WE MOVED TO: LA PINTA E -731 Y REINA VICTORIA
593-2-2568323 / 593-2-2542806

8-DAY Mountain Biking Adventure

Skill Rating: Levels 2-4

Fitness Rating: Levels 2-3

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ITINERARY
Day 1: Depart from Quito at 7 am. Drive & Bike direction Otavalo. After exploring the colorful market in Otavalo, we head to the crater lake Cuicocha. The afternoon ride will lead us back to Otavalo, through quaint villages and striking views of surrounding volcanoes. Night in Hotel.
Day 2: Often taking advantage of our support vehicle to take us on the uphill legs, we head eastwards to the jungle and the hot springs town of Papallacta. Volcanoe Cayambe, and Antisana watch over our every move. Night in Hotel

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Day 3: Four hour ride through lush rainforest to Tena, in the Amazon basin. Dinner and night in lodge at river bank. Night in Hotel
Day 4: A jungle hike accompanied by a Quechua Indian guide. Night in Hotel
Day 5: Bike from Tena to Baños through famous “Avenue of Orchids” Night in hotel

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Day 6: Free day in Baños, a chance to rest tired muscles in the hot springs, hike the surrounding hills, or relax in one of the town’s lovely cafes. Night in hotel
Day 7: Jeep to Chimborazo, the highest volcano in Ecuador, for far-reaching views. Ascent on foot until Refuge (5000 m) Fine descent on bike through patchwork fields. Night in hotel.
Day 8: Transfer to Cotopaxi National Park, and the chance to bike down from the car park at 4 500 meters. Bike on highlands to Inca Ruins. Drive back to Quito. End of our services.

 

EQUIPMENT LIST

Cycling helmets are provided on all biking trips but its preferrable that you have your own.

  • hiking boots – very comfortable, waterproof
  • wind and rainproof jacket (Gore-Tex the best), preferably with hood.
  • Trousers not essential but good for riding trips
  • fleece pullover (layering lighter garments is better than one heavy fleece)
  • thermals – long johns
  • Hand gloves for cyclists
  • hat and gloves (fleece or other)
  • sun hat – with visor or brim, sunglasses
  • clothing – should be comfortable and for different types of weather, light and fast drying (jeans not recommended).
  • Nylon hiking pants, cotton long and short sleeve shirt
  • towel
  • water bottle
  • headlamp/torch and batteries
  • toiletries – including sun block and high factor sun cream, insect repellent, lip balm, biodegradable soap and shampoo

INCLUDED: 4-wheel drive support vehicle, 21- speed mountain bikes , protection equipment, 7 nights of accommodation, lunch box every day, breakfast from day 2 to day 8,  bilingual experienced guide

NOT INCLUDED:  Jungle Tour, Meals not mentioned above (Breakfast firs day, D=All dinners) Entrance fees (e.g Cotopaxi and Chimborazo currently free of charge, Papallacta US$7.50, Casa Condor, etc), drinks, tips and personal expenses.

Biking Dutchman Address
La Pinta E 731 y Reina Victoria

GROUND FLOOR
Quito-Ecuador

Phone: 593-2-2568323 / 593-2-2542806
Cel: 099 4205349
Office hours: Mo.- Fr.: 9:30-17:30

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