Rather than putting in a long days cycling, I decided to do another half day and cycled to Yantzaza. There were some hills initially, but nothing compared to the hard work a few days ago, and once more the road was paved all the way. The scenery was all green, and for a lot of the way, I cycled through a valley with a river over on my left.
Even after starting at 08.15, and stopping for breakfast in the small town of Los Encuentros, I was still done by 11.11 (There was a clock on the road just outside the hotel I booked into. Tomorrow should be another short and easy day to Zamora, although the day after to Loja promises to be a lot harder, as I will need to cycle back up part of the Andes once more.