Mountain Bike in the Andes
The best mountain bike tours on single and wide trails with down hill and cross country sections.We use the best bikes double suspesion and front suspensions depending the conditions of the trails. This tour gives you the opportunity to “choose your own challenge”; or you can follow one of our pre-designed programs. We can also link up networks of bike routes which include an assortment of cultural and archaeological features as well as scenic landscape and the presence of some flora and fauna.
DAY 1 – Mountain bike Sacred Valley trail
Crossing the sacred valley of the Incas;
Pick up at Hotel in Cusco followed by a one-hour drive southeast. Near the village of Huambutio we reach the beginning of the bike trail which follows along the banks of the sacred Urubamba River, of mystical significance to the Incas. Through this section the trail easy to moderate thus allowing one to become familiarized with the bike and the conditions, up and downs, etc. Altogether we spend four hours biking. Lunch consists of a picnic in the midst of a wonderful natural setting. After bathing in the river we continue biking through the Sacred Valley. In the afternoon, return to the valley near Ollantaytambo archaelogical site.
DAY 2 – Chinchero, Moray trail
Pick up at the Valley Hotel and, climbing out of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, drive north to the village of Chinchero, at which point we start our second day’s biking trip. After last minute preparatory details, we start on what is at first a dirt road,parts single trail. and eventually becomes a succession of flat, slightly sloping broad plateaus with some ups and downs for 20 kilometers then down trough a gravel dirt conditions wide trail road, eventually reaching the Inca Archaeological Site of Moray with its impressive circular terraces. The served as experimental agricultural installations and we spend 30 minutes hiking around and into them. This is an easy to moderate trail, the biking takes place at altitudes ranging between 9000 to 12500 feet above sea level for 20 kilometers and 1,30 to 2 hours. In the afternoon, during this journey we descend biking into the Sacred Valley spectacular views of the Urubamba mounbtain range, where we lodge for the night.
Santa Maria trail to Machu Picchu
After a scenic drive to the top of Malaga pass (14,000 feet above sea level), we encounter our trail head of today’s biking trip. There is a previous practice run before we begin the main trail, after which we plunge down into the altogether different ecosystem of the eastern slope of the Cordillera, rapidly descending from highlands to rain forest and jungle vegetation over a 80 kilometers. –a spectacular descent. After lunch, we go own to the town of Santa Maria. In the afternoon we bike to our hotel overnight accommodation.
DAY 4 – Machu Picchu day
Today we ride the train for about one hour and reach the small town of Aguas Calientes (District of Machu Picchu). From here we take a 25 minute bus ride from the valley bottom up to the celebrated Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. We take a two-hour tour of the site and after that take another two hours to hike a section of the original Inca Road that led top the site.. After lunch, there is free time to relax or perhaps for another spell of hiking. Late afternoon return to the sacred valley of the Incas by train and then one hour drive to the town of Pisac.
DAY 5 – Lares trail
We will drive from Pisac town for about 1 hours.We go east north to the beginning of our trail for mountain bike journey for about 3 to 4 hours hours. Our section today is moderate to semi difficult t. After getting ready all the equipment and our bike .we will begin this incredible descend (about 30 to 45 kilometers) on gravel trail with some Incas stone work remains along the trails.couple place we walk to preserve the remains of the Inca trail.. We will go trough different Interandean valleys for 3 to 4 hours. This trail have different conditions most of the way down it have one inclination of 30 to 15 degrees. We pass through some narrow sections where we need to ride the bike with balance. Also in some section of the trail we will have to used our experience and adapt in order to understand the conditions of the trail going down because in some sections we have stairs and small rocks formation so we will need to use our skills and good equilibrium until we reach the hot springs where we will stop for our picnic lunch and hot springs.. After the bath we will have some more down hill in wide gravel road reaching the town of Calca late afternoon,where we will finish the mountain bike.. After we will drive to Cusco city where we will stay at the hotel where we will relax in town at night.
DAY 5 – Cusco trail
Today we are off on a good and short trail, which you actually repeat at least a couple of times if you care to, with sections of jumps, small rumps and speed areas as well down the hill.. After a full morning, we enjoy a late lunch in town where we finish off today’s biking tour. During the remainder of the afternoon we visit some of the more renowned Archaeological Sites such as Sacsayhuaman and the Temple of the Sun.
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