The bicycle tour to Maras and Moray is a classic that you cannot stop doing, this tour mixes physical activity and adventure with the cultural and historical part. During our tour we will have the opportunity to cycle through the potato fields in the area and interact with its inhabitants as we get closer to cultural attractions such as the Moray agricultural laboratory and the salt mines of the town of Maras.
The landscapes along this journey will simply leave us impressed since we will be able to appreciate snow-capped mountains such as El Chicon and El Veronica as well as part of the Sacred Valley of the Incas with its Urubamba river crossing from south to north.
By booking this trip, you will be helping provide a special Christmas breakfast for low income children in Cusco.
We will venture by bicycle crossing the plains of the heights of the town of Chinchero seeing the path of many families that still carry out their agricultural activities until we reach the agricultural laboratory of the Incas where we can learn more about the adaptation process of the plants, we will continue for the road and we will make some descents in the mountain adding speed and adrenaline until we reach the salt mines to understand how is the extraction process of this mineral.
Day 1: CUSCO – MARAS, MORAY, SALINERAS – CUSCO
We will leave the city of Cusco at 8:30 in the morning and we will go to the town of Cruzpata where we will begin our bicycle trip whose first objective will be to reach the archaeological complex of Moray for which we will go through the cultivated fields of the locals to the which we will see developing their agricultural activities, the road is between ups and downs all on a dirt road, depending on the weather conditions it is possible that we have the view of the mountains that are part of the Vilcanota mountain range.
Once in Moray, our guide will provide us with detailed information about this place that in Inca times was used to adapt different plants to different ecosystems with the aim of making genetic improvements in plants.
We will continue our pedaling towards the town of Maras where we will take the opportunity to enjoy our box lunch and then make a descent towards the Salineras de Maras, in the distance we can see the sacred valley and how the pools are naturally filled giving the place a white color product of evaporation to give way to the extraction of salt that is often sold in the local markets of Cusco.
Finally we will take our transportation back to Cusco, arriving in the city at approximately 5 in the afternoon.
WHAT IS INCLUDED FOR THIS TREK?
- Pick up from your hotel by our Guide
- Private Tourist transportation round trip
- English speaking professional guide
- Professional mountain bike (frontal suspention)
- First Aid kit
- Helmet and gloves
- Box lunch
- Bottle of water
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
- Entrance Tickets to Moray and Salt mines ( boleto turístico)
- Tips for the driver, guide
BENEFITS OF TRAVELING WITH TERRA PERU AVENTURAS
- Assistance 24/7 a week in English.
- Qualified professionals on all tours
- Professional Guides in English on all tours
- Free transfer from the airport to the hotel
Please read the following information carefully. This will help you resolve your doubts and/or questions about our services
ARRIVAL IN CUSCO
All our services start at the airport of the city of Cusco where our driver will be waiting for the arrival of your flight to be able to drive you to the hotel of your choice, this service has no additional cost.
For which it is necessary that you provide us with your flight details and confirmation 1 or 2 days before your arrival in the city, our staff will be waiting with the Terra Peru Aventuras sign which you have to locate.
The briefing is the information that is provided to our clients prior to a trip, this will be done one night before the selected activity at the hotel of their stay. In general, the schedule will depend on the other activities that you have planned to carry out, but many times it usually takes place between 6 and 7 at night.
HOW CAN I BOOK THE BIKING TOURS TO MORAY AND SALT MINES?
To start a reservation, the first thing we request is your personal data along with the details of the date you would like to do the walk, then we will request an advance payment of 40% of the total value of the walk in order to generate the purchase of the necessary tickets for the tour.
After the deposit, our reservation staff will send you the confirmation of the reservation of the Tour which will include the DATE, NAME OF THE TOUR, PERSONAL DATA OF THE CLIENT, AMOUNT DEPOSITED AND AMOUNT PENDING PAYABLE UPON ARRIVAL IN THE CITY.
Terra Peru Aventuras offers you different payment methods depending on your needs, from bank deposits, transfers via Wester Union, as well as PayPal (consider +8% to the deposit to be made for reasons of bank commissions)
WHEN DO I MAKE THE FINAL PAYMENT OF THE TOUR?
In general, the total payment must be made upon arrival, we recommend making the payment in cash, due to commission issues from international banks that may be unfavorable to you in case you want to make a payment with your credit card. Our staff gives you more details about it.
CAN I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER I HAVE PURCHASED THE TICKETS?
For all our tours with the exception of Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Salkantay, yes! is possible to modify the date without any cost, this must be communicated to our staff as soon as possible in order to carry out the procedures for the modification with a new date.
WHAT HAPPENS WITH ALTITUDE SICKNESS?
Any good experience will depend on a good physical condition, if you practice any physical activity regularly you should not worry about a possible altitude sickness, however as an additional recommendation we suggest acclimatizing, in this sense you should consider spending at least 3 days to do some walk and 1 day to be able to carry out some activity or cultural tour.
There are medications that could achieve better acclimatization, but since we are not doctors, we suggest you drink plenty of water and coca infusions to achieve better acclimatization.
WHEN THE TOUR ENDS, DO YOU TAKE US TO THE HOTEL?
Everything will depend on the style of travel that you chose. Our clients who travel in a private service have the option of ending the tours at their hotel. However, those who opt for a group tour, our tour ends in the Plaza Regocijo or close to it so that you can walk without any worries to your hotel.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?
- A small and waterproof backpack
- Confortable shoes or sneekers
- Warm clothes and mountain pants, not jeans
- Clothing for variable temperatures
- Camera with charged batteries
- Sunscreen: sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses
- T- shirt ; shorts
- Waterproof clothing and/or rain poncho
- Water bottles
- personal first-aid kit (if you have any personal medication, you must take it with you)
- Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, tips
- Toilet paper
- Personal documents (Passport)