The best Adventure sports you can practice in the Sacred Valley

adventure sports in the sacred valley

The adventure of the Peruvian Andes is calling you! All over the world, there are millions of adventurous and wild souls waiting for an exciting lifetime experience. The adventure sports in the Sacred Valley offer several ways to feel the extreme adrenaline in a terrific and stunning environment.

If you are a thrill-seeker and an extreme adrenaline lover, find out what kind of activities you can do in one of the most adventurous regions of Peru:

Mountain biking

If you are so excited to explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas to the fullest, biking can be one of the best adventure sports in the Sacred Valley.

The bike excursions are adapted to any level of experience and abilities since there are easy, moderate and advanced bike paths, so enthusiastic bikers or experts will enjoy riding their bikes. The stunning paths of your tour in the Sacred Valley may include the archaeological ruins of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, villages along the Urubamba river, agricultural terraces such as Moray, salt mines such as Maras, the colourful Chincheros and the town of Andahuaylillas. So, you will explore every corner of the wonderful valley.

adventure sports in the sacred valley-mountain-biking

Keep in mind that renting a high-quality mountain bike and good equipment will give you a better opportunity to get a wonderful experience without any complication. Also, local operators can give you information about the best ride spots, so consider them before setting off!


Urubamba river offers you this year-round adrenaline activity. For navigators of class II and III, the Urubamba River has the best water currents. And for those adventurous and experienced spirits, who are looking for challenging navigations of class IV or higher, the fast and deep waters of the Apurimac River and the Tambopata River would be the best options.

adventure sports in the sacred valley rafting

During the wet or rainy season, from December to March, the Urubamba River intensifies its waters and could be kind of difficult to practice this adventure sport. However, it depends on your fitness level and experience. But we recommend having, at least, a basic knowledge of paddling.

* Adventure sports in the Sacred Valley are extremely exciting, but please consider the potential risks of rafting on the wild Urubamba river during the rainy season and take the precautions of the case.


Who has never dreamed of flying? Zip-line Sacred Valley offers you the opportunity to feel like a bird, a leaf in the wind, a wind’s breeze.

Zip-line consists of one cable stretched between points of different elevations. The travellers, propelled by gravity, will move across the cable.

adventure sports in the sacred valley zip-line

Flying through the air; this full speed and adrenaline adventure sport allows you to feel the freedom of being part of the magical and beautiful Sacred Valley. You will able to contemplate the breathtaking panoramic views of green fields, which are surrounded by the majestic mountain peaks of the Andes. Zip-line, without a doubt, is a rich and peculiar experience for travellers without fear of heights.

The best time to practice this adventure sport is from April to October.

*The weather will be colder and windy, bring proper and light clothing and comfortable shoes.

Adrenaline goes higher

There are many Sacred Valley hotels, but there is an incredible and exclusive one that is suspended high above the ground, the Sacred valley Peru Skylodge. It is located about 10 min away from Ollantaytambo.

adventure sports in the sacred valley skylodge

This luxury transparent capsule offers you another way to make your dream of flying come true! It hangs from the top of a mountain in the majestic Sacred valley and allows you to delight with the impressive and magical views of the valley through its walls. Amazing, right?

If you want to enjoy a comfortable overnight stay, you must climb about 400 mt by via Ferrata and do the zip line to reach the Skylodge. This is the only way. It could be scary but, at the same time, really cool and exciting. So, do not hesitate and do it!

Rock climbing

Part of the adventure sports in the Sacred Valley includes this popular activity. Vilcanota, Vilcabamba and Urubamba are perfect scenarios for those who want to defy the gravity. So, it is advisable to have some experience to climb the big rocky walls of the Andes.

adventure sports in the sacred valley rock climbing

This sport can be a year-round activity, but during the rainy months (from December to April), it becomes more difficult because of the slippery rocks.

*For beginners, there are some climbing schools to learn good climbing techniques.


Feel like a bird through the green mountains of the Sacred Valley and live the adventure of flying! Paragliding is one of the most fun adventure sports in the Sacred Valley, which is getting more popular here, through the years.

adventure sports in the sacred valley paragliding

For those who love heights, this sport will be the best ally! This astonishing activity is done in the privileged mountains of Chinchero, where you can appreciate the Andes range and the whole Sacred Valley.

Peru has so much to offer, it can be hard to know where to start. With many years of experience in the tourism sector, Machu Travel Peru is happy to help with anything regarding your trip to Machu Picchu and any tours around it. Make your Machu Picchu experience an unforgettable one!

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