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Lares Downhill Mountain Bike Tour

Lares Downhill Mountain Bike Tour

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Lares Downhill Mountain Bike Tour
Tour Type
Day Trips
Lares Downhill Mountain Bike Tour
Maximun Altitude
4,580m/15,026 ft.
Lares Downhill Mountain Bike Tour
Physical Level
Strenuous
Lares Downhill Mountain Bike Tour
Recommended Season
All year

Lares Downhill Mountain Bike Tour

Price from: $ 149.00 USD (See: Pricing)

Lares Downhill Biking: A stunning mountain bike tour through the Lares Valley! Our top-rated, expert guides will provide you with an unforgettable experience full of adventure and spectacular views.

Tour Plan: Lares Pass | Totorani | Calca

Off-Road Adventure With Our All-Inclusive Lares Mountain Bike Tour

Lares Downhill Biking: Explore the enchanting bike route through the Andes of Lares Pass, venturing downhill on the Tortora trail towards Calca. The panoramas impress every cyclist due to the presence of alpacas and llamas in their wild state with incredible landscapes.

The Lares downhill bike tour promises a unique blend of adventure, natural beauty, and cultural encounters that will leave a lasting impression. As you descend through the Andes Mountains, every twist and turn will fill you with awe and excitement. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this unforgettable journey that combines the thrill of mountain biking with the wonders of Peru’s scenic landscape. So, gear up, embrace the adventure, and get ready for the ride of a lifetime!

Explore Peru’s most beautiful bike trails with an expert mountain biking guide! 

For the ultimate outdoor adventure, travelers flock to Cusco for the incredible Lares Mountain Bike Tour. Enjoy the thrilling ride of a lifetime as you traverse winding trails with spectacular mountain views!

Overview

Lares Downhill Biking Overview

Experience the thrill of downhill cycling in the stunning Lares Valley in Peru. This adventure takes you through stunning mountain landscapes, past traditional Andean villages, and down exhilarating descents. Our expert guides will lead you on a safe and unforgettable journey with top-of-the-line equipment and support vehicles to ensure your comfort and safety.

  • 7:30 am pick-up time and departure from your hotel
  • Explore along the way:
    • Visit Anka’s Marka Inca site and look at the valley from which we descend
  • Elevation of the beginning of the adventure: Lares Pass, 4,500m/14,764 ft.
  • Technical level: Advanced Downhill Trail
  • We provide the proper bikes, double suspension, and equipment for this adventure tour.
    • The whole adventure rides on a mountain bike.
  • Guide service: Experienced
  • Total distance and time of bike ride: 2 hours, optional, plus Yuncaypata
  • Meals: Box lunch
  • End of tour: Drop off at your hotel

Lares Mountain Bike Tour HIGHLIGHT

  • Let nature astound you with its splendor as you explore the magnificent Lares Valley on two wheels! Don’t miss out on this incredible mountain biking experience.
  • Experience the thrill of adventure and explore the stunning mountains around Lares with a weekend of mountain biking. A unique experience you won’t forget!

Itinerary

Lares Downhill Biking ITINERARY

Our tour in Lares Valley will take you on a one-of-a-kind adventure. Take an off-road adventure with our all-inclusive Lares Valley Mountain Bike Tour! Our certified guides will lead you on the perfect journey of discovery through the stunning countryside.

DAY 1

Descent by bike from the Andes to Calca

Pack your bags to escape urban life and hit the trails on a mountain biking tour of Lares Valley in Peru. Unwind and gain exhilarating memories you’ll cherish forever.

At 07:30, we start the trip from the city of Cusco towards Calca within the Sacred Valley. From Calca, we ascend the Andes until we reach the archaeological group of Ancamarca to explore it. Continue the vehicular journey to the Lares mountain pass to begin our Andean biking adventure.

We drive the bicycles from the Lares pass towards Totorani, passing the Ancasmarca ravine. The Lares bike path is a technical trail, so we make fully equipped double-suspension bicycles available. There is the option to continue descending through the mountains of the Andes de Lares until you reach the city of Calca! Between Totora and Calca, follow the road.

