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Option A

ITINERARY

DAY 1- QUITO TRAILS

This will be our first day of riding in our awesome local trails. We’ll explore 3 trails on 2 different mountains (Ilalo & Lumbisí area). Quito’s elevation of 2,800m will serve well to acclimatize for future days in the highlands. Overnight at Casa Q Hotel.

DAY 2 - PULULAHUA Volcano trails

This is another trail near Quito but with a unique vegetation and climate. Infiernillo Trail is one of the few trails that descend towards are costal zones; experience this amazing single-track that seems to go over all types of terrain descending nearly 1800m! Drive to Ibarra for overnight at Quinta San Miguel.

DAY 3 - ibarra trails

Today we’ll experience the magical Chota Trails! Completely different landscapes than the days before, riding this high alpine desert will certainly provide thrills and perhaps a few thorns too! Tubeless set-up goes a long way for this particular trail. Overnight at Quinta San Miguel

DAY 4 - chota valley trails

Today we’ll experience the magical Chota Trails! Completely different landscapes than the days before, riding this high alpine desert will certainly provide thrills and perhaps a few thorns too! Tubeless set-up goes a long way for this particular trail. We'll then drive back to Quito for our overnight at Casa Q Hotel.

DAY 5 - cotopaxi volcano

Today we'll experience the definition of 'free-ride' when we tackle the amazing volcanic sand slopes of Cotopaxi! We'll do as many as 3 different descents and then ride along trails in the flatter hills of the National Park. We'll eat some nice and warm meal before driving to Quilotoa village for our overnight at Alpaka Quilotoa.

DAY 6 - Quilotoa volcano lagoon

This day will serve as bit of a rest day but with many amazing views to be seen in this magical lagoon, located inside an extinct volcano.  e''l sample a few beautiful trails along the ridge line of the crater and some short descents towards communities near by. Such a perfect way to close a week of awesome riding! Drive back to Quito.

OVERVIEW

Both 6-Day tours feature the best trails from Northern to Central Ecuador. On our first option we travel north for both Pululahua and Chota Valley trails, and then continue south as far as Chimborazo-Guaranda area for the Hieleros Trail. Check out our tour itinerary for a full description.

IS THIS RIDE FOR YOU?

  • You like riding DH /AM the most and have a full-suspension bike, with hydraulic disk brakes and at least 5-6” of travel, which is in perfect shape.
  • You can manage technical terrain, like rocky sections, steeps, roots, rock gardens, and terrain features such as old stone steps, natural humps.
  • You've ridden some jumps and features (i.e. north-shore), or wouldn't mind trying (you can always ride around all the jumps/features on the local trails).
  • You're not afraid to get out of your cultural comfort zone and experience something different, like an exotic meal or meeting the elders at a village.
  • You like to give back to local communities when you go traveling.

 

MTB SKILL RATING

Levels 4/7

FITNESS RATING

Suggested fitness levels 3/5

UPCOMING DATES

TBD

DURATION

  • 6 days of riding / 5 nights hotel nights

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 5 nights accommodations w/ breakfast included
  • 6 full lunches, snacks and water for every day of riding
  • Experienced MTB guides w/ Wilderness First Aid certification
  • 4x4 vehicle transport with support driver
  • Protective gear; such as helmet, knee & elbow pads, gloves
  • Complimentary beer after each ride

NOT INCLUDED

  • Extra hotel nights apart from 5 nights included in tour
  • Dinners
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Entrance fees to national parks or museums
  • Bike rental; extra USD $390 (for 6 days)
  • Clipless pedals and/or shoes

 

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Option B


Option B

Option B


Option B

ITINERARY

DAY 1 - QUITO TRAILS

This will be our first day of riding in our awesome local trails. We’ll explore 3 trails on 2 different mountains (Ilalo & Lumbisí area). Quito’s elevation of 2,800m will serve well to acclimatize for future days in the highlands. Overnight Casa Q Hotel.

DAY 2 - PICHINCHA mountains ADVENTURE

We'll drive up to Guagua Pichincha Volcano's refuge from which we'll hike our bikes up to the crater ridge sititing at 4600m approx. We'll then descend towards beautiful and flowy single-track traversing our way to the 'brother' of Guagua, Rucu Pichincha Mountain. We'll ride a last descent through an awesome eucalyptus forest and head for a well earned lunch! Overnight at Casa Q Hotel.

DAY 3 - Cotopaxi Volcano

Today we'll experience the definition of 'free-ride' when we tackle the amazing volcanic sand slopes of Cotopaxi! We'll do as many as 3 different descents and then ride along trails in the flatter hills of the National Park. We'll eat a nice and warm meal before driving to the village of Urbina for our overnight stay at Posada La Estacion

DAY 4 - CHIMBORAZO & HIELEROS TRAIL

Another day of incredible high Andean exploration! We will visit the mighty Chimborazo(highest in Ecuador), to start our biking from around 5000m; being this the highest point in our tour. We’ll then descend trough the famous Hieleros Trail towards the town of Cochas, near Guaranda. Almost 3000m of descending on this day alone! Overnight in Guaranda at Hostería el Angel for our next 2 nights.

DAY 5 - MAMA RUMI TRAIL

Experience one of the longest and most legendary trail in Ecuador. Once a pre-inca pass, and later an alcohol smuggling route, Mama Rumi now serves as one of the best DH trails in Ecuador. Over 2000m drop and 11 km of trail, Mama Rumi is sure to bring a thrill for anyone! This area shows the diversity in our landscape and trails while we descend through sub-tropical jungle! Overnight at El Angel.

DAY 6 - SAN MIGUEL TRAILS

For our last day we’ll have the opportunity to sample some more local trails in the area, like the Camino del Rey trail or El Divino trail with more amazing forests to be seen. We'll have a last good lunch before heading back to Quito.

Overview

Both 6-Day tours feature the best trails from Central to Northern Ecuador. On this 2nd option we travel from Quito down south as far as beautiful Bolivar province, where we get to sample trails like Mama Rumi, Camino del Rey, El Divino, and many more. Take a look at our tour itinerary for a full description.

IS THIS RIDE FOR YOU?

  • You like riding DH /AM the most and have a full-suspension bike, with hydraulic disk brakes and at least 5-6” of travel, which is in perfect shape.
  • You can manage technical terrain, like rocky sections, steeps, roots, rock gardens, and terrain features such as old stone steps, natural humps.
  • You've ridden some jumps and features (i.e. north-shore), or wouldn't mind trying (you can always ride around all the jumps/features on the local trails).
  • You're not afraid to get out of your cultural comfort zone and experience something different, like an exotic meal or meeting the elders at a village.
  • You like to give back to local communities when you go traveling.

 

MTB SKILL RATING

Levels 4/7

FITNESS RATING

Suggested fitness levels 3/5

UPCOMING DATES

TBD

DURATION

  • 6 days of riding / 5 hotel nights

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 5 nights accommodations w/ breakfast included
  • 6 full lunches, snacks and water for every day of riding
  • Experienced MTB guides w/ Wilderness First Aid certification
  • 4x4 vehicle transport with support driver
  • Protective gear; such as helmet, knee & elbow pads, gloves
  • Complimentary beer after each ride

NOT INCLUDED

  • Extra hotel nights apart from 5 nights included in tour
  • Dinners
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Entrance fees to national parks or museums
  • Bike rental; extra USD $390 (for 6 days)
  • Clipless pedals and/or shoes