Salkantay Bike

  • Salkantay Biking
  • Umantay Lake

Day 1

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 to this amazing place, we will ride two different trails. The first one is on the Main Inca trail that goes to the village of Limatambo and the second trail is from our campsite to the village of Mollepata. At the end of the day, we return to Soraypampa, our campsite located at an elevation of 3,900m (12,795 ft.) and right next to the glaciers.

Trail 1:

  • Distance: 14.9km.
  • Total climbs: 80m.
  • Total descent: 1,340m.
  • Average time: 2 hrs.
  • Elevation between 2,560m and 3,840m.

Trail 2:

  • Distance: 20km.
  • Total climbs: 195m.
  • Total descent: 1,670m.
  • Average time: 3 hrs.
  • Elevation between 2,970m and 3,890m.

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 to this amazing place, we will ride two different trails. The first one is on the Main Inca trail that goes to the village of Limatambo and the second trail is from our campsite to the village of Mollepata. At the end of the day, we return to Soraypampa, our campsite located at an elevation of 3,900m (12,795 ft.) and right next to the glaciers.

Trail 1:

  • Distance: 14.9km.
  • Total climbs: 80m.
  • Total descent: 1,340m.
  • Average time: 2 hrs.
  • Elevation between 2,560m and 3,840m.

Trail 2:

  • Distance: 20km.
  • Total climbs: 195m.
  • Total descent: 1,670m.
  • Average time: 3 hrs.
  • Elevation between 2,970m and 3,890m.

Day 2

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 and 4,640m.

Machu Picchu

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.