This is a road from Cusco to Machu Picchu, but in here I only marked the asphalt road to Santa Maria, from where the cca 40kms of the dirt road starts all the way to Hidroelectrica where you leave the bike at the safe parking. The road is very exciting and sometimes very exposed and unsecured driveway in innumerable twists and turns. It’s asphalted and is called 28B. I also took some by roads across the bridges of river Urubamba which you follow all the way through the Valley. After the Inca town of Ollantaytambo the asphalted road climbs in numerous hairpin bends, each offering a still more spectacular view of the Sacred Valley. On the eastern side of the summit, the road descends into an area de neblina — a rugged area characterized by mist, puna grasses, and fens. You will ride Abra Malaga mountain pass at 4316m above the sea level with more spectacular hairpins, scenery and weather changes different from the ones at the canyon od the river Urubamba. The road to the top starts in Ollantaytambo, a town and an Inca archaeological site in southern Peru some 60 kilometers northwest of the city of Cusco. It’s 65.6 km and includes 61 hairpin turns. This road is usually open all year, but it can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow.




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