1-day scenic trail running trip around Patate Valley, Ecuador


Join Jaime, a certified mountain guide, on this trail run in Ecuador! On this 1-day run to Patate, you will be amazed by waterfalls in the mountains!



1 Day

All year




  • The Munduk Waterfalls
  • Views of the cities of Pelileo and Ambato, as well as other moutains
  • Ascend 3,200 meters into the moutains


Have you ever wanted to go running in the Ecuadorian Andes? Then join me on this 1-day scenic trail run around the Patate Valley!

The Patate Valley is located in center of the country, near the idyllic town of Baños.  The Valley is surrounded by the Andean mountains and nearby the Mundug waterfall, where we will get to adventure during our day trip.

We will begin our trip in Patate at approximately 2,172 meters altitude, and run for about 20 kilometers throughout the day. Most of our run will be mainly uphill, and we will gain about 1,000 meters in elevation over the course of 5-7 hours. Moreover, on our trail run, we will literally be making our way through the Andean mountainside, in order to reach sweeping vistas and the spectacular Mundug Waterfall. It is a breathtaking adventure, filled with fun and adrenaline!

This trip is recommended for runners and trekkers in excellent physical shape, as we will be running for about 5-7 hours, most of it will be in ascent.

Want to join the adventure in the Patate Valley? Book your trip with me!


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Lunch Box : Energy bar, fruit, drink, seeds, granola, etc. is included.


About the guide

Certified IFMGA - ASEGUIM Mountain Guide, National guide, Rescue Team Member GRA & Lawyer.

As passionate mountaineer and with almost 20 years of guiding experience, I worked with clients from all over the world. Each tour is a unique experience and I will pleased to guide you to the marvellous summits of Ecuador and South America. My journeys have allowed me to guide and summit several mountains in Peru, like Alpamayo, Chopicalqui & Tocllaraju amongst others and to experience some mountain climbing in the Alps of Austria and Italy.

I’m based in Baños de Agua Santa, Ecuador’s famous piece of heaven, where we run together with my Austrian girlfriend a small tour operator and a consulting office.

Continuous improvement and keeping up with the State of the Art is our mission:in 2017, I completed the IFMGA certification and, recently, in 2018, I received the National guide certification from the ministry of Tourism.

President of Baños Trail Running Club, I run every week with my team. My achievement of 2018 : Finishing 1st of my category for the 100km Ruco Ultra Trail.

I’m looking forward to exploring our beautiful mountains together with you.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 258 Each

Group of 2

USD 165 Each

Group of 3

USD 124 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

Pick up on the first day and drop off on the last day can be arranged according to your accommodation.


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