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Monday, December 19, 2005

Our Mountain Bike Tours Peru

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Half Day Tours / One Day Tours

Half Day Tours
Incan Agricultural Laboratory Exploration
This tour requires a medium level of fitness for someone who is not acclimatised to high altitude conditions. There are 2 moderately difficult climbs of short duration. EXTRA CAUTION must be taken on some of the Single Track.

Departure - 8:40AM from Macha Wasi.
You will be driven to the intersection where the road to Maras meets the road between Cusco and Urubamba. Riding will commence around 9:00AM towards the town of Maras which will be reached in less than 30 minutes.

In Maras you can view some of the well maintained colonial architecture before we continue onto Moray (Entry Fee: 5.50 Soles) which is approximately 7 kilometres from Maras.
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After observing and inspecting the terraces of this unique agricultural laboratory of the Incas we will move onto Las Salineras (Entry Fee: 5.00 Soles), the Salt Mines of Maras, that have been used for hundreds of years by the local people and the Incas and are still in use today.

From Maras we will descend along some incredible Single Track to Las Salineras and Pinchogoto (small community where the inhabitants still use caves as part of their dwellings) on the floor of the Sacred Valley and return to Urubamba in time for you to take a shower and change clothes and/or have your lunch.

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Urquillos Adventure
Departure - 9:30AM from Macha Wasi.
We will ride from Macha Wasi to Huayllabamba where we will cross the river and enter the valley of Urquillos.

This is a pleasant ride through farmland villages to the top of the valley where we can relax and chat for a while in a quiet location.

There are 2 or 3 short but challenging climbs on this route but otherwise it is of a level from Easy to Medium.

Returning by the same route, depending on your preference, you can enjoy a rapid or leisurely descent on our return to Urubamba.
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1 Day Tours
Abra de Malaga Downhill & Ollantaytambo Exploration
Departure - 8:40AM from Hospedaje Macha Wasi.
We will be driven to Abra de Malaga and arrive there approximately 11AM.

After unloading the bikes and performing a final safety check we will embark on a thrilling descent using the same road we travelled on or via off-road trails and single-track including some old Inca trails that were also used for the Peruvian round of the Megavalanche Downhill competition. You will be witness to some fantastic views including some of the local Incan ruins.

The descent to Ollantaytambo will be achieved in approximately one hour or more depending on the number of photos you take.

In Ollantaytambo we will have lunch and afterwards we can explore the town and the incredible constructions, of the Incan architects and builders, surrounding this location.

Afterwards, if there is sufficient time we will ride through the farmlands of the valley floor back to Urubamba where you can enjoy a hot shower before selecting a restaurant to restore your energy. If there is insufficient time to return to Urubamba by bicycle before it gets dark we will return by bus or taxi.
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Llama of Ollantaytambo

     Condor of          Tunupa/Wiracochan and Granary
  Ollantaytambo              above Ollantaytambo

           
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Agricultural Landscapes & Incan Laboratory Exploration
This tour requires a medium level of fitness for someone who is not acclimatised to high altitude conditions. There is 1 strenuous climb of short duration early in the tour with 2 moderate climbs of short duration later in the tour. EXTRA CAUTION must be taken on some of the latter parts of this tour.

Departure - 8:20AM from Macha Wasi.
We will be driven to Chinchero and arrive there approximately 8:50AM.

After unloading the bikes and performing a final safety check, we will embark on our journey which will take us towards Lake Huaypo before beginning a challenging but short ascent which will give us spectacular views of the farmland and villages, we have just passed through, and the ever present mountains in the background.

We continue on our way descending through more villages and farmland before we reach an unpaved road, of good surface, that will take us close to the shores of Lake Huaypo where we may see crops of potatoes and corn in various stages of development.
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After leaving the Lake behind us we will begin a gradual descent towards Maras where we will stop to have our lunch and you can still see many examples of the colonial architecture.

