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Ecuador Highlands, 8 Day Guided Biking Tour

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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.

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8 Days

Mar, Aug

Extremely Fit



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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

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.


Day 1: Quito - Otavalo

Day 2: Otavalo - Mojanda Lake - Cayambe

Day 3: Cayambe - Cangagua - Papallacta

Day 4: Papallacta - Antisana - Machachi

Day 5: Machachi - Cotopaxi - Latacunga

Day 6: Latacunga - Quilota - Chugchilan

Day 7: Chugchilan - Palo Quemado - Alluriquin

Day 8: Santo Domingo - Las Palmas - Chiriboga - Quito





More info

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

Meeting point


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.


French | English




Quito, Ecuador

What people are saying about Rafael Martinez

Victoria Butler


March, 2023

Rafael was amazing the trip takes you all over Ecuador and the hikes were amazing with very professional guides, safety is #1 the whole time!

Samuel Poe


March, 2023

Such a great, well-organized program. Not only do you get acclimatized for the mountains faster but you also see a lot of Ecuador, which was a huge plus. Amazing guide, highly recommend.

Kim Maud


January, 2023

Rafael was an amazing host! He provided all our accommodations and guides. Every detail was well planned out. He was very accommodating and flexible. He put a lot of thought into the acclimation hikes and logistics. I can not say enough good things about Rafael and ClimbBikeHike!!!

Dheeraj Bandaru


January, 2023

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Jesse Alloy


January, 2023

Rafael was an amazing guide — extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to climb in Ecuador!

wendy patheja


December, 2022

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November, 2022

This was a very well organized tour. Although Rafael was unable to continue after day 4 (due to unforeseen circumstances) he made sure l was able to continue with another guide. The acclimatization program worked wonders and l had no altitude issues in Chimborazo or Cayambe (back up as Cotopaxi was closed). I’d highly recommend this program if you are looking to get into mountaineering. I would climb with Rafael again.

Peter Krzanowsky


June, 2022

What a trip and what an adventure. Our guide, Rafael M, did an amazing job on our climbs. They were perfect logistically and his guiding skills are excellent. The original plan was an attempt at Cayambe, but due to the civil unrest occurring in Ecuador at the time, he totally re-adjusted our plan and itinerary and gave us the opportunity to stay in Cotopaxi National Park and climb Cotopaxi. The trip went off without a hitch, even with the last minute changes he had to make. The climb itself was excellent and Rafael showed many skills including pacing, navigating, and an overall focus on safety. We had rough conditions on Cotopaxi, but I felt safe and at ease with Rafael as our guide. I would highly recommend him to others looking at an attempt at an Ecuadorian volcano or other peaks in South America.

Renata Fialho de Oliveira


February, 2021

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Kateryna Deputat


February, 2021

Rafael was an amazing guide with many years of experience. The trip was planned very well from the begging till the end as well as acclimatisation. I get well prepared for high altitude. Highly recommended.

Kaleb Gerke


January, 2021

This was an excellent climb and Rafael is a very professional and experienced guide.



March, 2020

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February, 2020

Rafael is extremely professional and an excellent guide. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking to climb Cotopaxi

Shaughn MC Arthur


February, 2020

Fantastic trip. Rafael is knowledgeable, extremely experienced and safety-focused. Great climb!

235 Junk


January, 2020

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.

John Irish


December, 2019

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November, 2018

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Gabriel Mongeau


May, 2018

The trip was amazing ! Raphael was highly knowledgable and I had a great time.


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