Biking Maras Moray Salt Mines Full Day Tour - Tours in Cusco

Biking Maras Moray Salt Mines

Full Day Tour
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Up to 8 People Group Size
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3,450 m / 11,319 ft Max. Altitude
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Easy - Moderate Difficulty

Biking Maras Moray Salt Mines Full Day Tour

Maras, Moray, Salt Mines
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No Accommodation
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Up to 8 People Group Size
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3,450 m / 11,319 ft Max. Altitude
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Easy - Moderate Difficulty

Join us in this Mountain Biking tour to Moray and Salt Mines with and extraordinary landscapes properly from the Andes of Peru. Cusco has incredible biking routes for beginners and professionals, including enduro mountain biking through the mountains, valleys, rivers, and picturesque villages, where you will see their agriculture farms, their traditions, and llamas and alpacas. While you are enjoying the stunning views of the Andes, you also will be available to visit some archaeological Incas sites a long the tours. 

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Maras Moray and Salt Mines is one of the most popular biking routes in Cusco, recommended for beginners and experienced bikers, with some flat sections that are easy to ride and also some downhill with spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains of the Sacred Valley. Along this biking tour, you will visit some Inca complexes such as Moray, an incredible farming terrace used by our ancestors, and the outstanding Salt Mines, still used by the local people.

Highlights: Moray and Salt Mines
Biking distance: 19km/ 11.8miles
Considerations: Great for beginners
Season: May to November

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day01

    Cusco- Cruz Pat – Moray – Maras -Salt Mines - Cusco


Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

Cusco- Cruz Pat – Moray – Maras -Salt Mines - Cusco

Biking Distance: 19km/ 11.8miles
Minimum Altitude: 3700m / 12132ft
Maximum Altitude: 2880m / 9448ft
Meals: Box Lunch / Picnic lunch
Adventure: Absolutely

The adventure in the Sacred Valley will start with a pick-up from your hotel in Cusco and a drive for about an hour to Cruz Pata, where we will begin our biking tour. Your guide will provide you with all the safety gear and instructions. Then we ride down to the valley, following the bus road, until we reach the spot where you will get a spectacular view of the Urubamba range and the green land of Maras. We continue towards the Moray Inca Complex, where we will visit and learn about the famous Inca farming laboratory. Then we ride to Maras, where we will have lunch and explore the colonial town. Following our adventure, we ride down to the salt mines of Maras, where you will be amazed at the thousands of pools from which the locals extract natural salt. Finally, we will keep riding to Pichingoto village, where our bus will be waiting for us.

To begin our biking day tour, we will collect you from your hotel located in Cusco and drive about an hour following the route to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will arrive at Cruz Pata at 3600m (11811ft), where we’ll begin our activity. Your adventure guide will provide you all the biking gears (Helmet, gloves, body armor, kneepads). Then he will provide the safety talk, followed by the instructions, before we begin our cycling tour. The route begins with a little descent through picturesque Andean villages, where children are playing in the streets and you will be available to interact with them. After 30 minutes of cycling, we will arrive at the view point of Maras, where you can enjoy the snow-capped mountains in front of you: Chicon, Veronica, and Halancoma. Then we follow our route, descending gradually to the Moray archaeological site between local farmlands, where you can also see some donkeys and sheep—a perfect moment to capture photos. Moray is a great place to explore; we need to pay the entrance ticket of S/70 Peruvian soles (in case you decide to explore it). We will visit the Incan sites, and you are sure to be blown away by the unique formation of the place that many liken to an amphitheater or even something extraterrestrial. However, it is actually a gigantic Inca agriculture laboratory. Your guide will fill you in on the site’s history, and you will have plenty of time to explore and snap some photos. Then we will keep riding towards Maras, where we will enjoy our delicious lunch with a great view of the Sacred Valley. After this we will continue to Salt mines cycling in a route going down through the valley for around 40 minutes, afterwards we will arrive to the view point of this, where you’ll enjoy the stunning views and learn about the way how they are collecting this salt. The place has produced salt since ancient times, and there are more than 3,000 pools of salt that are filled daily with groundwater. You will have a surreal landscape at your disposal to capture incredible photos. We will continue to Pichingoto, where our van will be waiting for us to return to Cusco.

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Lunch Meals
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Moderate Difficulty
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15km/9.3miles Walking Distance
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5 - 6 hours Biking Time
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4100 m / 13,451 ft Starting Elevation
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4620 m / 15,157 ft Highest Elevation

At Vidal Expeditions we are transparent and provide the specific details of what is included and excluded in our tours. We know this is very important so that you know what exactly to bring and you don’t miss anything. We provide this information to ensure that you have an incredible experience during your tour.

What Is Included?

Vidal Expeditions Team Provide

  • Pre-departure briefing

    Once you book the tour with us, you will get a notification about the pre-departure briefing, where you will meet with your adventure guide and the tour group in our office the night before your Biking Maras Moray Salt Mines departure. During this briefing, you will receive important details of the cycling tour.

  • Professional Aventure Guide

    All our tour guides have a great reputation in customer service. Our tour guides have graduated with tourism career from National University San Antonio Abad of Cusco. They have also studied English in a private language institute. Through their patience, responsibility, knowledge, passion for adventure and proud to have been born in the land of the Incas, we ensure our tour guides provide an excellent experience for you when you explore the Maras Moray and Salt Mines cycling


  • Private Transport

    We included all the transportations during your tour, we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and take you to the beginning of the biking spot, the bus returning once you done with this activity to Cusco will drop off you at your hotel.


