Probably the most difficult part of the Alasui hike to Sibambe is actually finding the start of the trail.
Starting from the train station, follow the tracks along Calle Eloy Alfaro. You’ll see a mural, if you turn around and a small, triangular park on the left.
When the street no longer gives access to cars, continue to walk along the tracks.
Eventually, you’ll see a signal light and a factory-like building to your left. Cross the street.
As you walk, you should see two murals of bullfighting on the right and a locked circular ring.
Right after the 2nd mural, you’ll come to a fork in the road. Take the left side.
Continue walking until you see a sign for the Killa Wasi hostel. The road will split.
To continue onto the trail, stay left. If you want to pick up two dogs from the hostel to join the hike, go right until you are greeted by them. Then turn around and go back to the hostel sign.
Walk around 10 minutes or so until you reach this sign and the train tracks.
Cross the tracks and walk to the end of the wooden posts. To the left, you should see the start of the trail.
The trail itself is well laid out. There were occasion climbs up and down rocks, but then it would be a proper height.
I didn’t go all the way to Sibamb because I felt bad for the dogs. They were panting like crazy, and I didn’t have a bowl for them to drink out of.
But I did get to see a lot of local life and beautiful scenery.
And I did see the train coming back from Sibambe.
I took my new dog friends back to their hostel home and made my way back into town.
Overall, I spent 4 hours walking. The hike was mostly flat, just long if you want to go all the way to the next city.
Thank you, “Deep Throat” and “Red Eye’!