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Salt Mines & Moray 

Mountain bike Salt Mines & Moray 

Difficulty: Moderate
5-7 hrs
Guide, gear, transportation,
tickets and lunch included

This mountain bike trip visits some of the most interesting and unique Incan archaeological sites in all of Peru – Moray and the Salt Mines of Maras. These two Incan sites are on everyone’s “must-see” list -as they should be, both are seriously rad!

We begin this trip from Ollantaytambo driving about thirty minutes through the Sacred Valley of Peru to the site of Moray (a set of circular terraces built by the Incas as a ceremonial crop site). After exploring around, we will start the main part of the mountain bike ride, which is a 9 kilometer route of gentle up and down single track through gorgeous farmland and views of the Urubamba glacier range. The riding is of an intermediate level – basic off road experience and skills are required. 


After our ride across the high Andean plains, we will arrive mountain biking at the town of Maras – originally settled as a station for distributing the salt supply. After a brief rest, we continue on the mountain bike ride, taking a steeper downhill and somewhat rocky path down to the Salt Mines themselves, where the harvesting of the salt by local families occurs, each of whom controls a half dozen or so of the pools. We can go down into the pans itself and taste a little of the salt or even buy a small souvenir bag!


After our visit, we have one final stretch of mountain biking singletrack before ending down at the Urubamba river, the same river that goes through the base of Machu Picchu before eventually making its way out to the Amazon jungle and Atlantic Ocean. We load the mountain bikes on the vehicle and head back to Ollantaytambo.

Pricing per person (based on your group size):

2-3 ppl

4-5 ppl

6-7 ppl

8+ ppl

Already Have A Boleto Turistico?

If you've already purchased the full Boleto Touristico (tourist ticket) in Cusco, we will take $20 off your price since your entrance fee to Moray will already be covered. 

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