One day Ecuador bike tours
NONO/BELLAVISTA ecuador bike tour
We will start with a great downhill ride into the cloud forest and subtropical regions to the northwest of Quito.
Lunch is provided along the way. Enjoy amazing views of the volcano Pichincha. then we go by jeep up to a bird lodge were 20 different species of hummingbirds can bee seen at short distance. also orchids and toucans can bee seen.
Then another downhill mountain bike ride to the main road, from there we continue to the Inca Solar museum, Inti Nan. here we learn some history about the early days of Quito.
On this trip this trip you bike for about 38 km, it's one of our warmer tours.
Papallacta hotsprings and Chaquiñan bike tour
We leave Quito at 07.30 (hotel pick up can be arranged) in eastern direction.
WHere we reach the pass of the Virgin at 4000 mts.
or 13000 feet, here we start our first part of the bike tour, after a snack we provide you with a helmet, knee and elbow pads, gloves
and a mountain bike with front suspension, this first ride is 20 kms. or 15 miles to the town of Papallacta.
After this ride we load up the bikes for a visit to the best hot springs in south America were we relax for some time, after lunch we
start our second bike ride from the same pass of the Virgin but now by some back roads and an old railroad called Chaquiñan passing
thru some tunnels in the direction towards Quito.
This is an other 45 kms. or 35 miles with great views.
We are back in Quito around 16.30.
This tour is also possible without mountain bikes.
OTAVALO bike tour
The market of Otavalo is known as the most colorful market in South America and a must see for everyone who visits Ecuador.
Here we have the possibility to combine the Otavalo market with a great Ecuador mountain bike adventure.
We leave at 8 am from Quito to the north. after some stops at nice viewpoints we arrive at the market and have a look around.
Then by jeep we drive up the slopes of the volcano Fuya-fuya to the spectacular lakes of Mojanda for lunch. then a great bike ride down to the towns of Tabacundo and Cayambe, known for the roses they export all over the world.
In the afternoon we return back to Quito.
pichincha downhill bike tour and hike
We drive to the west side of quito were we find the active volcano guagua pichincha which had its last eruption in 1999. by jeep we go up to 4.400 where we start a hike to the rim of the crater at 4.784 mts. where smoke can be seen every day.
then we start our ecuador bike ride. we have lunch along the way and we end up in the cloud forest. this trip is not for beginners.