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Guamote (45.3 kms)  

At the heart of the most indian region of our province on Thursdays we observe -with its five plazas- the busiest indigenous market fair in Ecuador. We return by dirt roads along the Guamote river, crossing numerous indigenous communities and varied landscapes. It is worth noticing on our return route the archaeological site of Chalán near the town of Punín, where in the 19th century the oldest -about 12000 years old- human fossils in Ecuador were found.

Distance : 45.3 Km. (from Guamote to Riobamba)
Minimum Altitude : 2600 mts. San Luis
Maximum Altitude : 3250 mts. San Antonio de Pungupala
Uphill Distance : 13 Km. approximately
Downhill Distance : 18 Km. approximately
Cycleability : 100% of the way
Total Time : 7 - 8 hours approximately
Total Cycling Time : 4 - 5 hours approximately

Main Attractions :

  • The most indigenous region of Ecuador
  • On Thursdays the Guamote market with its 5 plazas, one of the most important indigenous markets in Ecuador
  • Indigenous communities like: Mercedes Cadena, San Jose de Mayorazgo, Cecel, Cecel Grande, Linca Cecel, San Antonio de Pungupala, Flores.
  • The Chalán archaelogical site
  • The region´s agriculture
  • Panoramic view of Riobamba
  • The towns of Punín and San Luis

Level of difficulty: Intermediate to advanced bikers



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Riobamba - Ecuador

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