Food

Box Lunch

Physical Level

4, Intense

Walking Distance

Downhill mountain biking

Hiking Time

Going downhill on a road bike

Starting Altitude

Lares Pass: 4,461m (14,635 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Totora: 3,700m (12,139 ft)

Highest Altitude

Corao Pass: 3,800m (12,467 ft)

Inclusions

Lares Downhill Biking INCLUSION 

  • Outdoor activities on bicycles and unique experiences
  • English-speaking tour guide (local)
  • Kondor vehicle with fuel and driver
  • Mountain bikes with front suspension
  • Safety equipment (full-body arm helmets, gloves, safety vests)
  • Meals: Box lunch
  • First aid kit.
  • All local taxes

Lares Downhill Biking, NO INCLUSION

  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Snacks and water
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips (guide and driver)

Bring for the Lares Mountain Bike Tour

  • A good day pack: Eagle Creek Afar Backpack is an appropriate pack (to carry your personal belongings).
  • Windbreaker.
  • Warm sweater/jacket.
  • Rain poncho (rainy season, December to March)
  • Iron tablets and pills for altitude sickness
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher is recommended)
  • Bug spray with 30% DEET
  • Extra money.

Travel Guide

Frequently Asked Questions for Lares Downhill Biking

Climb, descend, and even take an adrenaline rush on a Lares Mountain Bike Tour. Get your body moving while taking in the breathtaking views of Peruvian landscapes with an active cycling excursion.

Are you looking for the perfect off-road cycling experience? Our Lares Mountain Bike Tour provides everything needed for adventuring in beautiful South American terrain—guides, protective gear, and excellent trail routes included!

We are sure you already know many trekking routes that can reach Machu Picchu, such as the Salkantay Trek, the Classic Inca Trail, and the Inca Jungle Trek, and we also have lesser-known routes, such as the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu.

This trekking route takes you through less-explored sites surrounded by beautiful landscapes in the Peruvian Andes, visiting lakes, glaciers, and virgins, and walking along with llamas and alpacas in their natural habitat.

The Lares Trek is an alternative trek to Machu Picchu, and you can choose the 4-day or 5-day adventure tour. This trek is perfect for those travelers who prefer more cultural interaction, visit uncrowded routes, and explore remote mountains where llamas and alpacas are the locals.

For the Lares Trek, you can choose the 4-Day Lares Trek and 5-day  Lares Trek options:

The 4-day Lares Trek begins in the district of Lares. We will visit the thermal medicinal waters of Lares and walk through picturesque and beautiful Andean villages to finish the expedition to Machu Picchu.

The 5-day Lares Trek follows the same route as the 4-day Lares Trek and includes the Short Inca Trail trek at the end instead of just traveling to Machu Picchu by train.

It is located in the eastern Andes, in the district of Lares, approximately 150 km (93 miles) from Cusco. The hike begins at the hot springs of Lares (3250 m/10662 ft), a 3-hour drive from Cusco. This district belongs to the province of Calca.

  • When we pick you up from your hotel in Cusco, we will be at 3399m or 11151ft.
  • The Lares hot springs are at 3250 m (10662 ft).
  • The first camp of the Lares Trek is located at 3750 m (12303 ft).
  • The highest point is Condor Pass at 4700 m (15354 ft).
  • The Lares Trek’s second camp is at 2700 m (8856 ft).
  • The final destination is Machu Picchu at 2430 m / 7972 ft.

The climate of Lares Trek is the same as that of Cusco. The average temperature during the day is 10 °C to 21 °C (50 °F to 70 °C). It is usually colder at night, reaching 0 °C (30 °F).

The entire Cusco region has only two seasons; we do not have summer, winter, autumn, or spring in the Andes; we only have rainy and dry seasons.

  • In January, for the Lares Trek, this month starts with the rainy season; this is the month we expect the rainiest days and an average of 16 to 17 days of rain in the whole month. During this season, the nights are not as cold; on the trail, we will see much fewer other trekkers and the landscape is more beautiful, green, and mysterious, so your experience will be more enjoyable.
  • Lares Trek weather in February: This month, we will have less rain than in January; we expect heavier rains. As of January, Lares Trek is the route to hike during the rainy season.
  • Lares Trek weather in March: This month, we still have rain, but with less intensity, and the temperature is warmer. It is harvest season, so we will see local people working, and we can share with them; we will also see the children going back to school, which is a unique experience that other treks do not have.
  • Lares Trek weather in April: This month, we will only have occasional rainfall; the day is sunnier, and the night is more excellent.
  • Weather in Lares Trek in May: The professional team of Kondor Path Tours recommends you travel this month, as it is the beginning of the season of little rain, sunny days, and cold nights.
  • Lares Trek weather in June: During the day, the temperature is 21 °C (70 °C), and at night, it could reach below 0 °C (30 °F). The mornings are cold and fresh, and we can see snow-capped mountains.
  • Weather in Lares Trek July: The temperature during the day is 21 °C (70 °C), and at night it can get below 0 °C (30 °F). It is much colder in the mornings due to the fall of frost; it can rain; therefore, we must carry the necessary equipment.
  • Lares Trek climate August: This month is celebrated in the Andes. This month, the day of the Pachamama (Mother Earth), usually brings offerings and ceremonies to the earth; if you wish, you can participate and be part of these ancestral ceremonies. And thus have a different experience in the Peruvian Andes.
  • Lares Trek weather in September: this month marks the beginning of spring; therefore, the landscapes become greener. We can see more migratory birds in the lagoons; the day is warmer, and the night is not so cold.
  • The climate of Lares Trek October: this month begins the rainy season, but sometimes the rains are delayed to have very sunny days and greener landscapes, and the night is not so cold.
  • Lares Trek Weather November: We expect more rain this month than in previous months, so we should bring the right equipment. We will have very sunny days and greener landscapes, and the night is not so cold.
  • Weather Lares Trek December: This month, we must consider that the weather is more changeable; we expect much more rain. In Machu Picchu, it is almost always cloudy.

