Biking en el Balcón del Diablo de Cusco

Downhill Bike tour through the Devil's Balcony

Discover by bike the most gloomy balcony of Cusco

Join our bicycle tour to the Devil’s Balcony of Cusco, we depart by vehicle from Cusco city to our downhill-biking starting point which is the rural community of Salkantay located at about 4000 masl. in the northeast of Cusco city.

During the biking experience, we will visit the famous devil’s balcony and an Inca temple — what’s more if you wish, you can cross the rock formation to the other side by following the Saphy river bank — Note: The rock formation is about 50 meters high with a large precipice, “The Balcony of the Devil” (a natural formation space) is located in the middle of the rock and can be accessed by visitors.

Next, we will continue riding our bikes downhill the mountain until we reach the community of Chacán, during the route, you will be able to choose between continuing driving on a dirt road or descending on a narrow single trail (only recommended for downhill experts) — please inform us about this matter in advance.

Details

  • Tour type
    • Sports and cultural activity
    • Private Tour (if there were other riders who wish to join this tour, we will first ask you whether you accept the participation of other joiners or not)
  • How is the route?
    • Downhill: 90% of the route is downhill over dirt road
  • Level of difficulty
    • Intermediate
  • Schedules
    • On request, we recommend starting at 8 am
  • Duration
    • About 4 hours
  • Language
    • Only one language (Spanish, English), you choose the language; if you prefer another language, let us know your preference!
  • Transportation
    • Cusco—Salkantay Community: By private vehicle
    • Community of Salkantay—Cusco: By bike
  • Tour ending place
    • Plaza de Armas of Cusco
  • How to make reservations?
    • Please contact us via this page. We will give you a quote, and once we agree, you will receive a custom offer with the price
    • If you are browsing with a cell phone, click on the Book Now button on the Menu or Scroll down
    • You can also contact us on WhatsApp:  +51 984479073
  • Please bring
    • Sweaters or jackets
    • Wool gloves
    • Rain Ponchos
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • A bottle of water
    • Small backpack with its cover
  • Included
    • Pick up at your hotel, Airbnb, etc.
    • Vehicle transportation: Cusco—Salkantay Community
    • Specialized instructor-guide
    • Modern mountain bikes
    • Helmets and gloves
    • Rights of use for Saqsayhuaman—Community of Salkantay road
    • * You won’t need entrance tickets to visit the Devil’s Balcony
  • Not Included
    • Video and photo service
    • Meal
    • Tips (optional)
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Price

  • Private tour:
    • 25 USD per person based on 2 people
    • 20 USD per person based on 3 people

Discounts:

If you travel with your family or in a group of 3 or more people, let us know, we have big discounts.

Recommendations:

    • Maximum weight: 95 kg.
    • About your age: Everyone can participate in this bike ride; however, minors will require the authorization and presence of their parents

Restrictions:

    • Recent upper and lower limb fractures
    • Spinal problems
    • Pregnancy

Meeting point or starting place

We will pick you up from your hotel or any other location in Cusco city.

Itinerary

The following itinerary can change due to weather issues, strikes and the tour guide’s decision.

  1. Pick up by vehicle from your hotel at the requested time — we recommend 8 am
  2. Cusco to Salkantay community by vehicle: About 45 minutes to 1-hour car ride
  3. Salkantay community to the Devil’s Balcony (Balcón del Diablo) by bike on a single trail or dirt road (let’s know about your preference before booking)
  4. At the Devil’s Balcony, you will have a guided tour of this natural rocky formation; you can also cross the rock to the other side by following the riverbank — if you wish!
  5. Biking from the Devil’s balcony to San Cristobal lookout point over a dirt road and paved road
  6. At the lookout point, you’ll have an awesome panoramic view over the historic centre of Cusco
  7. Finally, we will end this bike tour in the Plaza de Armas of Cusco

Cancellations

You can cancel the tour up to 48 hours in advance; otherwise, a fee of 50% of the cost of the tour will apply.

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