Rediscover Cusco on an exciting bike tour through its surroundings. Embark on a sustainable adventure that has it all. From an adrenaline rush to breathtaking Andean landscapes, culture, and a taste of Peruvian gastronomy.

How does the adventure start?

Your adventure begins in Yunkaypata, a quaint village located just 25 minutes from Cusco’s city center. As you travel through the region, you will pass by iconic archaeological sites such as Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay.

Upon arrival in Yunkaypata, you will be equipped with all necessary safety gear, including helmets, gloves, and optional knee and elbow pads. After a brief orientation and bike test, you’re ready to start your bike tour through the tranquil Andean sceneries featuring adobe houses, crop fields, and the daily life of locals.

The bike tour in Cusco continues …

The first part of the path is easy, with no challenging slopes, allowing you to enjoy distant views of Cusco and nearby villages. As you continue, you will find eucalyptus groves and lush fields, experiencing the fresh mountain air and stunning vistas. About 20-25 minutes into the ride, you will be rewarded with a spectacular view of Mount Ausangate, a snow-capped peak that will be your backdrop during the journey.

The entire route covers approximately 8 kilometers and takes around two hours. It includes two downhill sections with gentle curves, adding a touch of excitement to the journey. There will be 2-3 stops along the way for resting, taking photos, and admiring the scenery. Key stops include a eucalyptus forest and Kallachaka, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Cusco.

End with a culinary delight at El Mariscal

The adventure concludes with a delicious taste of local culture. You will be transported to El Mariscal, a ceviche bar where you can witness a live demonstration of ceviche preparation, Peru’s beloved national dish.

Recommendations from our expert team

  • This tour is suitable for travelers who can ride a bike, including families with children aged up to 7–8 years.
  • For children’s safety, the guides can provide a mechanism that joins the children’s bikes to them during the route and special bikes for children.
  • It is recommended for less experienced travelers to walk through the sections of the route with a downhill slope and curves. Besides, they can be accompanied by a guide who is also a cycling instructor.
  • E-bikes are available for those travelers who prefer them, although traditional bikes are recommended
    as the route hasn’t many slopes.
  • The best time for the activity is from April to October.

This bike tour offers a unique perspective of Cusco, allowing you to explore more ground than on foot. It’s ideal for those seeking a blend of light adventure, stunning landscapes, and cultural immersion. Book with us this experience for your clients!

Published in July 2024