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Touring a scenic bike route through Ecuador is not hard at all. Our marvelous country makes it easy to admire breathtaking landscapes while living a unique experience on your trustworthy or rented bike. We have 4 worlds: Andes, Amazon, Pacific Coast and the Galápagos Islands; where you may live some enriching wilderness rides. Maybe that’s why some specialized web portals recognize the ecuadorian countryside and its cycling routes among the best in the region.
Let’s talk about some options in the Andean world:
The Andes region is all about the mountains, which means you’ll have to get ready for the adrenaline, the wind, the dirt and some rocky slopes. It’s an intimate landscapes that reconnects you with nature while traversing scenery landscapes. No surprise why this touristic activity gains more and more followers throughout the world
Imagine touring around the majestic Cotopaxi, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world, on a quite spectacular route over 3800 MASL. Talking about putting your skills to a test? The Cotopaxi National Park’s routes opens a range of options to venture on your bike on a challenging yet fulfilling ride on rocky roads and incomparable descents down the colossus’s slopes.
You can chose a technical downhill starting at the Pichincha’s cableway, the TelefériQo, or a paved tranquile descent from Baños to Puyo, which leads adventurers long way down from the mountains to the Amazon basins.
The journey continues in Bolívar, a province which holds an only experts route. It’s a 49000 feet descent through the Mama Rumi downhill route. The tight bends and ramps starts at 3 thousand meters high and ends at 800 MALS, near Telimbela.
Some of the most popular bike routes in the Ecuadorian Andes are: Cotopaxi; El Chaquiñán, Ilinizas, Mindo, Mojanda and Pululahua in the Pichincha province.
A cycling tour takes you to the midst of adventure and Nature. It’s the perfect way to contemplate the diverse ecosystems while traveling from one place to another and enjoy the richness of our cultural traditions on each corner.
I’m living the adventure in Ecuador and you? What are you waiting for?