Day 9: Out of San Juanito — Colombian Chingaza Loop scouting
Bike Touring Highlight
Lael went for a bike ride.
January 29, 2020
Edgar from Choachi gave us a ride to San Juanito so we could continue scouting. This area was a notorious base for FARQ communist guerrillas in the 1990s. It is now very peaceful and just beginning to welcome tourists. Locals were very kind to us.The riding is lush, passing many waterfalls, with so much diversity of plants and birds. Though in great condition, most maps don't indicate that these roads exist. That night, we camped out in a covered gymnasium in the village of San Francisco and local children came to visit and play basketball with us.
June 6, 2020