Ecuador Biking Spirit 8 Days Tour

Biking Lovers will have the opportunity to see the Northern Site of Ecuador!!!! Join us in Ecuador, for a truly unique bike tour.  Inspired by the very scenery rides in the Ecuadorian Andes and the Cloud Forest , Ecuadorian Biking Spirit Tour – means for us at the time ‘Great Bike Journey’ – is a cycling journey on paver , gravel and non-gravel roads through the rolling hills of Ecuador. You will love it…

Tour Information

Price per person

USD 1890

Tour length

8 DAYS

Physical rating

All year round

Season

All year round

Group size

1 – 10 pax

Travel style

Start

Quito

Finish

Quito

Tour code

GE-EBS-19

Tour highlights

Start and end in Quito! With the bicycle tour Ecuador Biking Spirit Tour , you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Quito, Ecuador and 5 other destinations in Ecuador. Ecuador Biking Spirit Tour is a small group tour that includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Day 1
QUITO ORIENTATION MEETING & BRIEFING

This is the arrival day for all of our tour participants, depending of your flights you can have a day exploring one of the UNESCO heritage sites in the world (Quito's Old Town) or simply rest at the Hotel before our Tour Guide meet you at the Lobby at 6:30 pm for our orientation meeting and briefing before the starting of the tour. During this meeting you can clarify everything as you might be concerned or curious to know about the overall tour.
For the day, we can also assist you arranging a full day in Quito or surroundings if you let us know in advance.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.

Accommodation included: Overnight at Mercure Hotel ****

Day 2
EQUATOR LINE TOUR / BIKING TOUR TO TANDAYAPA VALLEY

Early in the morning we will drive you to step each foot on the Equator Museum well known as INTI NAN or the Trail of the Sun. After this visit, we will drive back to Quito center where we will start the biking tour down to Tandayapa valley. The Starting of the Biking will be at Nono town located at 9000 ft and just 10 miles away from Quito center. The total distance on bike is 19 miles (3 hours approx.) mainly is downhill. The altitude at the end of the day will be 4260 ft. On the way back we will stop in many places to admire the nature and the wonderful landscapes. We will also stop at the trout farm four a delicious lunch before and resting a little bit. Then we will continue down to Tandayapa valley where we will stay overnight in one of the best Bird Lodges of the area. This activity is being customized for guest who have a little experience on MTB tours, however if you don't have any record on bikes but you feel that you can do it, you are more than welcome to join us!!! We will always have our driver to assist us at any time of the journey.

Duration: 7 hour

Meals included: B / L

Accommodation included: Overnight at Tadayapa Lodge ****

Day 3
BIKING PLAYA RICA - NANGULVI VALLEY

Early in the morning before breakfast as an optional, you can walk through the gardens and spot a great number of hummingbirds flying around the vegetation, such a great starting of the day!!!!
After breakfast we will continue by car towards Nanegal for our first hour on bike on a scenery road, then we will arrive at a little community called Playa Rica where we will rest trying local fruits, then we will continue cycling up and the downhill towards Garcia Moreno Road, before the end we will go across Guayllabamba river and the province border through the magical cloud forest.
After this activity it is time to relax at the local hotsprings well known as Nangulvi and finally we will enjoy the rest of the afternoon at the Hotel Gardens and views of the Western Andes.
In summary, this is a long day on a bike and it will be bring you with a lot of adrenaline enjoying nature.... the total distance covered on bike is 38 miles and the altitude at the end of the day is 5000 ft.
Duration: 7 hour

Meals included: B / L

Accommodation included: Overnight at Nangulvi Lodge ***

Day 4
CUICOCHA LAKE - BIKING DOWN TO COTACACHI

Early in the morning we will drive towards Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological Reserve, it is the second most visited National Park in Ecuador after the famous Galapagos Islands. This ride will take us 1 hour approx. from Intag Valley, so then you can enjoy the views of the mountains along the way...
Then we will start our biking at the highest point of the road ( 11,000 ft,) in a Community knows as Urcuqui, this first part of the biking only will take us 30 minutes, because we will have a stop at the Park to visit Cuicocha Lake and experience a nice hike for 1 hour above 10,000 ft above sea level.
After this we will get ready for another 1 and half biking down hill through the bumpy roads and visiting local communities around the area.
Finally we will end up at a magic guest house in front of two big volcanoes called Cotacachi and Imbabura. Then you get ready to enjoy a nice cup of tea walking around the area.
Cotacachi is also a town famous for all kind of leather products and very good local cuisine. If you feel that you want to visit it, we can include in the program at no extra cost.
Duration: 7 hour

