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Highlights of Ultimate Ecuador mountain biking tour

  • Number of Days

    9 days / 8 nights.
  • Visits

    Quito, Pululahua, Chota, Papallacta, Cotopaxi, Chimborazo, San Miguel de Bolivar.
  • Activities

    Mountain biking, Hot springs.
  • Private tour

    Private or Group Tour.
  • Dates

    Choose your own flexible travel dates.
  • Prices From

    $1920 Per Person!

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Non-stop action on the best mountain biking trails in ecuador

  • 6 full days of spectacular mountain biking action along lost trails of Ecuador’s Andes. This is very much an off the beaten path adventure!
  • Enjoy an incredible diversity of landscapes along the biking route, including snow-capped volcanoes, dry valleys and lush cloud forest.
  • Bike down the slopes of famous Cotopaxi volcano – one of the highest active volcanoes in the world.
  • Bike the epic Mama Runi Trail, considered one of the top mountain biking trails in South America, and route of the famous Mama Runi downhill race.
  • Cycle inside the largest inhabited volcanic crater on the planet at Pululahua, and along the foothills of giant Cotopaxi and Chimborazo Volcanoes.
  • Non-biking highlights include: treking at Chimborazo Volcano – the closest point on earth to the sun. Visit to Otavalo market – the best bargains and locally made handicrafts. Experience local indigenous culture and traditions.
  • Overnight at charming guest houses and/or historic haciendas each night, for a guaranteed cosy stay.



  • Group Tours
  • $1920
  • Private tours
  • $2295

*Minimum 2 passengers, maximum 8 passengers per tour.


  • Day 1 Arrival to Quito at your own pace, evening briefing to meet your guide and the rest of the group as well as learn about what’s in store for the days of your expedition! (no meals included)
  • Day 2 Valle de la Muerte - today we'll be biking down the active Pichincha Volcano from an altitude of 15k feet. This is one of the most epic single tracks in the region, start ing out on sand, then across Andean grasslands and forest, eventually riding into Quito city. (BL)
  • Day 3 Infiernillo Trail – single track biking into rich green cloud forest of Pululahua volcano crater, ending with a beautiful view of the river valley. (B/L/D)
  • Day 4 El Chota Trail - Our days’ adventure takes us to near Laguna Yahuarcocha, on the twisting El Chota trail through rocky terrain, narrow passes, and dry forest. Optional souvenir shopping at Otavalo Market afterwards. (B/L)
  • Day 5 Hot Springs Rest Day - A well-earned recovery day at the fabulous Papallacta Hot Springs Resort. Take a relaxing soak to invigorate body, mind & soul. There's also a spa offering optional massage treatments, and a hiking trail to explore. (B/L)
  • Day 6 Cotopaxi Trail - We bike over the volcano’s foothills, on sandy single-tracks inside Cotopaxi National Park. Picnic lunch with views of Incan ruins followed by more biking action. (B/L)
  • Day 7 Hieleros Trail – Today begins with a trek from the first Chimborazo volcano basecamp at 16.000 ft (4.800m), to the second basecamp at almost 17,000 feet (5.000m). We’ll then bike back down through sandy and rocky terrain into the Polylepis forest ending near the city of Guaranda. (B/L/D)
  • Day 8 Mama Rumi Trail - Leaving the best for last, Mama Runi is considered one of the top trails for mountain biking in all South America. It's a heart-pumping, wild ride from the high Andes down to the humid banana plantations of the coast. (BL)
  • Day 9 Tour ends after breakfast at your Quito hotel. (B)

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Tour Specifications


  • Experienced, Certified English-Speaking Guide
  • Private transportation
  • Accommodation for 8 nights
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Activities as listed in the itinerary
  • Water and snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Biking gear: use of Trek Top Fuel EX “full suspension” included in the fee, certified helmets and gloves.
  • All entrance fees to reserves & museums


  • International or domestic flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Single supplement $315
  • Discount for under 12 years old 20%
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Optional extra activities

Tour Dates

  • Group tours are scheduled to depart on Fridays throughout 2022 once the minimum of 2 passengers are booked.
  • Private tours can operate on any day.

About the itinerary

  • Average biking time: 3 – 4 hours per day 
  • Difficulty Level: challenging and technical 
  • Average drive times: 2 – 3 hours per day 
  • Altitude: From 800 meters (2600 ft.) to 4800 meters (16000 ft.) 
  • Biking guide is certified as a Wilderness First Aid Responder 

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