A NEW MOUNTAIN BIKING ROAD FULL LANDSCAPES AND INCA HISTORY
You already know the new route that leads to the town of Maras, Moray and the salt mines? It crosses the Sacred Valley Cusco by bike and discover the still mysterious history of Inca archaeological remains Moray, in addition to the process used for the extraction of artisan salt from its famous salt mines.
MTB SKILL RATING
Full day Mountain Biking
- Departure 8:00 Cusco – Misminay. We pick up you of your hotel, 30 minutes before.
- We will be start point 9:30
- Visit to Moray 11:00
- Visit to Maras and Salt mines 12:30
- Lunch 13:30
- Return to Cusco 15:00
- Bike full suspension
- Full Protection (helmet, gloves, knee pad, body armor)
- Buffet Lunch
- Guide Español Ingles
- Accident insurance
- Drinks for to lunch
PLACES TO VISIT
Archaeological center located in the town of Maras 45 minutes from the city of Cusco, at an altitude of 3500msnm. Possibly it was a place of experimentation for agriculture, the structure and organization of its platforms generated microclimates in its different surfaces.
Apparently Moray served as a type of model to calculate agricultural production, not only in the Sacred Valley but also in different places along the Tahuantinsuyo empire.
It´s small town of the Cusco, 3300 msnm. This town was a place for de last incas, when spains people arrived in Peru. Maras today is visited for many tourist because in your streets there are historic traditions and culture.
Still you can see colonial carvings desing on the doors. You can see flowers figures, for example Kantu flower (original flower in Cusco) and different people customs embodied in the framework of the doors.
- Salt Mines
Salt mines is the principal economic enter for the people this place. There are more than salt 3000 wells, In rain time the wells are filled by the water they sell from a spring and when the sun evaporate the water, the salt crystallizes and the people must pick up of salt, to then process it and sell it.