Cycling the Sacred Valley between Cusco and Ollantaytambo

The trails are great, but what we see along the way is amazing. Riding past Inca ruins and cycling on ancient Inca trails makes for some great days on a bike.

This is a Inca botanical laboratory.  They planted various plant species at different elevations to see which crops grew best at a range of temperatures.  It’s 5 degrees Celsius warmer at the bottom.  To get the scale, notice the people walking at the bottom at about a 1/3 point to the left-center.

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This is the first time I ever saw Adobe being made… the traditional way.  Obviously a family affair.

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Women in a small village we rode through.

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The salt mine outside Ollantaytambo.  This salt mine has been in existence since Inca times.

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~ by rjmang on June 3, 2009.

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