It took 5 days to finally pluck ourselves out of Casa de Nelly, our chill temporary home in San Agustin. I’m embossed to admit we did not do much in the way of cycling or exploring around the area other than a sightseeing tour of the Parque Archelogico. Oh we actually manage to hop on a raft and ride some waves on the Rio Magdalena.
Speaking of getting wet, “Trampolin” came close to rivaling the rafting we did back in San Agustin in terms of wetness. We were so drenched, motorcycles and camioneta drivers going the opposite direction shake their heads from our fate. Lucky are those who emerged from “Trampolin” I remember thinking while we were going up the Mirador.
By most accounts, this is one of the most dangerous roads in Colombia. Narrow roads, blind curves, and precipitous drops are constants. Add to this the steady stream of passenger pick-up trucks(camionetas) careening with reckless abandon trying to make as many trips between Mocoa-Sibundoy as possible for profit and you have the winner of the most dangerous road in Colombia.
It’s a fun route do to but sad when you think about the locals who HAS to frequent this route if they want to go to either Mocoa and Pasto capitals of Putumayo and Nariño respectively. There’s a plan to build a new road that bypasses this whole mess, safer for the locals and I imagine better for future bike travelers heading this way. I can already imagine riding this ribbon of dirt road without cars zooming by.
San Agustin – Bruselas – Mocoa – El Mirador -San Francisco – Sibundoy – Colon – Santiago – Pasto
If you’re a more visual hombre, you can view the GPS track here.