After lunch we continue onto Moray (Entry Fee: 5.50 Soles) which is approximately 7 kilometres from Maras. At Moray we can observe and inspect the terraces of this unique agricultural laboratory that was created within natural depressions in the landscape. This allowed the Incas to adapt plants to higher altitudes which in turn allowed a greater quantity of food to be produced to feed a growing empire.

Between Maras and Moray we will encounter some Single Track which will be enjoyed the most when returning to Maras as you are more often descending when travelling in this direction.

From Maras we will descend along some incredible Single Track to Las Salineras (Entry Fee: 5.00 Soles), the Salt Mines of Maras, that have been used for hundreds of years by the local people and the Incas and are still in use today. After inspecting the Salt Pans we continue our descent to Pinchogoto (small community where the inhabitants still use caves as part of their dwellings) on the floor of the Sacred Valley and return to Urubamba where you can enjoy a hot shower before selecting a restaurant to restore your energy.
                     
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Chinchero Highlands Challenge
Departure - 7:45AM from Macha Wasi.
We will be driven to Corao and arrive there approximately 8:30AM.

After unloading the bikes and performing a final safety check, we will embark on an ascent of approximately 450 metres, passing through Quechua farmland and villages, to reach the first pass of 4000 metres, after approximately 12 kilometres, giving you spectacular views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. A short distance further from this pass will allow you more views of the valley including Pisac.

From this vantage point you can also see the village of Patabamba, a few kilometres further on in our direction of travel, where we may be able to see some of the best examples of Andean textiles being fabricated. Approaching Patabamba we will gain some speed as we descend to about 3800 metres.

After Patabamba we will pass through another Quechua village with a long tradition of textile production, named Quenco, from where we will start our second major ascent to 4200 metres into more amazing scenery before descending to pass through more villages and by Laguna Piuray and into Chinchero for a well deserved lunch.

After lunch we can visit the Inca ruins of Chinchero to allow our meal some time to digest before we continue on to Urubamba following the route of the Agricultural Landscapes & Incan Laboratory Exploration tour.
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Monday, September 26, 2005

We Recommend

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Casa Ecologica provides a range of Natural Food, Medicinal and Cosmetic products as well as serving as an outlet for local , and and also complimentary Books and Magazines.

El Casa Ecologica proporciona una variedad de Alimentos Naturales, productos Medicinales y Cosméticos así como sirviendo como una salida para local, y y también Libros y Revistas elogiosas.



El Encuentro has 2 locations, within 2 blocks of each other and a short walk from the Plaza de Armas, and they provide of excellent quality and value in a colourful and clean environment. They are open from Monday to Saturday, 9AM to 3PM and 6PM to 9PM.
Locations - Sta. Catalina Ancha 384 and Choquechaca 136.


El Encuentro tienen 2 ubicaciones, dentro de 2 cuadras el uno del otro y un paseo corto de la Plaza de Armas, y ellos proporcionan de calidad excelente y valor en un ambiente colorido y limpio. El horario de atención es de lunes a sábado, 9AM a 3PM y 6PM a 9PM.
Las direcciones son: Sta. Catalina Ancha 384 y Choquechaca 136.














Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Attractions in the vicinity of the Sacred Valley, Cusco

Atracciones en los alrededores del Valle Sagrado
Les attractions aux alentours de la Vallée Sacrée
Attraktionen in der Nähe vom Heiligen Tal


Moray, located approximately 20 kms by road and/or trail from Urubamba and approximately 60 kms from Cusco, is a group of concentric terraces, adapted from naturally formed depressions, whose warmest level is at the bottom. The variation in temperature, between the lowest and highest terraces, was found by Prof. John Earls to reach as much as 15 degrees celsius. The varying micro climates, provided by the location and terracing, allowed the Incas to slowly adapt more than 250 varieties of plants, from different climates and altitudes, to the climate and altitudes of the Sacred Valley. This laboratory allowed the cultivation of corn and other crops at high altitudes which contributed greatly to the development of Andean civilisations and the economic development and expansion of the Incan Empire.

