Ecuador:Ecuador by bike

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By bike to the snow-capped volcanoes and the gateway to the Amazon

  • Glaciated volcanoes, Andean highlands and typical Indian villages
  • Discovering the country and its people
  • subtropics and cloud forest
  • Relaxation in the thermal springs

The bike tour takes you to different regions of Ecuador, right into the Andes and plateaus as well as through cloud, rain and tropical forest. A sporty, varied program. You start by bike from Quito through the cloud forest towards the coast, ie you cross different climatic zones on the western slope of the Andes chain. Hardly back in the highlands, we head south on the road to the volcanoes. The Cotopaxi National Park offers fascinating scenic impressions. From the bike you can let the beautiful landscapes pass you by at a leisurely pace. After a detour to the Quilotoa crater, the route leads to the foot of the highest Ecuadorian, the 6310 m high Chimborazo. Then it goes down the western slope of the Andes chain to Baños. An enormous climate change: from the cool highlands to the humid subtropical warmth, from the barrenness of the Andes to the lush vegetation. You will discover another flora and fauna, enjoy relaxation in the jungle and in the hot springs of Papallacta.

Travel Program

Arrival in Quito. Transfer from the airport to the hotel.
Overnight stay Hotel (-/-/-)

Acclimatization and entry tour by bike around Quito, Ilaho-Cumbaya region. Return to the hotel.
Biking / 35 km
Overnight stay Hotel (B/L/-)

Drive to Calacali, northwest of Quito, visiting the Equator Monument en route. Over the western slope of the Andes it goes down into the subtropics and the cloud forest. Short transfer to the lodge.
Biking / 52 km, ascent 530 m

Overnight Hosteria (B/L/D)

You continue biking through the cloud forest, past plantations and farms. The whole area is very fertile. Via San Miguel des los Bancos you go through the Valle Hermosa, which extends to an altitude of around 330 m. Then it’s back up to the highlands by car.
Biking / 50 km, ascent 200 m

Overnight Hosteria (B/L/D)

Short transfer to the starting point of the bike tour at 3350 m. You cycle, always slightly up and down, into the Cotopaxi National Park. The 5897 m high Cotopaxi is considered the highest active volcano in the world and dominates the landscape. You leave the national park via the Limpiopungo Lagoon, reach the Panamericana and finally Latacunga, the capital of the province of Cotopaxi. This region is known for the original Indian markets.
Biking / 69 km, ascent 750 m

Overnight Hosteria (B/L/D)

Today’s stage begins with the transfer to a pass at 3900 m. Through the very beautiful highlands, through gorges and along the carefully cultivated fields, we go to the Quilotoa crater 3860 m, a lake in the middle of the volcanic crater. In a small, typical Indian village you will spend the night in a simple hosteria.
Biking / 58 km, ascent 940 m altitude

Overnight Hosteria (B/L/D)

Drive through the beautiful Andes landscape to Sigchos. A great descent is followed by a very long climb up a pass and another descent through the highlands to Lasso.
Biking / 78 km, ascent 1500 m


Overnight stay Hacienda(B/L/D)

Transfer to Ambato and start of the bike tour at an altitude of 3245 m towards the thermal springs at Pedregal. In the afternoon a 4045 m high pass has to be conquered. Then follows the descent over tarred road down to Guaranda. Overnight simple hostel.
On the 9th day, transfer to the starting point of the great and varied bike stage at the foot of the Chimborazo, then in the direction of San Juan and Abraspungo.
Biking / Day 8 71 km, Day 9 60 km

Overnight stay Hotel (B/L/-)

Transfer to departure point. You start the tour via the Eastern Cordillera down to Baños. A change of landscape and climate – from the barren highlands down to the subtropics. The landscape and vegetation appear in a completely different dress. Baños, a place with hot springs at the foot of the 5023 m high Tungurahua volcano, is located in the rainforest.
Biking / 41 km, ascent 720 m altitude

Overnight stay Hotel (B/L/-)

The last stage of this varied bike tour is imminent, the ride through primeval forest, cloud forest and rain forest to Puyo, the end of the bike tour. After lunch, the bikes are packed and loaded onto the transport vehicle. You then drive to Tena on the Rio Napo and spend two nights in a jungle lodge.
Overnight Lodge
Biking / 65 km, ascent 360 m altitude
Overnight stay Hotel (B/L/D)

Day excursion with hike, visit to an Indian settlement or an animal farm, getting to know the flora and fauna.

Overnight stay Hotel (B/L/D)

You leave the misty forest and drive via Baeza to Papallacta, where you can relax in the thermal baths.
Overnight stay Hotel (B/-/-)

Hotel transfer to Quito New Airport. Departure.

Overnight hotel (B/-/-)

Included meals: B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner

What's Included

Services included in the prices:

  • local bike guide, English speaking
  • all transfers and overland travel
  • 5 hotel nights in a double room
  • 3 nights accommodation in hacienda/hosteria
  • 4 nights in lodge
  • 1 night in hostal
  • Meals as per program
    F Breakfast
    M Lunch
    A Dinner
  • Visits incl. entrance fees
  • national park fees
  • Support vehicle for luggage transport and a ride
  • ALPIN TRAVEL trekking bag

Not included:

  • Flight to Quito
  • mountain bike
  • insurances
  • tips
  • personal expenses

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Trip-code: Number ►ECU-
Duration: 14 days
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Country / Location: Ecuador
Mountain Guide: Eric Albino Lliuya
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