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Ruta de las cascadas, Banos

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Biking Trail Waterfall
Cycle from waterfall to waterfall along Ruta de las cascadas, a 61 km (37 mi) road that's perfectly suited to adventures on two wheels. The road winds its way between Banos and Puyo, through mountains, canyons, and lush valleys. Stop at Cascada de Agoyan to admire the route's number one attraction, a twin waterfall that you can view from a high bridge or by taking a gondola ride from the fall's base. You can observe much of the route's best scenery in the 18 km (11 mi) between Banos and El Diablo. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Banos holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Ruta de las cascadas and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Yesterday I went on the ruta de las cascadas with a bike. It was an awesome trip. Even though the first part of the route is on a main road I felt pretty safe as the cars and trucks left more than eno...  more »
  • We did the route by bike and it was very nice! There is no lane for bicycles so you have to bicycle on the road with the cars so with children it might be a bit dangerous. We liked it a lot!  more »
  • We took the route via bikes we rented in Banos for $5 for the day. (I do recommend getting a lock from your rental place because you park your bike and walk to many of the falls). The rental place gav...  more »

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Where to stay in Banos

Banos is full of hotels and hostels, yet during weekends and holidays most fill up quickly despite a considerable hike in prices. Reserve in advance to take advantage of discounts and choose a room with views. You can find some of the area's finest lodgings in elegant guesthouses on the edge of town, where each room comes with free Wi-Fi and access to carefully maintained gardens. Consider also the town's rental apartments, ideal for families with little kids.
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