Cycling to Tronconnes via la tierra cierras

by el vagabundo @, Monday, November 21, 2022, 08:06 (7 days ago)

Has anybody cycled from ixtapa to Tronconnes using the off road route through Barrio Viejo and Pantla and the plantations recently? I know you need to wade the river past Barrio but not anything after that?

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Cycling to Tronconnes via la tierra cierras

by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Monday, November 21, 2022, 08:50 (7 days ago) @ el vagabundo

Has anybody cycled from ixtapa to Tronconnes using the off road route through Barrio Viejo and Pantla and the plantations recently? I know you need to wade the river past Barrio but not anything after that?

I didn't do it recently, but I did it in April, from Zihua to Troncones.
I was on my eBike and I followed a friend who is an accomplished cyclist who led the way on his road bike.
I don't recall any water we needed to wade through, but it was before the rainy season.
It was an extremely enjoyable ride. I needed to use my second battery.
Highly recommended

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Cycling to Tronconnes via la tierra cierras

by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Monday, November 21, 2022, 13:35 (7 days ago) @ mosesk

Has anybody cycled from ixtapa to Tronconnes using the off road route through Barrio Viejo and Pantla and the plantations recently? I know you need to wade the river past Barrio but not anything after that?


I didn't do it recently, but I did it in April, from Zihua to Troncones.
I was on my eBike and I followed a friend who is an accomplished cyclist who led the way on his road bike.
I don't recall any water we needed to wade through, but it was before the rainy season.
It was an extremely enjoyable ride. I needed to use my second battery.
Highly recommended

Now that I think about it there is a stretch that we pedaled on the highway. Probably over the river in Pantla. Is that perhaps the wading you’re referring to?

Cycling to Tronconnes via la tierra cierras

by el vagabundo @, Monday, November 21, 2022, 17:28 (7 days ago) @ mosesk

Thanks Mosesk

Yes it is the river section

Cycling to Tronconnes via la tierra cierras

by bvant ⌂, Buenavista, Tuesday, November 22, 2022, 07:38 (6 days ago) @ mosesk

I would be very careful on that back road between Pantla and Buenavista. Busses go very fast and there is no shoulder at all.

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Cycling to Tronconnes via la tierra cierras

by el vagabundo @, Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 07:13 (5 days ago) @ bvant

Thank you

We took the small roads through the pueblo's and plantations there and back so avoided that potential. The highway part hasn't had great vegetation management for a while I think because it has been allowed to over run the guard rails pushing cyclists even closer to traffic.