This Mountain Biking Tour Ecuador will take you around the Cotopaxi National Park and show you amazing views including lakes and forests. You will feel close to nature once again, adrenaline ensured! Be amazed by the variety of landscapes that you can find here in the high Andes.
During the Mountain Biking Tour Ecuador you stay in two historic haciendas to relax after the days of biking. If three days are not enough for you, an extension is of course possible.
Number of days: 3
Interests: Biking, Nature & Wildlife
Total CO2 emission, in lb (per day for cruises): 92
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Trails and roads at El Pedregal Valley and Santa Rita Ecological Reserve.
We leave Quito early in the morning (7H30) and head towards Hacienda El Porvenir. At the hacienda we leave our luggage and get bikes. The first 4 km we bike on gravel and dirt roads all the way to the north entrance to Cotopaxi National Park, and from there a beautiful downhill route will take us to Santa Rita. Here we will enjoy and play on our mountain biking trails that will take us to the heart of the Reserve. Campestre lunch at the Reserve and in the afternoon we can hike to the Condor Machai waterfall. Transfer on vehicle or biking back to Hacienda El Porvenir. Dinner and overnight stay at Hacienda El Porvenir. Riding Time: aprox. 4H30 full loop.
East Rout and El Tambo trail.
Hacienda Breakfast. Today’s ride will cover 42 km. With an average altitude of 3800 m / 12.464 ft. it is a worth effort. We will cross the eastern road of Cotopaxi National Park, visiting some sites on the way. Inca Ruins, fresh water springs and Andean lakes, until we reach El Tambo trail. A 18 km trail exclusive for bikers and with some ofthe best views of the area. At our arrival to El Tambo Hacienda house, we will be welcomed with a drink next to a crackling fire place and a hot shower. A delicious dinner or BBQ will be served. Overnight at Hacienda El Tambo.
The road of the lahars and return to civilization.
Hacienda Breakfast. We leave early El Tambo house and begin our return to civilization. The first 20 km have a slight uphill inclination and short climbing portions. Once we reach El Encañonado,the road flows downhill and the bike can roll fluently without much physical effort. We reach the higher road of El Canal,which is a flat road following a water canal. The views are superb. We pass by Limpiopungo Lake and bike to Hacienda El Porvenir. Catch some drinks at El Porvenir and drive back to Quito. Riding time: Aprox. 7 hours.
Price per person: US$ 780
(based on 2 people traveling)
- Accommodation (based on double occupancy)
- Meals ( 7 full meals, from lunch first day to lunch last day)
- Described activities
- Guides (English speaking mountain biking guide)
- Bike (Bull) and bike protections (helmet, knee and elbow protection)
- Entrance fee to Santa Rita Ecological Reserve and El Tambo Conservation Area
- Safety backup transport
- Transport from and to Quito
- Personal Travel Insurance
During this tour accommodation consists of two local farms in the national park
First night – Hacienda El Porvenier
Second night – Hacienda El Tambo
If you are looking for more challenging mountain bike tour read our blog post about biking at Mount Antisana.
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