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2 Day Tours

Cotopaxi-Quilotoa

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Experience our Cotopaxi 1 day and then be amazed in the second day by the incredible cultural diversity of the Andean Quechua indigenous community of Quilotoa. Turquoise colored lakes, massive canyons, incredible biking. This trip will enamor you!

Cotopaxi-Chimborazo

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Enjoy our Cotopaxi 1 day and then travel to the closest place on Earth to the sun! Experience the most beautiful stretch of the Ecuadorian Andes, and the highest! The biking on the second day will take you through a fantastic canyon which follows the Ambato River. Literally breathtaking!

Mindo-Mashpi

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On the first day bike from the high altitude Andes to the amazing Ecuadorian Low Altitude Cloudforest. On your way try to keep count of the amount of birds you see, we promise you cant! This is a fantastic ride for nature and animal lovers. Also, there is chocolate, river-bathing, and other amazing adventures.

COTOPAXI-QUILOTOA

Two day bike tour

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What to bring:

  • warm clothes
  • rain/wind jacket

Day 1)

At 07:00 AM we leave Quito and after driving south for 1,5 hours on the Pan-American highway we reach the park entrance of Cotopaxi National Park. We drive through pine forest and soon we arrive to the Visitors Center of the park. After visiting the Center, we continue the ascent in our 4-wheel drive vehicle until we reach the highest point of the tour, 4.500 meters/15.000 feet. The view from this point is stunning and on a clear day we are able to see 8 volcanoes.

We then put on helmets, gloves and protection pads and the bike adventure on the world’s highest active volcano can begin. The first 8 km will take us down 700 m. on dirt roads through volcanic ash and páramo landscape. At 3.800 m. you actually have to do some pedaling while we head down another 8 km between volcanic rocks and wild horses to our lunch spot by an Inca ruin at 3.700 m. With some luck we might see a condor or a caracara. We put the bikes back on the jeep and head for the lake of Limpiopungo at 3.800 m. where we start the 16 km downhill biking on dirt roads and the bike adventure is over for this time.  

We then ascend by jeep in a Southwest direction into the western Cordillera arriving at Quilotoa to spend the night. The night’s retreat is a simple but clean inn located in Quilotoa run by an indigenous family.

DAY 2) Quilotoa

The next day, we start with an early hike down to the deep jade colored Quilotoa Crater Lake. The hike downhill to the Laguna takes about 30 minutes and about twice as long to climb back up. But, you can hire a mule or donkey for 10 dollars, to carry you back to the top, where your breakfast will be awaiting you to charge your batteries for this day’s adventure!

After breakfast we descend on mountain bikes to Zumbahua. Many years ago, an earthquake destroyed this area. The land has transformed into a rugged formation resembling what you might imagine as terrain from another planet. Lunch is a picnic at a location where we have the opportunity to intermingle with the Quechua Indians or test your artistic skills with the locals painting landscapes of the area.

After lunch, we enjoy a 30-minute drive until we reach 4,200 m (13.400 ft.) We switch then to human power and the downhill bike ride begins down a long and winding road all the way back to Latacunga located at 2400 m. (7,600 ft.) where the cycle trip ends. We then return by jeep to Quito.

Price Per Tour $160 per person.

Included: Lunch, mountain bikes, all transportation, all safety gear (helmet, hand gloves) and veteran bilingual guides.

Not included: Entrance fees (e.g. Cotopaxi, currently free of charge), other drinks, personal expenses and tips)

COTOPAXI-CHIMBORAZO

Two day bike tour

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What to bring:

  • warm clothes
  • rain/wind jacket

DAY 1) Cotopaxi National Park

We leave Quito early in the morning. After a one and a half hour drive on the Pan-American Highway we reach the park entrance of Cotopaxi National Park. We drive through pine forest and soon reach the Visitors’ center of the park. We visit the Center before continuing  the ascent in our 4-wheel drive vehicle. We soon reach the highest point of the tour, 4.500 meters/15.000 feet. The view from this point is stunning as on a clear day we are able to see 8 volcanoes.

Afterwards we put on helmets, gloves and protection pads and the bike adventure on the world’s highest active volcano can begin. The first 8 kilometers will take us down 700 meters on dirt roads through volcanic ash and páramo landscape. At 3.800 meters you actually have to do some pedaling heading down another 8 kilometers between volcanic rocks and wild horses to our lunch spot by an Inca ruin at 3.700 m. With some luck we might see a condor or a caracara. We put the bikes back on the jeep and head for the lake of Limpiopungo at 3.800 meters where we start the 16 kilometers downhill through pine forest biking on dirt roads. After two extra kilometers on a beautiful single track the bike adventure is over for this time.

