MTB Ecuador Moderate

6 days - private tour
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6 days

MTB Ecuador Moderate

“From craters to volcanoes to rainforests, what a mountainbike trip!”

Ecuador is a mountain biker’s paradise and you’ll find a feast for the senses at every turn of the pedal: from the immense grandeur of the Andes, to the depths of a tropical cloud forest, and the slopes of one of the world’s highest active volcanoes.

There’s never a dull moment on this South American mountainbike tour in Ecuador! Are you up for this 6-days mountainbike tour Ecuador?

  • NAwesome downhill bike to Mindo.
  • NDiscover butterfly gardens, the rainforest canopy and a coffee tour.
  • NVisit La mica lagoon and Antisana by bike.
  • NBike the highest active volcano of Cotopaxi.
  • NEnjoy unforgettable views of Quilotoa Crater Lake.
  • NSee incredible sights when biking in Baños.
DAY 1 - Route of quinde - quito to mindo

We depart from Quito to the town of Nono. Here we will start the mountainbike route descending towards the mysterious rainforest of Mindo.

We will pass through Alambi to the town of Tandayapa where a 9 km ascent begins to the Bellavista Reserve. Here we will have 5 km of route with some ups and downs to reach San Mateo. Here, we ride on the main road to Mindo, and we will go down to the town for approx. 12 km where we will finish the MTB route.

We will enjoy a delicious lunch and some well deserved rest. We’re staying at a beautiful lodge in the rainforest, so hop in the pool and enjoy the surroundings.

Level: High
Distance: 60.6 Km
Elevation: 894 m


Included meals: half board (breakfast & lunch or dinner).
Accommodation: stay in nature lodge Mindo.

DAY 2 - mindo sightseeing by bike - Puembo

Today we will tour the different attractions of Mindo by bicycle. We will visit the butterfly garden, orchid garden, canopy and coffee tour.

After a lovely day, we will return to the hotel and in the afternoon transfer by car to Puembo. There we will stay in an authentic hotel.

Level: Low
Distance: 10,1 Km
Elevation: 182 m


Included meals: half board (breakfast & lunch or dinner).
Accommodation: stay in hotel in Puembo.


This morning we depart to the La Mica lagoon. We will ascent from the Pintag quarries to the slopes of the Antisana volcano to finish at the Mica lagoon. After approx. 20 km, we will enjoy short trek around the lagoon and will bike along the route back to the quarries in Pintag. Those who wish can return by car.

We will ascent from the lagoon to the paramo plain for approximately 4 km to finish a long descent of 20 km. This is a great opportunity to observe animals on the road, such as curiquingues, the majestic condor, deer, rabbits and other animals of paramo.

We will lunch en route and in the afternoon transfer to Cotopaxi to stay at one of the most beautiful Haciendas in the Andes. It overlooks the peak of the Cotopaxi volcano. What an experience!

Level: Medium
Distance: 27,6 Km
Elevation: 274 m


Included meals: half board (breakfast & lunch or dinner).
Accommodation: stay at Hacienda Cotopaxi


This morning, we will have a nutritious breakfast and departure from the hotel to enter the Cotopaxi National Park. Here we will start the cycling route bordering the volcano and go through the irrigation channel until we reach the Lagoon of Santo Domingo. We’ll take time for photographs and return to Limpiopungo. Here we will bike through the archaeological ruins!

This is where we will finish the route and will enjoy lunch and in the afternoon drive to Chugchilán.

Level: High
Distance: 42,97 Km
Elevation: 454 m


Included meals: half board (breakfast & lunch or dinner).
Accommodation: stay at hotel in Chugchilán.


This morning we depart by bicycle to Quilotoa. Quilotoa is a crystal blue crater lake, a sight you’ll never forget!

We will ascend a route of approximately 12 km. Upon arriving we will have time to trek to the crater and return at noon to have lunch in the area.

In the afternoon we will transfer by car to the town of Baños. Here we will stay at a beautiful hotel, with pool, overlooking a waterfall. 

Level: Medium
Distance: 12,41 Km
Elevation: 927 m


Included meals: half board (breakfast & lunch or dinner).
Accommodation: stay at hotel in Baños.


We will enjoy a lovely breakfast and get ready to visit the main sights of Baños by bike. We will see the tree house and the swing, that will give you some adrenaline! We will bike ride back to Baños to follow the road of the waterfall route, passing through the Agoyan and ending at Río Verde where we will visit the famous El Pailón del Diablo Waterfall.

After an amazing morning, we will enjoy lunch and return to Quito. Here you can enjoy a well-deserved rest in the hotel.

Level: Low
Distance: 15,85 Km
Elevation: 185 m


Included meals: half board (breakfast & lunch or dinner).
Accommodation: stay at hotel in Quito.

After this amazing adventure, you can continue your trip through Ecuador. Visit the Amazon jungle or the Galápagos Islands. Contact us for a trip extension!


  • N5 nights accommodation in first-class hotels (Double Room Base).
  • NHalf board throughout the tour (American breakfasts and lunch or dinner).
  • NTransport for logistics of bicycles, equipment and as a broom car.
  • NBilingual, cycling guide Spanish / English (1 guide per 10 pax).
  • NMechanical assistance with tools and basic spare parts for repairs en route.
  • NFirst aid assistance.
  • NCycling equipment 2020/21 medium/high range (bikes, helmet and homologated gloves).
  • NUnlimited hydration with water during the routes.
  • NDaily snack en route.
  • NAuthorized tourist transport.
  • NPermits to enter protected areas.


  • KVisits to places or routes not established in the itinerary.
  • KOther meals than indicated in the itinerary.
  • KLife or accident insurance.
  • KPersonal equipment not specified.
  • KTips.

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