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Ruta Ecologica El Chaquinan de Cumbaya

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Address: Cumbaya, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Great Biking Path Close to Quito

The Chaquinan is a wonderful trail to rail biking and walking route, that is well maintained, with several guard posts, bicycle repair stations and juice stands. The Rio Chiche... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 June 2016
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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

The Chaquinan is a wonderful trail to rail biking and walking route, that is well maintained, with several guard posts, bicycle repair stations and juice stands. The Rio Chiche and tunnels are a highlight.

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2015

This 44km trail, joins all the valleys facing east from Quito into the amazon. It's a great place to have fun with family, friends and enjoy a good cross country ride or jog. You'll see it flooded with people during the weekends, but during the week it's chill. It's open even for nighttime rides, all you need is a flashlight... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014

I rode the section from Puembo to Cumbaya on the last day I was in the country. This is the most well maintained section and the most popular. A few days earlier I had ridden from Puembo north to El Quinche, spent the night and then made it north to Cayambe in one day. The latter section is interesting in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

Get your mountain bike to do the Chaquiñan route for a fine exercise, cardio, and downhill show off skills. It's about 44 km from Cumbaya to Puembo (back and forth). The road is made of dirty and cobblestone roads, grass, some old train tracks, etc. After you descend to the Chiche River you will start climbing to get to go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

This disused railway track is the most marvellous place to spend a day close to Quito or Puembo. The city has done well to preserve this track for the public to use freely. The track is well marked and well used, many cyclists enjoying a downhill ride from the direction of Papallacta, or walkers ambling more slowly appreciating the tranquillity... More 

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