10-Day Sacred Valley Bike Tour in Cusco

Biking Adventures in Cusco’s Sacred Valley

10-Day Sacred Valley Bike Tour in Cusco

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Highlights

Discover Inca ruins, salt pans, and Andean views on the Sacred Valley Bike Tour from Cusco

Swap your biking adventures for a scenic bus ride and hike to the world-class wonder of Machu Picchu.

Discover a vast collection of Inca ruins scattered across the Sacred Valley and Cusco as you bike.

Visit the phenomenal Maras salt pans set on a terraced field—people still mine this salt by hand today!

Go off-the-beaten-path and escape the crowds on most of your bike rides, including your journey into the Lares Valley.

Discover Inca ruins and phenomenal Andean views on the unforgettable 10-Day Sacred Valley Bike Tour in Cusco. You’ll wind by a montage of exceptional scenic vistas, highlighting Peru’s storied history and vibrant culture.

You’ll spend seven days biking through Sacred Valley and Cusco, exploring different wonders and stunning landscapes of the area, including the famous Maras salt pans! Day 8 will have you swapping your bike for a hike to the World Heritage Site, Machu Picchu. The journey to Machu Picchu is an incredible scenic preview of the main event: crumbling Inca ruins set against surreal mountain views.

Expect to intertwine mountain and road biking on this Sacred Valley bike tour! But just know that all your adventures lead to views and ruins that will take your breath away. This Cusco Sacred Valley biking tour is best for active people who crave adventure on their vacation.

Sacred Valley Bike Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Cusco

First thing’s first: meet and greet your guide at the airport before travelling to your hotel. After you drop your bags and freshen up, you’ll embark on a short walking tour of Cusco. It’s time to get acquainted with Peru’s lovely, welcoming culture.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Cusco
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Bike to Cusco ruins

Begin your Sacred Valley biking adventure by visiting a collection of Inca ruins scattered around Cusco! Today’s bike trip will help you acclimate to Peru’s higher elevation while you wind to phenomenal ruins and natural attractions, including Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, and Tambomachay.

A support vehicle will follow you on every biking journey in case of emergencies and to carry extra gear.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Cusco
Distance
16.8 km, 295m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Day 3 Scenic ride to Pisac

Take a bus out of Cusco to escape traffic before hopping on your bike and following a road-less-travelled to Pisac. Bask in the rolling scenery as you ride!

Enjoy a lovely picnic lunch by a soothing river partway through your journey. After arriving in Pisac, you’ll ditch your bike and walk around the town’s artisan market. Get some souvenirs here!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Pisac
Distance
50.1km, 719m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Day 4 Head to Urubamba

Travel deep into the Sacred Valley of the Incas on today’s ride! Before you hop on your bike, you’ll take a short drive above Pisac, where some stunning ruins await.

After crossing the river of Taray, you’ll get on your bikes and ride along a dirt track. Catch glimpses of rural life in the Sacred Valley while Inca ruins and glaciated mountains stand tall in the background.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Urubamba
Distance
50km, 751m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Day 5 Enjoy Lake Huaypo

Your Peruvian biking adventure begins with a short car ride to Lake Piuray, where you’ll unload your bikes and start riding. Cycle along the gentle trail bordering the lake until you join the road that leads to Chinchero. You may be able to witness traditional weavings take place while you’re here!

Continue riding to Lake Huaypo and enjoy an authentic Pachamanca (a local way of making food in the Andes) lunch here. Bike downhill to Urubamba for a laid-back evening.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Urubamba
Distance
34,6km, 165m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Day 6 Bike to Huarocondo

Enjoy a lovely morning of riding along the shores of Lake Huaypo before making your way to Huarocondo. Spend some time exploring the town! You may want to try their local cuisine chicharonnes de Chancho (deep-fried pork). Follow a new road to Pacchar, and eventually, head back to Urubamba during the afternoon.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Urubamba
Distance
40km, 107m
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Day 7 Explore Maras salt pans

Prepare for one of the most memorable sightseeing days on the Biking Adventures in Cusco’s Sacred Valley! First, you’ll drive to the postcard-worthy Maras salt pans, which are still mined by hand. Don’t put your cameras away after admiring the terraced salt fields.

Next, you’ll bike through the Chinchero Plateau, where farmers’ fields contrast with snow-capped mountains. But that’s not all! Eventually, you’ll reach another highlight: Moray Inca ruins. Enjoy your ride through the Sacred Valley back to your hotel, where you can think back on the memories captured today.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Ollantaytambo
Distance
19,4km, 447m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Day 8 Discover Machu Picchu

Ditch your bikes and get ready for a day you’ll never forget! Begin your journey with a train ride to km104, where you’ll shake your legs out and start winding to the renowned World Heritage Site, passing by impressive ruins and scenery en route.

