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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by lifetravelled, May 17, 2018.
Thanks for posting so regularly!
Those clock towers in different time zonas?
It's hard to find one clock tower with the right time.
We left Quito and headed south, our first stop was Cotopaxi Volcano, I think the highest point in Ecaudor, the weather was not our friend, so no viewing of it today but I have included a photo of the sign.... Haha.
We stopped and had another meal of the day, very good as usual, $2.50 and moved further south to Banos.
We arrived in Banos, checked in to our hotel, nothing special but would do the job, Banos is highly visited for waterfalls, it's Volcano and as a gateway to the Amazon. We did the waterfall road, which was cool, it has 9 waterfalls along the road before arriving at a walk to the main waterfall. You can Zipline or ride cable cars along the canyon to the waterfalls all along the road, for those longtime readers you know my thoughts on these kind of things, well this took it to the next level, locals had just ran cables across the canyon for these adventure activities every few hundred metres, all are just little family run places... We opted to just watch.
Giant swing anyone....
The last waterfall is around a 20 min walk to it, it's a nice walk and costs $2pp to enter, $1 to park the bike.
It's a very cool set up we liked it a lot.
Banos the town itself not the prettiest but nice enough, we wondered the town, grabbed a coffee visited the waterfall in town and had a bloody good Woodfire pizza and beer for dinner.
While in Banos, go to the market just down from the hot spring pools and get some fresh squeezed sugar cane juice. It's fantastic.
Thanks for the tip, it was a few days ago, the market was closed because it was a Monday and the new hot springs not open. We entered Peru today.
We left Banos and headed for Cuenca, today was going to be a long day, the sky's did not look to be our friend.
We rode in a light rain almost all of the 7 hours, we spent a lot of time in the clouds.
We came across this road closure, the workers where on lunch which explains why we got this close to it, no way round back down the road 10 mins and we took a detour on a gravel road for about 20mins down into the valley and up.
Local breakfast in a town we rode thru, looks a lot like lunch- yep that's how they do it, just came with a boiled egg to call it lunch $1.50
Checked into our hotel and hit the hot shower... We didn't do much other than run out for food.
The next day we spent in Cuenca wondering the city and taking care of some admin stuff.
This is a cool city and we enjoyed our time here.
Just got caught up on your report, what a ride you two are having. Thanks for taking the time and sharing with all of us.
Thanks for following along, hope your enjoying it.
Josh and Stef
That Norton is excellent Thanks for the continued updates, guys! Glad you're doing well!
Is it me or has this year been going bye/moving to fast. In the pictures of the outdoor market, some of those Strawberries and Logan Berries looked like they were on steroids.
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No worries thanks for following along since day 1.
Yep to fast, we feel like we have to go home soon....
They looked good the berries, they walk round with them and cherries in wheelbarrows.