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Moray & Salt Mines Mountain Biking

Moray & Salt Mines Mountain Biking

The adventure along the route of  Moray & Salt Mines biking tour is a very popular and exciting adventure activity where this sport is practiced by bicycle. It enjoys beautiful landscapes very close to the Sacred Valley and having a breathtaking view of the snow, the path is a safe path and enjoys good technique in fast descent almost at the end, no experience is required because it is possible to walk in some difficult parts. The bike ride to Maras Moray is a tour in the upper part of the sacred valley, on this route we offer high-altitude cycling for beginners and experienced cyclists, the route consists of easy stretches around 35 kilometers of land. The important and beautiful part of this tour is the view of the Andean landscape along the bicycle route, such as snow-capped mountains, lagoons and local people working their lands, we also visit the archaeological site of Moray, beautiful circular terraces of experimental agricultural crops . Finally we visit the salt mines of Maras, salt mines that were very important in the pre-Inca, Inca and colonial times that are still used by local people.The bike tour along the route of Maras Moray and Salineras is a very popular and exciting adventure activity where this sport is practiced by bicycle. It enjoys beautiful landscapes very close to the Sacred Valley and having a breathtaking view of the snow, the path is a safe path and enjoys good technique in fast descent almost at the end. Enjoy with us a different way to discover this beauty land.

Quick Itinerary:

08:30: We pick you up from Hotel

09:00: Transfer to Chancadora (Head trail) - Chinchero

10:30: Starting the mountain biking from Chinchero to Moray

11:40: Guided tour of Moray

12:00: Continue by bike to Maras small town

13:30: Guided tour of the Maras Colonial town

13:40: Box Lunch on Maras

14:00: Downhill to Salt Mines

14:30: Salt Mines guided tour

15:00: Downhill to Pinchingoto

15:40: Continue the mountain biking to Urubamba

16:20: Take the tourist bus to Cusco

18:00: Cusco 


Highlights of the Moray & Salt Mines Mountain Biking:

  • We will walk our way on mountain bikes admiring the beautiful landscape of the colorful sowing of Moray (crops), mountains, we will also see the inhabitants in their daily tasks.
  • We will visit the white and bright stepped salt pools in the town of Maras, then we will slide on our bikes for a descent of adrenaline towards Urubamba.
  • This is a bicycle adventure that includes a visit to the Inca agricultural laboratory, Moray, a marvel of Inca engineering built to imitate several different microclimates.

Departure Point: Cusco - We pick you up from your hotel.

Departure Time: 09:00

Briefing Point: Our guide will visit your hotel 2 or 1 day before the trek

Briefing Time: Between 17:00 - 18:00

Return Point: Cusco - Near to the main square 

Service Level: Comfortable tourist-class tourist transport and professional guide English or Spanish.

Physical Rating: 3 - Demanding -

Age requirement: 2+ / All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Maras & Salt Mines Tour Operator: Tierras Vivas Travel

Crew: A Tierras Vivas Representative in Cusco and a profesional Tour Guide on the Moray & Salt Mines in Cusco.

Transportation: Tourist bus.

 

Tourist Ticket of Cusco: 

  • Also known as B.T.C. This ticket allows you to enter 16 places of tourist interest that are located in the city of Cusco, adjacent places and nearby valleys such as the south valley and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This ticket is administered by the Committee of Integrated Cultural Tourism Services-Cusco COSITUC. Committee that is formed by the Provincial Municipality of Cusco, Cusco Culture Directorate and the Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism. COSITUC, is the Body in charge of the collection, administration and distribution of the resources obtained by the sale of the Tourist Ticket of Cusco.

Rates: 

  • Integral Cusco Tourist Ticket - BTCL S /. 130.00 
  • Integral Cusco Tourist Ticket for foreign students - BEE S /. 70.00 
  • For each of the circuits S /. 70.00 

Promotional Rate: 

  • Validity General promotions S /. 70.00 
  • Promotional rates Students S /. 40.00 
  • For each of the circuits S /. 40.00 

Delegations of Students in Pre-established Periods: 

  • National Schools in extreme poverty S /. 15.00 
  • Accompaniers and teachers S /. 70.00

Interesting Info:




ITINERARY:

We will pick up our travelers from your hotel at 8:30 a.m. in our tourist transport, then go to the branch of Maras and Moray, from this point we will ride mountain bikes crossing the green fields and potato crops of the place , always accompanied by an impressive landscape surrounded by mountains. We will arrive to Moray, the agricultural laboratory of the Incas, with its complex agricultural terraces in the form of concentric circles, designed for the acclimatization of crops, our professional guide will accompany us for a tour in Moray and will explain us about the history of this important place. Then we will have a free time to take our delicious box lunch. Then we will continue to the town of Maras to visit its salt mines which are used by the residents of the community of Maras, these pools are fed by salt water that leaves the mountain Qaqawiñay and that is distributed in hundreds of small pools throughout of the skirts of the mountain. In this community we can find salt and salt ceramics treated for consumption. We will continue our tour, for an exciting descent by bicycle to the town of Urubamba, where we will have lunch in a tourist restaurant, then return to the city of Cusco in our private transport.

THIS TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Tourist transportation,
  • Professional bilingual Tour Guide,
  • Entrance fee to Salt mine (Salineras)
  • Biking equipment (Helmet, glover and mountain bike)
  • Box Lunch on Maras.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Tourist ticket,
  • Water (You can buy during the biking mountain)
  • Meals not details
  • Tips to local staff.

PLEASE BRING WITH YOU:

  • Hat and sunglasses. 
  • Money for your expenses 
  • Short and insect repellent. 
  • Sunscreen. 
  • Personal water 
  • Small backpack.
  • Camera

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Price reduction: Groups of students with a valid international student ID card receive an special descount. You must show your identity card or passport at time of booking 
  • Please note: The rainy season lasts from December to March. On some days the sky is still blue and allows for a nice bike ride. In April to June, the mountains are completely covered with snow and the landscape presents itself in fresh green for beautiful photos. July to November the weather is mostly sunny, but may be a little chillier. 
  • Physical Requirements: Normal and good physical condition recommended. Bikers should be relatively acclimated to being over 3000 meters. The day before the tour, participants will meet with the mountain bike guide in our office or at the hotel. He will give an introduction of the tour and you will have the opportunity to check the quality of the bikes and equipment that we will use on the tour.

 

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