BIKING IN CUSCO – VISITING 4 ARCHAEOLOGICAL PLACES
Half Day Mountain bike tour with visits to archaeological sites.
At 9 am we pick you up from the hotel and travel by a private transportations passing Qorao from where we will cycle back to Tambomachay which is the first archeological site around the mountains of Cusco then we will continue cycling to Puca Pucara, Temple of the Moon, Qenqo and finally we will explore the beautiful fortress of Sacsayhuaman, along the way down we will pass crazing lands and small country villages with local farmers being very curious seeing the biker lovers. In the afternoon, we will finish our bike tour in the Main Square/Plaza de Armas of Cuzco. Cuzco is a city in southeastern Peru, near the Urubamba Valley (Sacred Valley of the Andes mountain range). Cuzco was the capital of the Inca empire. Many believe that the city was planned to be shaped like a Puma. The city had two sectors: the urin and hanan, which were further divided to each encompass two of the four provinces, Chinchaysuyo (NW), Antisuyo (NE), Contisuyo (SW), and Collasuyo (SE). A road led from each of these quarters to the corresponding quarter of the empire. Each local leader was required to build a house in the city and live part of the year in Cuzco, but only in the quarter of Cuzco that corresponded to the quarter of the empire he had territory in. According to Inca legend, the city was built by Sapac Inca Pachacuti, the man who transformed the Kingdom of Cuzco from a sleepy city-state into the vast empire of Tahantinsuyu. But archaeological evidence points to a slower, more organic growth of the city beginning before Pachacuti. There was however a city plan and two rivers were channeled around the city. Rain season: December to March. Some days are with blue sky permitting to cycle this zone… After the wet season (April to June) the mountains are completely covered with snow and the slopes are covered with new vegetation being nicer for pictures.
Advice for Bikers: Regular physical conditions and summer clothes, bikers require minimum of acclimatization over 3000 meters above sea level. On the day before, the bikers will have a meeting with the mountain bike guide at our office or in the hotel, the guide will explain some more about this bike day trip and also, you can check the quality of the bikes and gear that will be used on this trip.
Duration: Half Day bike tour
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY
- Small backpack & Tennis shoes
- Rain jacket or poncho (December – April)
- One complete change of clothing
- Bottle of water & Sunglasses
- Flashlight and batteries
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
- Sun block (sun protection cream)
- Insect repellent & Extra money (soles)
- Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc,
- Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
Cancellations regarding the company determines the amount to be deducted by the various expenses incurred in case of cancellation will be deducted as followed:
Cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted by email and include all relevant information and will be answered within 48 hours.
If a cancellation is received by 45 days before the date of arrival of your tour, the administrative costs will be charged (25% of the contract price)
- Cancellations 30 – 20 days before the day of your tour you will receive a partial refund of 50% of the total price.
- Cancellations 20 – 10 days before the day of your tour you will receive a partial refund of 60% of the total price
- In case of No – Show or cancellations 6 to 1 days before the day of your tour there will be no refund. You will be required to pay 100% of the total cost.
Itineraries may suffer change with no advance notice, due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the company’s control.
Mapi Travel Agency E.I.R.L. It is a direct operator of differents excursions all detailed on our website but that acts as an intermediary between the user and the different companies whose services are used in the lodgings, airlines, restaurants, transport or other, having no responsibility for the shortcomings, delays, theft, accident or other damages that passengers may suffer with third-party services provider. Our company may change the order of the pick up for the tours, whenever deemed strictly necessary for security or better success of the service, without removing any services unless the weather or passenger safety (strikes, fires) conditions do not permit. Mapi Travel Agency E.i.r.l will not be responsible for any additional expenses incurred by the passenger as a result of the above causes.
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All our transportation have travel insurance.
PRICE: ( PRIVATE SERVICE 3 PEOPLE REQUIRED)
85 USD Per Person group service.
To confirm the reservation, it is necessary to make an advance payment of 50% of the total amount of your tour. This payment can be made through Wester Union (+fee), VISALINK card (6% fee) or Paypal (8.6% fee). The remaining amount must be paid in our office in Cusco, either in American dollars or Peruvian soles – cash only.