Biking / Hiking: Malaga
Santa Maria Santa Teresa Aguas Calientes Machu Picchu.
We set off between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m.
enjoying a panoramic view over Cusco as we travel to Ollantaytambo
from where we ascend up to Malaga Peak at a height of 4,360 meters.
We leave the bus behind as we mount our bikes and begin the descent,
enjoying the beautiful scenery of the immense valley that lies
before us. The scenery changes from dry to leafy jungle. Half way
down we visit the Inca ruins of Wamanmarka before arriving in Santa
Maria where we spend the night in a basic lodge or camping. Dinner
and a brief explication of the next days activities rounds off the
After breakfast we start our trek
along paths full of vegetation where we will observe the cultivation
of coffee, cacao, fruits like papaya and mango and also coca.
Following the trek we visit the Santa Teresa hot springs where we
eat dinner and receive a brief explication of the next days
We set off on the trek
at around 8:00 a.m. We cross the Vilcanota River in a hanging basket;
one of the most exciting points on the trip. We can also enjoy the
spectacular wildlife which includes butterflies, parrots and insects.
We eat lunch at the hydroelectric village then continue to Aguas
Calientes where we eat dinner and spend the night.
5:00 a.m. we climb for about an hour
up to Machu Picchu where we enjoy a guided tour of the site. At the
designated time we meet in Aguas Calientes to eat lunch and then
take the train back
- Bus transport to Malaga
- Professional bilingual guide
- Bike mechanic
- Equipment (helmet, gloves)
- Front suspension mountain bike
- 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
- Return bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
- Return transport in backpacker train
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