Biking Moray – Salineras 1d

DURATION DISTANCE ALTITUDE LEVEL START FINISH
1 Day 27 km 2800 msnm – 3200 msnm easy Cusco – Chancadora de Yeso Tarabamba – Cusco

This is a beautiful biking trip in which we make a circuit Cusco – Moray – Maras – Salineras – Cusco and visit unique (even for Incas) circle agriculture terraces. We will also visit still used Inca salt mines.

 

We will pick you up from your hotel at about 7am and we will take a transport to the village of Chancadora de Yeso, where we start our riding. We will descend and pass various plantations and lagoons. We stop at the Huaypo lagoon for a break and to enjoy the view of lagoon birds. Then we continue to Moray. We will find there circle terraces which used to be ”the agriculture Inca laboratory”. The circles were used for the development of different strains of crops. Between the highest and lowest terraces there is a difference of up to 15 degrees. Although the difference between neighboring terraces is very small, it creates distinct microclimates that change growing conditions and allow the propagation of a huge variety of plants each with slightly different growth requirements.
From Moray we ride to Maras where we have lunch. Afterwards we ride down the hill to the salt pans of Salineras. Here more than 5000 terraces are still in production and many families of Maras bring their salt to the market of Urubamba on mules.
A short but rather steep and technical ride brings us to Tarabamba in the Sacred Valley from where we will take transport back to Cusco.
Total biking time is approximately 3 hours.

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • The time of biking will depend on the group. The guide can change the place for having lunch according to the physical condition of the group.
  • Each guide has his own way of leading his groups but always his decisions will be for the benefit of the tourists.
  • Note that the roads used for biking are gravel and narrow roads.
  • There is an option of one day extension to visit Machu Picchu – please, let us know if you are interested in that at the moment of making reservation.
  • This is an adventure biking trip. To enjoy it in full – bring an open mind, a positive attitude and a good sense of humor.

INCLUDED:

  • An explanation two days before departing
  • Transport from Cusco to Chancadora de Yeso
  • Transport from Tarabamba to Cusco
  • Entrance fees in Moray and Salineras  (please, let us know if you already have boleto turistico)
  • Professional guide who speaks English, Spanish and Quechua
  • Assistant guide for groups larger than 8 people
  • Mountain bicycles in good condition, helmets, biking gloves
  • Lunch
  • Snacks for walking
  • First aid equipment

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Tips for personnel (according to their job)

  • 1 small nylon reinforced backpack to carry the things you need for the trek (camera, drinks, etc.)
  • Small flashlight and extra batteries
  • 1 water bottle (1 liter) or a small plastic throw away bottle
  • Biking shoes
  • 1 jacket (of nylon with hood and water and wind resistant)
  • 1 Fleece Jacket
  • short sleeved shirt (preferably “dryfit” that don’t retain water)
  • a pair of shorts such as bermudas.
  •  socks of wool or of fiber (coolmax) for the trek (avoid cotton as these can retain water)
  • sun hat and sunglasses
  • Personal medications
  • Sunscreen for your skin and lips
  • Insect repellent
  • Moisturizer lotion to avoid the drying out of the skin
  • Energy foods according to your needs: chocolates, granola bars, dried fruits, etc. (they can be purchased in Cusco).

 

Biking Moray – Salineras 1d

NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE GROUP 2 3 4 5 5+
PRICE PER PERSON IN USD $ 140 $ 130 $ 120 $ 110 ask us for prices
  • If you wish to travel alone, you need to ask for a private tour, letting us know which date you wish to leave, and you must make your reservation a week ahead of time so that we can organize your tour.
  • If you wish to go with other people, check our group departures site to join an existing group.
  • Write to us to make your reservation and we will send you the form and the payment conditions