Maras Moray Bike Tour is a popular and exciting half day tour in Cusco. The down-hill biking lane goes through beautiful scenic route. You will get to see the snow capped peaks of Urubamaba mountain range and Andean farms and villages of the Sacred Valley of Incas. We always have a vehicle trailing the bikes. If you are not willing to pedal down the road or are feeling tired, you can always sit in the car and enjoy the enchanting view.
Maras and Moray, both sites have held a great significance during the Inca civilization. These are the perfect examples that demonstrated the advancement of Incan farming techniques.
Maras Salt Terraces are nestled on a hill side. These salt puddles are geometrically shaped. They are supplied with fresh spring water. These water when evaporates leave behind the crystals of salts which are manually scrapped out by the locals, a technique used since Incan civilization.
Moray agricultural terraces are impressive. It served more like an agricultural laboratory to Incas. The circular shaped terrace have different layers dug into the ground. There is a difference of 15 degrees from the top to the bottom of the terrace. Incan farmers used to experiment the growth conditions of different crops at different temperature zone here. This is partially a reason why Peru produces over 500 varieties of potatoes today.
Cusco Hotel Transfer
We will be picking you up at 0900 AM from your hotel in Cusco. Then we will drive to Cruzpata, the place where we will begin the adventure. Once in Cruzpata, our guide would brief you on safety procedures and will let you get kitted for the Maras Moray Bike Tour.
The first part of the tour will start with a downhill biking through Huyapo Lagoon. We will be visiting Moray. Our local guide will give you a detailed tour of Moray where you will learn how farming impacted the Incan civilization and its importance today.
After the tour, we will hand you over the box lunch.
We will then continue the tour to Maras Salt Terraces. Here you will get to see the traditional method used by the salt farmers here.
After touring Salineras or the Salt Terraces, we will continue our Maras Moray Bike Tour to Pichingoto bridge and onward to Urubamba.
From Urubamba we will be taking the van back to Cusco.
The whole trip has a distance of approximately 30 Kms and can be done in 5 hours.