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.
Intermediate level to up.
IMBA Blue Square average, but has lower and higher level sections.
All the year.
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.