Ecuador, Equator Escape
All-Mountain in Ecuador
We’ll start this great adventure in the capital city; UNESCO World Heritage designated Quito, which has the most preserved historic center in Latin America. This riding adventure is an enduro trip with a gravity influence that starts in Quito and travels south accross the Andes to the beautiful colonial city of Cuenca with a domestic flight back to Quito included with the trip. Along the way we'll ride an array of the best trails in the country, from the flanks of the impressive Cotopaxi volcano, the country's highest mountain, the Chimborazo volcano to the famous Mama Rumi trail and much, much more. We'll also visit the Middle of the Earth museum where you can straddle the hemispheres and Ecuador's greatest Inca sight, Ingapirca and it's famous Temple of the Sun. Expect days where your tires roll over 30+ miles (50+ kms) of singletrack in diverse and beautiful scenery, experiencing amazing culture and the warmest people imaginable.
Day 1: Welcome to Quito.
Arrive in Quito and transfer to your hotel. Welcome dinner in the Old Town. Bienvenido!
Day 2: Ride Puluhahua. Visit Middle Earth Museum.
Ride into a massive extinct volcano on Infiernilo trail. Visit the fascinating Middle Earth Museum and straddle the equator.
Day 3: Ride Pinchincha & Rucu volcanos.
Flowy singletrack traverse on a long set of trails with a final cable car lift and great final descent.
Day 4: Ride Cotopaxi volcano.
Ride mighty Cotopaxi's surreal moonscape today. Freeriding paradise!
Day 5: Ride Ecuador's highest peak, Chimborazo.
Big descent today on the famous Hieleros trail, a historic ice trading route on the flanks of mighty Chimborazo.
Day 6: Ride Mama Rumi.
Ride ancient Inca trail Mama Rumi from high mountains through cloud forest & banana plantations. One of Ecuador's best trails!
Day 7: Ride Alausi & Nizag trails, transfer to Cañar province.
More Andean mind-blowing riding then we transfer to the beautiful Cañar province in southern Ecuador.
Day 8: Visit Ingapirca Inca ruins. Ride Cuenca trails.
Visit Ecuador's biggest Inca ruins and the famous Temple of the Sun. Then we ride trails overlooking the city of Cuenca.
Day 9: Ride La Paz trails.
Last ride on possibly the best trails in the country, the iconic La Paz trails. Last night celebrations tonight!
Day 10: Fly to Quito, fly home. Adios!
A short one-hour flight back to Quito this morning, then we pack our bikes and return to the Quito airport for flights home. Adios!
What our Guests Say:
"Ecuador has been on my bucket list forever. Seeing it from the saddle of my mountain bike with local guides was the best way to capture it. Thanks! "
- Jennifer B.
See the approximate route of the trip on Google maps. Register today!