Salkantay by Bike
SALKANTAY BY BIKE/ MACHU PICCHU INCLUDED:
4 DAYS/3 NIGHT
Day 1 : SorayPampa and Humantay Glacial Lake
Meeting up at Haku Expeditions in the late morning we pile into a private car, loaded with the bikes and gear. We head south out of Cusco and after about three hours we arrive in Mollepata where we stop to stretch, have a quick snack, and have a look around. We then continue on to Soray Pampa where we spend the night in cabins under the majestic and formidable Salkantay and Huamantay Peaks. You can hike up to the glacial lake Humantay in 2 hours.
Day 2: Salkantay Pass to Lucmabamba Coffee Plantation
It’s an early morning wake up call as we like to try to get a jump on the hikers meaning less moving obstacles on the way down. We have our bikes loaded on mules, carefully, and have a steady three hour hike to the summit. It’s nice to get warmed up before we have more than 18 miles of downhill coming up. On arrival at the summit we put together our bike and start the 30 km downhill. What starts off as technical, rocky sections soon turns into flowing singletrack. Arriving in Santa Teresa we hit up the relaxing hot springs and soothe our muscles. From there we stay at a local organic coffee plantation in Lucmabamba
Day 3: Aguas Calientes or Inca Avalanche DH Course
Today we can hike to Aguas Calientes also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo and sleep for the night or we can drive up to Abra Malaga and ride the Inca Avalanche DH course.
Day 4: Machu Picchu
Today we visit the famous ruins of Machu Picchu, a guide is included and for those who want to scamper up the mountain and see the sunrise the possibility is there. If you're not into it there are buses to take you up (not included). In the afternoon you have a return trip by train to Cusco.
Generally for Salkantay we create a custom itinerary for you. Above you have an idea of what you could do. Write to us with your available days and desires and we will make it happen!