Without a doubt, Cusco is one of the places with many Mountains with Horseshoe Trails that cross Archaeological, Inca, Pre-Inca and Natural Sites, as well as this Incredible Route from the Abra de Lares.
- 6:00 am-Pick up and transport to Calca and Abra de Lares.
- 7:40 am-Transportation to and from Calca to the Abra de Lares.
- 9:30 am-Delivery of equipment and brief instructions on the route and the use of bicycles.
- 10:00 am-Start of the bike tour from the Abra de Lares to Ancasmarca.
- 12:30 am–Lunch and rest in the thermal baths of Machacancha.
- 2:00 pm-Arriveal in Calca.
- 2:20 pm-Equipment pick up.
- 3:40 pm-Arrival approximately in Cusco.
Sites to visit
- Archaeological Site of Ancasmarca.
- Archaeological Site of Calispuquio.
- Inca Trail of Lares.
- Machacancha Hot Springs.
- Activities: Bicycle Tours, Adventure Tours.
- Difficulty level: Intermediate (4/5) Basic Downhill.
- Travel distance: 35 km.
- Travel time: 1 hour, approximately
- 3800 masl is the maximum altitude.
- Departures: Daily private service, minimum 2 persons is required, and group of minimum 4 persons is required.
- Meeting Place: Pick up from your hotel or home.
- Time of departure: 6:00 a.m.
- Every day is available.
- Duration: 1 day.
Andino tours Peru invites you to discover this route on the Lares Cusco Bicycle Tour, which starts at 4,463m.s.n.m. with a vertical descent over sand and gravel of about 75 meters of full adrenaline, to later join with a wide path and descend more than 35 km, known as a bridle path that still preserves a part of the Inca Trail. Discover this route from the Abra de Lares, which starts at 4,463m.s.n.m. and descends about 35 km along a bridle path.
Ancasmarca comes from two Quecha words; Ancash “Blue”, and Marka “Town”. Together, they would mean Blue Town. It is also said that it comes from the words “Eagle” and “Town”, which would mean Town of the Eagle.”
HOW TO GET HERE:
ROADWAYS: We can get to this archaeological center by bus that goes along the route or also by taxi from the town of Calca, with an approximate trip of 2 hours.
Lares Mountain Biking Tour
Lares, Cusco Bike Tour We will pick you up from your hotel at 6:00 a.m. and leave by bus for the Calca district. From here we will continue to Abra de Lares, at about 4470 meters above sea level. From this point, we will start our tour of Cusco’s Lares.
From here we will begin the descent on bicycles, crossing the Puna, rivers, towns, artisan bridges, observing animals from the heights such as alpacas, llamas, and sheep, among others. We will also be able to observe part of the agriculture and livestock of the locals. We can also visit the Chullpas de Ancasmarca constructions made in pre-Inca times, where we can enjoy a delicious lunch.
After a short rest, we will continue to the thermal baths of Machacancha, where we can enjoy a refreshing bath. Then we will continue to Calca, where our mobility awaits us to be able to board and return to the city of Cusco. Travel through the Sacred Valley in an alternative where you can connect with nature.
- Mountain Bicycles.
- with Shimano Alivio or Deore accessories.
- Front shock absorbers.
- Adjustable and lightweight helmets.
- Cycling Guide in English or Spanish.
- Emergency pharmacy, GPS.
- Material Complete repair kit.
- Printed map for passengers.
- Full talk before leaving.
- Entrance fees to archaeological sites (If necessary).
- Box lunch, Lunch or drinks.
- Bring a Small Backpack.
- Bring sunscreen, sunglasses.
- Wear sports clothing.
- Bring snacks that provide calories and energy.
- Children over 10 years old.
How to Get
ARRIVING IN CUSCO.
Cusco has an airport for local or national flights. In order to get to Cusco, all travelers must disembark in Lima and go through migration, even if their flight to Cusco is on the same day and with the same airline.
WHICH ROUTE SHOULD I TAKE, BY AIR OR BY LAND?
