This beautiful bicycle tour will allow you to discover the high part of the Sacred Valley of The Incas. This tour combines magnificent views of the Sacred Valley and the mountains snow overlooking, the discovery of archaeological sites, and the freedom that comes with the practice of mountain biking on small roads, and also having a view of the traditional agricultural life.
- ITINERARY: One day biking Moray and Maras
- DIFICULTY: Moderate
- HIGH SEASON: March to December
- GROUP SIZE: 2 to 8 persons
- PRICE: $ 100 per person
ONE DAY BIKING MORAY AND MARAS
We will leave Cusco at 7 am picking you up at your hotels and in the direction to Cruzpata (approx. 45 min). From Cruzpata we will go by bike and this adventure will take around 4 hours and we will cover approx. 35km visiting Moray and Maras. Moray is a very unique archaeological site in the region. Those are enormous natural depressions or hollows in the ground surface that Inkas used for constructing irrigated farming terraces around them. What is surprising is that the difference of average annual temperature between the top and the bottom reaches even about 15°C (59°F) in the main depression that is about 30 mts (100 feet). Then we will visit the salt mines of Maras, where we will see the process of salt recollection, precious mineral during the Inca edge and then at the time of the colony. The Maras “salt works” to which some people call “salt mines” are constituted by about 3000 small pools with an average area of 5 m² (53.8 ft²), constructed in a slope of the “Qaqawiñay” mountain. People fill up or “irrigate” the pools during the dry season every 3 days, with salty water emanating from a natural spring located on the top of the complex, so that when water evaporates the salt contained in it will slowly solidify.
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