We trade mountain bikes for our support vehicle and travel down south along the “Avenue of the Volcanoes” to our night’s retreat.  Overnight in a mountain refuge in Urbina. (L)

DAY 2) Chimborazo

Drive for just over an hour to Mount Chimborazo (6310m), the highest and most impressive of Ecuador’s volcanoes.  We park at the lower refuge (4800 m) and continue on foot to the Edgar Whymper Refuge. Located at 5000 meters this is the highest refuge in the world!  From here, it’s all downhill- first on foot and then by bike we descend all the way to Ambato(2800m).

This is an amazing bike ride through the highlands, with vicuñas being the sole inhabitants of these wild stretches.   On this tour, cyclists enjoy a breathtaking 70 km ride through varying landscapes in just one day. This trip is by far a favorite ride of previous customers. Seldom does one have the chance to ride from the snow line of a volcano, through rural Andean patchwork fields, picnic with vicuñas and at the end of the ride arrive in a modern city.  In Ambato, we load up the bikes and return to Quito by jeep.

Departure time: 07h00 in the morning.

Each day we ride approximately 4 hours on bike.  Clients can choose to do more biking, if desired!

Price Per Tour $165 per person.

Included: Lunch, mountain bikes, all transportation, all safety gear (helmet, hand gloves) and veteran bilingual guides.

Not included: Entrance fees (e.g. Cotopaxi, currently free of charge), other drinks, personal expenses and tips)

MINDO-MASHPI

Two day bike tour

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What to bring:

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Day 1:

This is an ideal 2-day trip, which starts at 3200 and descends towards the coast into the Cloud Forest.

When the trip begins, passing a northern neighborhood of Quito, you’ll never dream what lies ahead!

We’ll drive for a while on the old road Quito-Nono, before riding our bike on a road void of traffic.

You’ll ascend on the jeep with Cayambe and Guagua Pichincha Volcanoes in clear view. We drive 20 Km until the highest point of the trip (3200 m of altitude). Then we switch to human power. You’ll descent on bike, surrounded by Andino flora experiencing the sudden changes to exotic, verdant tropical forest.

The exuberant cloud forest is full of bromeliads, palm trees and orchids. At your right there is a mountain stream which soothing sound mingles with the birds’ singing.

We’ll pass Nono (located at 2900 m) and ride all the way down to Tandayapa (located at 1800 m) where the picnic lunch will be served!

After lunch we bike uphill back to Nono.  Keep one eye on the road and the other peeled on the sky: there’s a good chance to see parrots, hummingbirds, toucans and caciques. Fanatics can ride 12 extra Kilometers up-hill. After that uphill we ride down to Mindo cloudforest were we will spend the night.

Day 2:

We spend the night in a cozy little hostel in Mindo. The next morning we wake up early and hop on the truck to the beautiful Waterfalls of Mindo, we hike down for approximately 45 minutes, and then we stay in the waterfalls, swimming, relaxing and having lunch. After that we hike up, get our bikes and descend to the other side of the mountain. The road is beautiful and you can expect to see many hummingbirds, variation of flora and beautiful birds. We finish at about midday and then you have a free afternoon in Mindo, which is one of the best town in Ecuador for all types of adventure sports. You can go do canopy, canyioning, tubing, ATV and motorcycle ride. This is all optional but highly recommended. It is not included in the price of the trip though, so if you also just wish to walk around Mindo and do some relaxing that is fine as well. At 4  pm we meet again and we drive back to Quito!

Price Per Tour $165 per person.

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Included: Lunch, mountain bikes, all transportation, all safety gear (helmet, hand gloves) and veteran bilingual guides.

Not included: Entrance fees (e.g. Cotopaxi, currently free of charge), other drinks, personal expenses and tips)

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Cotopaxi-Quilotoa-Chimborazo

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This trip will show you the most important highlights of the Ecuadorian Andes with the expertise of the Dutchman. You will remember the astonishing beauty of our mountains for the rest of your life. This trip is the best the company offers.

