The Mysteries of Machu Picchu
Since its discovery in the early 20th century, Machu Picchu has taken off as a world destination, being named year after year as a best travel destination and one of...
If you are planning on doing adventure sports in Cusco, you will not find a better place than this one. The weather, views, routes, and destination will make bike riding your best choice. You have the opportunity of experiencing the Inca Jungle: 4 days of pure adrenaline before arriving to the Historic Sanctuary.
The Inca Jungle is one of the many options to get to know Machu Picchu in 4 days of pure adrenaline. Bike riding is one of the sports in which you can do it. During day 1, you need to reach a place located 4,330 mt/14,206 ft above sea level. Once you reach this spot, you will begin to descend on your bike to the town of Huamanmarca, where you will discover many options to have lunch.
At Huamanmarca you can choose if you wish to continue the journey by water rafting in the Vilcanota River waters. If you choose not to, you may continue the descend on bike to the town of Santa Maria. In this town, you will enjoy rich plant and animal life that will enhance an even more beautiful view of the Camino Inca.
You will also enjoy the incredible hot springs of Cocalmayo, where you will find an unforgettable landscape due to the proximity to the jungle. After having indulged in these hot springs and being well-rested, you will explore the routes to Machu Picchu, where you can try ziplining in the town of Santa Teresa. Here is where the journey to Aguas Calientes will begin.
After the journey to Aguas Calientes – also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo, the trajectory will begin to reach the Citadel of Machu Picchu. What do you need to bring to enjoy the journey without any problem? A big backpack where you can fit all of your clothes, enough drinking water, mosquito repellent, a basic first aid kit, among other first necessity items. It it very important to bring comfortable walking shoes to avoid any inconvenience.
If Machu Picchu is not your final destination but you wish to do adventure sports with your bike, there are full-day and half-day tours in places like Ollantaytambo, Pisac and Valle Sagrado. Don’t miss out!