Ancient Trail Riding

Cusco

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Available dates: Nov 13 - 20, 2019
Jan 10 - 17, 2020
June 19 - 26, 2020
Dec 3 – 9, 2020
Jan 6 – 12, 2021

RECOMMENDED DATES: March – late December

Duration: 7 days, 6 nights, 5 total riding days

Starting point: Cusco city, Peru

Ending point: Cusco city, Peru

RIDING DAYS: 5

Riding skills required: 3/5

Fitness level: 3/5

Riding type: Enduro/ All mountain (85-90% down)

Cost: USD $ 1,700

CUSTOMIZE THIS TRIP for your groups of Friends, just CONTACT US to check dates and make it private!

RIDING DATA

RIDING STYLE: All Mountain

RIDING SKILL: INTERMIDIATE, ADVANCED, EXPERT

FITNESS LEVEL: 3/5

WHAT TO EXPECT: Technical rocky sections, single tracks, narrow parts, exposure, riding on remote highlands, endless ancient trails

BIKE REQUIREMENTS: check BIKE REQUIREMENTS

KMS RIDDEN: 78 kms

METERS DROPPED: 9,240M

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO CUSCO

We will meet at the Velazco Astete airport to pick you up and transfer you to the Hotel in Urubamba, the capital of the Sacred Valley, where we will stay for the next nights. The Sacred Valley (2,700 m) is lower tan Cusco city (3,300) and has the highest concentration of trails. After settling in your hotel we will head for lunch to get a taste of the world famous Peruvian cousine.

After lunch we will build bikes and go for some shuttled riding near URUBAMBA.

R3 ↓ 850M 7.3 KMS ↑ 59m
R1 ↓ 870M 6 KMS ↑ 10m

DAY 2: CRUZPATA, MARAS AND MORAY

After breakfast we will shuttle close to Maras, a place full of attractions for everyone and with such great views of the Sacred Valley down below. Our first ride will start in Cruzpata and we will have to pedal all the way to the ancient trail that passes through the Inca Salt Terraces a place where salt has been extracted from the ground since the Inca period. Our second ride is a similar but shorter trail in this área. We will head have a gourmet picnic lunch at Huaypo Greens next to Huaypo Lake, a piece of Paradise owned by one of our guides. We are sure you will have the best Quinoa dish in a life time and enjoy many typical Peruvian food.

After lunch we will hit a trail that passes by a plateau on top of the Moray Inca Agricultural Lab, a higly visited place. Of course we will get THE BEST view of Moray, a view the vast majority misses. This site is at the beggining of the second ride, the trail a couple minutes from the site has been totally restored by our Trail Mantainance Team on march 2018. The result is called “Fairway to Heaven” one of the funnest trails around.

28 kms
2,000 meter drop

DAY 2: OLLANTYTAMBO PATACANCHA AND AVALANCHE

Today we get really busy riding our bikes. We shuttle to Ollantaytambo and drive passing a weavers community to a high altitude pass and we ride towards the east in direction to mountain range pass and drop back to the valley passing through Willoc town were people still use typical customs on a daily basis and their major activities are agriculture, weaving and handcrafts. This is one of the few places regular visitors don’t get to see. We will have lunch on a restaurant very close to Ollantaytambo and head to Malaga Pass at 4,600 to ride the AVALANCHE TRAIL.

↓ 2000M   26 KMS   ↑ 244m

DAY 4: YUCAY AND LARES

The district next to us is Yucay and hosts the Yucay Arqueologycal Park with multiple and huge Inca Terraces. We will pedal close to them and take a look at a rupestre Paint made thousand of years ago by human being as well as the multiple terraces the Incas built to grow food. This place has one of the richest soils in the Sacred Valley as well as multiple conditions that made it a sacred place to do agricultura. The terraces end on the two main parks that are divided by one of the biggest colonial churches in the área. Lunch will be at the YUCAY park and we will shuttle to Calca to ride Lares from the pass at 4460M, a classic ride that drops to the Sacred Valley.

↓ 1400M   19 KMS   ↑ 304m

DAY 5: PUMAHUANCA AND RACHI

Pumahuanca is a wáter basin NE from Urubamba. We will pedal a Little in the área locals go out during the week. This spot is full of wild life and has great views of the Sacred Valley. On the lower part of Pumahuanca is SOL Y LUNA HOTEL, owner of Wayra restaurante that will hold the typical “SACRED VALLEY DEGUSTATION LUNCH” for us combined with a Peruvian Paso Horse show.

After Lunch we will shuttle to Rachi to ride another locals favorite. At the endy of the day guides will help packing bikes.

PH ↓ 400M   7 KMS   ↑ 400m
R3 ↓ 850M   7.3KMS   ↑ 59m
R1 ↓ 870M   6KMS   ↑ 10m

DAY 6: MACHUPICCHU OR FREEDAY

Machu Picchu is not included on the trip but is strongly recommended to visit. Holy Trails will provide a transfer from Urubamba to Ollantaytambo train station back and forth for the hotel or accomodation w estay at. We have OTHER ACTIVITIES that you could do during this freeday. At the end of the day we are moving to Cusco City to pass our last night.Of course we will go for dinner and celebrate the epic days we just had.

Day 7: FAREWELL

We are offering a shuttle to the Cusco airport at the time that best suites you. If you are planning to stay more days, this shuttle can be used for the day you leave. Check our add-ons to stay more days.

What is included

  • Experienced local mtb guides with a good fluid English
  • 3-star hotel or private accommodation for 6 nights
  • Airport pickup and drop off (CUZ) Cusco Airport
  • Transportation and shuttling
  • All breakfasts after each night
  • Snacks and hydration all riding days
  • 5 lunches
  • Holy Trails Tee and stickers
  • Admission tickets to places we will visit

What is not included

  • Medical Insurance (MANDATORY)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Dinners
  • Extras
  • Bike rental
  • Gear (knee pads, gloves, elbow pads and a Full face helmet are strongly recommended). Helmet IS MANDATORY.
  • Air tickets

Comming Soon

Christian Escobar Age: 29

Born in Lima and riding since he is 14 years old. Christian has been a DH racer for many years and has collected some National DH titles. Now he is fascinated with riding long trails that start next to glaciers.

Juan Manuel Saracco Age: 33

“Juancho” started biking 10 years ago and is totally in love with MTB. He definitely is our guide riding the most kms a year. Juan has a perfect english and loves bike mechanics.

Hans Martin de Rossi Age: 41

Hans is a Pioneer of MTB in Cusco and cofounder of Holy Trails. He lives in our favorite place on earth, The Sacred Valley of the Incas in Cusco. Hans is constantly exploring and riding Paradise. A background in tourism and a fluid english makes him our main man at Cusco.

Diego Sarmiento Age: 32

Diego “Pacifico” is our main man and has been riding since 1996. On 2002 he started Racing Downhill and has collected several national titles. Founded Holy Trails in 2002. Diego has discovered and restored 2 of our secret trails and has been organizing Santisimo Downhill an iconic race for 9 years.

RIDE ADD-ONS

SINGLE ROOM $50 EXTRA PER DAY
BIKE RENTHAL $65 PER DAY
GEAR $10 PER DAY
1 HOUR POST RIDING MASSAGE $50
1 EXTRA NIGHT $100
EXTRA RIDING DAY CHECK 1 DAY RIDES
MACHUPICHU $340 PER PERSON
BRING YOUR PARTNER $80 PER DAY
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