Price for the hike
N/A - Only bike
Duration for the hike
N/A -Only bike
Level of the hike
N/A - Only bike
Starting time for the hike
N/A - Only bike
Price with mountain bike
$165 with 4-Daily lunch
Duration with mountain bike
Level with mountain bike
Starting Time with mountain bike
Our private vehicle and bilingual guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Cusco or the Sacred Valley and then head to Moray, where we start the adventure. Moray is an Incan centre for agricultural experimentation and development whose impressive architecture you’ll visit on foot. Then, you’ll be equipped with a mountain bike and all the necessary safety gear to continue the adventure.
After riding for an hour across the plains, we will arrive at the quaint, colonial town of Maras with its picturesque facades. Just outside the town, there is a spacious meadow where we encourage you to stop for capturing some stunners with your cameras. You will also have time to admire the breathtaking views of the Valley and snow-capped peaks.
Next, we will descend a steep hill to the famous Salineras salt mines. These mines are ancient and quite unlike any usual mine, for they are terraces of pools of highly saline water perched above the canyon.
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, and enjoy some cold beers followed by a wholesome lunch in our main dining room, after which your driver will be ready to take you back to your accommodation.
Moray: 3,600 m.a.s.l. / 11,811 feet
Maras: 3,200 m.a.s.l. / 10,499 feet
Salineras salt mines: 2,970 m.a.s.l. / 9,745 feet
Salineras Ranch: 2,720 m.a.s.l. / 8,924 feet
9 kilometers / 12 miles
Minimum 2- Maximum 10
For a better experience, we recommend adding dinner.
- Daily Menu dinner – add $15 per person (special promotion)
- 4-Course Meal dinner – add $50 per person (special promotion)
Sweet Break: Chocolate or banana cake served with ice cream, Peruvian fruit, and coffee or tea – add $8 per person (special promotion).
Sandwich: Cheese, avocado, or chicken sandwich on sourdough bread, with side salad from our organic garden – add $15 per person (special promotion).
This hike can also be combined with any of the workshops we offer at the Ranch for a full-day experience: Chocolate Workshop, Coffee Workshop, Chicha Workshop and/or Adobe Workshop.
Round-trip private transportation from the place you specify to any place within Cusco or the Sacred Valley
A bilingual guide knowledgeable about the sites
Entrance tickets to the Salineras/Pichingoto community area and the Salineras salt mines
Mountain bike and safety equipment
Daily lunch at Ranch main dining room
Ticket for the Moray archeological complex is not included. It has to be purchased as a part of “Boleto Turístico” - a multi-day, multi-site pass, which many of our guests already have.
Gratuities for the guide
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