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Maras - Salineras - Rancho

Departure from Maras

Price for the hike

Duration for the hike

Level of the hike

Starting time for the hike

Price with mountain bike

Duration with mountain bike

Level with mountain bike

Starting Time with mountain bike


Spend a day on a exploring by mountain bike, visiting several treasures of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, off-the beaten path and away from the crowds.

Arriving at our beautiful ranch we will show you the grounds, you can take in the beautiful mountains all around and meet the local horses and hummingbirds. Once everyone is ready we will equip you with a state of the art mountain bike and all the necessary safety gear. Then, following our knowledgeable guide you will set out for the day.

We will start the day by heading to Moray, an Incan center for agricultural experimentation and development. Here you leave your bikes and visit the impressive architecture of Moray on foot. After riding for an hour across the plains we will come to the quaint, colonial town of Maras. Just outside Maras there is a peaceful meadow, where our advance-team will set everything up for your picnic-style lunch break. We will ensure you have plenty of time to admire the breathtaking valley and the snow-capped peaks. Next, we will descend a steep hill to the famous Salineras salt mines. Finally get ready for some excitement as we descend a mountain trail back to the ranch, where you will be able to use our showers sand enjoy some refreshments.

​Time spent in transit: (all times are approximations, depending on road and traffic conditions)
Cusco – Salineras Ranch: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Urubamba – Salineras Ranch: 15 minutes
Ollantaytambo – Salineras Ranch: 25 minutes

​Total duration of ride/tour: Approximately 6 hours, depending on the rider skill level and desired pace (include time in transit)

Time spent riding: Approximately 4 hours

Time covering Salineras salt mines: Approximately 30 minutes
[We cover 2 km of track above the 4000 pools of salt mines with the guide explaining everything from the saddles

Time for a box lunch picnic: Approximately 1 hour

Time at Moray: Approximately 30 minutes (visit on foot)


Salineras Ranch: 2,720 m.a.s.l. / 8,924 feet
Salineras Mines: 2,970 m.a.s.l. / 9,745 feet
Maras: 3,200 m.a.s.l. / 10,499 feet
Moray: 3,600 m.a.s.l. / 11,811 feet


12 km - 7.45 miles

Group size

Minimum 2- Maximum 10


For best experience, we recommend adding the Gourmet meal served in the ranch dining room instead of box lunch – add. $70 per person (included transport from Moray to the ranch)
Gourmet hot meal served under a tent in the mountains – minimum for 2 people – add. $130 per person


Round-trip private transportation from the place you specify to any place within Cusco or the Sacred Valley
A bilingual guide and guide’s assistant(s) knowledgeable about the site
Entrance tickets to the Salineras/Pichingoto community area and the Salineras salt mines
Mountain Bike and Safety equipment
In Maras: Box lunch (Peruvian solterito salad made with local corn, potatoes, haba beans, fried yuca, and grilled chicken (or avocado – vegetarian), fresh organic salad, accompanied by seasonal fruits and soft drinks)

Not included

Ticket for the Moray archeological complex is not included. It has to be purchased as a part of “Boleto Turistico” - a multi-day, multi-site pass, which many of our guests already have.
Gratuities for guides

What to bring

Sunblock and Sunglasses
Long-sleeved shirt, preferably in light color (for sun protection)
Wide-brimmed hat or sun shield ball cap
Comfortable walking shoes or sneakers
Rain jacket and a mid-layer fleece
Pants suitable for exercise
Boleto Turistico or cash for Boleto Turistico (only Soles are accepted)

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Comunidad de Pichingoto,

Urubamba, Cusco, Peru.

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