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Atillo lakes (92 km)  

For true adventurers a 2 or 3-day trip to observe four beautifully isolated lakes. Sleep in an indigenous hut, horseback ride, fish trout and trek near Sangay National Park. González Suárez, Ecuador’s predominant historian in the 19th century, writes these lakes were considered mysterious and ill-fated as pre-Inca inhabitants took their criminals and delinquents to die of hunger and cold at an islet still seen today. After passing the lakes, using the newly-open Guamote-Macas road we bike downhill towards the amazon rainforest.

Distance : 92 Km.
Minimum Altitude : 2600 mts. San Luis
Maximum Altitude : 3455 mts. Laguna Negra
Cycleability : 100% of the way
Total Time : 9 - 10 hours approximately (per day)
Total Cycling Time : 7 - 8 hours approximately (per day)


Main Attractions :

  • The towns of San Luis, Punín, Flores and Cebadas
  • Indigenous communities along the way
  • Great views of Riobamba and surroundings
  • The Cebadas, Atillo and Yashipan rivers
  • The four Atillo lakes
  • Padre Urco and Los Sasquines cliffs
  • Possible view of Sangay snow-capped volcano
  • Trout fishing, horseback riding and trekking

Level of difficulty: Intermediate to advanced bikers



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Primera Constituyente 23-51 and Larrea
Fax: ++593-3-2951760 Tel. ++593-3-2941880
Riobamba - Ecuador

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