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Mountain Biking in Sacred Valley and Cusco

Cusco to Amazon Mountain Biking

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Bike backroads beginning in Cusco. Make your way through the small villages and into the tropical lowlands of the Andean foothills. Arrive in the Manu Biosphere Reserve, one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. You'll get just a taste of this 1.8 million hectacre reserve. Watch for various bird species as you ride and take a night walk to search out nocturnal species. Camp along the way on this fully-supported ride.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Tres Cruces
Day 2 : Manu Biosphere Reserve
Day 3 : Manu Biosphere Reserve
Day 4 : Return Cusco


  • Bike from the Andes of Cusco, through he cloudforest and into the jungle
  • Hike to see the endemic Cock of the Rock in the mornings
  • Spend a night at a jungle lodge and take a night walk through the jungle

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Trip Type

  • Independent

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Day 1 Tres Cruces

  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
We will leave Cusco early in the morning and start the ride to Qolqepata (2.5 hours). We will then arrive to Paucartambo, have lunch, rest for a short while, and visit the town.

After lunch, transfer by vehicle to Tres Cruces, where we will camp and have a beautiful view of the Amazon Basin below. (2.5 hours of riding). Total biking distance today of 45 km.

Day 2 Manu Biosphere Reserve

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The day begins with a sunrise over the rainforest and a hearty breakfast before a downhill ride into the cloud forest (4 hours). We will have lunch on way and spend the night in the cloud forest. (4 hours of riding) Total biking distance today of 50 km.

Day 3 Manu Biosphere Reserve

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the early morning, take a short hike to spot the “Gallito de las Rocas” (Cock of the Rocks), an endemic bird which flocks together in the mornings to search for females. After breakfast, start the ride downhill until Chontachaca town, where the landscape flattens out.

We will have lunch in Pilcopata and start riding towards Atalaya. Board a boat which will take us downstream through the Upper Madre de Dios River to our jungle lodge where we will spend the night. There is an optional night walk through the forest to search out nocturnal animals and to enjoy the sounds of the forest. Total biking distance today of 40 km.

Day 4 Return Cusco

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
We will have breakfast early in the morning and head back to Cusco by vehicle. There is the option for riders to bike between Ajcanaco pass (11,500 ft) and Paucartambo, a downhill ride. Arrive in the evening to Cusco. Optional biking distance today of 20 km.

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Tambo Patiti Jungle Lodge

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Moderate or advanced routes available based on preferences and experience level. Travel on dirt roads and single-track trails.


  • 3 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • 3 Nights Accommodations
    • 2 Nights Lodge
    • 1 Night Camping
  • 4 Days Private Guide Service
  • Gear Rental
    • Front-suspension mountain bikes, helmets, camping gear EXCEPT sleeping bags.


  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are excluded.
  • International Flights
  • Internal Flights

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  • $43 Airport Departure Tax
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