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Biking Ecuador Volcanoes 8 Days

Discover the Andes of Ecuador! It is mind blowing to think that you can see so many volcanoes, vastly different landscapes and experience such rich culture in such a small place! In Ecuador, anything is possible. In this expedition you will mountain bike in carefully selected and off-the-beaten path locations. This is an active and educational exploration that takes place in the heart of the Avenue of Volcanoes, where you will visit culturally and ecologically significant areas such as crater lakes, snowcapped volcanoes, cloud forest reserves, giant waterfalls and indigenous markets. There is also the likelihood of seeing wildlife such as hummingbirds, condors, deer, horses and vicuñas.

Use quality biking gear
Accommodation is provided at charming eco-lodges and colonial Haciendas
Learn about the Culture of the Andes
Be led by top Activexpedition experienced guides at every step you take
Support sustainable travel to preserve culture and nature

per adult from

$2,430

AUD

Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Private land transport
    • Biking gear, helmets and gloves
    • Hotel for seven nights
    • Top English Speaking Certified Guides
    • Entry/Admission - Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Cotopaxi National Park
    What's excluded :
    • Meals not mentioned on the Itinerary
    • Travel Insurance
    • Airport Transfers for international flights
    • Tips for guides and drivers

  • Day 1: Arrival day - Welcome Briefing

    Stop At: Quito, Quito, Pichincha Province
    There are no activities planned for your first day for you to be able to explore the beautiful city of Quito on your own terms, but if you feel like having a guided day tour at extra cost, do not hesitate in contacting us. We are always more than happy to send you with one of our expert guides to learn more about the city or the surrounded areas Please keep in mind that there is a meeting at 18:00 in the hotel’s lobby the first day to meet your guide and the rest of the group as well as learn about what’s in store for the days of your expedition!
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Dann Carlton Hotel

    Day 2: Biking into the Pululahua Crater

    Stop At: Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve, Crater Volcan Pululahua mirador de Pululahua, Calacali 170154 Ecuador
    During our first day adventure, we will go by car to the entrance of the Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve where we will start biking on an old secondary dirt road surrounded by beautiful landscapes of colorful mountains. After descending for about two hours we will enter a lush forest. This area is generally cloudy as this is where the hot current coming from the Pacific reaches the cold altitudes of the sierra and condenses creating a hugely diverse ecosystem. We will have lunch at the roadside and then visit the Equator Solar Museum after which we will travel by car to the Hacienda. Overnight: Hacienda San Luis or similar Meals included: Breakfast and lunch
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Hacienda San Luis or Similar

    Day 3: Biking to Otavalo

    Stop At: Otavalo, Otavalo, Imbabura Province
    In the morning we will continue our biking expedition driving up to the foothills of Imbabura volcano. We will start descending on grass and dirt patched paths and roads that connect local indigenous people’s farms. Along the way, we will see corn and quinoa plantations--staples in the local diet. Once at the base of the volcano we will continue riding along the side of San Pablo Lake, and later head over to Peguche Falls. There we will visit an indigenous family of artisans who will teach us how they weave and make their clothing. Our final stop will be the Otavalo Market, the largest indigenous market in Ecuador, where you can spend some time shopping for unique and colorful souvenirs. Overnight: Hacienda San Luis or similar Meals included: Breakfast
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hacienda San Luis or Similar

    Day 4: Biking Cotopaxi Volcano

    Stop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador
    After an early breakfast we will drive south down the Pan-American highway. Our ride will take place in Cotopaxi National Park named after one of the highest active volcanoes on earth, which at nineteen thousand feet, is the most beautiful volcano in Ecuador. We will bike next to the volcano’s base, on dirt roads and single tracks surrounded by an other-worldly landscape dotted by rocks strew about by the volcano during its last major eruption. For lunch we will picnic within views of Incan ruins and then depending on how the group feels will continue on biking around for a couple of hours longer. Overnight: Cuello de Luna or similar Meals included: Breakfast and lunch
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Cuello de Luna or Similar

    Day 5: Biking Quilotoa Volcano

    Stop At: Quilotoa, Quilotoa, Cotopaxi Province
    In the morning we will travel to the nearby Ilinizas ecological reserve. This area is known for local art and we will have some time to visit some of the painting and handicraft galleries of the local people who dedicate themselves to their craft. At Quilotoa there is the option to enter into the crater hiking to take in the stunning views and infinite masterpiece of turquoises and blues. Later, we take an epic MTB ride around the rim of the magnificent crate lake. The first part of the ride is a single track that gives you 360 views of the reserve before descending on a narrow dirt road. Ending our day, we will have a picnic in the scenic and hilly town of San Pedro Guayama before driving back to the lodge. Overnight: Cuello de Luna or similar Meals included: Breakfast and lunch
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Cuello de Luna or Similar

    Day 6: Biking Chimborazo Volcano

    Pass By: Chimborazo Province, Chimborazo Province
    We will continue this amazing expedition driving south to the central Andes, passing Chimborazo Volcano. At over twenty thousand feet, Chimborazo is considered the highest peak in the world if measured from the center of the planet. We will take a short walk to the basecamp of the volcano at sixteen thousand feet and then start biking on an exclusive single track. Along the ride we will see wild vicunas; small relatives of the llama who make their home in the Andes and are very common at this reserve. We will have a picnic in front of the volcano and then drive to the town of Baños, a great place to go out to have a cocktail and dance salsa. Overnight: Hotel Alisamay or similar Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Casa de Luis or Similar

    Day 7: Biking Llanganates

    Pass By: Banos, Banos, Tungurahua Province
    In the morning after breakfast we will go by car up the mountains of the Llanganates National Park. Legend has it there is a hidden Incan treasure in this area and although many explorers venture in trying to find it, it has yet to have been found. We will start biking on asphalt road a bit up the hill to warm up and then we will descend about five thousand feet. An impressive change from the heights of the majestic Andes to the entrance of the lush Amazon Basin. Afterwards we will visit Pailon del Diablo Waterfall so we can refresh a bit, have lunch and then drive to Quito. Overnight: Dann Carlton or similar Meals included: Breakfast

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Dann Carlton Hotel or similar

    Day 8: Departure

    Pass By: Quito, Quito, Pichincha Province
    As you depart we thank you and wish you safe travels to wherever your final destination may be! If you wish to continue exploring more of Ecuador we can help you organize an extension trip to places you did not see during this trip. We thank you for choosing Activexpedition and hope to see you soon! Meals included: Breakfast

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Dann Carlton, Av. República de El Salvador N 34-377, Quito 170150, Ecuador
    Departure Time :
    6:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Vaccine certification or negative pcr test required
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Activexpedition

Activity ID: V-236221P4

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