Ecuador Highlands, 8 Day Guided Biking Tour

Rafael, an ASEGUIM certified guide, wants to take you on an 8 day biking tour through the spectacular Ecuador highlands, includes highlights like Cayambe and Cotopaxi.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Mar, Aug

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Exploring the highlands of Ecuador is a dream come true for anybody who loves natural beauty.

    This mountain biking trip lasts 8 days, and each day will see you exploring a new area of the Ecuador highlands. You will get to see several volcanoes, including Cayambe (5,790) and Cotopaxi (5,897m). You will also get to see lush rain forests, gorgeous lakes, and many cultural areas and indigenous communities. And because this is a biking trip, you will be able to cover a lot more ground than you would if you were hiking. In fact, since we will be biking for approximately 4-5 hours per day, you will likely cover anywhere from 40 – 60 kilometres every day.

    Every night of this trip you will be staying in a comfortable hostel. This will give you plenty of opportunity to rest, relax and reflect on what you saw. Moreover, there will be a jeep available throughout the tour for support and transfer purposes.

    During this tour, you will be biking a total of approximately 400 kilometres over 8 days. There will also be altitude shifts of up to 2,500 metres. As a result, participants should be in excellent physical condition.

    Exploring the highlands of Ecuador is something you will never forget. And on this 8 day biking tour, you will get to see so much of those highlands, you will be reliving the trip long after it has ended. All you have to do to experience it for yourself is send me a request.

    Would you like to climb some of those famed Ecuador volcanoes? If you do, come and join me on this 11 day expedition where you can reach the summit of Cayambe and Chimborazo.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1020 USD

    Group of 2
    1020 USD

    Group of 3
    1020 USD

    Group of 4
    1020 USD

    Group of 5
    1020 USD

    Group of 6
    1020 USD

    Group of 7
    1020 USD

    Group of 8
    1020 USD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Permit and entrance fees
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     Along with the guiding fee, the price includes a front suspension bicycle along with helmet and gloves, meals, and 7 nights double occupancy in a hostel. There will also be a jeep available for support during the tour. While we provide helmet and gloves, we do recommend you bring your own.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Quito - Otavalo
    • Day 2Otavalo - Mojanda Lake - Cayambe
    • Day 3Cayambe - Cangagua - Papallacta
    • Day 4Papallacta - Antisana - Machachi
    • Day 5Machachi - Cotopaxi - Latacunga
    • Day 6Latacunga - Quilota - Chugchilan
    • Day 7Chugchilan - Palo Quemado - Alluriquin
    • Day 8Santo Domingo - Las Palmas - Chiriboga - Quito
     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Extremely Fit

    Meeting point

    Quito

    Accommodation

    Hostel

    More info

    Participants should bring with them the following items: comfortable clothing, raincoat, sunglasses, sunscreen and tennis shoes.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    Rafael was born in Quito and grew up in the Andean Region. Since childhood he Ioved hiking and climbing the mountains.

    In the 80 ' He participated in expeditions in Peru, Bolivia South America. In the Alps and Pyrenees and also in the Pamir Pick Communism of 7500mts.
    In the 90 ' He was the founder of the School of Guides ASEGUIM, President for 7 years of the Guides Association and promoted and formed the mountain rescue group GRA.

    He graduated as Mountain Guide and Guides Instructor at the ENSA in Chamonix–France.

    Since 2000 he have been advising, training and participating in 16 expeditions around the world: Alaska, Aconcagua, Alps, Pyrenees, Cordillera Blanca. He has also trained and counseled Ecuadorian climbers who managed to make the 14 eight thousands without auxiliary oxygen, the 7 highest peaks of the world and Big Walls. Since 2001 he started his Adventure Tour Company which operates successfully up to the present under the name of CLIM BIKE HIKE.

    Since 2010 he has been training and participating in the project EVEREST without auxiliary oxygen in one day. He has climbed the EVEREST 2 times, and he has reached the summits of: Manaslu, Shisha Pangma, Aconcagua 7 times, Denali 5 times and the summits of the Alpes Materhorn, Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, Agille. Vert, Zugs Pitze among others.

    During his 27 years of experience as a professional mountain guide Rafael has guided more than five hundred times to Cotopaxi volcano and more than one hundred times to Chimborazo, sharing with clients the culture and wonderful mountains of Ecuador.

     
     

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    What People are Saying about Rafael Martinez

     

    Overall very happy with the trip. The guide (not Rafael, one of his associates) had English skills that weren’t great, but other than that the trip was excellent and the guide was very attentive and helpful. Would climb with him again.
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    Alec
    The trip was amazing ! Raphael was highly knowledgable and I had a great time.
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