Cusco is one of the busiest cities in our country, because it brings together history, modernity and adventure with a mystery that ranges from the Plaza de Armas of Cusco to the farthest places from it.
A few days ago one of the adventure sports that has caught everyone’s attention was inaugurated, which has been called ‘Skybike’ or flying bicycles that consists of crossing a canyon nothing less than riding a bicycle.
This sport takes place in Catedralniyoc located at 3380 meters above sea level and 20 minutes from the city of Cusco, an imposing rocky outcrop that resembles in shape and size the Cathedral of Cusco (hence the name), on the summit The cables for the Skybike are installed in this formation, but before accessing the bicycles, the visitor must reach the top by climbing the rock or doing a via ferrata along one of the six routes that the walls of the place.
Once at the top, the view is spectacular, the cold Andean wind reminds us that we are at a high altitude, about to overcome one of man’s worst fears: falling into the void.
After the visitor is secured to the steel cables, he begins the journey through 200 meters of straight track, on a cliff 90 meters deep. A fascinating adventure!
Skybike in Cusco is a proposal for a ride in the air, which tests the spirit of adventure with the necessary guarantees.
The circuit begins with the via ferrata (45 meters high), and at the top it begins with the skybike, with two round trip lines (260 meters of travel in total). Once at the top, the visitor will be able to enjoy the cold Andean wind of the city.
Then they go down a rappel line (25 meters high), and end up changing safety equipment to climb with 4th and 5th level grades.
If you want to be part of this adventure, the cost of this extreme experience is 140 soles, however the organizers indicate that discounts can be requested for groups of students and others.
Imagine sliding on a cable 100 meters above the ground; jump into the void supported by a rope or ride through the Sacred Valley in an ATV. If you are an action lover, Cusco offers you everything you are looking for to spend the most extreme moments. You just need a little acclimatization and a decision to push yourself to the max. Take note of the best plans you can make if you ever find yourself in the Imperial City.
If you want to experience a large dose of adrenaline, this sport is the one. The district of Poroy, 25 minutes from the historic center of Cusco, is the chosen place. It involves jumping into a 125 meter high abyss secured by a rope and all the necessary protective equipment. Of course, before you must do a physical warm-up to avoid any injury.
Once the countdown starts, there is no going back. You will only have to enjoy the 30 seconds of pure gravity flying through the air. An indescribable feeling. The average cost for this experience is approximately 90 dollars.
The ATV ride is another activity that is greatly enjoyed in Cusco. The towns of Maras and Moray are part of the tour that accompanies you with impressive landscapes. To practice it, no previous experience is required, since the vehicles are semi-automatic, perfect for appreciating the beautiful views.
The route includes the Archaeological Center of Moray, where you can see the most important agricultural laboratory of the Incas; the salt mines of Maras, which consist of small salt wells that are formed in the surroundings of the mountains, and an artisan market in the district of Chinchero where local women will teach you the entire textile dyeing process they use to pigment their garments and fabrics. The cost per person is 65 dollars, but there are promotional discounts if you go in a group.
Also known as zip line or canopy, this activity will allow you to enjoy the Andean mountain range and sky as if you were flying. It consists of sliding from one end of the mountain to the other using a cable attached to a pulley and a harness. It is designed so that gravity takes you through the 700 meters of travel in absolute safety. The price is 35 dollars per person and the place chosen is the town of Racchi, 50 minutes from the city of Cusco.
Enjoying this walk from above is an experience that will make you feel strong emotions and will leave you speechless. In order to live this adventure and enjoy it without setbacks, it is necessary that there is good weather, without much wind. From above, you will witness the scenic beauty of the Sacred Valley in which the circular platforms of Moray and the Salineras de Maras stand out.
The transport has ample space so you can enjoy the company of two or three other people. The price is approximately 80 dollars.
Many are the routes that take you to Machu Picchu, but none is like the Inca Trail Tours, the most famous pedestrian path in the Americas. After flying from the capital of Perú, Lima, you will arrive in Cusco to walk for four days along a path through forests and dense fog, millenary stone steps and discovering the ruins of ancient fortifications and Inca cities, and all the time enjoying majestic views.