Day 1: Cusco acclimation
Depending on your arrival time to Cusco, we will be waiting for you at the airport of Cusco and then transfer to your hotel. When you arrive at your hotel your guide will give you a complete briefing of the trip, once finished ready for a walk through the center of Cusco city that is part of your acclimatization where you can appreciate the majesty of the Inca and colonial constructions, Places where you can eat or change your money. in the afternoon to stretch out those legs and get used to the elevation of Cusco.
Day 2: Amaru.
It’s time to get serious on this tour. Today we go towards the village of Pisac where we will ride three amazing ancient trails that start on top of the mountains. The three trails that we will be riding, start next to a different dam each and above 4,000m (13,123 ft.). These trails are super fun, flowy but also rocky and with lots of rock steps. We will also pass through small villages in the middle of the mountains. At the end of the day, we stay at a cozy hotel in the village of Pisac. There will be a chance to explore the town at night and who knows to make a unique hike towards the main Inca site.
- Distance: 18km.
- Total climbs: 25m.
- Total descent: 1,800m.
- Average time: 3 hrs.
- Elevation between 3,450m and 4,200m.
Day 3: Lamay
Early in the morning, after a nutritious breakfast, we leave Pisac on our bus and we go through the Sacred Valley until we reach the small village of Lamay. There are two amazing ancient trails in this area that starts from the top of the mountains “Cordillera Vilcanota” at an elevation of 4,350m (14,272 ft.) and goes all the way down to the village of Lamay. We will have lots of rock steps as well as smooth and flowy singletrack with some off-the-trail riding to find our way to descend through the mountains.
- Distance: 8.75km.
- Total climbs: 70m.
- Total descent: 980m.
- Average time: 2 hrs.
- Elevation between 3,000m and 4,340m.
- Distance: 8.9km.
- Total climbs: 7m.
- Total descent: 945m.
- Average time: 1.5 hrs.
- Elevation between 3,000 and 4,150m.
Day 4: Alpaca Trail
This is one of the most amazing trails in Cusco that we found a few years ago and it goes from the Sacred Valley to the Lares Valley. Yes, today we will make our first pass of the Cordillera Vilcanota from the high lands of Ollantaytambo to the hot springs of Lares. This trail that we found a few years ago is a truly epic adventure. We start riding at an elevation of 4,300m (14,108 ft.) with a climb of 150m in 5Km. (not that bad!). Then comes a LONG descent from the top of the mountains to the hot springs of Lares where we will enjoy the rest of the afternoon relaxing on those therapeutic pools. At the end of the day, we will set up our campsite next to the hot springs and a nice dinner with a bottle of wine.
- Distance: 25km.
- Total climbs: 160m.
- Total descent: 1 800m.
- Average time: 5 hrs
- Elevation between 2,750 and 4,450m.
Day 5: Lares Valley
Early in the morning after breakfast, we leave the hot springs to return to the Sacred Valley riding the famous Inca trail from Lares to Sacred Valley. We start from the top of the mountains at an elevation of 4,450m (14,600 ft.) descending all the way to the Sacred Valley following this amazing ancient Inca trail. We pass through different type of terrains until we reach the town of Calca in the Sacred Valley. After lunch, we will go for one more descent and discover more Inca sites!
- Distance: 29km.
- Total climbs: 25m.
- Total descent: 2,300m.
- Average time: 5 hrs.
- Elevation between 2,970 and 4,450m.
Day 6: Maras Moray
Today one of the best bike ride in the small platou up to de Sacred Valley of the Incas, we stay close to the hotel riding different Inca trails that descends to the Sacred Valley. Each trail is different from the other experiencing many different types of terrains combined with magnificent views and Inca sites all around! We will descend more than 2,000m.
Day 7: Salkantay
Today we start with one of the most amazing mountain bike adventures in Peru. We leave the Sacred Valley to go towards Salkantay Mountain with 6,271m (20,574 ft.) and the Humantay Mountain with 5,890m (19,324 ft.). on our way we started pedaling from the community of Marco at 3350 m.s.m. in the district of Mollepata; by a bridle path to our camp at 3900m.s.m. call Soraypampa, where parts of the circuit in order to push the bike, steep climbs and it is not too much to say that the last 15 kilometers is flat a pedal for an aqueduct that captures from the lagoon of Humantay the idea is to arrive for the lunchtime at the latest and if we have energy and the desire to explore a little more a 3-hour walk round trip to this wonder lagoon "Humantay" that is at 4200m.snm / 13779ft. Where we will take us 2 hours to climb to the lake and back to our campsite.
- Elevation: 3,900m (12,795 ft.).
- Total Distance: 23km; total.
- Climbs: 195m.
- Total ascent: 1,670m.
- Average time: 3 hrs.
- Elevation between 2,970m y 3,890m.
Day 8: The longest trail Salkantay
This is probably the best ride you can make in America or in the entire world! Early in the morning we will meet our porters, put our bikes in mules and start hiking to the Salkantay Pass located at 4,640m (15,223 ft.). Once on the top, we will put our bikes together and start a 6 hours amazing/epic descent towards the Amazon Jungle and reach the hot springs of Colcamayo located near the village of Santa Teresa at 1,400m (4,593 ft.). We will pass from the high lands of the Andes where the air is thin, cold and dry to the upper Amazon Jungle where the air is very humid and hot!
- Distance: 50.3km.
- Total climbs: 1,250m.
- Total descent: 3,650m.
- Average time: 9 hrs.
- Elevation between 1,400 y 4,640m.
Day 9: Machupicchu day
Early in the morning after breakfast, we leave the hot springs and our vehicle is going to take us to Hidroelectrica where we will start a 3 hours hike that will take us to the famous Machu Picchu, considered as one of the new 7 wonders on earth. We will visit this amazing site plus an extra hike up to Huayna Picchu mountain (if there is availability). Late in the afternoon, we will return by train to our base in Sacred Valley.