Mountain bike our in Patacancha Valley to Ollantaytambo
Our mountain bike tour is a unique and fun way to discover the high Andean Quechua speaking communities. On this bike ride, you will be able to travel across the beautiful Patacancha Valley, pausing to appreciate the local weaving in the small towns on the way down to Ollantaytambo. You will experience the villages of Huilloq and Patacancha, which continue to live through ancient cultural practices.
***Patacancha and Huilloq, ancient indigenous communities, are beautiful examples of ancestral Andean living. Their inhabitants still wear traditional, colorful clothing and follow the same practices as their ancestors. These scenic and amazing routes take you to the most rugged Andean landscapes. You will experience wild Andean mountains and an authentic way to explore Inca origins.
We start at the Veronica View at 8:00 am, and head out in our private vehicle. We start with the drive up to Yanamayo Pass at 4,350 m/14,721 ft. – literally sky high! There are stunning views – Inca terracing, waterfalls, and fields still farmed with traditional Andean practices. Enjoy these views, as we ascend nearly 1000 meters. The communities along the valley are known for their traditional culture, weaving and lifestyle practices. This drive takes about an hour.
Upon arriving at the Yanamayo Pass, we will begin unloading the bikes while you have time to enjoy the amazing views of the valleys below and glaciers above.
From here, we will gear up for a thrilling downhill mountain bike ride through the Patacancha valley, back to Ollantaytambo. The ride will be led by one of our experienced, multilingual guides and includes a full-suspension mountain bike with hydraulic disc brakes, helmet, full-fingered gloves, and optional knee/shin pads. Along the way down, we will have plenty of time and opportunity to take brakes and photos, visit a secluded waterfall, and see several Inca archeological sites.
Finally, we get back to Ollantaytambo, where we end the tour, taking you back to the Veronica View in Ollantaytambo. Transportation to Cusco would incur an extra fee.
What is Included in the Mountain Bike Tour?
What is not included?
- Transportation to or from Cusco (extra fee)
The Mountain Bike tour in the Patacancha Valley its available on any date that its best for you as long as we have a minimum of 2 people.
Price: USD $127 per person
Please read carefully the following information as it will help you answer all of your questions about the Mountain Bike tour in the Patacancha Valley.
HOW TO BOOK
FIRST, to book your Mountain Bike tour, we need you to fill out our booking form by clicking on BOOK NOW on our homepage or click here the link BOOK NOW.
SECOND, we require a deposit of $53.00 USD per person in order to secure the departure, You can make your deposit by clicking on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on the top of our home page, or you can click on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on our booking page.
ARE YOU SUSTAINABLE?
Yes, we are a local, sustainable & responsible tourism operator for that we incorporate the universal principles of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities by respecting their culture and religion. With this in mind, we have trained all our local staff to know and understand, respect the places and the local people.
What should you bring for the mountain bike tour in Patacancha Valley?
- Warm jacket
- Rain gear
- Water (we recommend 2 liters in a reusable water bottle)
- Sun protection
- Some money for souvenirs
- Original passport
OUR HOTEL IN OLLANTAYTAMBO
A scenic 10 minute drive from Ollantaytambo, follow the river and the train tracks to the Veronica View Hotel. Keep an eye out across the river for the original terraces from Incan times! Arriving at the hotel, you will be greeted amid gardens of native flowers and orchids. Take in the stunning sight of the Veronica Mountain, covered with glaciers year-round.