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This tour will showcase Ecuador’s incredible diversity. Go to the highest point in Ecuador and the closest point on Earth to the sun and descend to the Amazonian Basin where you will see an ocean of green inhabited by a vast array of mammals and insects. Spend one day in Ecuador’s premier adventure town and enjoy what only the Ecuadorian Amazon can offer. Mountains and Jungle in one trip. How cool is that?

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Bike in the Andes, hike in the Amazon, relax somewhere in between. This is our most comprehensive adventure. We cover all of TripAdvisor’s must-sees with the experience and touch of the Dutchman. Warning: You might not want to leave Ecuador after this.

COTOPAXI-QUILOTOA-CHIMBORAZO

Three day bike and hike tour

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What to bring:

  • warm clothes
  • rain/wind jacket
  • Extra Clothes

DAY 1: QUITO – COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK   

At 07:00 AM we leave Quito and after driving south for 1,5 hours on the Pan-American highway we reach the park entrance of Cotopaxi National Park. We drive through pine forest and soon we arrive at the Visitors Center of the park. After visiting the Center, we continue the ascent in our 4-wheel drive vehicle until we reach the highest point of the tour, 4.500 meters/15.000 feet. The view from this point is stunning and on a clear day, we are able to see 8 volcanoes.

We then put on helmets, gloves and protective pads and the bike adventure on the world’s highest active volcano can begin. The first 8 km will take us down 700 m. on dirt roads through volcanic ash and páramo landscape. At 3.800 m. you actually have to do some pedaling while we head down another 8 km between volcanic rocks and wild horses to our lunch spot by an Inca ruin at 3.700 m. With some luck, we might see a condor or a caracara. We put the bikes back on the jeep and head for the lake of Limpiopungo at 3.800 m. where we start the 16 km downhill biking on dirt roads and the bike adventure is over at this time.  

We then ascend by jeep in a northwest direction into the western Cordillera arriving at Quilotoa to spend the night. The night’s retreat is a simple but clean inn located in Quilotoa run by an indigenous family.

DAY 2: QUILOTOA – URBINA

The next day, we start with an early hike down to the deep, jade-colored Quilotoa Crater Lake. The hike downhill to the lake takes about 30 minutes, and about twice as long to climb back up. But, you can hire a mule or donkey for about US $8 to carry you back to the top, where breakfast will be awaiting you to charge your batteries for the day’s adventure! After breakfast, we descend on mountain bikes to Zumbahua. Many years ago, an earthquake destroyed this area. The land has transformed into a rugged formation resembling the terrain from another planet. Lunch is a picnic at a location where we have the opportunity to intermingle with the Quechua Indians or test your artistic skills with the locals painting landscapes of the area.

After lunch, we enjoy a 30-minute drive until we reach 4,200 m (13.400 ft). We switch then to human power and the downhill bike ride begins down a long and winding road all the way back to Latacunga, located at 2400 m. (7,600 ft.).  We then continue by jeep to URBINA where our mountain little refuge will be waiting for you,

DAY 3: URBINA CHIMBORAZO

We drive for just over an hour to Mount Chimborazo (6310m), the highest and most impressive of Ecuador’s volcanoes.  We park at the lower refuge (4800 m) and continue on foot to the Edgar Whymper Refuge. Located at 5000 meters this is the highest refuge in the world!  From here, it’s all downhill-first on foot and then by bike we descend all the way to Ambato (2800m). This is an amazing bike ride through the highlands, with vicuñas being the sole inhabitants of these wild stretches.   On this tour, cyclists enjoy a breathtaking 70 km ride through varying landscapes in just one day. This trip is by far a customer favorite. Seldom does one have the chance to ride from the snow line of a volcano, through rural Andean patchwork fields, picnic with vicuñas and at the end of the ride arrive in a modern city.  In Ambato, we load up the bikes and return to Quito by jeep.

Price Per Tour $280 per person.

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Included: Lunch, mountain bikes, all transportation, all safety gear (helmet, hand gloves) and veteran bilingual guides.

Not included: Entrance fees (e.g. Cotopaxi, currently free of charge), other drinks, personal expenses and tips)

COTOPAXI-CHIMBORAZO-BAÑOS-PUYO

Four day bike and hike tour

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What to bring:

  • warm clothes
  • rain/wind jacket
  • Extra Clothes

DAY 1: QUITO – COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK   

At 07:00 AM we leave Quito and after driving south for 1,5 hours on the Pan-American highway we reach the park entrance of Cotopaxi National Park. We drive through pine forest and soon we arrive to the Visitors Center of the park. After visiting the Center, we continue the ascent in our 4-wheel drive vehicle until we reach the highest point of the tour, 4.500 meters/15.000 feet. The view from this point is stunning and on a clear day we are able to see 8 volcanoes.

