It is the client’s responsibility to book their own flights to, and returning from, Ecuador.
Quito city is always the starting point for ALL our tours. Only with our CUSTOM TOURS, can the clients modify their schedule, and therefore the start point could be changed to other city.
The end point to our 6-Day Tour options is always Quito.
Airport shuttles on arriving and leaving day are included with your tour price.
First day of your stay in Ecuador will serve to acclimatize, build up our bikes, and have a pre-tour meeting and briefing. Last day will be your transfer out/ travel home day; which will need to be organized accordingly.
For our 6-Day Tour customers, we provide 8 nights of accommodation. Depending on your flight schedule, we recommend booking 1 extra night to your tour, to ensure enough time for Airport & travel logistics. Extra hotel nights will have to be booked apart by the customer.
Skill & Fitness requirements
Skill & Fitness requirements
To make sure you enjoy your time in Ecuador, ensuring you are ready for the physical and technical demands of a certain tour, we ask that you please take some time to assess your Skill & Fitness levels with the guide we have developed. It is of great importance to us knowing your level to see if you will actually enjoy our itinerary, and so we can have a similar skill level throughout the group; therefore making every ride an awesome one.
When booking, we ask each rider to tell us about their mountain biking experience in detail, this way letting us understand your skill & fitness levels and know that you’ll enjoy your tour to the max.
Some airlines will have more lenient policies towards traveling with your mountain bike than others so we recommend calling or emailing with the airline you’re considering traveling with, before you actually buy the tickets. You can review those policies before buying the tickets. Some airlines like United, will charge USD $300 both ways for traveling with your bike, avoid those crazy up-charges if possible.
We certainly recommend traveling with your bike to enjoy the experience to the fullest. If you are new to traveling with your mountain bike, we certainly have some good information, tips, and suggestions to make your traveling experience a better one.
Getting your bike in one piece to your destination should always be high on the priority list, reason why we suggested getting a proper BIKE BAG. There are many options out there, ranging from USD $200-$500, the better ones like the Chainreactioncycles Pro Bag or the EVOC MTB bag are excellent investment options.
If getting one is out of the question just wrap soft material like spare clothes or proper protective material around the vital parts of the bike like derailleur, bars, before you stick in a MTB box. Here is a video of how to properly pack a mountain bike for traveling.
* If bringing your own bike, you must make sure to have it professionally serviced before the trip.