5 DAY BIKEPACKING
As the name already implies, BikePacking is a combination of biking and backpacking. This tour will take you on an unforgettable adventure in the Avenue of Volcanoes, in the Ecuadorian Andes. During these 5 days you will engage in several activities such as biking, trekking, kayaking, wildlife and culture. You will visit the most fascinating sites in the Andes, such as the Cotopaxi Volcano, the Quilotoa Crater Lake, and the Indigenous Market of Pujili. During this trip you will stay in 3 or 4-star comfort hotels, and in the Cotopaxi National Park you will go camping for one night! This adventurous trip has a moderate to challenging level, and the terrain differs from easy single tracks to cross country dirt roads. The minimum age for the BikePacking tour is 14 years old.
DAY 1 (D):
PUJILI MARKET – QUILOTOA
The program starts in Quito, from where you will drive 3 hours to Pujili to visit the Indigenous Market. There you will learn about the traditional Andean food and products. Afterwards you will visit the Illinizas Ecological Reserve which is located at an altitude of 3180 meters. Here you will hike down to the beautiful turquoise colored Quilotoa Crater Lake. You will hike down for about 45 minutes and in the lake you can go kayaking.
Accommodation at Samay Kirutoa or similar
DAY 2 (B, L, D):
BIKEPACKING QUILOTOA TO INSILIVI
After breakfast you will hop on your bike to continue your adventurous tour. You will follow a trail around the crater, with an impressive view. Afterwards you will continue to a farmers town, following a dirt road. On your way you can enjoy the fields of quinoa, corn, potatoes and fava beans. During the morning program you will mainly ride down into the Toachi canyon, and in the afternoon you will ride uphill towards Insilivi, where you will spend the night. This day you will spend about 6 hours on the bike.
Accommodation at Llullullama Lodge or similar
DAY 3 (B, L):
BIKEPACKING INSILIVI TO LASSO
In the morning there are some optional activities such as milking the cows with the indigenous people. After breakfast you will continue the trip on a quiet dirt road. First you will bike mostly uphill for about two hours, and then you will go down hill where you can enjoy an amazing view of the rocky surroundings. You will follow a paved road which will lead you to the historical Hacienda where you will be spending the night. Today you will also spend 6 hours on the bike but it will be a lot of climbing too.
Accommodation at La CIenega or similar
DAY 4 (B, L, D):
Today you will ascend to an altitude of almost 4 kilometers, to the Cotopaxi National Park. First you will follow a dirt path along the local farms, and afterwards you will follow a paved biking lane. After two hours of biking you will arrive at the reserve. From here you will follow a dirt road again, into the National Park. From here you will (most probably) be able to spot the impressive Cotopaxi Volcano. This volcano is 5897 meters high and it is considered the highest active volcano in the world! There is not a lot of vegetation around the volcano, but the landscape is really breathtaking. During your ride you will have lunch in the National Park, and afterwards you will bike to the site where you will be camping.
DAY 5 (B, L):
BIKEPACKING COTOPAXI TO QUITO
Today you will be ride along a single track in the National Park, where you can still see evidence from the last eruption of the Cotopaxi. During this ride you will have fantastic views of the volcanic landscapes. You will stop for lunch along the way, and afterwards you will continue your way to Quito, on a cobblestone road.
Accommodation at Mercure Alameda Hotel or similar
Activities as described in the itinerary
Accommodation as described in the itinerary
Meals as described in the itinerary
Professional equipment (Trek X-Caliber 9 bike)
Professional English-speaking BikePacking guide
24/7 assistance in Dutch, English and Spanish.
Optional single room surcharge
Mules at Quilotoa for the way back to the top of the crater (Optional $ 8).
Extra food and drinks
$888 p.p. with 6 or more guests
$950 p.p. with 3 – 5 guests
$988 p.p. with 2 guests
This is a “fixed group tour” if you choose one of the open departures and a “private tour” with the same guide during your whole tour if you are going on another date.
ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL
- Personal attention: the team would like to get to know the customers so they can create the perfect holiday;
- The staff: the staff use their passion and own travel experiences to create tours of high quality;
- Authenticity: the tours are personally selected by Rebecca and are a unique and authentic experience;
- Tailor made: tell the team your preferences and they will create an unforgettable experience;
- 24/7 assistance: our team can be contacted 24/7 by phone in case of emergencies or unexpected situations (they speak English, Spanish and Dutch!);
- Insurances: customers will be traveling safely with Rebecca Adventure Travel because they are insured by Dutch guarantee funds (GGTO & VvKR).
When you book (the moment you sign the registration form or submit a booking request through Anyguide) a tour with Rebecca Adventure Travel you agree on the following terms and conditions: https://www.rebeccaadventuretravel.com/conditions/
* Important things to bring: warm, windproof and waterproof clothing, appropriate shoes or boots, water, sun block, sunglasses, pocket money and passport.
** It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
*** The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.