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El Morro Singletracks

The bikers singletracks choice to ride in Lima city. More technical than Pachacámac, this hill is perfect to do a fully and enjoyable two hours singletracks ride, with a first climb to start the singletracks and the downhill for intermediate level to up.

Recommended for:
Intermediate level to up.
IMBA Blue Square average, but has lower and higher level sections.

Season:
All the year.

Riding time:
3 hours approx.

About the Place:

El Morro is a dry, rocky and dusty place, located in the southern extreme of Lima bay. Because of its height (near 300m) in winter receives a lot of humidity making the grip very tight (just few sections with mud) during summer is very dry so trails become very loose and heath is a killer if you plan to ride late.

Is also an historical place, there in the bottom, facing the old valley lived thousands of Inca people, but when the city grew, starting in 1940s practically any old construction was started to be erased. That city was known as Armatambo.

During 1881 it was part of the line of defense of the city of Lima, located around 20Km north. Finally the defense fell under the Chilean army.

From 40 years the surrounding lands were taken by people building ilegal houses in ilegal properties, but as time passed, thanks to politicians they turned legal. That´s a big issue, the land turned dangerous and a few years ago a movement named Todos por el Morro (TxM) became leaders (basically with fundraising) to build trails and recover safety , now hundreds of riders enjoy everyday the place, anyway is not 100% safe but is the best place to do a short ride without leaving the city.

We are not offering rides, at least not by the moment.

 

We will announce when the moment arrives.

Biking from our Headquarters

Start/finish from our location in Surco district, 10 minutes by car from Miraflores, 30 minutes biking by the streets to La Herradura, the starting point of the trails of El Morro. Once arrived to Herradura Beach, we will climb up 900 ft to the top of the hill, to continue riding the singletracks ot the top, then downhill to the second level to ride more singletracks, and finally go down to the bottom of the hill where we find some XC trails. Meeting time: 6:30 am 30 mins riding from our site to the riding point. What to bring: Just a small snack 1L of water, a windvest or a couple of layers in winter days. 2L of water and a lot of sunscreen in summer. *** OUR CONDITIONS *** Any broken or damaged part of the bike or equipment, made intentionally or not, because of riders fail or terrain must get paid back at commercial prices (ex: frame, levers, gears, derrailleur, tyres, wheels, helmet, gloves, etc). Any injury caused by any reason during the ride is fully responsability of the rider and any medical or transportation cost must be covered by the rider. This is an adventure sport activity subject by its nature to failures of any kind. RATES:

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