Mountain biking in the Sacred Valley
Discover the Sacred Valley on two wheels - a fun way to explore.
A biking adventure to remember
"Being in the open countryside, high in the Andes was hard work but brilliant. Hardly a tourist in sight, just us and the occasional group of farmers."
Popular biking route
One of the most popular day trips is from Cusco to Chinchero, Moray, Maras and Urubamba. It has been hailed as 'one of the finest 1-day trips in Peru’ by the Footprint guide book but actually it is probably the best one-day bike riding trip in South America. It’s largely downhill across the Chinchero plain and into the Sacred Valley and goes past the circles of Moray and the saltpans at Maras.
Where to go
The Cusco area and Sacred Valley offer some great mountain biking. If you’re staying in Cusco you can easily spend a day cycling in the Sacred Valley, and the trip will include transfers from and back to your hotel.
When to go
Mountain biking in the Sacred Valley is offered from April to November, avoiding the raining season. In April and June the valley flowers and snow-covered mountains are especially picturesque.
How to do it
We can book the mountain biking trip as part of your holiday. On the day you will need to take a small backpack, bottle of water, torch, cap, sunglasses, insect repellent and a camera. Helmets are provided. The Chinchero, Moray, Maras, Urubamba trip takes about 5 hours and is mostly on dirt tracks and traditional mule routes. The trip is led by an English-speaking bike guide.