Go on a hiking and mountain biking adventure on this Lares Valley Trek and Bike tour. Discover breathtaking scenery as you travel through the Andes.
This Lares Valley Trek and Mountain Bike Tour shows you amazing views of the Peruvian Andes as you hike and mountain bike on the Lares Trail. You can also spot native llamas and alpacas. Many say that this trail is better and less crowded than the traditional Inca trail.
This region is inhabited by locals who speak Quechua, the same language the Incas spoke in Machu Picchu 500 years ago. These descendants of the Incas have kept their ancestor’s culture and traditions alive by maintaining their customs of weaving, farming, and marriages.
Duration: 2 days, 1 night
Start and end location: Cusco
Day 1 – Climb the Ipsaychocha Mountain Pass and Bike Down to the Hot Springs
To start your Lares Valley Trek and Bike tour, we will pick you up at your hotel at 4:30 am and drive for almost 2.5 hours to the beginning of a dirt road called Patacancha. From there, you will go on a moderate 4-hour hike to the Ipsaycocha Mountain Pass, at an elevation of 13,451 feet (4,100 meters). This pass has outstanding views of the Andes mountains.
After some time to admire the view and take photos, you will go downhill to the main road, where you will hop on your mountain bike. You will go on a one-hour ride to a famous natural medicinal hot spring. This is your camping site for the night and you will have time to enjoy a nice hot bath and dinner prepared by a professional chef before going to sleep. The total hiking distance today is 4 hours, 12 miles (18 kilometers).
Day 2 – Mountain Bike in Lares Pass and Return to Cusco
You will greet the morning with coca tea in your tent and a good breakfast. Then, you will take a one-hour car ride to Lares Pass (13,944 feet/4,250 meters).
Before starting the mountain biking for the day, you will get some riding tips from your tour guide. Enjoy a couple hours of mountain biking to the bottom of this mega mountain. Afterward, have some lunch and say goodbye to the working team before heading back to Cusco. Your Lares Valley Trek and Bike tour comes to an end when you are dropped off at your hotel.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.