The alternative Treks in Cusco are the most beautiful and most visited since it has easy access and connects with Machu Picchu. Do not think that alternative walks are ugly, on the contrary, these walks have stunning views and incredible landscapes, even if alternative walks are better than the Inca Trail.
Cusco is a beautiful city surrounded by Inca archaeological centers and colonial temples. If you are thinking of knowing Machu Picchu, your adventure will start here, since Cusco is located 3 hours from Machu Picchu. Each adventure and trek to Machu Picchu begins in Cusco.