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Biking Maras Moray Salt Mines

Full Day Tour
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Up to 8 People Group Size
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5,200 m / 17,060 ft Max. Altitude
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Moderate to Challenging 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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5,200 m / 17,060 ft Max. Altitude
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Moderate to Challenging 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 routes for biking, for beginners and professionals enduro mountain bike through the mountains, valleys, rivers and picturesque villages, where you will see their agriculture farm, their traditions and llamas/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.

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Recommendations
  • Faqs
  • Pricing
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  Overview

Maras Moray and Salt mines is one of the most popular biking routes in Cusco, recommended for beginners and experienced bikers, with some flats sections 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 Incas complex such as Moray, an incredible farming terraces 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

  Itinerary

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

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 Sacred Valley of the Incas, we will arrive to Cruz Pata 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, following by the instructions before to begin our cycling tour. The route begins will little descend between picturesque Andean villages, where children are playing in their streets, you will be available to interact with them, after 30 minutes cycling, we will arrive to the view point of Maras where you can enjoy the snow-capped mountains in from of you, Chicon, Veronica and Halancoma. Then we follow our route descending gradually to Moray archaeological site between local farm lands, you can also see some donkeys and sheep, perfect moment to capture photos. Moray is a great place to explore, we need to pay the entrance ticket S/70 Peruvian soles (In case you decide to explore it) We will visit the Incan agriculture, you are sure to blown away by the unique formation of the place that many liken to an amphitheater or even something extra-terrestrial. 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 produce salt since ancient times and there are more than 3,000 pools of salt that are filled daily with groundwater, you will have surreal landscape at your disposal to capture incredible photos. Then we will continue to Pichingoto where our van will be waiting for us to return way back to Cusco.

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 Sacred Valley of the Incas, we will arrive to Cruz Pata 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, following by the instructions before to begin our cycling tour. The route begins will little descend between picturesque Andean villages, where children are playing in their streets, you will be available to interact with them, after 30 minutes cycling, we will arrive to the view point of Maras where you can enjoy the snow-capped mountains in from of you, Chicon, Veronica and Halancoma. Then we follow our route descending gradually to Moray archaeological site between local farm lands, you can also see some donkeys and sheep, perfect moment to capture photos. Moray is a great place to explore, we need to pay the entrance ticket S/70 Peruvian soles (In case you decide to explore it) We will visit the Incan agriculture, you are sure to blown away by the unique formation of the place that many liken to an amphitheater or even something extra-terrestrial. 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 produce salt since ancient times and there are more than 3,000 pools of salt that are filled daily with groundwater, you will have surreal landscape at your disposal to capture incredible photos. Then we will continue to Pichingoto where our van will be waiting for us to return way back to Cusco.

  Inclusions

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

Transportation

  • 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.

Equipment

  • 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

  • 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.

  Recommendations
INFO

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

INSIDE YOUR DAYPACKS:

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.)
  Faqs

PREPARING FOR YOUR ADVENTURE

BOOKING SYSTEM

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.

IS VIDAL EXPEDITIONS TEAM CONTACTING US BEFORE FLYING TO PERU?

Yes, our work policy is to be in contact with our customers as long as necessary to inform them of all the details and changes that could occur after have confirmed the reservation, please you ask to check constantly your e-mail, also if you have some issue let us know to solve as soon as possible.

WHERE TO STAY IN CUSCO?

Cusco is a big city enough to find different categories of hotels from 2 stars to 5 stars also there are Airbnb places where you can stay without any problem. Cusco streets are narrow especially near to the main square and some streets are pedestrian with some stairs, we will send you a notify for the pick up if is not possible the access with our car and arrange another place to pick you up and drop off also a night before your tour you will meet with your tour guide who will tell you all the details about the tour. In case you want some recommendations please ask to Vidal Expeditions sales team.

ALONG THE TOUR

HOW CHALLENGING IS THE BIKING?

This biking is particularly easy specially for beginners who want to try new experience cycling on the Andes of Peru. And also, for advanced people who loves to challenge themselves doing some cross-country mountain bike or enduro.

WHAT HAPPEN IF I GOT ALTITUDE SICKNESS?

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.

DO YOU NEED MY OWN BIKE?

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.

WHAT HAPPEN IF I DON’T BUY THE ENTRANCE TICKET TO MORAY?

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.

WHERE DO I STORE MY LUGGAGE?

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.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AS FAR AS WEATHER?

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.

  Pricing

From: USD 60.00 per person

USD 00.00: from 4 people to more

  Enquire Now

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