Day 1: Pachar to Cachiccata Full Day Mountain Biking
After being picked-up in Ollantaytambo, transfer 20 minutes to the "Devil's Turn" in Pachar, driving through the mountains, admiring a combination of Andean landscapes, local culture, and traditional villages. After the briefing, ride on a trail following the Urubamba River, the sacred river of the Incas all the way to Pachar. From here, descend along a portion of the ancient Inca Trail that passes through farming fields and Inca terraces until we reach the Inca bridge that will take us into Ollantaytambo. Continue to the Andean village of Cachiccata, a picturesque community with an Incan quarry that produced the stones to create the fortress in Ollantaytambo. Take a break to visit a local development and reforestation program run by a local organization and have lunch at a community restaurant. After we are re-energized, hop back on the bike for a three hour ride to Chillca, where the van will be waiting to transfer back to Ollantaytambo.
This trip is approximately 7 hours total with 5 hours on a bike. The difficulty level is easy on dirt roads and trails with more difficult routes available for experienced riders.
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Kate was great to work with in the planning stage. She was prompt, helpful, and efficient. Our tour guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable and passionate. We were very happy to have traveled with Adventure Life, it made the trip easy and a true pleasure. We could concentrate on enjoying the experience rather than the details of travel.
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.