Alausi is a village in the Andean highlands of Ecuador. It the closest station to the train ride Nariz del Diablo.
There are frequent connections to Riobamba.
The scary ride full of switchbacks, Nariz del Diablo (The Devil's Nose), is just outside Alausi. You can take this ride either on a normal train coming from Riobamba or you can try to join one of the tour groups and their private train for about $20. Just go to the railway station in the morning and ask around.
It's a really small town so walking is usually the best option.
There is a big statue of Saint Peter on top a hill close by. The views are nice from this statue.
Few simple bars can be found from the main street.
Buses to Riobamba depart from the main street.
This page was last edited at 00:30, on 23 January 2009 by J-P Keskinen.