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perto de Hanga Piko, Valparaíso (Chile)
Pedaling around the island is an extraordinary ride. The course is a bit long, but cycling is not as difficult as walking. The route has some climbs that may require a good effort. However, it is advisable to go the road that goes to Anakena to return by the road that passes by Rano Raraku. Because the Rano Raraku has fewer ascents towards Hanga Roa. There are some wild horses down the road, take care in some stretches. Now the main problem of any walk on the island is the heat and the intense sun. The risk of heat stroke is very high. On the way there are no water sources, except in the most visited places that sell liquids in general. Places like Anakena and Rano Raraku only. The stop at Anakena is good for refreshing, but it fills the body of salt for the return. There is a paid bathroom in Anakena for 1000 Chilean pesos, which can be taken out of salt. Anakena is a beautiful beach, usually calm, with sand bottom and translucent water. Besides it has place to eat, with large empanadas for 4000. In Anakena has an ahu with mohais. Leaving Anakena and taking the road towards Rano Raraku has another beautiful beach with sandy bottom, which is Ovahe. It is smaller and more empty. After Ovahe has several ruins of Ahu and Mohais. An interesting place to stop is the Te pito te Kura, Navel of the World, which is near Anakena. There are petroglyphs in Papa Vaka as well. Then there is the Poike volcano. After Poike, there is a rock bottom beach that is good for surfing, there is the Ahu Tongarike and the volcano Rano Raraku, which is the mohais factory. These two are mandatory stops. Well, you can buy water, it has a tourist structure and it's a beautiful place. But, ATTENTION, one can only access Rano Raraku once with the purchased ticket. After Rano Raraku has much ruin of Ahu and fallen Mohais. In that part the mohais were not restructured the same as the others that are seen on the island. At the end of the course there are more demanding climbs, it will take effort to move forward.