Meals included: B / L

Accommodation included: Overnight at Yellow House ***

Day 5
OTAVALO MARKET AND SURROUNDINGS
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We will visit the most famous Indian Market in Ecuador with more than 1000 years of history. It won't be a cycling day it will be a sightseeing day instead to discover the wonders of Northern Andes.
So we will start visiting the Handcraft market where you can enjoying 1 hour walking around the picturesque ponchos plaza, then we will visit Peguche waterfall and finally you will enjoy the leather town on your own. We will have a delightful BBQ at the Guest House and we might learn how to make a typical welcome drink in the Andes called Canelazo.
Duration: 7 hour

Meals included: B

Accommodation included: Overnight at Yellow House ***

Day 6
BIKING FROM MOJANDA LAKE TO TABACUNDO TOWN

On this day we will cycle at 12,000 ft., this is going to be the highest day in altitude and very demanding one, however this is not a problem after few days biking around on tour.
We will drive from the hotel towards Las Lagunas de Mojanda, from there we will start our biking, most of the tour will be down hill. We recommend to have at least two layers of clothes because at this altitude the temperature is always around 6C.
We will be cycling through unique sites at the Paramo area or well known as the Andean Grasslands and finally we will arrive to Tabacundo town located much lower than the starting point, 27 miles farther south of the lakes area.
From this place we will drive 2 hours back to Quito hotel for overnight.
Duration: 7 hour

Meals included: B / L

Accommodation included: Overnight at Mercure Hotel ****

Day 7
QUITO BIKING TOUR

On this day we will discover Quito City by bike through the steep streets and impressive monuments that are all over the town. We will start at the hotel area well know as the tourist point or Mariscal Zone. As soon as we enter to the old town you will see the changes in the Architecture from the 16 and 17 Century trapped in time contrasting with the new City life style. The places that we will visit are as follows: Ejido Park , National Congress Building, Alameda Park, Sucre Square, Main Square, Compañía Church , Garcia Moreno Avenue, La Ronda Street, Cumanda City Park, Santo Domingo, Basilica Church. After this we will return to the hotel for the last overnight on this tour.
Optional we can visit Teleférico known as Quitos Cable Car ( EXTRA COST PLEASE CONFIRM IT WITH THE TOUR OPERATOR )
Duration: 7 hour

Meals included: B

Accommodation included: Overnight at Mercure Hotel ****

Day 8
GOING HOME DAY

Unfortunately we have to say goodbye and we invite you to see one of our other tours in Galapagos and Peru Tours.
However if you desire to add one more night in Quito City or extend your staying in Ecuador, we can always help you out with free advise to make sure you optimize the time and continue exploring this paradise called Ecuador.
END OF THE SERVICES

The program includes

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights hotel accommodations (Tourist Superior Category) TWIN or DBL
  • Welcome to Orientation Meeting
  • Full meals every day including snacks during day time.
  • Transfers and transportation provided by GUIDECUADOR
  • Private Spanish/English speaking naturalist guide
  • Entrance fees according to itinerary
  • MTB Bikes for the entire tour
  • All Sightseeing & visits specified in program
  • Bon voyage dinner

Not included in Program

  • International airfare to Quito
  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Gratuities for the Tour Staff ( Tour Guide & Driver )
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Any Activity or visit not specified in program
  • Nangulvi Springs Admission Fee

GUARANTEED DEPARTS EVERY DAY !

24/7 Booking Phone Number: +1-888-469-2230

Tour Overview

AGE RANGE : 12 to 70 year olds

ACCOMMODATION: Hotel, Lodge

MIN GROUP SIZE : 2  ( IF YOU ARE SOLO TRAVELER , PLEASE ASK FOR SINGLE RATE)

MAX GROUP SIZE : 10

TRANSPORTATION : Bus / Bike

PHYSICAL RATING  :Moderate

TRAVEL STYLE: Adventure, Multisport

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