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Cusco, Peru Tourist Information

Many tourist come to Cusco to visit Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and many beautiful places, that's great!, but Cusco region also offers you a varied geography which is ideal for those riders who wants to get an unforgettable motorcycle trip which keeps out of the traditional ways to visit the Cusco's main tourist attractions. You will be able to get to visit the same places but fueling your passion for motorcycles too.

LOCATION:

The city of Cusco is located in Huatanay River Valley, in the southeast Andes of Peru, in the jurisdiction of province and region Cusco, The Region has an area of 76,225 Km2, compared to the Peruvian territory (1'285,215 Km2), Cusco represents the 6,0% of the territory. 

WEATHER

Cusco weather is generally dry and temperate, with two defined seasons. The dry season lasts from April through October, with abundant sunshine, and occasional nighttime freezes: July is the coolest month with an average of 9.6 °C (49.3 °F). The wet season lasts from November to March, with night frost less common: November averages 13.4 °C (56.1 °F). Although frost and hail are common, snow is virtually unheard of.

You can ride into a varied geography such as the amazing Peruvian Andes, colorful and winding Valleys, jungle eyebrow and forest. WE WOULD LIKE TO RECOMMEND THE FOLLOWING TOURIST SIGHTS THAT YOU CAN VISIT WHEN YOU RENT A MOTORCYCLE OR HIRE A GUIDED MOTO TOUR IN CUSCO - PERU.

If you are interested to visit some place and you are not sure if it is possible to get there by motorcycle. Please contact us

MACHU PICCHU

One of the new Seven Wonders of the World, It’s the main attraction in Peru and of course you can get there by motorcycle, you need 3 days to do this amazing motorcycle tour to Machu Picchu, Road is easy 70% Paved road, you will ride through the Sacred Valley, climb to the Peruvian Andes and finally descend to the jungle eyebrow to visit Machu Picchu. Along the way you will enjoy the beautiful landscapes.

THE SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is one of the most popular valleys in the Andes of Peru, close to the Inca capital of Cusco and below the ancient city of Machu Picchu. It is located in the modern Peruvian region of Cusco and it contains numerous Inca archaeological remains such as Pisac - Ollantaytambo - Chinchero and colorful villages.

It's a full day motorcycle tour and we recommend a different way that keeps you out of the traditional journeys, get to visit more places than the traditional guided tours and enjoy the funny roads in constant companion of amazing landscapes. (Itinerary)

MARAS AND MORAY

If you don’t have much time to visit the amazing Cusco region and want to get a motorcycle ride, you can go to tthe salt mines of Maras and Moray Inca site, you need 4 hours to do the tour, and you will ride through an amazing dirt road and enjoy the colorful landscapes. (Itinerary)

Maras is located 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. The town is well known for its nearby salt evaporation ponds, in use since Inca times. The salt-evaporation ponds are up-slope, less than a kilometer west of the town.

Moray is located approximately 55 km (31 miles) northwest of Cuzco on a high plateau at about 3500 m (11,500 feet) and just west of the village of Maras. The site contains unusual Inca ruins, mostly consisting of several enormous terraced circular depressions.

THE SOUTH VALLEY OF THE INCAS

You will find along the south valley two amazing Inca archaeological remains Tipon and Pikillacta, you can also visit the colonial town of Andahuaylillas. You need 6 hours to visit this circuit (Itinerary).

LARES HOT SPRINGS.

Lares Hot springs is located approximately 120 Kilometers of Cusco and 1 km of Lares Town, close the Lares Valley. It’s one of the most popular hot spring in Cusco Region.

Hit a steep road that leads high into the Peruvian Andes till an elevation of 4000 m.a.s.l and descend to an amazing valley to take a relaxing hot spring bath. (Itinerary)

SALKANTAY SNOW CAPPED MOUNTAIN.

The Salkantay peak is located in the Cordillera Vilcanota, a prominent mountain range in the Andes; it is northwest of Cusco and south of Machu Picchu. It is the 38th highest peak in the Andes, and the twelfth highest in Peru, it is the second most topographically prominent peak in Peru, after Huascarán.

If you love riding bikes this is an ideal chance to get an unforgettable motorcycle trip through the Peruvian Andes. (Itinerary)

AUSANGATE SNOW CAPPED MOUNTAIN

Ausangate is another amazing mountain of the Cordillera Vilcanota range in the Andes of Peru. With an altitude of 6,384 meters it is situated around 100 kilometres southeast of Cusco.

MANU CLOUD FOREST.

You have 2 options

1.- Manu Cloud forest which is the entrance to the Manu National Park, here, a thick cloak of clouds provides perpetual humidity, This varied and fascinating world is home of the Cock of the Rock (Peru’s national bird), Spectacled Bear, Orchids, Tree Ferns (one of the oldest living plants), mosses and lichens.

2.- Manu National Park.

FOUR LAGOONS CIRCUIT

Visit 4 amazing lagoons that are located south of Cusco, it is a fun and challenge trip on dirt road through the Andean Plateau in constant companion of beautiful andean landscapes. More information

THREE CANYONS "SUNKUYTAMBO"

Located 242 Km south/west from Cusco, with an altitude of 3938 m.a.s.l  It is an Ancient, Mystical and Magical Andean region on the Espinar province.

Espinar and its great richness of culture, tradition, biodiversity of the plateau (Altiplano), high mountains, rivers, Inca and Pre-Inca archaeological sites (k'ana culture) More information

NOTE: IF YOU WANT TO VISIT SOME PLACE AND YOU ARE NOT SURE IF THAT ONE IS POSSIBLE BY MOTORCYCLE. PLEASE CONTACT US

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