Sacred Valley Mountain Bike Tour

Experience the ancient Incan ruins with an exhillerating bike ride through beautiful landscape

Sacred Valley Mountain Bike Tour

Experience the ancient Incan ruins with an exhillerating bike ride through beautiful landscape

Don't miss your chance to explore the Sacred Valley on this off the beaten path adventure! Mountain biking the beautiful landscapes of the Sacred Valley will (literally) take your breath away!

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Trip Itinerary

Full day: 9am - 5pm

Elevation: 3575 m / 11,729 ft
Difficulty: Moderate

You will be picked up from your hotel at 9am via private van with your FlashpackerConnect guide and crew. After a 1.5 hour journey through the beautiful countryside with snowcapped mountains in the distance you will reach the village of Cruz Pata at 3550m. This will be the starting point for the biking tour. From here, you’ll get familiar with your biking equipment and after going over a few safety procedures the ride begins. During the first part of the ride we’ll pass a beautiful lake, climb some up- hills and enjoy some fast downhills with optional single-tracks for those who like it a bit more technical.

The scenery is unforgettable with excellent views of the Veronica mountain range. The first main stop will be at the Incan agricultural testing site of Moray (3575m) and we’ll take a break here to catch our breath and explore the area. Continuing the ride, we’ll arrive to Maras where we’ll have our lunch break. After lunch, we’ll carry on riding to the crystal-white terraces of the pre Incan salt mines of Maras, and then continue on the best downhill of the day – a 30 minute downhill on a llama path ending on the bank of the Urubamba river (2875m). Here we finish the tour and return to Cusco, arriving back to your hotel around 5pm.

Additional Trip Info

  • Fluent English/ Spanish speaking biking guide
  • Private transportation to / from hotel to Sacred Valley
  • Partial tourist ticket into the Sacred Valley
  • Bike, Front suspension
  • Biking equipment – helmet & gloves
  • Box lunch
  • Snacks

  • Insurance
  • Gratuity

  • Original passport
  • Day Pack
  • Comfortable walking shoes or trekking shoes
  • Rain jacket/ poncho
  • Light jacket
  • Sunhat and sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Insert repellent
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Personal medications
  • Cash


Weather in the Andes can be unpredictable ranging from hot and sunny to rain, wind and cold. Hikers should be prepared with proper gear and be ready for variable weather conditions throughout the day. Small changes in the itinerary are a possibility as well as trip cancellations due to bad weather. We reserve the right to cancel a trip prior to departing Cusco if we feel conditions are unsafe. If this happens you will be refunded your deposit in full, or have the opportunity to reschedule, however trips still depart when there is rain, snow or fog and refunds are not granted due to poor weather conditions. Temperatures can range from 0 degrees Celsius in the morning to 15 degrees Celsius in the afternoon. The sun can get intense in the afternoon and we highly recommend bringing sun protection.


Our treks take place anywhere from 10,000 feet up to 17,000 feet. It is essential to spend 2-3 days minimum in the Cusco region or similar elevation prior to taking any trek with us. We recommend staying well hydrated while you are in elevation and to get plenty of rest prior to your trek. FlashpackerConnect is not responsible if you get altitude sickness. Please consult your doctor is you are concerned with the altitude.


Our guides and staff are paid on a per trip basis based on the number of days they spend on the trail. While tipping is not required, it is a common practice in Latin America. If you feel your guide, and crew went above and beyond to make your trip special gratuity is greatly appreciated. A common tip is 10-15% of your total trip cost


We recommend booking 3-4 months prior to ensure availability. If your dates are flexible we can take reservations on short notice, however our treks tend to book out as we keep our group sizes very small. In order to book we send out an invoice for deposit via PayPal, and your final payment is due at least 30 days prior to your trip departure date.


Our treks depart everyday upon request with a minimum of 2 guests (Solo travelers can be matched up with existing groups)


We take pride in preparing a wonderful variety of food throughout your trek. You will always be served local Peruvian style dishes in a family style manner and you will never go hungry. We can cater to any dietary needs, but ask that you notify us of your request at the time of booking. If we are not informed during your booking we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate.

First Aid

Trekking in the Andes and in high altitude can be dangerous and because of this our staff always carries a proper first aid kit along with emergency oxygen for our guests to use if they are feeling ill.


All accommodation on multi-day treks is tent camping. We bring quality 4 person tents but sleep a maximum of 2 persons to each tent. For tours that require hotels, accommodation is based on double or triple occupancy. Solo travelers will be matched with another guest of the same gender unless a single supplement is paid.

Group Sizes

Our treks depart everyday with a minimum of 2 guests and a maximum of 8 guests. We can also accommodate private trips and large group trips. Group pricing is available if your group is 4 or more people.


Travel protection is essential for your peace of mind and safety throughout the trip. Unexpected medical emergencies or illnesses prior to or during your trip could make you lose pre-paid, non-refundable payments. Emergency medical transport and air ambulances in remote locations can be extremely expensive and will probably not be covered by your medical health plan so it is compulsory that you purchase personal adequate travel insurance which is appropriate for your trip. This insurance must cover personal accident, medical expenses, air ambulance, loss of effects, repatriation costs and all other expenses which may arise as a result of loss, damage, injury, delay or inconvenience during your trip. We also suggest you purchase cancellation and curtailment insurance. When obtaining travel insurance, you must inform the insurer of the type of travel to be undertaken, especially when "adventure activities" are included in your trip. There are several insurance companies offering travel protection plans available for purchase online.

Visiting Machu Picchu

We suggest booking activities such as Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley prior to trekking the Rainbow Mountain. This will allow for proper acclamation, and prevent altitude sickness. Check out our tour packages linking the Rainbow Mountain hike with Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail. If you are wanting a longer trek check out our Ausangate trek+ Rainbow mountain we offer 2,4 and 6 days options.

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