Biking Pululahua Extinct Volcano 3.000mts
The 4000-year dormant volcano of Pululahua is situated in the Andean highlands, some 10 miles north of the capital city of Quito, and just a couple further than the equatorial line. This geographical position combined with its mild climate, its beautiful setting and wide biological diversity make this a real insider trip for tourists and scientists alike. The crater has been declared a protected area and is now a nature reserve.
You will have the opportunity to discover this exciting landscape on bikes, riding right into the furthest corners of the crater, passing by deep gorges, rushing mountain streams yielding warm volcanic springs, eroded lahars fields blooming with wild orchids, deserted chalk mines and tropical mountain forests; it really is quite spectacular and despite the exertion whilst biking proves a good relaxing day out. Approx 4 hrs biking
Type: Cloud Forest Distance: 40 km.
Downhill: 40% - Uphill 60%
Máximum altitude: 3.000mt - Mínimum altitude: 1.700mts
Level: Medium Cycling time: 4 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.