• Location: Cusco, Peru
  • Duration: 1 day (approx.)
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Cusco is surrounded by impressive Inca ruins, but most visitors only see Machu Picchu. This full-day bike tour from Cusco will take you to the heart of the Sacred Valley, stopping to explore the circular terraces of Moray, marvel at the Maras Salt Mines, visit local villages, and admire views along the Urubamba river. Tour includes lunch, hotel pickup, and bike rental.

Highlights

  • Full-day Maras and Moray cycling tour from Cusco
  • Enjoy a scenic bike ride through the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Marvel at ancient Inca sites such as the circular terraces of Moray and the Maras Salt Mines
  • Get off-the-beaten-track with a local guide
  • Moderate level tour, suitable for cyclists with some experience
  • Great-value tour includes lunch, hotel pickup, and bike rental
  • This private tour can be customized to your interests and ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide

What You Can Expect

Maras and Moray Biking Tour from Cusco

Beautiful view over Moray

Your tour begins with pickup from your Cusco hotel in time for an 8.30am departure. Admire the views on the around 1-hour journey to Chinchero, the starting point for your bike tour. After meeting your private guide and being paired with a suitable bike, set out on a thrilling mountain biking trek through the Andes.

Cycle around 7km (4.5 miles) along dirt roads and mountain trails, enjoying spectacular views over the valley, then arrive at the circular terraces of Moray. Hop off to explore the fascinating ruins, built by the Incas as an agricultural research station. Hear how the Incas used the terraces to experiment growing crops at different altitudes and take photos of the remarkable site, which resembles a grass-covered amphitheater.

Continue by bike, descending into Maras, an Andean village in the Sacred Valley, where you can re-fuel with a hearty lunch (included). In the afternoon, cycle to the Maras Salt Mines, or Salinas, another fascinating Inca site, featuring hand-built terraced ‘pools’ in which salt water was evaporated in the sun, enabling them to harvest the salt.

The final part of your tour takes you along the Urubamba River to the traditional village of Urubamba, where your driver will be waiting for you. Back in Cusco, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel around 6pm.

Customer Reviews

Patricia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was one our highlights with our visit to Cusco . Our ride leader worked very hard looking after us . He was very informative. The ride was challenging enough.

Jay B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had a fantastic day on this tour. Our guide was awesome as were the other 3 guys we were biking with. The ride itself was a mix of gentle uphill, progressing to walking our bikes up to the top. From the top the thrills began as we descended into the town of Maras to our first stop for a nice boxed lunch. After lunch we continued onward to Las Salinas, which was amazing. Most of the downhill was quite manageable, only having to dismount in a few steep, technical sections. Overall our entire group had a blast. Truly one of our highlights while in Cusco. I would recommend this tour to anyone with previous mountain bike experience. Some downhill, technical ability would definitely be an asset.

Kurt

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

Travelling through the countryside on a bikeways quite enjoyable. Seeing moray and then Maras Saltmines. It just mixes up the way you the local sites instead of sitting on a bus. Guide was full of information. Only downside would be the bikes needed an upgrade.

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