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Price Information

US$ 75.00 p/person

(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)

Please Note

2 person US$ 95 per person
3-4 person US$ 75 per person
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Our aim is to join 4 person to make a small group to keep the price at US$ 75 per person.
however often people like to keep private so they know that they can ride at their preferred standard with the guide, therefore prices are regulated as follows. 2 person minimum.

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Is it for me?

If you like outdoor, sports and you are fit, you will enjoy greatly this tour, minimum experience biking is required. If you will find it difficult your guide will accomodate an alternative easy road and you will end still visiting the remarcable places in this tour.

Difficulty

Easy route, most of it is dirty road, previous bike driving experience is required.
This biking tour its very flexible, if for any reason you can not continue the inicial route our guides can offer another easier alternatives still interesting including Moray and Salineras.

Briefing

After you book a mountain biking tour our staff in office will explain especific details of your tour. We leave at 8.50 am from SAS Office, or see What to bring for this tour,

Transport

Tourist bus and mountain bike!

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Mountain Biking Moray & Salt mine

Last Minute Information

  • DAILY DEPARTURES !!! (2 ppl minimum).
  • You must book and pay a deposit well in advance. 3-1 month in advance.
  • HOW TO BOOK AND CONFIRM.- Choose your preferred departure date on the Calendar (Leaving Dates) then fill it out with your details and all the requested, you can book for 2 or more person just complete details on traveling with: then you will receive a reservation code (Purchase Number) to pay online with Visa or MC on Step 3. (Add 5% card fee for your payment online).

DAILY DEPARTURES !!! From 08:50 am to 17:00 hrs
This is the most famous mountain biking tour in Cusco, very popular for all local cross country bikers which is a mix of impresive landscapes of white mountains, andean towns, Inka ruins, salt mines and moderate mountain biking adventure. 4 to 5 hours mt biking approximatelly. (36 Km approx).
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Pick-up from your hotel at 08:50 am then 1 hour private van drive following northeast direction from Cusco to “Chancadora” located before Chincheros town. From this point we start our mountain biking adventure. 1 hour of warming up ride in a flat dirty single road with spectacular views of crops of potatoes, barley, impressive andean landscapes and views, snow capped peaks around, small lakes and local friendly people, you will have another perspective of views of the sacred valley, then we reach to Cruzpata. From here we continue 1 hour riding of gradual riding up to Maras town. Another hour of moderate up and flat dirty road and country cross biking till the ruins of Moray, time to visit this impressive Inca experimental agricultural terraces mainly used as a farming laboratory in Inka´s time, then we return down hill for 50 minutes to Maras town. Finally we ride for 20 minutes downhill to Salineras (the salt mines) after visiting and pictures we descend for 30 minutes to Pichingoto then cross a small bridge to end our trip at Urubamba where our transport is waiting for us to return back to Cusco or take you to your hotel in Urubamba. A pack lunch is provided here.
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CHINCHERO: Located 28 kilometers from Cusco and surrounded by patchwork style fields of exquisite natural colours. Chincheros is a charming town, with colonial style constructions and was a major agricultural center during the Tawantinsuyo. One can appreciate the stone walls with trapezoidal niches that provide the setting for the traditional market, where they still practice bartering. The Chincheros women can always be recognized for their very distinguishing clothing and braided hair. The famous church and archaeological site here requires the tourist ticket.
MORAY:
a further breathtaking 20 kms drive with the beautiful snowcapped Chicon and Veronica mountains in the Cordillera Vilcanota as a backdrop we continue through to Moray. In Moray we visit “ the Inca agricultural greenhouse or laboratory”, consisting of four platforms amphitheater style or. Has a depth of 150 meters, the overlapping concentric circular stone rings widen as they rise. It was an experimental place to study the adaptation of plants to new ecosystems.
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MARAS / SALINERAS:
located 7 miles from Moray at altitude of 3, 380 m is a small village, as a model of a miniature city. Famous for its salt mines, made up of about 3000 small wells with an area average size of about 5 ms ². These were already exploited since Inca times as a means of economic exchange and securities. Very interesting to see how the salt is colected from these mines and the lives of those who work here.

Program Itinerary

Day 1: CUSCO,CHINCHEROS,CRUZ-PATA,MARAS,MORAY SALINERAS,URUBAMBA,CUSCO

Pick-up from your hotel at 08:50 am then 1 hour private van drive following northeast direction from Cusco to “Chancadora” located before Chincheros town. From this point we start our mountain biking adventure. 1 hour of warming up ride in a flat dirty single road with spectacular views of crops of potatoes, barley, impressive andean landscapes and views, snow capped peaks around, small lakes and local friendly people, you will have another perspective of views of the sacred valley, then we reach to Cruzpata. From here we continue 1 hour riding of gradual riding up to Maras town. Another hour of moderate up and flat dirty road and country cross biking till the ruins of Moray, time to visit this impressive Inca experimental agricultural terraces mainly used as a farming laboratory in Inka´s time, then we return down hill for 50 minutes to Maras town. Finally we ride for 20 minutes downhill to Salineras (the salt mines) after visiting and pictures we descend for 30 minutes to Pichingoto then cross a small bridge to end our trip at Urubamba where our transport is waiting for us to return back to Cusco or take you to your hotel in Urubamba. A pack lunch is provided here.

Box Lunch and water

What is Included:

  • Private transport to starting point
  • English speaking, expert bicycle guide
  • Box lunch, fruit,water.(w/vegetarian option by request)
  • Professional bikes w/ front suspensión
  • Biking Equipment (gloves, helmets, etc.)

