A visit to Cusco (imperial city) is not only a reason to visit the majestic Machu Picchu. but also to enjoy the scenic beauty, historical attractions, historic centers, mountain walks and more. thanks to tourist packages that almost always include adventure sports in Cusco and every corner of the region.

Cusco is a very accessible city for all its visitors. for historians, it has thousands of wonders with an incredible historical context. while, for adventurers, it has many places to practice different mountain sports and others that go hand in hand with adventure.

For lovers of the extreme, Cusco is the city of Latin America to raise the level of adrenaline and practice the best extreme sports, which are accompanied by professional sportsmen of the region for greater security.

In order to know each adventure sport in Cusco it is good to break down each one with exact explanations of the places where they are practiced and everything related to the different disciplines.

Some of the Adventure Sports in Cusco

The most outstanding adventure sports in this city are:

  • Cycling:


Cycling is a very popular sport in the region. In Cusco you can find many places to do sports while riding a bicycle and at the same time tour the best attractions of the place.

  • Where to cycle in Cusco

Abra Malaga, has a perfect route for bicycle tours, the trajectory of this place is very beautiful and requested. there are agencies dedicated to offering tours to tour the place at very affordable prices and quite safely.

The good thing about hiring agencies is that they include everything necessary for the visitor to enjoy a fantastic experience.

  • Zip Line.

Also known under the names of: Tyrolean, Canopy and Canopy.

This sport consists of moving from one place to another using a pulley suspended with a cable that is mounted inclined.

Cusco has several places where this sport is practiced with trained personnel, but without doubt, the sacred valley is the best landscape to practice zip line.

In general, the majority of tourists who come to Cusco to practice this sport look for agencies that have the necessary experience to do it as safely as possible. These agencies include in their packages the necessary equipment and a guide specialized in the sport.

Without a doubt, canoeing is one of the most extreme sports requested by true adventurers.

The canoeing, consists of a competition that requires to have skills to manage the speed, being the shovel the only instrument allowed to use as support.

The Vilcanota River runs through a large part of the sacred valley of the Incas, and it is also ideal for practicing this sport because its currents help beginners to learn canoeing more easily.


The city of Cusco to be within freer environments and that thanks to the location of some of its archaeological centers as: Sacsayhuamán, quenqo, Tambomachay and puca puacra are outside the city. The horseback rides are made so that tourists can enjoy beautiful tours.

Those who have had the opportunity to enjoy horse rides in this place have the best adventure experiences.
These tours usually last half a day.

  • ATVs or quads.

to travel through difficult to reach areas in order to do sports and get to know new places.
This sport is also characteristic in Cusco in the areas of Moray and Maras, including tours of Chinchero, as well as the archaeological sites of Moray.

In general, the agencies dedicated to these tours use this means of transportation to facilitate tourists to visit archaeological sites a little far away and enjoy nature, for example, Moray.

  • Rock Climbing.

While there are tourists who visit Cusco to rest and enjoy excellent hotels there are many others who see this city as a perfect place to undertake an adventure.

The adrenaline that wakes up when climbing rocks in the sacred valley and another place, is a unique experience. In general the agencies specialized in providing guides for these places explain that you do not need to have experience in this sport, as there are tours for every level of experience and security is guaranteed.

Cusco presents diverse adventure sports, that can be presented in all its regions and small towns. besides all the mentioned there are others like the Trekking to Machu Pichu, Paragliding in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Bungee Jumping Practiced in Poroy and many others.

Plan a good trip, request adventure sports in Cusco and enjoy your vacation in the imperial city.

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