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Address: Cuenca, Ecuador
Description: Separating the colonial section from the modern residential areas of the...
Separating the colonial section from the modern residential areas of the town of Cuenca, this river features scenic walking paths along its north bank and several Inca ruins.
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Nice "no-cars" trail along river and great street art

This is a beautiful, stressless place to walk. Also, we highly recommend the restaurant "Nuna", which is close to the bicycle shop. Great cycling along this route, too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Bend, Oregon
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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful, stressless place to walk. Also, we highly recommend the restaurant "Nuna", which is close to the bicycle shop. Great cycling along this route, too.

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Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

If you go east of the town and follow the river it becomes very peaceful, lush and inviting. There are places you can climb down to where you can soak of the beauty and meditate.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Large sidewalk, manicured lawns and occasional benches, bicycle trail. Strong current provides great rushing river sounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

We spent two weeks in an apartment in Cuenca. Each morning we walked down 88 steps (and up at the finish)😅 to an exercise path along the Tomebamba River for walkers/bikers/runners. There were always people using this path and it was a wonderful, scenic way to start the day. The river is quite beautiful! There's a lot of life activities... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This gurgling river snakes through the city and is bordered by a lovely walking path and green grass. A delight in the heart of a city.

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Tomebamba is one of five rivers that flow through the city of Cuenca, Ecuador. It is a rushing stream with many interesting sites along its banks, the University of Cuenca, the 'hanging houses' of Cuenca (reminiscent of those in Cuenca, Spain), green spaces, el Parque de la Madre as well as a mini-park along the banks of the river.... More 

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Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This river runs through town and must be crossed to get to the old city. It is rocky, shallow and fast flowing. Very beautiful.

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minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

A visit to Cuenca incomplete without long strolls along this rushing river. Cuenca has done a great job on maintaining this gorgeous space with immaculate walkways on both sides of river. There are a number of accesses up to the Centro which gives you so many options to avoid the busses and traffic. Our best part of day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

With the changing light, so the river changes. It is always running, the water runs over and around the rocks. When it is murky, it means there has been rain upstream. Lovely at any time of day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

There are four rivers that traverse Cuenca, Ecuador, but the crown of them all is the Tomebomba. The city has taken great pains to make the entire city course like a park. There are tall Eucalyptus trees lining the banks as well as a multitude of flowers. The grass is always manicured, and the paths well-maintained. To walk along the... More 

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