In south Cuenca sandwiched between Avenida Primero de Mayo and the rio Yanuncay is an incredible trail good for walking, jogging or in my case, mountain biking. I usually start at Tres Puentes (where Solano and Don Bosco meet at the traffic circle) and go west from there. This area is also known as Parque de los Derechos Humanos.
The trail has very little traffic compared to what you’ll find at the rio Tomebamba closer to the historical district. An occasional walker, dog walker, and jogger mostly.
The stretch that I’ve been biking at goes from Tres Puentes to about three miles west, goes under two bridges, and dead ends at some steps. The trail continues west after the steps (and across the street) but I haven’t taken it yet.
If you like peaceful and scenic give the Yanuncay a visit.
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