All you need to know about an ATV tour in the Sacred Valley
Why explore the Sacred Valley by ATV?
Because exploring the Sacred Valley by ATV is a very unique adventure. For sure it is a lot more fun and has a higher adrenaline level than a normal tour by bus.
And you will see the Sacred Valley from a different angle. You will ride dirt roads which you cannot access with a normal vehicle. You simply get deeper in the Sacred Valley, able to enjoy the beautiful landscapes the Sacred Valley has to offer.
It is also a great way to combine adventure with culture. With our ATV tours you will visit for instance the archeological site of Moray, the Salt Flats and the Church of Tiobamba on your ATV adventure.
What is an ATV?
ATV stands for all-terrain vehicle and is also known by the name quad or quad bike. It is a motorized four-wheeler and are normally designed for the use of one driver to ride rough terrain (off-road). An ATV will often be used for professional purposes (agricultural) and for sports and leisure purposes. An ATV can be four wheel driven or two wheel driven, and the power of the engine may vary from 50cc to 1000cc.
We from Cusco Moto Tour Peru use for our ATV tours a Yamaha Grizzly 350 automatic. This is a two wheel driven ATV, has a 350 cc engine, is an automatic and steers very easy and comfortable. This ATV is very easy to ride, even if you have never driven an ATV before.
Do you need a driving license?
Regulations vary per country. In Peru you don´t need any type of license to ride an ATV. You need to be minimum of 16 years old. Our ATV is meant to be driven by one person, however we offer a special seat so an additional passenger can sit comfortable behind the driver on the ATV. So if you are under 16 years old, or you simply do not wish to ride an ATV yourself, you still can go on a tour.
Is it safe to ride an ATV?
Unfortunately, accidents happen with ATVs. And the majority of accidents happen because the driver is riding in an irresponsible manner. So how do we deal with safety? After all, we do want to offer you a safe ride! First of all, you will wear helmet and gloves provided by us, mandatory to wear. Second, our tour is with a guide. He will keep an eye wide open on all safety aspects of the tour to ensure the tour will be taking place in a safe manner. Our tour is not a racing contest, so no speeding and overtaking. Third, we start all our ATV tours with a practice and safety lesson. An ATV doesn´t ride like a motorcycle or like a car. It really has its own riding behavior. During this lesson you will get used to that. The guide will supervise. As our ATVs are automatic and really easy to ride, you quickly feel comfortable riding it.
When to go?
You can do an ATV tour in the Sacred Valley the entire year. During dry season it is going to be dusty. During rainy season there will be a lot of mud and it is wet. Both has its own charm and will certainly raise the level of adventure. And after all, that is precisely the idea of an ATV tour, isn´t it?
If you got enthusiastic about doing an ATV tour in the Sacred Valley check out the options we offer. We have a half day ATV trip and we have a full day ATV trip in the Sacred Valley.