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Mountain Bike Sacsayhuaman 1 Day

23 reviews
Mountain Bike Sacsayhuaman 1 Day

Mountain Bike Sacsayhuaman 1 Day

23 reviews

Overview

At 9 am we pick you up from the hotel and travel by own private transport to until the pass of Qorao from where we will cycle back to Tambomachay which is the first archeological site around the mountain of Cusco then we continue cycling to Pucapucara, Temple of the Moon, Qaenqo and finally we will explore the beautiful Fortaleza of Sacsayhuaman , Along the way down we will pass crazing lands and small country villages with local farmers being very curious seeing the biker lovers. Afternoon, we will finish our bike tour in the main square of Cuzco.

Highlights

This bike tour in Cusco (biking in Cusco) will be pure fun and adrenaline. We will pick you up from the hotel to go to the high part of the city of Cusco, passing through the archaeological complexes of Sacsayhuaman, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay. We will have a nice view of the agricultural fields where we can appreciate the daily life of the Andean people and their customs. The way back takes us to the northeast of the city, stopping before at the archaeological complex of Kallachaka or Rumi Wasi, famous for its system of Inca canals and canals used for rain containment and agriculture, thus ending our bike tour in Cusco.

Trip Details

Depending on the ability of the group, the guide may modify the itinerary making it more extensive and adding a higher level of difficulty to the tour.

  • Duration: 4:00 Hrs.approx
  • Departures: Upon request
  • Recommended departure time: 8:00 Hrs.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 8 km approx

Itinerary

Itinerary

Cuzco is a city in southeastern Peru, near the Urubamba valley (Sacred Valley of the Andes mountain range. Cuzco was the capital ofInca empire. Many believe that the city was planned to be shaped like a Puma. The city had two sectors: the urin and hanan, which were further divided to each encompass two of the four provinces, Chinchaysuyo (NW), Antisuyo (NE), Contisuyo (SW), and Collasuyo (SE). A road led from each of these quarters to the corresponding quarter of the empire. Each local leader was required to build a house in the city and live part of the year in Cuzco, but only in the quarter of Cuzco that corresponded to the quarter of the empire he had territory in. According to Inca legend, the city was built by sapac Inca Pachacuti, the man who transformed the Kingdom of Cuzco from a sleepy city-state into the vast empire of Tahantinsuyu. But archaeological evidence points to a slower, more organic growth of the city beginning before Pachacuti. There was however a city plan and two rivers were channeled around the city.

Rain season: December to March. Some days are with blue sky permitting to cycle this zone…After rain season (April to June) the mountains are completely covered with snow and the slops are cover with new vegetation making nicer for pictures.

Advice for Bikers: Normal physical conditions and summer clothes, bikers require minimum of acclimatization over 3000m. One day before all the bikers will have meeting with the mountain bike guide at our office or in the hotel, who will give a BRIEFING about this bike trip and also you can check the quality of bikes and gear will be used on this trip.

Included

• Private Transportation – Round-trip
• Professional English speaking guide
• Entrance fee to the site of Maras/Moray
• Complete equipment (helmet, gloves, GT Mountain Bike with front suspension).

No Included

• Small backpack & Tennis shoes
• Rain jacket or poncho (December – April)
• One complete change of clothing
• Bottel of wáter & Sunglasses
• Flashlight and batteries
• Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
• Sun block (sun protection cream)
• Insect repellent & Extra money (soles)
• Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc,
• Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries

Recommendations:

  1. Hydration is important

In Cusco it is very important to be hydrated, you can drink water or coca tea that will help you to counteract the altitude sickness. You may feel a lack of oxygen and probably your digestion will be a little slower but this is normal due to the altitude. If you prefer to be safe rather than sorry, you can have pills like Sorojchi Pills or Gravol within your reach.

  1. Always carry cash

Most restaurants and hotels in the city accept payment in US dollars and cards such as Visa or Mastercard. However, for activities outside the city, it is preferable to use cash, preferably in soles.

  1. Rest is the key

If it is your first day in Cusco, it is very important that you rest for at least 2 hours upon arrival. This will help your body to adapt to the altitude, but if you are one of those who do not want to waste a minute of the trip or you have a few days to stay, take the opportunity to visit places near the city such as: The Plaza de Armas, San Blas, the stone of the twelve angles, the white christ and much more.

  1. The kit that can not miss in your backpack

What can’t you leave without? In the sun you will feel hot, but if you go to the shade you will feel the cold wind. This is very normal in Cusco, at some point during the day it will be cold so it is very important to bring a good coat. In addition, it is advisable to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, good walking shoes and lip balm.

  1. Great diversity of lodgings

If you still do not know where to stay, we tell you that in Cusco you can find accommodations of all prices and for all tastes. It is important to find the balance between price and quality according to your budget. You can contact Costamar Travel to help you find the best rate according to your travel dates for lodging, tours and much more.

  1. The best plans and for all tastes

In Cusco there is a lot to do but here apart from the “conventional” tours you can dare to do other activities such as:

Mountain 07 colors: remember that you must have a good acclimatization and good physical condition.
Via Ferrata: it is a route to climb mountains with a permanent security system installed, which provides security and facilitates the experience for people who have never done this activity.
Rafting: you can go canoeing on the Urubamba River, it is super exciting!
ATVs: going to a lagoon on an ATV will be an unforgettable experience.

  1. Get ready for Machu Picchu

It is best to travel in the dry season, from April to October, because from November to March is the rainy season and you will not have a clear landscape to enjoy the beautiful view. Of course, it will depend a lot on the weather you like, but you should always travel prepared, since it can rain at any time of the year.

  1. You can’t miss the nightlife

Going out dancing or having a few drinks is something that many people do and if you feel in perfect physical condition, go ahead and enjoy it! They say that the nightlife in Cusco is one of the most varied because you can find everything with different musical styles.

  1. Important to take into account

In every tour/guided tour you take, take only what you need. Try not to carry objects that will prevent you from enjoying your tour. Don’t forget to dress according to what you plan to do.

  1. Souvenirs of all kinds

You can’t leave this beautiful city without taking a souvenir. Something that shows the local culture and reminds you that you were in one of the main tourist attractions of Peru.

 

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