If what you are looking for is a sports activity that includes adrenaline and that challenges your abilities taking them to the limit, mountaineering is the adventure sport indicated for you. In Ecuador, you will find some options.
The highlands offer corners to enjoy them. One of the routes to practice this sport is the one of the Pichinchas, that can initiate in the cable car of Quito or in the Parish of Lloa. From Cruzloma you can walk along a very marked path to the Rucu Pichincha, which reaches 4,690 m (15,387 ft), the total distance of 7 km (4 miles) in about 4 hours. From the Guagua Pichincha you can reach the edge of the crater, cross to the Rucu and get to Cruzloma, for this, it requires some physical preparation. This route is 14 km (8 miles) and takes around 7 hours.
Main destinations around Quito: The Antisana and the Laguna de la Mica, the Pita River canyon, the Molinuco waterfall, the Cotopaxi National Park, the Pasochoa Protective Forest, Illiniza Sur, the Boliche and El Altar.
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