21 miles
Distance
969 ft
Climb
-966 ft
Descent
380 ft
High Point

Good adventure, which will require crossing the Chame River six times, carrying the bicycle and possibly with water up to the waist. There are also lots of mud, depending on the weather. The route is of few hills and it crosses through quite inhabited rural areas. A bit of the route is by paved roads but with low speed circulation. It will be very important that we stay in groups with little separation, to avoid getting lost.
From Gorgona we will go by trails until we reach the Chame River and from there we go to Bejuco and cross the Pan-American Highway. From the Imperial Palace shopping center we went up the stone path and trillo to the town of Cabuya. From Cabuya we went to Las Lajas part of the paved and stone path, we went through a circulation and we returned to Cabuya. In the park of Cabuya we take the road that leads to El Celaje (where the Chame airstrip is located) crossing the Chame River a couple of times. From there we crossed the Panamericana and went to the church of Chame. In front of the church we take a path that will cross the Chame River again and will take us back to Gorgona to where we left the cars.
This is a Ride sponsored by BOA (Bikers Off Road Association in Panama.
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Buena aventura, que requerirá pasar el Río Chame seis veces, cargando la bicicleta y posiblemente con agua hasta la cintura. También hay porciones de mucho lodo, dependiendo del tiempo. El recorrido es de pocas lomas y que cruza por áreas rurales bastante habitadas. Un poco de la ruta es por vías pavimentadas pero de circulación de baja velocidad. Será muy importante que nos mantengamos en grupos con poca separación, para evitar perdernos.
De Gorgona pasaremos por veredas hasta llegar al Rio Chame y de ahí nos dirigimos hacia Bejuco y cruzamos la Carretera Panamericana . Del centro comercial Palacio Imperial subimos por camino de piedra y trillo al pueblo de Cabuya. Desde Cabuya nos dirigimos a Las Lajas parte pavimentada y camino de piedra recorrimos una circulación y volvemos a Cabuya. En el parque de Cabuya tomamos el camino que conduce a El Celaje (donde se encuentra la pista de aterrizaje de Chame) cruzando el Río Chame un par de veces. De ahí cruzamos la Panamericana y nos dirigimos a la iglesia de Chame. Frente a la iglesia tomamos un camino que cruzará nuevamente el Río Chame y nos llevará de vuelta a Gorgona hasta donde dejamos los carros .
Este es un ride patrocinado por BOA Panama

source: BOA PANAMA

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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Gorgona Chame Bejuco Lajas mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    28 ft
  • Altitude start
    70 ft
  • Altitude end
    72 ft
  • Grade
    0.001%
  • Grade max
    -12.567%
  • Grade min
    12.894%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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