An incredible 2 day adventure activity in the Andes nearby Cusco - downhill biking in the Lares valley. The Lares route is perfect for biking and will make a great and fun 2-day-tour out. You will also get to go through small parts of the Inca Trail as well as the Sacred Valley. Biking through this area will make you experience the real lives of the local Andean communities. Overnight camping.
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Cusco at around 6.00 am. You will then get on the bus and move towards the small town of Calca (one hour approximately). After a short break and a visit of the town, the trip continues to a peak known as the Abra of Lares (4470 mt), from which you will get ready to start your ride at around 10.30 am on your mountain bikes after you listen to our professional guide's instructions and do some training till feel completely comfortable on the bikes. The snowcapped mountains surrounding you will leave you speechless. The environment around you is the typical Andean landscape, i. e. isolated highlands covered only with straw. The scenery then changes and turns into a canyon - on the way, you will have the chance to see alpacas, vicuñas and llamas, small typical villages and farms. You will also visit some “chullpas” (pre-inca ruins), which are an evidence of how important this area was for ancient civilizations. You will then have a relaxing lunch-break. After this you will continue your bike ride till you reach the camping site where you will spend the night.
Early in the morning breakfast will be served. We then get on the van and return to Abra Lares - from here, we will start another dowhill ride that is considered to be one of the best in South America. We will go through a section of the Inca path surrounded by stunning views of the Vilcanota mountain range. The ride lasts for about 4 hours till we get back to Calca, in the Sacred Valley - from here we will take our transport back to Cusco.
INCLUDED IN TOUR
- Helmet, gloves and knee pads
- Camping equipment
- Night in tents
- Private transportation
- Hotel pickup
- Name brand mountain bikes (rigid or with full sospension - please choose the option you want)
- Meals as per description
- Professional and experienced guide, specialist in downhill biking
- First aid kit
NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR
- Extra water, snacks and beverages
- Light clothing, rain jacket or poncho and sneakers
- Sunglasses and sun cream
- Travel insurance (recommended)
- Full-face helmet (can be rented)
- Others not mentioned
Group sizes are generally small making it easy for the guide to look after everyone easily. This tour requires a minimum of 2 people.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
We strongly advise that you have a good insurance policy that covers all medical expenses. You need to be well acclimatised to do this tour.
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