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This Cayambe biking trip is designed for experienced mountain bikers. The Cayambe volcano at 5.790 m. is the third highest in Ecuador and one of the few iced peaks. The road is demanding but wonderful. If the weather is ok, it is possible to hike up to the Cayambe Glacier at 4.900 m. You will start the day driving for 1,5 hours in north direction from Quito. Here you pass the equator line and arrive to the Northern Hemisphere. At a beautiful hacienda where you can already start enjoying the view of Cayambe. You’ll have a local drink (canelazo) and a local snack (bizcocho). If you are a mixed group, the guests for horseback riding start their ride here. You will embark in a strong 4×4 jeep with the bikes and start driving towards the Cayambe refuge at 3.800 m. From there you walk up the mountain and if the weather is ok you can go up to the glacier. And then you bike all the way back down to the entrance of the National Park. A delicious 3 course lunch will wait for you at the Hacienda. Then its time to go back to Quito.


4×4 ascent to the refuge.


Cayambe biking descent.

Note: All hours are approximate, except for the starting time.

Schedule Itinerary
07:00 Pick-up at hotel in Quito
08:30 Welcome drink, snack and testing the gear
10:15 Hiking
11:30 Biking
13:00 Local 3-course lunch
16:30 Back in Quito



Papagayo Lodge lunch.

Professional driver/ guide
Transportation from and to Quito’s hotel.
Meals as described in the Itinerary 1x lunch.
Activities as described in the itinerary.
Mountain bike & helmet
24/7 assistance in Dutch, English and Spanish

Extra drinks and food
Optional tips for guide

$115 per person
$95 per person based on 5> persons

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:

* Important things to bring: warm and waterproof clothing, water, sun block, sunglasses.
* You can go horseback riding at this Hacienda. So it is a perfect destination if you are with a mixed group. You will have your welcome drink and lunch together, only the activity is different.
* It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.


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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be glad to help you.