Ecuador Mountain Biking Tours

Surtrek

Surtrek Tour Operator
Avenida Amazonas 897 y Wilson
Quito-Ecuador
Tel: 00593 2 2500134
00593 2 2500530
Mobile: 00593 9 9735448
Fax: 00593 2 2500540

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Ecuador Mountain Biking Tours

Mountain Biking in the Ecuadorian Andes - 6 Day Tour


important information
  • Departure Day: upon request
  • Price 6 Days: USD 1,618.-


Overview Itinerary
Day 01: Quito - Cotopaxi National Park
Day 02: Limpiopungo Lake - El Boliche
Day 03: Saquisili - Zumbahua - Quilotoa Crater - Sigchos
Day 04: Toachi River Canyon
Day 05: Valle Hermoso - Mindo
Day 06: Mindo - Guagua Pichincha - Quito

Detailed Itinerary
Day 01: Quito - Cotopaxi National Park
You will leave Quito in the morning and drive through the Pan-American south to Cotopaxi National Park. Via Machachi - Pedregal. You will start the biking tour at 3.200 m and you will bike about 3 hours (mostly uphill) in to the National Park, picnic lunch on route. In the afternoon you will reach the base of the Cotopaxi where you will spend the night at the Refugio Tambopaxi. At good weather you will have spectacular views of the Cotopaxi, Pasochoa, Sincholagua and Rumiñahui Volcanoes. -/L/D

Day 02: Limpiopungo Lake - El Boliche
From the campsite you will drive to the parking lot of Cotopaxi at 4.600 m and you will bike downhill towards Limpiopungo Lake at 3.800 m. You continue biking to El Boliche in the northwest of the park, passing by pine tree plantations and Andean Páramo vegetation where Llamas and deers live. Birds like Falcons, Seagull and hummingbirds can also be seen here. Picnic lunch on route. From here you will return to the refugio. B/L/D

Day 03: Saquisili - Zumbahua - Quilotoa Crater - Sigchos
After breakfast you drive up to the Páramo again to 3.900 m. In a very quiet and spectacular landscape (The valleys of the silence) in direction to the coast via Saquisili-Zumbahua a small Indian village where you start the biking tour. You bike for about 1 hour to the Quilotoa crater lake picnic lunch. You will spend the at the Black Sheep Inn. B/L/D

Day 04: Toachi River Canyon
After breakfast you will continue in western direction behind the Illinizas through the Toachi river canyon, carpeted by verdant tropical rain forest, the vegetation is changing at every step and also the climate will be getting warmer. You will descend very quickly starting at the Páramo vegetation in the highland passing by the cloud forest, to the sub-tropical and tropical pacific coast climate. Picnic lunch on route and accommodation in the hacienda Tinalandia. B/L/D

Day 05: Valle Hermoso - Mindo
From the Union del Toachi you will bike aprox. 50 km in 6 hours to Valle Hermoso. You will be passing by Alluriquin, Santo Domingo de los Colorados. Lunch on route and finally you will drive to Mindo, where you will spend the night in the Sachatamia Lodge. B/L/D

Day 06: Mindo - Guagua Pichincha - Quito
After breakfast you will leave the Lodge in direction towards Quito, via Tandayapa, Nono, Calacali and a secondary road. Most of the ride is up hill and the distance is about 50 km. Behind the Guagua Pichincha you will start biking for about 6-7 hours. Please do not worry if this is too hard for you because all the time you will be accompanied by the private transportation which will assist you whenever you might need help with your equipment, lunch, beverages etc. In the afternoon you will finally arrive again in Quito. B/L/-

B: Breakfast / L: Lunch / D: Dinner


Prices per Person for 2012
Minimum 4 people USD 1,252.-
Minimum 2 people USD 1,618.-
1 person USD 2,912.-

In the price included:
private transportation, English speaking mountain bike guide, hotels according to the program based in double rooms, complete mountain bike equipment with all the international requirements, entrance fee National Park Cotopaxi, meals as mentioned above.

In the price not included:
personal equipment, tips, warm and waterproof clothes, sunglasses, headlamp with batteries etc.

What to bring with you:
Sleeping bag, sun glasses, sun block, rain wear, torch, hat, trekking shoes, warm clothing, canteen, camera and film (100 ASA).




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