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mountain biking

lares valley


Fabulous downhills, various kilometres along a rarely used Inca Trail, relaxing thermal baths, and an unforgettable night under the stars, are some of the things we will enjoy on this two day trip, which leads us to join an ancient road between two important valleys in the Cusco area.


Day 01: Cusco - Lares

  • Max. Elevation: 4470m / 14665f
  • Min. Elevation: 3200m / 10500f
  • Difficult level: 3
  • Average riding distance: 35km
  • Estimated riding time: 4 hours

The bus picks us up early in the morning from our hotel in Cusco, to take us on a 3 hours trip to the highest point on the way between Cusco and the Lares Valley (4470m / 14665f) Once we arrive at the pass, we get our bicycles ready to begin what will be a relaxing day of mild dirt road downhill. On our way we certainly find the time to stop for a light lunch and enjoy the beautiful views of the region.

Once in Lares we find the time to relax in the delicious thermal baths. A great warm dinner and a well deserved bottle of wine await us to finish our day.

Accommodation: Camping

Day 02: Lares - Cusco

  • Max. Elevation: 4470m / 14665f
  • Min. Elevation: 2960m / 9710f
  • Difficult level: 3 - 4
  • Average riding distance: 20km
  • Estimated riding time: 4 hours

After a healthy breakfast we have the option to visit the ruins and town of Choquecancha. Once the visit is finished, our bus is ready to take us back to the Lares Mountain Pass.

Once again the Mountain Pass is the departure point of our biking ride, but this time heading to the Sacred Valley. The ancient Inca Trail and a quick flowing narrow stream lead us on our way down. Without even noticing it, we go into a small hidden canyon where we may appreciate a few Chulpas (pre Inca tombs) hanging from the walls.

The path leads us to the native community of Totora, where we may decide between following a narrow single track offering breath taking views of the Sacred Valley, or just continue riding on the wide dirt road to Calca town.

Meals: B, L


  • 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
  • Constant private vehicle support during the bike ride
  • 4WD vehicle support for groups of 5 clients or more
  • Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks
  • One sleeping pad per person
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Kitchen tent
  • Highly qualified English / Spanish speaking professional tourist guide
  • Mechanic / Assistant guide (for groups of at least 3 people)
  • Meals listed in the itinerary
  • First aid kit
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Accommodation for all our staff
  • Lares hot springs entrance fee

Not included:

  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Dinner on the last day

We recommended to bring:

  • A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the program
  • Daypack to carry your personal belongings
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Strong footwear (biking shoes, trekking boots or sport shoes)
  • Sandals or jogging shoes for a higher comfort while at camp
  • Warm clothes for the night
  • Rain jacket and/or poncho
  • Light jacket for wind and occasional rain during the biking
  • Sleeping bag
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Camera, films
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain or cold
  • Sun block
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
  • Sun glasses
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET – no malaria risk has been reported
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Toilet paper
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc. Please note that we do provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. This recommendation applies for all clients being used to a specific snack, as it may happen that it is not included in our selection
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Non-disposable water canteen. We provide you with fresh water in order to avoid using plastic bottles

Prices (US $):

Private Service
Lares Valley 1
6 +
2 Days        

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