The Spirit of Condor

Route: Villamaría- Laguna Hostal

This bicycle route through the rural area of ​​Villamaría will allow us to enjoy the wonders of this municipality, such as its landscapes, forests, waterfalls, the friendliness of its people and its gastronomy. It is the perfect plan for those who like to combine on a bike route: nature and natural landscapes and good experiences.

Route information

  • Distance: 45.33 Km
  • Minimum Height: 1,917 m.a.s.l.
  • Maximum Height: 2.483 m.a.s.l.
  • Accumulated elevation gain: 1,517 m
  • Approximate time: 4 hours (only riding in bike)
  • Difficulty level: Moderate
  • Total tour time: 6 hours

  1. Day 01 : The starting point of this tour is the main square of the municipality of Villamaría

    at 3,912 m.a.s.l. We head towards the Turin neighborhood where the road will turn into an unpaved road, with a soft slope to El Pindo Hill, then a gentle descent and a short ascent to reach the highest point of our ride in El Despite Hill. From there we will enjoy a descent with views of forests, mountains, and grasslands. In Las Partidas’ sector our path is divided into two, we will take the left one, which takes us to La Laguna hostel. We will make a stop at “Barro Azul”, where the Villamaría Fault is evident and we will also be able to observe a beautiful landscape of the southern part of the municipality. From there we continue to Papayal Village where we will enjoy a good snack and the kindness of the people who live there. We continue our route where we will pass several short ascents and descents till the view point of Molinos waterfall, where we can enjoy the view of this beautiful waterfall and of course a good photograph as a remembrance. We continue for few minutes to arrive at La Laguna Hostel, then we take a short rest, hydration and we must get ready to do the walking tour through a pine forest to the Molinos waterfall. Return to the Hostel, where we will enjoy a fantastic lunch and, after A well-deserved rest, we will start the return by bike to the central square of Villamaría town.