Our mountain bike tour is a unique and fun way to discover high Andean Quechua speaking communities. On this bike ride, you will be able to travel across the beautiful Patacancha Valley, with the opportunity to stop by traditional weaving communities in the small towns on the way down to Ollantaytambo. You will experience the villages of Huilloq and Patacancha, which continue to follow ancient cultural practices, little changed since Inca times.
***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 terraces, waterfalls, and fields still farmed with traditional Andean practices. Enjoy these views, as we ascend over 1500 meters from Ollantaytambo. 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 take photos and 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 breaks and photos, visit a secluded waterfall, and see several Inca archeological sites.
When we get back to Ollantaytambo, where we end the tour, we will take 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! 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 and tips
- Original passport