Antisana (5705 m) is the fourth highest and one of the most beautiful snow capped volcanoes in Ecuador. It has huge extensions of paramo which has endemic plants and endangered animals, such as the Condor which is the national emblem of Ecuador.
The tour starts early with a departure from Quito at 7am, where we head east for 45 minutes by jeep, until we reach the town of Pintag. Once in the Protected area, we continue for approximately one hour along the plains of this outstanding volcano, up to an altitude of 4.000 meters towards La Mica Lake to enjoy beautiful surroundings and sights.
In La Mica we start biking back to Pintag for about 30 kilometers. The first 7 kilometers is mainly plain and the last 2 kilometers before reaching the highest point of the pass will be uphill.
When we reach the pass there will be an awesome downhill through different landscapes until we reach the Entrance, where the bike tour ends.
We’ll serve a hearty box lunch en route.
There will be some up hills but it will be mainly down hills or plain stretches and always accompanied by a 4-wheel-drive.
The bike ride is approximately 30 km.
Jeep ride back to Quito.
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Biking Dutchman is the premier biking agency in Ecuador and pioneered mountain biking in the country in 1991. We invite you to join us on a tour through the spectacular countryside that makes Ecuador a biker’s paradise. Biking Dutchman has been providing memorable vacations for cyclist of all abilities for over two decades.
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Discover the Ecuadorean Andes in a heart-racing trip to Antisana, Quilotoa and Chimborazo, all in one three-day mountain biking trip. Descend Antisana an awesome volcanoe , and one of the best preserved areas in Ecuador and and bike on a volcanic-ash dirt road through a world-class paramo landscape. Sleep on the shores of Quilotoa, a deep jade colored crater Lake and break bread with the Indian community of the place. Experience 5000 meters of adrenaline and bliss as you wind down Chimborazo, the highest mountain in Ecuador. See More…
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The company is based in Quito, Ecuador just a short drive from the Avenue of the Volcanoes, in the heart of the Andes mountains. From here cyclists have access to a huge diversity of rides ranging from snow-capped, active volcanoes, exhilarating paramo, cloud forest, and jungle paths. Our trails cross hundreds of miles, most completely free of traffic, on unpaved roads and tracks. Of course, the great heights of the mountains make up-hill rides difficult at times. Consequently, we offer our clients the option of cycling tours with little or no uphill riding. Our trusty support vehicles will do the donkey work and get you to the top . . . unless of course you enjoy the uphill excitement! That’s the great bonus about Biking Dutchman trips: no sore legs, no cleaning dirty bikes, and no need to mend roadside punctures. Our experienced, friendly guides will show you the way and take care of all the details. Our tours are sure to please bikers of all ages and levels of experience, from the most seasoned veteran with an adventurous spirit to those new to mountain biking looking for a pleasant, novel way to take in the wondrous beauty of Ecuador. We specialize in mountain biking to ensure the best results.