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Biking Maras Moray

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Maras, Moray, Salt Mines
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This is a bike trip to the most important ruins in the highlands between Cusco and Urubamba Valley, in order to see the snow-capped mountains on the other side of the valley. We'll travel through mellow and green hills that pass through picturesque small villages.

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

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. 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

  Itinerary

What To Expect?

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.

  Inclusions
  • Briefing the evening before the trip in our office, explaining all tour details
  • Box-lunch
  • Professional bikes, gloves, helmet
  • Qualified English / Spanish guide
  • Private transportation Cusco – Chinchero – Urubamba – Cusco

Not included:

  • Meals
  • Entrance ticket to Moray 70 soles
  • Entrance ticket to Maras 10 soles
  Recommendations

Confirmation will be received at time of booking We recommend to bring: Sport clothing, sunblock, sunglasses, small backpack, extra cash A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  Faqs

PREPARING FOR YOUR TOUR

BOOKING

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 trek we will send to you a booking form where you need to complete all the required detail which we need to book your tickets, we need a previous deposit of 50% of the price per person.  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

IS THERE BATHROOM OR PUBLIC TOILETS ALONG THE TOUR?

Yes, our  car will stop in some places where you can use the restroom (toilets) also in the restaurants you will find these, if you will need it as emergency just let you tour know to stop in the nearest bathroom.

HOW CHALLENGING IS THE TOUR?

This tour isparticularly challenging specially for people who does not has experience hiking/climbing on the mountains, we recommend to training with some exercises a few times per week to don’t have problem, also is recommendable to spend some days in Cusco to acclimatize to the altitude because part of the segment along this tour are located over 3500m/10859ft

WHAT HAPPEN IF I GOT ALTITUDE SICKNESS?

No worry, our guide and team are professional and they know how to solve this kind of problem, your guide will have a first aid kit all the time with some medications for this kind of problem and oxygen balloon in case you need it. Also will be there an extra emergency horse to take you to the best place where you can recovery. Our team always has radio.

DO YOU NEED HIKING BOOTS?

Definitely, it is always recommendable to wear a light hiking boots if possible. Ones with ankle support are extra helpful, especially for the inexperienced hiker. Because you will be climbing downso many steps created by the Incas,crossing some rivers especially the day 2 some of them are slippery, now uneven and at varying heights, the extra support helps from twisting your ankles.

SHOULD I USE WALKING STICKS?

Yes. Walking sticks are always helpful to trekkers, especially if is raining along the trek. Using walking sticks can help take the pressure off your knees while doing some portion of the trek. Plus they will help you get up the mountain as well.

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 has 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 145.00 per person

USD 110.00: from 4 people to more

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