We then put on helmets, gloves and protection pads and the bike adventure on the world’s highest active volcano can begin. The first 8 km will take us down 700 m. on dirt roads through volcanic ash and páramo landscape. At 3.800 m. you actually have to do some pedaling while we head down another 8 km between volcanic rocks and wild horses to our lunch spot by an Inca ruin at 3.700 m. With some luck we might see a condor or a caracara. We put the bikes back on the jeep and head for the lake of Limpiopungo at 3.800 m. where we start the 16 km downhill biking on dirt roads and tthe bike adventure is over for this time.  

We then ascend by jeep in a northwest direction into the western Cordillera arriving at Quilotoa to spend the night. The night’s retreat is a simple but clean inn located in Quilotoa run by an indigenous family.

DAY 2: QUILOTOA – URBINA

The next day, we start with an early hike down to the deep jade colored Quilotoa Crater Lake. The hike downhill to the Laguna takes about 30 minutes and about twice as long to climb back up. But, you can hire a mule or donkey for about US$10 to carry you back to the top, where your breakfast will be awaiting you to charge your batteries for this day’s adventure! After breakfast we descend on mountain b

ikes to Zumbahua. Many years ago, an earthquake destroyed this area. The land has transformed into a rugged formation resembling what you might imagine as terrain from another planet. Lunch is a picnic at a location where we have the opportunity to intermingle with the Quechua Indians or test your artistic skills with the locals painting landscapes of the area. After lunch, we enjoy a 30-minute drive until we reach 4,200 m (13.400 ft.) We switch then to human power and the downhill bike ride begins down a long and winding road all the way back to Latacunga located at 2400 m. (7,600 ft.).  We then continue by jeep to Urbina.

DAY 3) URBINA-CHIMBORAZO

Drive for just over an hour to Mount Chimborazo (6310m), the highest and most impressive of Ecuador’s volcanoes.  We park at the lower refuge (4800 m) and continue on foot to the Edgar Whymper Refuge. Located at 5000 meters this is the highest refuge in the world!  From here, it’s all downhill- first on foot and then by bike we descend all the way to Ambato(2800m).

This is an amazing bike ride through the highlands, with vicuñas being the sole inhabitants of these wild stretches.   On this tour, cyclists enjoy a breathtaking 70 km ride through varying landscapes in just one day. This trip is by far a favorite ride of previous customers. Seldom does one have the chance to ride from the snow line of a volcano, through rural Andean patchwork fields, picnic with vicuñas and at the end of the ride arrive in a modern city.  In Ambato, we load up the bikes on the jeep roof and drive to Baños, a small town famous for its hot springs, and spend the night there.

DAY 4) BAÑOS-PUYO and the Avenue of the Orchids-QUITO

We take a pre-breakfast dip in the thermal baths of Baños before pedaling east toward Puyo. You’ll notice the dramatic temperature and vegetation changes as we descend into the steamy Amazon basin. Bike along the famous Avenue of the Orchids to the Amazonian frontier town of Río Verde. Here we have lunch.

Return by jeep to Quito .

Price Per Tour $390 per person.

Included: Lunch, mountain bikes, all transportation, all safety gear (helmet, hand gloves) and veteran bilingual guides.

Not included: Entrance fees (e.g. Cotopaxi, currently free of charge), other drinks, personal expenses and tips)

COTOPAXI-CHIMBORAZO-BAÑOS-PUYO-TENA

Five day bike adventure

What to bring:

  • warm clothes
  • rain/wind jacket
  • Extra Clothes

DAY 1) Cotopaxi National Park

We leave Quito early in the morning. After a one and a half hour drive on the Pan-American Highway we reach the park entrance of Cotopaxi National Park. We drive through pine forest and soon reach the Visitors’ center of the park. We visit the Center before continuing  the ascent in our 4-wheel drive vehicle. We soon reach the highest point of the tour, 4.500 meters/15.000 feet. The view from this point is stunning as on a clear day we are able to see 8 volcanoes.

