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Pit Bull Pass

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 1

This ride has a bit of everything: 1 hour of climbing on gravel, 1.5 hours descending on technical doubletrack and gravel, two hours of climbing and riding on pavement. You get to ride surrounded by primary and secondary forest, farmland, and also get excellent views of national parks and the countryside.
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Trail Directions
Drive past Cartago and Paraiso to historical Orosi. The ride starts in Orosi and takes the gravel road past the Rio Macho Power Station on to Tapanti National Park. About 3 km before the park you will see the signs to Kiri Lodge. Follow the signs and keep going past Kiri up the mountainside. The real riding starts here.
Trail Length
45 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Orosi
Country
Costa Rica
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Review Date
March 9, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: carlosjcardona ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
After Kiri you climb up a gravel road out of the Orosi Valley for about 35 minutes to Pit Bull Pass (it will be obvious why it's called that). The descent into the Turrialba Valley follows a technical doubletrack amongst primary and secondary forest. It is very rocky and slippery at times. Once out of the forest you ride in between farms, sugarcane plantations eventually reaching pajibaye farms. Ride past the town of Pejibaye down to the headwaters of the Reventazon on gravel (good time for a swim). After the river the road improves and becomes paved once you get to Tucurrique. This is a good spot for lunch and hydration in preparation for the looong paved uphill out of the Turrialba Valley back to Orosi. Follow the road back to Cachi, then to Palomo and on to Orosi. This ride has it all: lotsa climbing, tehcnical doubletrack, downhills, pavement, nature, swimming - the works!



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