The best travel option to Cusco is by air. Currently, there are several airlines that provide the Lima-Cusco air transportation service, among which we can mention: LATAM, VIVA AIR, SKY AIRLINE, and STAR PERU. Of all of them, LATAM is the most recommended, due to the variety of schedules it handles.
The land travel option is also a good option, but you always have to look for the best options that offer adequate comfort for the trip. The trip by bus is 22 hours. If your trip is from Puno or Arequipa, you can take this option since the trip is usually cheaper and it is only about 12 hours of travel.
DEPOSIT FOR LUGGAGE
To be able to travel on domestic flights, you have to take into account the type of service contracted since there are rates where you can only get a maximum of 8 kilos of luggage. If you travel with more, make sure to hire it in advance and avoid setbacks when boarding.
If you have luggage, it can be left safely in the accommodation, or we can also provide you with a place of deposit at the Andino Tours Peru offices, but take into account the opening and closing hours of the office.
If you arrive before the Check In Time at the hotel, you can leave it totally free in the hotel deposit to be able to go out to carry out your activities or rest in the hotel lobby.
CUSCO HAS THE HIGHEST AVERAGE ELEVATION IN THE WORLD.
That is why people who travel at a lower level suffer from altitude sickness, “Soroche”. This is because at higher altitudes, less oxygen is contained than those who are at sea level, so the body works harder to get the oxygen it needs. That is why for long walks it is recommended to stay at least two days in Cusco.
Symptoms of altitude sickness are headache, tiredness, nausea, vomiting, sleep problems, loss of appetite, trouble breathing. Most of the time, the symptoms will be mild, but if they get worse, consult a doctor or contact our offices.
Coca tea is a recommended infusion for this disease, so within the accommodation it is always offered to counteract altitude sickness.
You must remember that you come to enjoy a trip through wonderful trails with people who will always be willing to help you, so you can relax and enjoy every moment.
THE WEATHER IN CUSCO.
One of the big questions is how the weather is in Cusco. It is easy to get this information on the internet, but you also have to take into account that each season and during these times the climates are changing. The dry season in Cusco is from April to October, but there will always be a sudden rain with lightning and thunder.
It is always advisable to have the appropriate rain gear, such as rain ponchos or waterproof jackets, waterproof gloves, and suitable shoes that do not slip in the rain.
Each member of the Andino Tours Peru staff has received first aid training from a specialist doctor. Every year we carry out this mandatory training, and on each of our excursions you will have a first-aid kit for basic medical problems (Traveler’s Diarrhea, scrapes, cuts, etc.) and, in fact, oxygen should not be lacking.
To protect your trip, the purchase of travel insurance is recommended. Having insurance before the trip is highly recommended. I have agreements with companies that provide this service that will make your trip more pleasant and peaceful in Peru.
For all our excursions, we have biodegradable soap, and all our garbage is returned to Cusco. Our staff is trained to take care of the environment. We use environmentally friendly chemical portable toilets.
We launched a program where for each traveler who reserves with us, we donate 10 trees that will be delivered to the communities of Mikaypata, Ninamarca, Huatoqto, and others, committing them to caring for the environment.
Why choose Andino Tours Peru
WHY ANDINO TOURS PERU?
We are a travel agency tour operator located in the city of Cusco, we have tourism professionals dedicated to quality service.
Our team is integrated by professionals with experience and responsibility to meet each of the requirements of our passengers and offer the best moments and unforgettable trips during their estimated travel time.
why travel ANDINO TOURS PERU?
Our company is legally constituted for more than 3 years in the market, we are registered in SUNARP and SUNAT, as regulatory authorities of commerce in Peru, as well as registered in the GERCETUR-CUSCO as tour operators and retail travel agency. We have also received the certification as Licensees of the PERU BRAND, and registered in PROMPERU and IPERU.
In order to provide the best service to our customers we are in constant search of certifications that endorse us as a travel agency 100% recommendable.