BIKING (SACRED VALLEY)

Duration

Full Day

Availability

Every Day of the Year from Ollantaytambo

Services

Shared / Private

Suggestion

Participate in rafting between April and November

 

AM – We will personally pick you up from your hotel in Ollantaytambo in order to take touristic transport via an asphalted highway towards Cruzpata – close to the village of Chincheros; upon arrival, we will give you the biking equipment. From the start of the tour to the end, our professional tour guide will guide and orient us. En route, we will make various stops in certain places in order to appreciate the beauty of the region; during our descension, we will pass close to the Huaypo Lagoon and then pass through gravel trails, passing through the village of Maras until arriving to the archaeological sites of Moray – the famous circular terraces that were the laboratories of agronomic research in the days of the Incas. We will be able to experience the differences in temperature of every terrace where, within, we will find a complex system of irrigation canals which were used for agriculture. During the trajectory, we will also be able to observe the snowy mountains of Verónica (5,682 meters above sea level) and Chicón (5,530 meters above sea level) found within the Urubamba and Vilcabamba mountain range. After our visit to Moray, we will continue our visit towards the Salt Mines that are located in the Northeast of Maras; these mines are constituted by more than 2,000 small salt wells which have been exploited since the Inkan period as a means of economic exchange and are still being exploited by the local people to this day. It is said that the mountain has in its interior salt mines and also salt water that emanates from the mountain; they serve during the dry season to fill wells with salt water in the form of irrigation every 3 days so that – for a month – it can gradually solidify. Once the salt is processed, it is ready for consumption in the region.

After visiting the salt mines, we will continue our bike ride towards the sacred valley, Tarabamba, where our transport will be awaiting us; we will pack up our bikes and then return to Ollantaytambo.

Included: Shared transport, bike, professional tour guide + boxed lunch.

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INFO.: In order to provide tour and/or tour package prices, we would appreciate if you would please provide for us the number of people who would be going on the tour.

PRICE PER PERSON: USD$

For more information and pricing, please contact us at
reservashoteltierrainka@gmail.com

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