Stop for a picnic lunch at Wiñay Wayna, adorned with orchids and swallows. Soon the main event will emerge into view: Machu Picchu! Embark on a walking tour with your guide around these phenomenal Inca ruins before heading to the bus for your ride back. Please note that the Inca Trail is closed in February for repairs, but you can still visit Machu Picchu by taking the train to Aguas Calientes.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Ollantaytambo
Distance
12.4 km, 1,100m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Day 9 Bike Lares Valley

Today marks your last day of biking! Go off the beaten track and explore Lares Valley. Ride to the hot springs and take a quick, medicinal dip here and refuel with lunch before continuing. Take a short bus ride to Abra Lares before flying on an exhilarating downhill path!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Cusco
Distance
24km, 78m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Day 10 Say goodbye!

Pack up your bags and say goodbye before transferring to the airport for your trip home.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Sacred Valley Bike Tour Price and Dates

This guided Cusco Sacred Valley tour in Peru is run as a custom tour for your group only and the price depends on the number of people in your group.
Prices below are per person sharing a double or a triple room.

  • Guided Groups of 4: $3,475USD per person

Please note that the prices depend on the size of your group.

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Accommodation on the Sacred Valley Bike Tour

This biking adventure tour will have you staying in four hotels for 9 nights. The hotels have modern necessities that will keep you comfy and relaxed. Keep in mind that rooms are double occupancy, but you can upgrade to single occupancy for an additional fee. Single travellers are also required to pay a supplement.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may be swapped for other similar accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $688USD to have a private room in a hotel. It’s also possible to match single travellers up.

Hotel Quinta San Blas by Ananay in Cusco

This beautiful and comfortable hotel in central Cusco is a great option for exploring the city and enjoying the good balance between comfort, hospitality and cozyness.

Pisac Inn in Pisac

Located in the Sacred Valley, this charming hotel boasts WiFi, a restaurant, and relaxing massage services.

Hotel La Casona De Yucay in Urubamba

Experience remarkable service and amenities tailored to keep things fun, such as WiFi, restaurant, and happy hour, at this hotel.

Pakaritampu Hotel in Ollantaytambo

Located two minutes away from the start of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, the Pakaritampu Hotel resides in the thick of several local attractions.

Hotel Quinta San Blas by Ananay in Cusco

This beautiful and comfortable hotel in central Cusco is a great option for exploring the city and enjoying the good balance between comfort, hospitality and cozyness.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Sacred Valley Bike Tour?

Meals

9 breakfasts and 8 lunches are included on this tour. You will also receive water every day. Snacks are included on Day 8. You are responsible for buying your own dinners.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 9 are included. Accommodations before or after the tour in Cusco are not included.

Transportation during the Tour

Ground transportation for yourself and your luggage is included as required throughout the tour.

Also Included

  • Guides
  • Trekking porter for Machu Picchu
  • Permits and entrance fees
  • Bike (Rockhopper full suspension)
  • Gear (helmet, gloves)

Not included

  • Flights to and from Cusco
  • Personal expenses
  • Tour guide gratuities
  • Snacks (except on Day 8)
  • Dinners

Optional Extras

  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Extra night before or after the tour
  • Upgrade to E-bike

Frequenty Asked Questions about 10-Day Sacred Valley Bike Tour in Cusco

How hard is the Biking Adventures in Cusco’s Sacred Valley?

This tour is rated as a 3 / 5. It has seven days of biking, but your adventures can be tailored depending on the fitness level of your group. You should be reasonably comfortable on a bike to get the most out of this tour.

Is the tour available all year long?

Yes! However, when booking this tour, please note that the rainy season in the Andes is from January to February and the weather during these months might be unpleasant for adventure travelling. Also please note that the Inca Trail is closed in February, so instead of hiking, you would have to reach Machu Picchu by train.

Do I need a visa to travel to Peru?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Biking Adventures in Cusco’s Sacred Valley?

9 breakfasts and 8 lunches are included on this tour. You will also receive water every day. Snacks are included on Day 8. You are responsible for buying your own dinners.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, you will need to acquire travel insurance that covers biking. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Cusco to start this tour?

You can fly into Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ). You will be met by your guide to start the tour.

Is the Biking Adventures in Cusco’s Sacred Valley Tour guided?

Yes, you will have an English-speaking guide for the duration of the tour.

Where does the Biking Adventures in Cusco’s Sacred Valley Tour end?

The tour ends in Cusco. You will be transferred to Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ).

Are equipment rentals included?

Yes, bikes are included. Please bring any additional equipment desired.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Peru?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Peru?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Peru for this tour?

This tour is available all year long, however, the best time to travel to Cusco and Sacred Valley is from June to September.

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This Sacred Valley and Cusco bike tour is rated as a 3 / 5. It has seven days of biking, but your adventures can be tailored depending on the fitness level of your group. You should be reasonably comfortable on a bike to get the most out of this tour.


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