Moray is a popular stopping place, en route, for Mountain Bike Tours between Chinchero and Urubamba. We can organise half day or full day tours that include Moray.

In early September, local people visit Moray to celebrate the Moray Raymi or the Sun's Party. Images

Atracciones en los alrededores del Valle Sagrado
MORAY
Moray, aproximadamente 20 kilómetros localizados por camino y/o rastro de Urubamba y aproximadamente 60 kilómetros de Cusco, es un grupo de terrazas concéntricas, adaptadas de depresiones naturalmente formadas, cuyo nivel más caliente está en el fondo. La variación en la temperatura, entre las terrazas más bajas y más altas, fue encontrada por Prof. John Earls para alcanzar tanto como 15 grados Celsius. Los climas micro variantes, proporcionados por la posición y terrazas, permitieron que los incas adaptaran despacio más de 250 variedades de plantas, de climas diferentes y altitudes, al clima y altitudes del Valle Sagrado. Este laboratorio permitió la cultivación de maíz y otras cosechas en altitudes altas que se contribuyeron enormemente al desarrollo de civilizaciones Andean y el desarrollo económico y extensión del Imperio Incan.

Moray es un lugar popular de parada, en camino, para Viajes de Bici de Montaña entre Chinchero y Urubamba. Podemos organizar viajes de la mitad día o día llenos que incluyen a Moray.

A principios de septiembre, los habitantes locales visitan a Moray para celebrar a Moray Raymi o el Partido del Sol. Imagenes

Les attractions aux alentours de la Vallée Sacrée
MORAY
Moray, environ 20 kms trouvés par la route et-ou la piste d'Urubamba et environ 60 kms de Cusco, est un groupe de terrasses concentriques, adaptées des dépressions naturellement formées, dont le niveau le plus chaud est au fond. La variation dans la température, entre les terrasses les plus basses et les plus hautes, a été trouvée par le Prof. John Earls pour atteindre jusqu'à 15 centigrades. Les climats petits variables, fournis par l'endroit et le bâtiment de terrasses, ont permis à l'Incas de lentement adapter plus de 250 variétés d'usines, de différents climats et d'altitudes, au climat et aux altitudes de la Vallée Sacrée. Ce laboratoire a permis la culture de grain et d'autres récoltes à de hautes altitudes qui ont contribué beaucoup au développement de civilisations Andean et le développement économique et expansion de l'Empire Incan.

Moray est un endroit d'arrêt populaire, en route, pour les Tours de Vélo tout terrain entre Chinchero et Urubamba. Nous pouvons organiser la moitié du jour ou des tours de jour complets qui incluent Moray.

Au début du septembre, la population locale visite Moray pour célébrer Moray Raymi ou le Parti du Soleil. Images

Attraktionen in der Nähe vom Heiligen Tal
MORAY
Moray, gelegt etwa 20 kms durch die Straße und/oder Spur von Urubamba und etwa 60 kms von Cusco, ist eine Gruppe von konzentrischen Terrassen, angepasst von natürlich gebildeten Depressionen, deren wärmstes Niveau am Boden ist. Die Schwankung in Temperatur, zwischen den niedrigsten und höchsten Terrassen, wurde vom Prof. John Earls gefunden, um ebenso viel 15 Grad Celsius zu erreichen. Die unterschiedlichen Mikroklimata, zur Verfügung gestellt durch die Position und das Gebäude von Terrassen, erlaubten dem Incas, mehr als 250 Varianten von Werken, von verschiedenen Klimata und Höhen, zum Klima und Höhen des Heiligen Tales langsam anzupassen. Dieses Laboratorium erlaubte die Kultivierung des Getreides und der anderen Getreide an hohen Höhen, die außerordentlich zur Entwicklung von Andean Zivilisationen und der Wirtschaftsentwicklung und Vergrößerung des Incan Reiches beitrugen.

