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mountain biking

lares - calca


From the “Abra de Lares” (Lares mountain pass), at 4470m, a wide Inca trail descends into the depths of the Sacred Valley. Spectacular scenery, fast downhills and lots of adrenalin are some of the things which stand out about this incredible downhill route.


The bus picks us up early in the morning from our hotel in Cusco, to take us on a trip of about 3 hours to the highest point on the way between Cusco and the Lares Valley. Once we arrive at this mountain pass, we get our bicycles ready to begin what will be an exciting day of adrenalin and stress relief.

The desolate ground of the puna, covered only with ichu (a local shrub) and meager pasture, give way to more benign and fertile lands as we descend along the banks of the picturesque Qochoq River. The Inca tombs in the narrow canyon, the friendly people of the Totora community, and the breath taking views from the heights of the canal are unforgettable images, which will stay in our memory forever


  • Pre-departure briefing
  • High quality mountain bike
  • Safety equipment (helmet, biking gloves)
  • Private transport from your hotel to the departure point and from the arrival point back to your hotel
  • Highly qualified English / Spanish speaking professional tourist guide
  • Mechanic / Assistant guide (for groups of at least 3 people)
  • Box-lunch
  • First aid kit

Not included:

  • Entrance fees to the ruins of Chinchero, Moray and Maras
  • Breakfast and dinner

We recommended to bring:

  • Daypack to carry your personal belongings
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Biking shoes or sport shoes
  • Camera, films
  • Light jacket for wind and occasional rain, fleece
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain or cold
  • Sun block
  • Sun glasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Non-disposable water canteen. We provide you with fresh water in order to avoid using plastic bottles

Technical Summary:

  • Max. Elevation: 3,800m / 12,450ft
  • Min. Elevation: 3,240m / 10,630ft
  • Difficulty level: 2 – 3 (Range: 1-5)
  • Average riding distance: 15km
  • Estimated riding time: 3 Hours

Prices (US $):

Private Service
Lares - Calca 1
6 +
1 Day        

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