Cycling from Gualaquiza to El Pangui in Ecuador – Bicycle Tour

When cycling in Ecuador, there was plenty of rain, so sometimes it made sense to get a later start when cycling in order to dodge it.

El Pangui, Ecuador, main plaza

Cycling to El Pangui

Blog post written in June 2010

With only a short day's cycling of some 40 km in mind, I had plenty of time, and waited until the rains stopped at 09.30 before leaving.

The road leaving Gualaquiza towards El Pangui was a newly paved one, and flat with it. Well, as flat as it gets in Ecuador at any rate, so the cycling was quick and easy.

By 11.30 I cycled into the town of El Pangui, and booked into the hotel opposite a beautiful and well maintained plaza.

An almuerzo and internet usage saw the afternoon drift away, and another meal in the evening rounded things off nicely, especially with a cold beer!

Tomorrow's destination is weather dependent. If it’s a good day, I will cycle the 80 odd km into Zamora, but if its raining I’ll take another short day and stop at Yantzaza instead. So many decisions… it’s a hard life !

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