[:en]In the scenic shadows of the Andes Mountains near Cusco, roads stretch in every direction; Roads perfect for two-wheel days packed full of adventure, archaeology, and awe-inspiring views. From single-track trails skirting Sacred Valley streams to dirt roads descending from the highest points of Cusco, there’s a mountain bike activity for every type of traveler.
For the Active Traveler
Consider a ride that begins at the top of Cusco City, right at Tika Tika Pass, where breathtaking views surround and dirt road unfurls before you. Climb the hills and coast the declines as you head for Lake Piuray, your final destination and where even more active adventure possibility awaits (Think SUP and kayaking). Wave hello to farmers and locals as you pass by traditional villages and fields of quinoa, corn, and potato, only taking a pause for your picnic lunch and refuel session. It will be a heart-pumping, breath-taking mountain bike ride any active traveler would feel satisfied to include in their Cusco stay.
If stunning landscapes, archeological masterpieces, and easy pedaling get you excited, then a full-day ride to Maras and Moray might be just the bike trip for you. Starting from the village of Chinchero, about an hour and 20 minute drive from Cusco, you’ll mount your bike for a full day of awesome nature, peaceful countryside, picturesque lakes, hillside salt terraces, and Incan ruins. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks of scenic Lake Huaypo and take in the still-intact Incan engineering mastery at Moray, a former agricultural laboratory where the Inca’s took advantage of the depth of a few natural depressions to create Andean, jungle, and semi-tropical environments for growing different plant varieties. It’s a day of starts and stops where attractive views and sites are sure to catch your attention at every turn.
For the Adventurous Family
Traveling with a multi-generational group can have it’s challenges when it comes to finding an activity all can enjoy, but a short bike ride along the beautiful Vilcanota River is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Starting from whichever Sacred Valley village suits your schedule, ride in the direction of Ollantaytambo, following the bends and banks of the Vilcanota River. Enjoy fresh air and valley breezes, mountain views and day-in-the-life glimpses of Valley farmers and locals. This trip is the perfect way to experience the picturesque Sacred Valley of the Incas.
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