From the Highlands to the Forest 8Days Biking

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This 8 day tour takes you biking in many different areas and landscapes within Ecuador, dropping from the highlands from over 3000m down to the warmth of the Ecuadorian coast sea level. The program is designed to allow you 4-5 hours biking a day40 to 60 km, plenty of activity for eight consecutive days on the road. This itinerary will give you the opportunity to see a great deal of Ecuador, yet have the comfort of car transfers between biking sites of interest; indigenous communities, cultural areas, helping to avoid biking on busy roads or through urban landscapes. Each day, after completing the section, we will take you and the bikes on the jeep to your overnight accommodation.  Further details of the tour upon written request, but to help wet your appetite here are the daily stages

Day 1: Quito – Otavalopuembo.34 hours biking approx. remembering the old train in Ecuador and discovering Indian culture.
30 km. Old Rail Train
Max altitude – 3.000mts
Min altitude - 2.700mts
Uphill - 20%
Downhill - 10 %
Cycling 70%
Otavalo hotel Overnight

Day 2: Otavalo – Mojanda Lake – Cayambe
6 hours biking approx. Hard and nice climb on the highlands.fuya fuya
30 km. Mojanda Lake
Max altitude – 3.700mts
Min altitude - 2.700mts
Uphill - 40%
Downhill - 40 %
Cycling 20%
Cayambe hotel Overnight

Day 3: Cayambe – Cangagua – Papallacta
8 hours biking approx. Cycling by lagoons protected area ending at relaxing hot springs.
80 km. Salve pagcha Lakepapall2
Max altitude – 4.100mts
Min altitude – 3.500mts
Uphill - 30%
Downhill - 40 %
Cycling 30%
Papallacta Hot Springs, hotel Overnight

Day 4: Papallacta- Antisana – Machachi
6 hours biking approx. Biking trough amazing Antisana volcano reserve.
50 km. Antisana Volcanocimg0297 small
Max altitude – 4.100mts
Min altitude – 3.200mts
Uphill - 40%
Downhill - 40 %
Cycling 20%
Machachi hotel Overnight

Day 5: Machachi – Cotopaxi - Latacunga
5 hours biking approx. crossing the active volcano Cotopaxi valley.
40 km.
Max altitude – 4.100mtspuembik5
Min altitude – 3.300mts
Uphill - 30%
Downhill - 40 %
Cycling 30%
Latacunga, hotel Overnight

Day 6: Latacunga – Quilotoa – Chugchilan
6 hours biking approx. The best view of a crater in South America.
50 km. Quilotoa Lake around the rim
Max altitude – 4.100mtsquilotoa
Min altitude – 3.800mts
Uphill - 30%
Downhill - 30 %
Cycling 40%
Chugchilan, hotel Overnight

Day 7: Chugchilan – Palo Quemado – Alluriquin
8 hours biking approx. one of the exiting and awesome downhill’s in Ecuador.
90 km. Rain Forrest
Max altitude – 3.100mtschiriboga
Min altitude – 700mts
Uphill - 30%
Downhill - 50 %
Cycling 20%
Santo Domingo, hotel Overnight

Day 8: Santo Domingo – Las Palmas – Chiriboga - Quito
8 hours biking approx. Today you will test your physical condition.
90 km. Tropical Forrest
Max altitude – 4.000mts
Min altitude – 900mts
Uphill - 60%
Downhill - 10 %
Cycling 30%
Return to Quito

Includes
Private transportation, park entrance fees, equipment: Bicycle front suspension, helmet and gloves, bilingual guide, 8 box lunches, water, 7 menu dinners, 7 breakfast, 7 hostel nights based on double occupancy.

Not included
Traveland health insurance, personal expenses, 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.

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