It used to be a railway, but has now been turned into a paved cycle route. A fantastic idea – why had I never heard of it before? I think it’s quite new, a product of Lopez Obrador’s public spirited policies. Boy does that guy like laying down concrete – another of his policies was to build a ton of overpasses, including one a few metres from my home, and another giant one a little further down the road. Curse them both, they’ve had my water supply going off and on randomly for the last year and a half!
I really need to get fit before I attempt to climb Ixtaccihuatl, so I am lining up a health regime in advance! Hopefully some time in September of October I’ll go up the Nevado de Toluca, Mexico’s fourth highest mountain. But I’ve also now discovered a very cool Ciclopista. It goes all the way from Chapultepec in Mexico DF to Cuernavaca, some 69 miles away. Over some pretty tall moutains!
I’ve been digging for inforomation on this route and have found a couple of websites with bicycle related stuff (here, here and here) and a map that gives some idea as to how far the route goes. And some pictures of it being constructed, along with some scenery, which I’ve posted below!