Biking Chiriboga 3.400mt
We will depart from the hotel at 7:00 a.m. on a 4 X 4 jeep headed south of Quito. Actual ride will start at San Juan de Chillogallo 14 Km north. Cycling starts at 3.100 Mt. The ritual of getting ready (safety briefing, bikes and safety protection) is only witnessed by the weather with it's characteristic "paramos" temperature and the terrific view of the Andean Range going down to the Pacific Ocean. The 36-Km of downhill we'll be unique, there will be no traffic at all and trails are great. These trails were abandoned because a new and shorter road to the Coast was built years ago.
While we'll be descending temperature and humidity will increase. Then, all of a sudden we'll be crossing the cloud forest. Every time we'll stop to take a brake we will be able to watch a variety of birds and wonderful scenery. After lunch the guide, a river and the waterfalls will be our only company. We will descend more than 2.000mts on incredible trails and believe it, it will be fantastic!!.
Distance: 100 km. Downhill: 60% - Cross-country 40%
Maximum altitude: 3.000mt Minimum altitude: 1.700mts
Level: Medium Cycling time: 7 hrs.+-
Travel and health insurance, meals not mentioned, personal expenses, personal equipment, tips, entrance fees, extra beverages.