Adventure sports in Cuzco and Machu Picchu


This region of the Sacred Valley of Peru, so well known for the Incan legacy and for the historical tourism it attracts, also provides the opportunity to practice adventure sports in Cuzco and Machu Picchu.

Here you will find a brief review of the best activities related to adventure sports in Cuzco and the region.

Horseback riding in the Incan trails of the Sacred Valley

In the area of Cuzco and the Sacred Valley there are different types of activities related to horse riding. Visitors can opt for a calm horseback ride for beginners through easy roads or trails with docile animals.

Horse riding through the Sacred Valley is a great way of getting to know the history of the place surrounded by the typical nature of this Peruvian region.

Let’s look at some horse riding trails in the area of Cuzco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

  • Horse riding to Saqsayhuaman (Cuzco)
  • Horse riding to Salineras de Maras – (Flat Salt of Maras) (30 miles from Cuzco)
  • Horse riding along the Río Urubamba – (Urubamba River) (Machu Picchu)

Trekking and Hiking in Machu Picchu

The beautiful nature that surrounds the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu provides an excellent opportunity for all travelers who wish to reconnect with nature.

There are a number of paths and trekkings that we would like you to know:

  • Hike through the Putukusi Mountain – Duration: 4 hours. Difficulty: High
  • Hiking through Wayna Picchu – Duration: 4 hours. Difficulty: High
  • Hike to Mandor – Duration: 4 hour. Difficulty: Medium

Recommendation and Tips to hike in Machu Picchu: don’t forget to take with you during the trekking comfortable shoes, a bottle of water, a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.

Mountain Biking in Cuzco

In Cuzco, besides the magnetic and magical nature of the place, there are some outstanding paths for mountain biking.

These paths possess a great added value for the visitor. On top of being the ideal setting for adventure sports, the paths are the same that in ancient times connected the Incan communities; nowadays archaeological centers.

There are endless bike roads that lead to Cuzco, the ancient capital and center of the Incan Empire. The ones that are most visited by travelers are the paths that go to:

  • Ollantaytambo – (37 miles from Cuzco)
  • Flat Salt of Maras – (30 miles from Cuzco)
  • Chincheros – (12 miles from Cuzco)

Enjoy an unforgettable stroll through the Sacred Valley of the Incas and begin to plan your visit to Machu Picchu with us.

Our hotel invites you to know the outdoor activities, trekking, walks, mountain biking, bird watching and plenty more.


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