Mountain Biking Level : Easy Ride. No prior experience required Beautiful Vilcanota mountain range view, safe and fun whitewater rafting. Experience is not necessary, flotation option available. Afternoon mountain bike ride throw corn fields and archeological sites. There is opportunity to watch the local Andean people on their daily work.
At 8:30 a.m. the guide will pick you up from your hotel (Cusco) and drive for 1 ½ hours to our private river put in where we will start our River Rafting adventure in the Sacred River of the Incas. Here passengers will receive their river rafting equipment and a proper safety briefing. (Toilet facilities are available). After a brief practice on the flat parts of the river, we will start our journey on easy waters, while we admire the spectacular views of the mountains and archaeological remains. We will continue towards Ollantaytambo and its amazing Inca terraces, at the time we experience class 2-3 rapids, to finish with “El Resbaladero” (The Slide), a strong class 3 rapid that includes waves and small whirlpools. We will then have lunch in a traditional restaurant located on the riverside, owned by the local community. This is a great chance to enjoy the Andean cuisine while supporting community projects. Later, the guide will provide you with the proper equipment and front suspension bikes and will give you a complete safety briefing, before departing in a two-‑hour car--supported bike ride from Cachiccata to Chilca. This bike ride soft adventure will take passengers through a very little visited area of the Sacred Valley following the sacred river of the Incas, the “Urubamba River”. We will take the old route used to get to Machu Picchu before the construction of the railway, so we will be riding on history surrounded by breathtaking views of the snowy peaks of Mount Veronica, Chicónand others that form the Vilcanota mountain range, passing by small traditional Quechua villages and Andean terraces known in Quechua as “Andenes” still used by peasants for agriculture for centuries. From here we will board our private vehicle that will transfer us to theOllantaytambo train station from where we will board our afternoon train to Machu Picchu or just back to our hotel.
This tour works just during the dry season: April – December.