Lares Double Taste

enjoy two downhill rides in one day

The Tour

Get on one of the most beautiful single tracks of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and enjoy it twice in one day! Tasting The Road offers a wonderful day of mountain and downhill biking, breathtaking views on amazing Andean landscapes, unforgettable pictures and delicious Peruvian food.

Our private transportation picks you up from your hotel early in the morning. We are leaving Cusco city and heading towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the surrounding snow mountains are saluting us with their powerful presence. After about one and a half hours, we reach the beautiful town of Calca, where we visit a local market and get the ingredients for our offering to the Apus (sacred mountains): coca leafs, port wine and rose water. Now we begin our first drive ascending into the Andes, from about 2800 meters in Calca up to the mountain pass at over 4500 m.a.s.l. (14.700 ft). Before we get on our bikes, we make a traditional Pachamama offering, paying our respect to the mountains and asking them for a safe ride. Then we put on our safety equipment, get our bikes ready and start our first downhill. We pass through amazing landscapes, groups of alpacas and sheep crossing our ways, we can see small settlements of the people living in the mountains, built with the typical clay adobes. Later on, fora and fauna change, we follow the way along the river down into the valley until we finish the first downhill in the small village of Totora. There, we take a short snack break, get back into our car and drive up to the starting point again. During the drive, we have time to talk about the first ride, we can share some tips and advice with you for the second downhill, so you can enjoy it even more with confidence and a higher pace, going down the track you already know at this point. This second time, we continue passing through Totora and roll down the rest of the way on the asphalt road all the way back to Calca, where we enjoy our well-deserved typical Peruvian lunch, a refreshing Lemonade or Chicha Morada and a cold Peruvian beer to celebrate the successful double Lares experience. Our car brings us back to Cusco in the early evening and drops you off at your hotel.

Duration: full day tour (approx. 14 hours), 2 x 40 km on bike, mainly downhill, approx. 2 hours per ride

Level of difficulty: intermediate and higher

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

Itinerary

06:00 am – pick up guests from hotel in Cusco, leaving for Sacred Valley

08:00 am – arrival Calca, visit local market

08:30 am – drive up to Abra de Lares (mountain pass)

10:00 am – arrival Abra de Lares (mountain pass, prox. 4500 m.a.s.l.), safety briefing, getting bikes ready and adjusted, Pachamama offering to the mountains

10:30 am – start first downhill ride

11:30 am – break for snacks, water and pictures

12:30 pm – arrival in Calca, load up bikes, water

01:00 pm – drive back up to Abra de Lares

02:00 pm – arrival Abra de Lares, start second ride

04:00 pm – arrival Calca, load bikes, water, beers

04:30 pm – typical Peruvian lunch, cheers with Peruvian beer

05:30 pm – departure from Calca and drive back to Cusco

07:30 pm – drop off guests at hotel in Cusco, end of tour

Prices

 1 guest: $ 520.00 USD per person

2 guests: $ 300.00 USD per person

3 guests: $ 230.00 USD per person

4 guests: $ 190.00 USD per person

5 – 9 guests: $ 170.00 USD per person

Included

two bike guides, full suspension mountain bikes, safety equipment (full face helmets, gloves, elbow and leg protectors, safety vest), private transportation with driver, snacks, drinking water, typical Peruvian lunch, one Peruvian beer per person, first aid kit & oxygen

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