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Hike and Bike to the Atillo and Ozogoche lakes, Ecuador

Head to the Guamote department in Ecuador and enjoy a guided 2-day remote bike and hike around the beautiful lakes of Atillo and Ozogoche in the Central Andes!


TRIP TYPE

Private

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Andes

DURATION

2 Days

OFFER PERIOD

All year

FITNESS LEVEL

Fit

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

  • Discover a unique area of Ecuador on a bike and hike trip.
  • Go into the Central Andes and explore its stunning landscapes.
  • Enjoy a local experience, away from the crowds in the heart of the mountains.

Description

The beautiful lakes of Atillo and Ozogoche await you on this spectacular 2-day bike and hike in the Central Andes of Ecuador.

The gleaming lakes that we will visit are located in the Guamote Canton in the Chimborazo province. This gorgeous region will take your breath away with its stunning landscapes and local feel.

We will start our adventure on mountain bikes from Guamote to the Atillo lakes. Then, we will spend the night in a locally-run cabaña (hut). The following day, we will hike to the Ozogoche lakes and village, where we will enjoy a delicious lunch before returning to Guamote. You can find a detailed itinerary below.

Keep in mind that this is a demanding hike and bike adventure. We will cycle for long hours and face a steep hike. Therefore, it is important to have an excellent fitness level to join. Please inquire if you are in doubt about your physical preparation.

Are you ready for an amazing adventure in the Ecuadorian Andes? Then contact me today and I will start planning this unforgettable hike and bikes to the Atillo and Ozogoche lakes!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

Price details

INCLUDED

English speaking guide

Transport

Registration National Park

2X lunch, 1X breakfast, 1X dinner

Snacks and water

Overnight in cabañas

Boots

Visit to the lakes of Atillo

Contribution to the community

NOT INCLUDED:

Tips, extras

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: Bike

we leave Guamote to go to the paramos of the community of Huantug, at a height of 4.200 masl (13,800 ft). From here we start the cycle route going downhill for about 3 hours to reach the Atillo River. During the ride, we have the possibility to enjoy the amazing views that the Central Andes offers. Once we’ve reached the Atillo River, we put the bikes in the pick-up truck and drive towards the lakes of Atillo where we will have lunch and visit the gorgeous lakes. After the visit, we head to the cabañas  (huts) where we will spend the night. The cabañas are managed by locals.

Day 2: Hike

We will make our way back to Guamote by foot. The first part is a pretty steep climb with a 600 meter (2000 ft.) height difference. After about three hours, we will reach the highest point of our hike, and get an amazing view over the lakes of Atillo and Ozogoche. If the sky is clear, we can even see the Sangay volcano. After a little break at this amazing spot in the middle of nowhere, we descend towards the lakes of Ozogoche. We should reach the village of Ozogoche Alto after about three hours. Here we will we will have fresh trout for lunch, a local speciality. After the lunch, we return to Guamote.

Equipment you will need to bring

Raincoat, gloves, winter hat Thermal clothes Cap, sunglasses and sunscreen Water bottle Camera Hiking shoes Extra clothes

About the guide: Tom

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Tom

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I lost my heart in the Ecuadorian Andes 10 years ago. I´m living in a small town, called Guamote, deep into the Andean Mountains. Sharing the wonderful nature, in an authentic way, with foreign visitors makes, me happy.
Since 2 years ago I´m an official licensed guide of Ecuador, recognized by the Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador.
Please contact me if you want to have an authentic, but adventurous experience in the Ecuadorian Andean mountains. Perfect to get used to the height or just to have fun.

Languages

English | Dutch

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What people are saying about Tom

Delphine

5.00

The trip was amazing! We climbed to 5000m high to the second refuge of the volcano where you get an amazing view on the valley. After we rode down the volcano with our guide and passed by many vicunas and even saw a newborn alpaca in a farm. Byron our guide was extremely kind and patient with us. The trails to go down the volcano can be a bit difficult but we took our time. Highly recommended trip!

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