  • Biking Gears

    During the expeditions we will provide all the suitable biking equipment to make of your trip an experience of the life time. Our bikes and biking gears are very safe and professional for this kind of activities we include from suspension bike, DH helmet, body armor, knee pads and globes.

  • Medical First Aid Kit

    All tour guides of Vidal Expeditions are very well trained in First aid. They received training courses every 6 months how to assist to someone who is in an emergency situation. Also, they are trained how to supply a balloon oxygen in the case if someone requires it.


  • Meals

    At Vidal Expeditions, we know food is such an important part of any vacation and getting the right fuel on an active holiday is crucial… We include 1 lunch box during this tour of course, we cater to all dietary restrictions Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten free and others just let us know.

What Is Not Included?

  • Entrance Fees t

    Once we receive your details and the deposit for your tour, we purchase all the necessary tickets for your adventure it will be for a specific date. In case you want to visit and explore the Inca sites located along this tour you need to buy the following entrance.
    Moray: 70 soles ($20USD aprox.)
    Salt Mines: 10 soles ($3USD)

  • Breakfast

    We do not provide breakfast on the day of your departure. However, most hotel offers breakfast during your stay there. In case your hotel does not provide breakfast, we will stop at a restaurant at the beginning of our tour, where you will be available to purchase a breakfast.

  • Travel Insurance

    We recommend to buy a travel insurance before to leave your country in case something happen along your visit to Peru.

  • Tips for our team

    Tips are not included. Tipping the team is usual on any excursion to Machu Picchu, although we pay good salaries to our entire team, tips are welcome as a token of your appreciation for the team hard work.


At Vidal Expeditions we focus to make your trip an unforgettable experience and we want to provide all details which you need to know before to leave your country and start your life experience in Peru.

What you need to pack? Important
  • Passport
  • Good daypack (the smaller, the better)
  • Water storage: Water reservoir like Camelback is encouraged - but enough for at least 2-3 liters.
  • Comfortable hiking pant
  • Trekking poles


Daypack can be any size for hiking, but we always say the smaller, the better. If it is larger try to bring it as lighter as possible.

  • Sunhat
  • Rain gear
  • Fleece
  • Camera
  • Music (iPhone)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste
  • Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips
  • Earplugs
  • • Snacks (Chocolate, energizing bars, caramels, etc.)


At Vidal Expeditions, we try to make the best of us to booking system works as easy as possible for you, once you decided to do this tour. Once as soon as you paid it, we immediately book a spot for this tour once we have done with it, we will send you your invoice and confirmation form that all the booking process has set up satisfactorily.

our biking trip runsn in Maras where we will get to visit some of the most fascianting archaeological site Moray Inca laboratory, also will visit the Salt Mines of Maras, then we will finish th tour in Urubamba.

This is mostly downhill route, our van will accompanie during the activity, in case you feel tired you can take the bus and drive until you dicede to ride again. this is bit of technical ride as well, which requered a previuos experience, but our guide will decide which route will be great for you after the first section.

We inlcuded, pick up, transportation, guide, local lunch and drop off.

Of course, if you have large of experience in mountain biking, we can offer you a different route at the same place where you can do more tecnhical route. In this case we use full suspension mountain bikes.

No worry, our guide and team are professional and they know how to solve any issue during your trek, your guide will have a first aid kit all the time with some medications for these, also will be there an extra emergency horse to take you to the best place where you can recovery. Our team always has radio and they are trained for any emergency happen during our tours.

Not, we included the bikes for every one of our customers, you only need to bring the great energy to explore this area of Peru.

To visit the archaeological site of Moray is optional, if you don’t want to buy the ticket, we will find the way to see it from upper part without going in to this place. For the salt mines is a mandatory to pay the entrance fee (S/10 Peruvian soles) because it is located at the same valley which our route is going down.

In case you have extra luggage which you not need to bring to the trail all the hotels in Cusco have storage where you can leave your luggage completely free, if you will change your hotel after the trek, we have available our storage in Vidal Expeditions office, get more info with from our office team.

The weather in Cusco regions and part of the Andes is unpredictable even if the weather forecast says it’s sunny, we can’t trust in it. It is an impossible question for us to answer. Historically April through September is the dry season, November through February is the rainy season and March and October and bridge months - a mixture of both. But the clouds have not followed these rules in the last few years. Prepare for sun and rain no matter when you come. As far as temperatures go, that is consistent throughout the year. Mornings and evenings are always cold. Make sure to bring a fleece jacket for the mornings and a down jacket for the evenings. Once the sun is up you should be comfortable hiking in short sleeves. Long pants (yoga or hiking) are encouraged to help from the mosquitos which can be a nuisance in some part of the trail.


From: USD 60.00 per person

USD 00.00: from 4 people to more

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At Vidal Expeditions we offer the best service for all our customers and here is what makes us different than others.

  • Small groups: Along our excursion group size is a capped at 8 people. This guarantees that you will enjoy every step of our excursion

  • Hotel: During our excursion to Machu Picchu, we offer a 3 stars hotel stay for the last night. This ensures you are well rested and ready to explore Machu Picchu.

  • Bus to Machu Picchu: To enjoy Machu Picchu, we provide a round trip ticket on the bus from Aguas Calientes to the main entrance of the archaeological site.

  • Local Tour guides: Our team consists of 100% local tour guides, who have expert knowledge in our ancient culture.

  • Best Camping Equipment: We have the state-of-the-art camping equipment for our excursion. The equipment is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before and after every excursion.

  • Best Trekking team: At Vidal Expeditions we focus to create the best experience during our excursions. Our team that consists of tour guides, cooks, porters, horse drivers are handpicked. We train our team to offer you the best service. We take care of our team by providing them with good equipment and paying them fairly.

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