Biking Adventures in Cusco’s Sacred Valley
Biking Adventures in Cusco’s Sacred Valley

Biking Adventures in Cusco’s Sacred Valley

10 days

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Discover Inca ruins, salt pans, and Andean views by bike

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

You’ll spend seven days biking to different wonders sprawled across the Sacred Valley and Cusco, 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 bike tour! But just know that all your adventures lead to views and ruins that will take your breath away. This biking tour is best for active people who crave adventure on their vacation.

Highlights of the Biking Adventures in Cusco’s Sacred Valley

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.

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Biking Adventures in Cusco’s Sacred Valley 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 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 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

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Biking Adventures in Cusco’s Sacred Valley Tour Price and Dates

This guided cycling tour of Peru is run as a custom tour for your group only and the price depends on the number of people in your group.

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

Private guided Biking Adventures in Cusco’s Sacred Valley Tour

Have your own private tour with just your group! Please note, that standard rooms are double/twin and groups of odd numbers can opt out to stay in a triple room or add a single supplement of $688 USD to use one single room instead. Please note that the prices below are per person and solo traveller price already includes the single supplement.

  • Single Travellers: $6,250 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 2: $3,350 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 3: $2,650 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 4: $2,325 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 5-6: $2,125 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 7+: $2,050 USD per person
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Accommodation on the Biking Adventures in Cusco’s Sacred Valley 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 $688 USD to have a private room in a hotel. It’s also possible to match single travellers up.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Quinta San Blas in Cusco ★★★

Take advantage of Quinta San Blas’ ideal downtown location and enjoy revelling in the nightlife without worrying about paying to get back home afterwards.

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.

Quinta San Blas in Cusco ★★★

Take advantage of Quinta San Blas’ ideal downtown location and enjoy revelling in the nightlife without worrying about paying to get back home afterwards.

What’s Included in the Biking Adventures in Cusco’s Sacred Valley 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

Frequently Asked Questions about Biking Adventures in Cusco’s Sacred Valley

Amazonas Explorer has been an established leader in the Peruvian Adventure Travel Industry since the 1980s. They started as a whitewater rafting company and have evolved to cover all adventure activities in Peru, specializing in premier trekking and adventure with a focus on private highly-customizable tours. 

Their passion is showing people the seldom explored side of Peru through adventure travel while supporting the local communities and environment we travel through. Amazonas Explorer team are experts in hiking, rafting, SUP, kayaking and biking trips for just about anyone. They also have the largest fleet of E-bikes in Peru. 

Amazonas Explorer is based in Cusco, the gateway to Machu Picchu and their goal is to take you away from the crowds to help you experience the real Peru. They meet all international safety standards and hold all adventure licenses and liability insurance.

Amazonas Explorer team members are passionate about the environment, all of their trips are 100% Carbon Neutral and they plant 2 trees per person per day they are in Peru. Since 2007 Amazonas Explorer has been a member of www.onepercentfortheplanet.org donating 1% of our turnover to sustainable projects to help combat climate change. Through this, they have helped plant nearly 1 million trees in the high Andes. 

In 2017, Amazonas Explorer became the first Peruvian travel company to become a B-corp putting People and Planet before Profit.

Amazonas Explorer is looking forward to working with you to create your dream trip to Peru!

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Is this tour for me?

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.

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