Someone believe that impossible mix different ambients in Perú, but this multi-sport option, offered by increasing number of agencies, is a good choice for backpackers on a budget and with spare adrenaline. This route enters Machu Picchu from the high mountains and cloud forests on its downstream side. Participants are first transported to Abra de Malaga (4,350 meters), a high pass into the jungle, for a stunning mountain bike descent from the alpine zone to lush cloud forest nearly 3,000 meters below. From here, trekkers camp and the head out Santa Teresa, a riverside village. On the third day, hikers head up the Rio Urubamba to Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of Machu Picchu.