This loop starts in San Miguel de Allende and meanders casually to the East towards the nearby plateau, Cerro de la Margara. The outbound stretch is almost entirely dirt road and some trails.
For my day rides, I still like to carry the camera and lots of water, so I decided to roll with the front panniers. In hindsight, this is not the best idea for narrow singletrack.
There are some fairly steep and rocky donkey trails leading up to the summit. I’ll admit I had to walk it up the last stretch to the summit at around 2600 meters (approx 8500 feet).
Full suspension is recommended! I was definitely wishing for my Stumpjumper FSR on the donkey trail descent as I clung to the handlebars of the rigid On One Inbred!