There are many roads that lead to Machu Picchu but none like the Inca Trail. The most popular among travelers and the most famous hike on the American continent. From Cusco, 43 kilometers of path through forests and dense fogs, ancient stone steps and majestic views. In the end is the reward. Where does the Inca Trail start? The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu begins at kilometer 82 of the railway that leads to Machu Picchu (2 hours and 30 minutes by bus from the city of Cusco). The Inca Trail is considered the best trek in South America. It is a route of 43 kilometers through ancient Inca trails to Machu Picchu. Tourists have the opportunity to appreciate the scenic beauty with Inca archaeological sites including the Wonder of the World.