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Tour logistics


FAQ
Tour Logistics

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Tour logistics


FAQ
Tour Logistics

 

Flights to/from Ecuador

It is the client’s responsibility to book their own flights to, and returning from, Ecuador.

Starting Point

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.

End Point

The end point to our 6-Day Tour options is always Quito.

Airport Shuttles

Airport shuttles on arriving and leaving day are included with your tour price.

First and Last days in Ecuador

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.

 
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Skill and fitness


Skill & Fitness requirements

Skill and fitness


Skill & Fitness requirements

 

SkilL and fitness

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.

 
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Traveling


Traveling information

Traveling


Traveling information

CHOOSING THE RIGHT AIRLINE

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.

Traveling with your bike

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.

 

 

Bike bag or box

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.

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Essentials


Trip Essentials

Essentials


Trip Essentials

BIKE ESSENTIALS

  • Extra rear derailleur hanger specific to your bike
  • Extra rear derailleur
  • 2 extra sets of brake pads
  • 4 extra inner tubes (harder to find in EC for 27.5” & 29”)
  • Or 8oz. bottle of tubeless fluid if running TL setup (strongly recommended)
  • Multi-tool with chain opener and spoke wrench
  • Pump, levers, patches and/or tire plugs
  • Quick link to suit your bike chain
  • Extra spokes for your wheels
  • Bottle of lube
  • Flat pedals are recommended *

Personal essentials

  • Helmet, knee & elbow pads
  • 2 pairs of biking gloves
  • Buff, beanie, sun hat 
  • Biking shades/glasses
  • 2 pairs of Chamois shorts, 2 or 3 riding shorts
  • Small bottle of hand-wash liquid to wash kit
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Long-sleeved base layers
  • Short-sleeved and long-sleeved bike jerseys
  • Warm down jacket for the evenings
  • Biking socks
  • Bike shoes, flip-flops
  • Bathing suit, microfiber towel
  • Sunscreen (including one for lips)
  • Any medication you require
  • Advil or Ibuprofen (for effects of altitude)
  • Mosquito spray/cream
  • Snack bars/electrolytes/gels
  • Day pack/hydration system (e.g. Camelbak +/- 20 liter)
  • Small 1st Aid Kit