surface that Inkas used for constructing irrigated farming terraces around them; Has a depth of 150 meters, the overlapping concentric circular stone rings widen as they rise, It was an experimental place to study the adaptation of plants to new ecosystems.

  • 09:00 a.m.In this adventure Pick-up from your hotel at 08:50 am. Then 1 hour private van drive following northeast direction from Cusco to “Chancadora” located before Chincheros town. From this point we start our mountain biking adventure. Continium with the tour, 1 hour of warming up ride in a flat dirty single road with spectacular views of crops of potatoes, barley, impressive andean landscapes and views, snow capped peaks around, small lakes and local friendly people, you will have another perspective of views of the sacred valley, then we reach to Cruzpata. From here we continue 1 hour riding of gradual riding up to Maras town. Another hour of moderate up and flat dirty road and country cross biking till the ruins of Moray, time to visit this impressive Inca experimental agricultural terraces mainly used as a farming laboratory in Inca´s time, then we return down hill for 50 minutes to Maras town. Finally we ride for 20 minutes downhill to Salineras (the salt mines) after visiting and pictures we descend for 30 minutes to Pichingoto then cross a small bridge to end our trip at Urubamba where our transport is waiting for us to return back to Cusco or take you to your hotel in Urubamba.

The tour includes:

  • Private transport to starting point.
  • English speaking, expert bicycle guide.
  • Box lunch, fruit,water.(w/vegetarian option by request).
  • Professional bikes w/ front suspensión.
  • Biking Equipment (gloves, helmets, etc.).

The tour does not include

  • Entrance fees to Maras/Salineras 15 soles (5.00 USD).
  • BTC: (Cusco Tourist Ticket allows entry to Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, and also to visit Museums or take a tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas).
You may Take:
  • Rain jacket or rain poncho.
  • Water bottle, camera, sun hat, sun cream, sturdy shoes,runners or biking shoes.
  • Long pants, rain jacket or poncho, warm fleece to return.
  • Extra money to pay entrance fee at Moray, the salt mines, buy any drinks en route and tip for your guide.

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