Andean Country Special

mountain bike tour through beautiful Andean landscapes near Cusco

The Tour

Tasting The Road presents an easy level mountain bike tour through beautiful Andean landscapes near the city Cusco. We pick you up with our private transportation from your hotel in Cusco in the morning. After a 45 min drive, we arrive in the village of Izcuchaca, where we get our bikes ready and start the ride after a safety briefing. The first part of the tour goes along the main road towards Huarocondo, with wonderful agricultural scenery on the way. When we reach the village of Huarocondo, we pass by the church at the main plaza, pick up our lunch packs for later, and enter a dirt road, which leads us through typical Andean villages on the way. Our first visit are the terraces of Zurite, which are considered the largest terraces of the Cusco area. They date back to the times of the Incas and are currently used to grow corn and quinoa. Here we take the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful view at the Pampa de Anta (Anta steppe) with it’s beautiful Andean colors, and to take a tasty snack. We continue our ride and arrive at the village of Zurite, a small typical Andean community. After taking some pictures, we leave the village on the main road and take a detour on another dirt way, with spectacular landscapes surrounding us. We enjoy our delicious Peruvian lunch in this relaxing atmosphere, with cows and sheep grazing, plantings of great variety, and the snow-covered mountains beyond the Sacred Valley in the background. Leaving this path and back on the main road, we return to Izcuchaca, where we finish our bike tour, get back in our car and cheer to a great bike adventure with a cold Peruvian beer. Our transport will drop you off at your hotel in the early afternoon.

Number of participants: 1 – 9 (please contact us if you want to book a bigger group)

Level of difficulty: beginners and higher

Duration: half day tour (approx. 5 ½ hours), 35 km / 22 miles on bike, mostly flat, cross country

Itinerary

08:00 am – pick up from hotel in Cusco, drive to Izcuchaca

08:45 am – arrival in Izcuchaca, prepare bikes, safety briefing

09:00 am – start bike ride on main road

09:45 am – arrival in Huarocondo, pictures at main plaza

10:15 am – stop at the terraces of Zurite, snacks, pictures

11:00 am – pass by Plaza of Zurite

11:15 am – continue the ride, deviation on the dirt road

11:30 am – typical Peruvian lunch on the way

12:30 pm – arrival in Izcuchaca, back to car, cheers with beers

01:30 pm – back in Cusco, drop off at hotel, end of tour

Prices

1 guest: $ 340.00 USD per person

2 guests: $ 190.00 USD per person

3 guests: $ 140.00 USD per person

4 guests: $ 125.00 USD per person

5 – 9 guests: $ 110.00 USD per person

Included

two bike guides, mountain bikes, safety equipment (helmet, gloves, safety vest), snacks, drinking water, private transportation, typical Peruvian lunch, one Peruvian beer per person, first aid kit & oxygen

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