Tandayapa – Valle Hermoso 2D Biking
Day 01.- Quito - Tandayapa
Departure08:00am, one hour drive heading north towards Calacali. Cycling will start at Pichincha Volcano's North West face 3.000 mts. You will cross-beautiful landscapes most of them used for growing agricultural products. Although most of the road is cross-country, it tastes client's physical shape without being difficult. The first section has some fast incredible downhill however, not technical. We will stop for lunch at Nono.
After lunch we will continue our downhill (30 km +-) vegetation and weather changes while we keep descending into this unique wet forest considered as a paradise because of its variety of birds and orchids. This part of the tour has fast trails and some parts require some technique however, all the way is beautiful and very exciting. This first day ends in the middle of the forest in Tandayapa.
We will have dinner and overnight.
Type: Cloud Forest Distance: 70 km.
Downhill: 70% - Uphill 10% - Coss country 10%
Máximum altitude: 3.000mt - Mínimum altitude: 1.700mts
Level: Easy to Medium Cycling time: 4 hrs.
Day 02.- Tandayapa - Alluriquin
8:30 after breakfast departure. We will Transfer to San Miguel de los Bancos enjoyng a tropical weather. We will pass by extensive fruits, coffee and cocoa plantations.
This is a gravel trail. From the beginning to the end, there is a sequence of uphill and down hills. The traveler will have the opportunity to force himself without being exhausted. After 30 km of tropical and beautiful landscapes, we will arrive to Toachi River at Valle Hermoso where our trip will end. This cycling trip provides the opportunity to experience a fantastic descend from the Andean region to the Pacific Coast in only 2 days and allows us to go through 3 different climatic zones; paramo, wet forest and tropical.
Characteristics Day 2
Type: Tropical Forest Distance: 50 km.
Downhill: 40% - Uphill 20% - Coss country 40%
Máximum altitude: 1.200mt - Mínimum altitude: 400mts
Level: Easy to Medium Cycling time: 5 hrs.
Return to Quito
Private transportation, equipment: bicycle front suspension, helmet, gloves, bilingual guide, box lunch, water, 1 hostel night (tourist class based on double occupancy), 2 box lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast.
Travel and health insurance, extra expenses, tips and any other not specified as "Includes".
What to bring
Light clothes for change, raincoat, sunglasses, sun cream, mosquito repellent and tennis shoes.