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El Morro Singletracks

The bikers singletracks choice to ride in Lima city. Here you can do a technical ride or use the trail to learn making this hill perfect for an enjoyable two hours ride.
Get ready to climb up and start the singletracks trails plus the downhill for intermediate level to up or the XC lines.

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

Season:
All the year.

Full 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 location and height (near 300m) weather is the same as the city and during summer is very hot and 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.

Because of safety issues El Morro cannot be ridden but on special days and hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 6 to 10 am.

The Ride:
Morro trail is around 12K doing some extra loops may ride 15-16K that can be done in a maximum of couple of hours of full up and down XC/enduro singletracks.

Biking from our Headquarters

Take a taxi by app to our meeting point in Surco district, 10 minutes by car from Miraflores. Start/finish from our location and 30 minutes biking by streets to Chorrilllos, the starting point of the trails of El Morro.
Once arrived to Herradura Beach, we will climb up near 800 ft to the top of the hill, to ride a short singletracks of the top of the hill, then downhill to the second level to ride more singletracks, and finally go down to the bottom of the hill where we find more trails.

Important Note / Advice:
El Morro is available only if you are an intermediate rider, from Tuesday to Sunday from 6 am to 10 am. Beginners may ride here too but not all the trails, to them is a learning ride.

Meeting time: 6:30 am
30 mins (10 Km) riding from our site to the riding point.

What to bring:
Try to bring your own basic equipment: helmet, gloves and protective wear (recommended).
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.

RATES:

OUR CONDITIONS:
Any broken or damaged part of the bike or equipment, made intentionally or not, caused by riders or terrain issues 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 any kind of non expected events.