Thermal medicinal waters of Lares: These thermal waters are highly therapeutic, although it is true that on many tourist routes in Cusco, we will find thermal waters at all times. These waters are unique and are recommended to soothe muscle aches; we recommend you try them. The temperature of these waters ranges from cold to scorching (36 °C–44 °C or 96 °F–112 °F). Pure volcanic water contains many minerals that locals consider good for bones, stress, muscles, and headaches.

Waterfalls of The temperature of these waters go beautiful seven beautiful near the village. The temperature of these waters goes up on the first day.

  • Laguna Azul: Known to locals as K’oyalay, this beautiful Andean lake is located at 3750 m (12303 ft).
  • Llamas and alpacas all along the Lares trekking route: On the first day, you will see herds of llamas and alpacas grazing high in the mountains.
  • The majestic flight of the Condor: At 4700 m/15354 ft, it is the highest mountain pass on the Lares trek and is so named because sometimes we can see the Andean Condor and other birds—spectacular views from here.
  • Canchacancha Village: Located at 2700m (8856 ft), this remote village is 4 hours from the closed route; here, we can stock up on supplies for the trek.
  • Salineras de Maras: On the hike, you will be able to visit these beautiful pools where medicinal salt is extracted and see the archaeological site of Moray.
  • Ollantaytambo: “Inca Citadel of the Last Living,” as the locals still use the original Inca streets, gates, and even water channels that run from the time of the Incas
  • Machu Picchu: After our trek of several days, we will visit the beautiful lost city of the Incas.

All trekking trails lead to Machu Picchu; the best itineraries with different experiences are:

  • Day 1: Cusco – Lares Hot Springs – Kiswarani Village
  • Day 2: Quiswarani – Condor Pass – Cancha Cancha Community
  • Day 3: CanchaCancha – Huaran- Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
  • Day 4: Machu Picchu (The Lost City of the Incas)

This itinerary will allow you to hike from Lares to Machu Picchu instead of going back and forth.

The best way to have a unique travel experience is to contact us by any means, and we will make a memorable trip for you.

Kondor Path Tours is an agency specializing in adventure treks that will make your trip the most exciting and safe for you and your friends.

We cannot avoid altitude sickness; no matter your age, fitness, or experience, altitude sickness can affect anyone, even experienced hikers. The best way to prevent this is to arrive at least two days before the trek departure, rest in Cusco before the tour, eat lightly, and drink plenty of water; you should also bring altitude medicine.

Unlike the Salkantay Trek or Inca Trail, the Lares Trek is available all year round due to heavy rains.

The best time to visit Machu Picchu is from April to November during the dry season. April and November are the dry months, and the weather is expected to increase.

Get the ultimate mountain biking experience and escape city life with a weekend of trails through Lares! Discover hidden beauty and adventure on this guided tour.

What’s it like?

  • Take time to appreciate nature and drive an adrenaline rush with a mountain biking tour this weekend in Lares, Peru! Discover the hidden gems and explore a whole new world!
  • Discover the beauty of the Lares Valley while enjoying an exciting mountain bike tour with our professional team! Get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime journey amidst stunning scenery.

Pricing Breakdown

Lares Downhill Biking COST

Season 2024
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Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 474.00 USD
2 $ 298.00 USD
3 $ 233.00 USD
4 $ 199.00 USD
5 $ 181.00 USD
6 $ 172.00 USD
7 $ 162.00 USD
8 $ 155.00 USD
9 $ 149.00 USD