What is not Included:

  • Entrance fees to Maras/Salineras 15 soles .($5)
  • The entrance to Moray is included on the Full Cusco Tourist Ticket so if you have this ticket then bring it with you. If you don´t you will need to purchase one of the Cusco tourist tickets that includes it such as Partial Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTCPIII) / Circuit III – Sacred Valley
  • This partial Cusco Tourist Ticket includes 4 entrances. It includes the most important attractions in the Sacred Valley, and is the ticket you need to buy if you are only visiting attractions in the Sacred Valley and not Cusco. Take note that this ticket is only valid for 2 days.
  • Validity: 2 Days
  • Price (2014): S/. 70 (US$ 25)
  • Included: Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero & Moray.

We recommend that you bring

  • A day-pack with: water bottle, camera, sun hat, sun cream, sturdy shoes,runners or biking shoes, long pants, rain jacket or poncho, warm fleece to return, extra money to pay entrance fee at Moray, the salt mines, buy any drinks en route and tip for your guide.

Please note

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Cusco Tourist Ticket
  • The Cusco Tourist Ticket officially called “Boleto Turistico” is a ticket which allows you to gain entrance to multiple attractions in and around Cusco and the Sacred Valley. The full ticket is the most popular, but there are also several partial tickets on sale too. In 2014, Peru´s Ministry of Culture changed the rules for the tickets, so read carefully the ticket types available, what entrances they include and how much they cost!
  • The Full Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTCI)
  • Includes entrance to 16 attractions within Cusco, surrounding areas and the Sacred Valley, the Full Cusco Tourist Ticket is the most popular ticket to buy. It is also the most expensive. Not all of the attractions listed on the ticket are must visit, but it does include the most popular attractions such as Saqsayhuman, Pisaq and Ollantaytambo. If you plan on visiting both Cusco and the Sacred Valley, this is the ticket to buy. This ticket is valid for 10 days, unlike the other tickets which are valid for just 1 – 2 days.
  • Validity: 10 Days
  • Price (2014): S/. 130 (US$ 47)
  • Included: Saqsayhuman, Qenko, Pucapucara, Tambomachay, Museo de Arte Popular, Museo Histórico Regional, Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporáneo, Museo de Sitio de Korikancha, Centro Qosqo de Arte Nativo, Monumento de Pachacutec, Tipon, Pikillacta, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero & Moray.
  • Partial Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTCPI) / Circuit I – Saqsayhuman
  • This partial Cusco Tourist Ticket includes just 4 entrances. The attractions are the 4 main attractions located just outside of Cusco and not in the city itself. Take note that this ticket is valid for just 1 day!
  • Validity: 1 Day
  • Price (2014): S/. 70 (US$ 25)
  • Included: Saqsayhuman, Qenko, Pucapucara & Tambomachay.
  • Partial Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTCPII) / Circuit II – City & South Sacred Valley
  • This partial Cusco Tourist Ticket includes 8 entrances. Generally speaking the attractions listed on this ticket are the least visited of all in the Cusco region. The Museo Histórico Regional (the original home of Garcilaso de la Vega) and the Inca archaeological site of Tipon are definitely worth visiting.Take note that this ticket is only valid for 2 days.
  • Validity: 2 Days
  • Price (2014): S/. 70 (US$ 25)
  • Included: Museo de Arte Popular, Museo Histórico Regional, Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporáneo, Museo de Sitio de Korikancha, Centro Qosqo de Arte Nativo, Monumento de Pachacutec, Tipon & Pikillacta.
  • Partial Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTCPIII) / Circuit III – Sacred Valley
  • This partial Cusco Tourist Ticket includes 4 entrances. It includes the most important attractions in the Sacred Valley, and is the ticket you need to buy if you are only visiting attractions in the Sacred Valley and not Cusco. Take note that this ticket is only valid for 2 days.
  • Validity: 2 Days
  • Price (2014): S/. 70 (US$ 25)
  • Included: Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero & Moray.
  • Cusco Tourist Ticket Points of Sale
  • You can buy the partial or full Cusco Tourist Ticket at any of the attractions listed on the ticket. You can also buy the tickets at the central office or the official tourist information centre called DIRCETUR.
  • BTG Ticket Office
  • Address: Avenida. El Sol 103 Galerías Turísticas
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 08:00 – 18:00 hrs.
  • Official Tourist Information Centre – DIRCETUR
  • Address: Calle Mantas (just off the main plaza)
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 08:00 – 12:00 hrs & 14:00 – 18:00 hrs.
  • Things to Know!
  • o Tickets cannot be purchased via the internet.
  • o To buy any of the Cusco Tourist Tickets you need to present your passport.
  • o You may be requested to show your passport along with the ticket to gain entrance to sites included on the ticket.
  • o Children under 9 don´t pay. You may need to show a passport as proof of age.
  • o Children aged 10 – 17 years old pay the reduced student rate, BTG Full S/. 70, BTC Partial S/.40 (passport needed as proof).
  • o The ticket cannot be bought with anticipation.
  • o Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Booking Information

  • HOW TO BOOK.-: Choose on the Calendar the date of your preference, fill out with your personal details, then below fill out details of your group in Traveling with: once you have finalized you will receive an email with a Reservation Code (Purchase number) to pay a booking deposit with. (If you would like to pay your booking deposit individually, then you must book each of you separatelly.) The cost per person it is according the number of people in the tour.