Moray ist ein populärer anhaltender Platz, en route, für Mountainbike-Touren zwischen Chinchero und Urubamba. Wir können Halbtag oder volle Tagestouren organisieren, die Moray einschließen.

Anfang September besuchen Einheimische Moray, um den Moray Raymi oder die Partei der Sonne zu feiern.

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Saturday, September 17, 2005

French and German versions added








Notre site Internet concernant l'hôtel est disponible afin de fournir des renseignements sur notre , nos et vous permet ainsi de réserver le logement en ligne à travers l'utilisation de PayPal. A présent, nous avons des versions anglaises, espagnoles, françaises et allemandes et nous nous préparons à ajouter bientôt des versions italiennes et portugaises et avec optimisme japonaises et chinoises.

Unsere Website für Hospedaje ist verfügbar, um Auskunft über unsere und zu geben, und erlaubt Ihnen, Unterkunft vorzubestellen, die online PayPal verwendet. Zurzeit haben wir englische, spanische, französische und deutsche Versionen, und wir bereiten uns vor, italienische und portugiesische Versionen in der nahen Zukunft und hoffentlich Japanisch und Chinesisch hinzuzufügen.
















Saturday, September 03, 2005

Upcoming Events of Interest in the vicinity of the Sacred Valley

24/12/2005
Santuranticuy Fair

Hundreds of craftsmen congregate in the Main Square (Plaza de Armas) of Cusco for an exposition and sale of their crafts.

Feria Santuranticuy
Cientos de artesanos se reúnen en la Plaza de Armas de Cusco para una exposición y la venta de sus artes.

Santuranticuy Messe
Hunderte von Handwerkern sammeln sich im Plaza de Armas von Cusco für eine Ausstellung und Verkauf ihrer Handwerke.

Foire Santuranticuy
Des centaines d'artisans se rassemblent dans la Plaza de Armas de Cusco pour une exposition et une vente de leurs artisanats.

19/3/2006 - 29/3/2006
2006

Again, Mountain Bikers from all over the world will be coming to the Sacred Valley to compete in one of the most thrilling Downhill events of the global calendar. For more information you can visit the Megavalanche Peru web site.

2006

Otra vez, los Ciclistas de Montaña de todo el mundo vendrán al Valle Sagrado para competir en uno de los acontecimientos de Descenso más emocionantes del calendario global. Para más información usted puede visitar el Sitio Web de Megavalanche Perú.

Megavalanche Peru 2006

Wieder werden Bergradfahrer aus aller Welt zum Heiligen Tal kommen, um sich in einem der spannendesten abschüssigen Ereignisse des globalen Kalenders zu bewerben. Für mehr Information können Sie die Megavalanche Peru Website besuchen.

2006

De plus les adeptes du vélo tout terrain en montagne des différents coins du monde se rassembleront à la vallée sacrée pour compétir durant l'un des plus grands événements de l'agenda qui promet des descentes à grands frissons. Pour plus de renseignements vous pouvez visiter le Site Internet de Megavalanche du Pérou.

Past Events
22/9/2005: Ceremonies
A Circle of Sound Ceremony will be held near the Inca Ruins of to coincide with many others around the world on the same day and at the same time. We hope to provide more information about this event soon. For other information you can visit the Circle of Sound web site.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Hospedaje Macha Wasi, Urubamba, Cusco, Peru








Our web site for is available to provide information about our and and allows you to book accommodation online using PayPal. At present we have English and Spanish versions but I am preparing to add German, French, Italian and Portuguese versions in the near future and hopefully Japanese and Chinese.

Nuestro Sitio de Web para Hospedaje Macha Wasi está disponible para proporcionar la información sobre nuestro y y permite que usted reserve el alojamiento en línea utilización PayPal. Actualmente tenemos versiones inglesas y españolas pero me dispongo a añadir versiones alemanas, francesas, italianas y portuguesas en el futuro próximo y con esperanza japonés y chino.
















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