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Ride into the Avenue of the Volcanoes and discover the enchanting natural jewels of this equatorial nation on a mountain biking trip in Ecuador!

Ecuador possesses volcanoes, rain forests, and everything in between, so you will undoubtedly be captivated by its stunning terrain and immense biodiversity. Mountain bikers can take advantage of the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific or the dense jungle of the Cuyabena Wildlife Preserve after mastering the trails around Quito and the Andes. The relentless and fascinating landscape of Ecuador is the perfect place for an unforgettable biking tour! “Compare and book a certified guide for your Mountain Biking trip with Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our Mountain Biking selection. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Mountain Biking in Ecuador

What should I know about Mountain Biking Ecuador?

Ecuador owes its diverse landscape and scenery to its location at the equator and the Andes Mountains. Not only has it led to great outdoor adventure, its accessible and expansive terrain makes it a popular destination for single-track mountain bikers who want an immersive experience in the heart of the culture.

Many locations can be found in the Quito area. These often do not require substantial travel, though appropriate preparations should be made beforehand to avoid transportation difficulties upon arrival.

There are a number of courses throughout the center of the country, including the Antenas del Pichincha and El Triunfo Loop. Some of the best biking trails can be found in Cotopaxi National Park.

Why should I choose Ecuador for my Mountain Biking adventure?

Varied Terrain!

Taking a single-track route through the lush greenery of a sky-scraping volcano is epic. Combining it with a tour of the rain forest after stopping at an indigenous village hidden in Ecuador is legendary. From rugged outcropping to smooth dirt trails, there are inclines and declines of every shape and size that will challenge and inspire you for the duration of your trip.

Eclectic beauty

There is a lot to unpack from the Andes of Ecuador, and it usually begins with the volcanoes running down the country. You can ride into the rain forest which pushes right up and into the mountains. There are even bike trails towards the coast for a unique look at the Pacific Ocean. Natural sites (like Sumaco Galeras National Park and Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological Reserve) fill the country with incredible flora and fauna to visit, even if you can't ride your bike through it. The beauty on and off the single-tracks of Ecuador is absolutely breathtaking.

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Biking across Ecuador gives you the rare advantage of seeing as much of its natural wonder as humanly possible. Hiking and climbing puts you in one incredible place at a time, while biking gives you 60 kilometers (or more) of ground to cover. If you wanted to make the most of your trip to this amazing country, mountain biking is the best way to do it without compromising vital parts of the country and program. Proficient mountain bikers can cover enough ground to make a 500 kilometer journey in a week and enjoying an exhilarating hands on experience.

What can I expect from the weather in Ecuador?

The rainy season lasts from October to May while the dry season lasts from June through September. The equatorial location makes for warm temperatures, though rains can become frigid during the rainy season. Weather is also slightly more fickle in the mountains and a bit colder.

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What currency is accepted in Ecuador?

United States dollar (USD)

How can I get to Ecuador?

The central location of Quito makes it the best place to fly into. It has direct flights to most major South American cities, as well as Miami and Atlanta.

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What’s the high season for Mountain Biking in Ecuador?

It is possible to enjoy an Ecuadorian mountain biking trip all year round, though the dry season (June to September) will have more accommodating conditions.

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