Biking Otavalo 3.100mts
Otavalo Valley is located north of Quito, at the foot of "Taita Imbabura" Volcano, it is surrounded by lakes and hills covered with incredible green carpets of cornfields. Otavalo is known worldwide as one of the largest indigenous markets in Latin America. Its market fair is like a holiday full of brightly colored textiles that exhibit the skills of local weavers which take pride in their fabrics and crafts.
After breakfast, we will head north on the Pan-American highway heading to Otavalo city crossing indigenous villages enjoying amazing scenario's and a wonderful view of Lake San Pablo and Peguche's waterfall. There will be some traffic on the starting point. Cycling will start on a 3rd order road, following an old train route Cayambe - Otavalo. We will ride on dirt and rocks.
The ride will cover 35 km of incredible vegetation cycling will end at the market. Lunch. Return to Quito after lunch.
Type: Andean Regionjohn.5
Distance: 25 km. Downhill: 10% - Cross-country 80% - Uphill 10%
Maximum altitude: 3.100mt Minimum altitude: 2.700mts
Level: Medium Cycling time: 3 hrs.
Private transportation 4X4, biking equipment: bicycle, helmet, gloves, biking guide, box lunch and water.
Travel and health insurance, meals not mentioned personal expenses, personal equipment, tips, and extra beverages.
What to bring
Small back pack, warm clothes, rain jacket, tennis shoes, sun screen, sun glasses.