Cusco Biking Tour

    • 3 hours
    • PEUH
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Why catch a tour bus to ancient Incan ceremonial sites when you can cycle there? Ride on to see rock carvings, caves, and ceremonial temples used for eerie rituals centuries ago - this is a unique way to tour Cusco.

Highlights

* Cycle to Incan ceremonial sites and ruins

* Admire the ancient rock carvings of the Temple of the Moon

* Go to the best spot for panoramic snapshots of Cusco

* Get an insight into the archaeological site of Puca Pucara

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Meet at the entrance gate of Puca Pucara, a famous archaeological site outside of Cusco. (10 km outside Cusco city, approximately 15-20 minutes and 10-12 PEN in taxi).
  • Finish:

    Koricancha, Temple of the Sun.
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
 
  • Inclusions:

    Professional cycling equipment, helmet, and expert English speaking local guide.
  • Exclusions:

    Entrance tickets to visit archaeological sites (visits inside ruins not included as part of tour), items of a personal nature, tips for guides, water or any drinks. 

Additional information

Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details

Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.

Confirmation of booking

Please contact Cusco Urban Adventures to confirm you trip 24 hours prior to departure to confirm.

Dress standard

Comfortable clothes and shoes appropriate for biking should be worn. Helmets will be supplied.

Child policy

Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

Language

English

Tipping Info

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.

Itinerary

What better way to see the amazing ancient sites and countryside of Cusco than on two wheels? Get active and hop on a bike to discover the wonders and local flavours of Cusco with this urban adventure through history.
Start your Cusco bike tour at imposing Puca Pucara, which acted as an important military and administrative centre during the Inca Empire. Walk past the terraces, walls and staircases as you learn about the history of this complex from your informative guide.
Next, get ready for the active part of your Cusco bike tour adventure by jumping on your bike and pedalling towards the archaeological site of Qenqo. This place once acted as a ceremonial centre and significant place of worship for the Inca people. While many of the mysteries of Qenqo are yet to be unraveled by historians, it is thought that human and animal sacrifices may have occurred here many centuries ago. What we do know is that the amphitheatre and temple were used for public ceremonies, and the network of steps, holes and canals were surely used to deposit and store maize.
After exploring Qenqo, we'll continue along this trail of ruins by riding to the Temple of the Moon, another interesting site full of mystery. Here, peruse the rock carvings and caves and then enjoy a stunning panoramic view of Sacsayhuaman, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This wonderful example of ancient Incan architecture was once the location of a fierce battle between the Incans and Spanish, back in the 1500s but may have also acted as a ceremonial site centuries before.
Finish your day tour from Cusco by hopping on your bike and gliding downhill towards one the most impressive Incan sites within Cusco, the Koricancha, or Temple of the Sun, where it is time to say goodbye to your friendly guide and your Cusco tour ends.

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