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Ani T
Ani T
2023-12-21
Wonderul site, great tour operator and excellent guide We had an evening flight so wanted to do something during the first half of the day, really glad we picked this half-day tour of the Sillustani ruins. The tour agent (Kondor Path Tours) was very flexible about our pickup time and dropoff options, so that really helped. We were able to arrange a later pickup in the morning that included all our luggage and then they dropped us off at the Juliaca airport after the tour. But the Sillustani towers themselves are a real treat to see and learn about all their history. The site itself is very serene and beautiful, with the lake in the background from the main viewpoint. Our tour guide (Richy/Ricardo) was excellent and very helpful and knowledgeable. He gave us not only the ancient history of Sillustani and the adjoining areas, but also a more contemporary history of Peru and the Puno region I have to add that he went over and above by even helping us to check our bags in at JUL airport!
ladyshalyn
ladyshalyn
2023-10-22
Maras and Moray + Pachamanca Easily the best tour experience I had during my trip to Peru. I highly recommend Kondor Tours as the customer service is top-notch. James responded to my queries almost instantly each time and was very helpful. We were even treated to a can of cusquenia beer each when we visited the office! Our guide Alfredo was absolutely amazing and we were fortunate to have him as our guide for the tour. He is very passionate about his job and shared so much valuable information with us. He has a very candid character and we were very comfortable throughout! I highly recommend requesting for him as your guide (the best we had while touring Peru for 3 weeks). Also, I would say opting in for and additional traditional peruvian pachamanca meal experience must not be missed. The community people were very warm and gracious hosts and it is eye opening to witness the preparation of such a traditional feast normally done only for special occasions like weddings. We even had time for dancing! Two thumbs up for sure!
Niels K
Niels K
2023-08-10
3-day Choquequirao Trek We took a three-day private group trek to Choquequirao as a family of five. Kondor Path Tours organized a pick-up and drop-off in Urubamba instead of Cusco and did an extra stop at the Saywhite archeological site. Everything went very smoothly during the entire trip, meals and accommodation were as expected or better. The trek itself is quite demanding (particularly in three days), but the nature/ views/ Choquequirao/ dearth of tourists largely compensate. Anyway, we were looking for a physical challenge! Our guide Oron was great. Explaining, motivating, solving potential problems/ demands. We would definitely recommend Kondor Path Tours.
Anja
Anja
2023-08-05
Proffecional company and perfect guide Kondor Path Tours are so proffecional and easy to work with. We went with them on the 2 days short Inca trail to Machu Picchu with our three children. The correspondence was great and everything was perfectly planned in every detail. Our guide Alfredo was so friendly, knowledgeable and pleasant to be around! Thank you Kondor Path Tours - we couldn’t have asked for more!!
Khadija
Khadija
2023-07-26
Trip to Rainbow Mountain Excellent experience!! Our guide Odon was prompt with pickup time and extremely friendly. The drove to rainbow mountain was smooth. We did the horseback ride up the mountain, and Odon was right there with us. The actual hike up, he provided support, laughter, and information about the region. Amazing experience with an awesome guide. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience.
Jamee Marshall
Jamee Marshall
2023-07-07
Amazing experience, incredible guide! We had an incredible tour experience with Alfred and our driver Diosmio. They took such good care of us. Alfred was so knowledgeable, kind, and really felt like a friend. Highly recommend this company for your future visit! Awesome experience.
Kristi V
Kristi V
2022-05-05
Alittle bit of everything We had a last minute change of plans when it came to our tour. We were supposed to visit the rainbow mountain but with the recent protesting we called to see if we could change last minute and they were very accommodating. Odon and Fernando were amazing! They took us to see multiple attractions and made us feel very at home. And kudos to Renee for the amazing driving. I would highly recommend using this company for a tour. We will definitely use them if we ever come back!
Anthony O
Anthony O
2022-05-05
Atv Tour Odin and Fernando were great as well as our driver Rene. Very informative about the city of Cusco. Enjoyed our tour with this company and these individuals who took us around. Great time! Highly recommend!!!
ReDA
ReDA
2020-01-14
Family vacation Kondor path tours arranged a couple of private tours on our last vacation in Peru. Our first tour was the Rainbow Mountains and the next day we did the sacred Valley Tour. The administrative services were excellent, we met at our hotel the day before our tours and our head guide, Fredy, explained everything perfectly, including what to wear and bring for each tour. On the tour days, our guides (Fredy and Juan Carlos) and driver (Juan Carlos) were great! very knowledgeable, considerate about our party, always helpful and ready to answer questions and meet the expectations (completely different expectations because we had different ages in our party (from 11 to 69 years)) of each party member. The rainbow mountain is awesome and is is really helpful to go with a guide that knows about the area, but also about hiking!!!
theras2000
theras2000
2020-01-09
Excellent guide who stays with you for the entire day The Vinicunca one-day horse tour was fantastic. The friendly and informative Freddy guided us for the entire bus ride and mountain trek. He knew where to stand to get the best photos and made everything fun and accommodating. The horse ride up made it much easier to enjoy the final hike. Lunch was large and tasty. Door to door service.
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