Biking Through the Highlands 15D

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This biking program is designed to give you the opportunity to see a great deal of Ecuador, yet have the comfort of car transfers between biking sites of interest, helping to avoid cycling on busy roads or through urban landscapes. As with all our tours, program will take you off the beaten track and introduce you to some of Ecuador's hidden treasures. Each day, after completing the section, we will take you and the bikes on the jeep to your overnight hostel or hotel accommodation. In two nights, you will experience the great outdoors camping under starry skies with panoramic backdrops provided by Cotopaxi province.

As with our 8-day program, this tour takes you biking in many different areas and landscapes within Ecuador, but maintaining a focus on the highland areas, starting altitude 2400m and above. The program is designed to allow you 4-5 hours biking a day, however this may change as being the highlands, hill climbing is a significant part of the days biking and different people will clearly manage this at different speeds.

Further details of the tour provided upon written request, but to help whet your appetite here are the daily stages, with an approximation of the uphill, downhill and cycling split to be expected.

Day 1: Quito – Hotellamerced1
Transfer in, briefing
City tour by night
Quito, hotel overnight.
(Hotel)

Day 2: Quito - Cumbaya El Quinche
Distance 50 km
Average temp. 18º C, downhill 10%, cycling 80%, uphill 10%
Max. Altitude 2.700mts
Minimum Altitude 2.200mts
Quito overnight.
(Breakfast/Box lunch/Hotel)el quinche1

Day 3: Cayambe – Tupigachi – Otavalo
Distance 30 km
Average temp. 12º C, downhill 10%, cycling 80%, uphill 10%
Max. Altitude 3.300mts
Minimum Altitude 2.700mts
Overnight hotel Otavalo
(Breakfast/Box lunch/Hotel)

Day 4: Ibarra – Jurachruz – Ambuqui
Distance 50 km
Average temp. 12º Cicling, downhill 40%, cycling 20%, uphill 40%bik otav
Max. Altitude 3.200mts
Minimum Altitude 2.000mts
Overnight, Otavalo.
(Breakfast/Box lunch/Hotel)

Day 5: Cangagua – Papallacta
Distance 60 km
Average temp. 8º C, downhill 20%, cycling 60%, uphill 20%
Max. Altitude 4.100mts
Minimum Altitude 2.900mts
Overnight,  Papallacta.coto bike 0 small
(Breakfast/Box lunch/Hotel)

Day 6: Cotopaxi
Distance 40 km
Average temp. 8º C, downhill 10%, cycling 30%, uphill 70%
Max. Altitude 3.000mts
Minimum Altitude 3.700mts
Overnight, Cotopaxi.
(Breakfast/Box lunch/Hotel)

Day 7: Cotopaxi – Lassoindianmarket
Distance 35 km
Average temp. 8º C, downhill 30%, cycling 40%, uphill 10%
Max. Altitude 4.600mts
Minimum Altitude 3.700mts
Overnight, Lasso.
(Breakfast/Box lunch/Hotel)Day 8: Rest Day

Breakfast
Visit Indian Market
Overnight, Lasso. 
(Breakfast/Box lunch/Hotel)puembo.1

Day 9: Quilotoa Chugchilan
Distance 40 km
Average temp. 8º C, downhill 30%, cycling 40%, uphill 30%
Max. Altitude 3.900mts
Minimum Altitude 2.900mts
Overnight, Salcedo.
(Breakfast/Box lunch/Hotel)

Day 10: Urbina - Chimborazo
Distance 45 kmbik chimb1
Average temp. 8º C, downhill 20%, cycling 20%, uphill 60%
Max. Altitude 4.800mts
Minimum Altitude 3.700mts
Overnight, Riobamba.
(Breakfast/Box lunch/Hotel)

Day 11: Penipe – Baños
Distance 40 km
Average temp. 18º C, downhill 60%, cycling 30%, uphill 10%
Max. Altitude 2.900mts
Minimum Altitude 1.800mtsbiketanda
Overnight, Baños
(Breakfast/Box lunch/Hotel)

Day 12: Baños – Puyo
Distance 60 km
Average temp. 24º C, downhill 60%, cycling 30%, uphill 10%
Max. Altitude 1.800mts
Minimum Altitude 700mts
Overnight Puyo.
(Breakfast/Box lunch/Hotel)

Day 13: Puyo – La Puntabiktanda
Distance 60 km
Average temp. 24º C, downhill 10%, cycling 80%, uphill 10%
Max. Altitude 1.500mts
Minimum Altitude 700mts
Overnight, Puyo.
(Breakfast/Box lunch/Hotel)

Day 14: El Tena – Baeza
Distance 80 km
Average temp. 24º C, downhill 20%, cycling 60%, uphill 20%
Max. Altitude 1.700mtsBosquehumedo
Minimum Altitude 700mts
Overnight, Papallacta.
(Breakfast/Box lunch/Hotel)

Day 15 La Virgen – Pifo - Quito
Distance 60 km
Average temp. 10º C, downhill 60%, cycling 30%, uphill 10%
Max. Altitude 4.000mts
Minimum Altitude 2.400mts
Return to Quito. End of our services.
(Breakfast/Box lunch)

Includes
Private transportation, equipment If needed: bicycle front suspension, helmet, gloves; mechanic bilingual guide, box lunch, beverages, 14 hostel nights (tourist class based on double occupancy), 12 box lunches, twelve menu dinners, 14 breakfasts.

Not included
Travel and health insurance, extra expenses, beverages, tips and any other not specified as "Includes".

What to bring
Clothes for change, raincoat, sunglasses, sun cream and tennis shoes

*We will have the Jeep for support during the program. Every night there will be a short briefing about next day's itinerary and more details.  Próximas salidas: Abr. 14 – 27 - / Jun. 14 – 27 -  / Jul. 14 – 27 - 2020

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