Afterwards we put on helmets, gloves and protection pads and the bike adventure on the world’s highest active volcano can begin. The first 8 kilometers will take us down 700 meters on dirt roads through volcanic ash and páramo landscape. At 3.800 meters you actually have to do some pedaling heading down another 8 kilometers between volcanic rocks and wild horses to our lunch spot by an Inca ruin at 3.700 m. With some luck we might see a condor or a caracara. We put the bikes back on the jeep and head for the lake of Limpiopungo at 3.800 meters where we start the 16 kilometers downhill through pine forest biking on dirt roads. After two extra kilometers on a beautiful single track the bike adventure is over for this time.

We trade mountain bikes for our support vehicle and travel down south along the “Avenue of the Volcanoes” to our night’s retreat.  Overnight in Urbina or Riobamba. (L

Day 2  Chimborazo to Baños

Drive for just over an hour to Mount Chimborazo (6310m), the highest and most impressive of Ecuador’s volcanoes.  We park at the lower refuge (4800 m) and continue on foot to the Edgar Whymper Refuge. Located at 5000 meters this is the highest refuge in the world!  From here, it’s all downhill- first on foot and then by bike we descend all the way to Ambato(2800m).

This is an amazing bike ride through the highlands, with vicuñas being the sole inhabitants of these wild stretches.   On this tour, cyclists enjoy a breathtaking 70 km ride through varying landscapes in just one day. This trip is by far a favorite ride of previous customers. It is seldom for one to have the chance to ride from the snow line of a volcano, through rural Andean patchwork fields, picnic with vicuñas and at the end of the ride arrive in a modern city.  In Ambato, we load up the bikes on the jeep roof and drive to Baños, a small town famous for its hot springs, and spend the night there.

Day 3  Puyo and the Avenue of the Orchids…

We take a pre-breakfast dip in the thermal baths of Baños before pedaling east toward Puyo. You’ll notice the dramatic temperature and vegetation changes as we descend into the steamy Amazon basin. Bike along the Avenue of the Orchids to the Amazonian frontier town of Puyo. Lunch. Drive through quichua villages and tropical rainforest to Tena town in the Amazon basin. Overnight in a jungle lodge at the river bank

Day 4  Amazon Basin…

Today our travel is by foot as we explore pristine Amazon rainforest.  On this hike, we will walk through a botanical reserve, called Jatun Sacha, where you can see exotic flora and sometimes fauna.  We stand a good chance of spotting flocks of Amazon parrots, macaws and toucans, monkeys and other jungle wildlife.

It is also possible for you to do a MORE EXPENSIVE, yet very interesting jungle trip, with a canoe to a Community.  You can decide the day before.

Day 5  Amazon Basin BACK TO THE ANDES PAPALLACTA

We begin by driving by jeep up into the Andes (Guaguamayos Pass). We cycle to the town of Baeza at the base of the Andes. We enjoy a picnic lunch, and then drive up to the Papallacta thermal baths for a well-earned soak in the toasty hot springs.   From the Ave Maria Pass (4200m), we then bike back towards Quito along the Chiche river basin. This is one of the longest downhill rides in the world, about 45 km. The last 12 kilometers will be on the famous railroad line going through five tunnels, one of which is 322 meters long.  The spectacular ride takes us speeding through wide stretches of paramo and cloud forest, with the Andean sun illuminating the way. Some days can be chilled by occasional fog, so don’t forget your mittens and fleece. In Tumbaco we pile the bikes on the jeep’s roof and head back to Quito.

Price Per Tour $555 per person.
Trek 3500 Trek Xcaliber
  • Shimano V Brakes
  • 24cm wheels
  • RST shock absorbers with 80mm travel
  • 21 gears
  • Aluminum Frame
  • Standard Bicycle
  • Shimano Racing Standard Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  • 29cm wheels
  • Professional RockShox shock absorbers with 110mm travels and regulators
  • 18 gears (Racing standard)
  • Ultralight Aluminum Alloy Frame
  • Professional Cross Country Bicycle

Included: Lunch, mountain bikes, all transportation, all safety gear (helmet, hand gloves) and veteran bilingual guides.

Not included: Entrance fees (e.g. Cotopaxi, currently free of charge), other drinks, personal expenses and tips)

NOTE ABOUT GUIDES:

  • Our guides must be expert cyclers in all types of terrain with a particular focus on mountain biking.
  • They must be fluent in English and Spanish
  • As a minimum, every guide must be a nationally accredited guide with the corresponding license. We give priority to guides that have not only national accreditation but international certificates as well.
  • Guides must be effective communicators.
  • They must have people skill and be highly sociable.
  • They must be aware of all operational details before, during, and after the tours.