Mountain Bike Vacation Ecuador: Jungle trails, Volcanic freeriding, and the world’s longest downhills!

Come Shred Ecuador’s finest singletrack trails on this 10 Day MTB Adventure!

Our Ecuador Mountain Bike Vacation will leave the most experienced mountain bikers with their jaw dragging on the floor. . . When we say that Ecuador is a mountain biker’s paradise we mean it. Ecuador boasts the largest descents in the world (average of 2,000 meters), volcanic free rides at 4,000 meters of elevation, jungle descents through cocoa and banana plantations, and mountain biking trails that were formed by the fingers of a mountain bike god! 

So if you lay awake at night dreaming of biking at the base of glacial volcanoes and descending over 3,000 vertical meters everyday, you’re ready for a Mountain bike trip in Ecuador!

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Ride your bike in subtropical jungles under the cover of lush green canopies

Have the opportunity to discover ALL of Ecuador.

Freeride down the ancient CotoPaxi and Chimborazo volcanoes.

Mountain bike down trails that were a part of the great Inkan highway that extended from Colombia all the way to Chile!

Have the opportunity to ride your bike in over 15 different eco-systems!!

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Price:

$2,395

Fitness:

Total Distance:

120 km / 75 Miles

Total Descent:

8,000m / 40,000ft

Trip Dates

May 2-11, 2022
May 15-24, 2022
September 4-13, 2022
September 18-27, 2022
October 2-11, 2022
October 16-25, 2022
Custom dates available in certain months.
*There must be three people for this trip to run

TRIP ITINERARY

Clients will arrive in Quito and be picked up at the airport by our 2Wheel team and taken to their hotel where they will put their bikes together and prepare for their Ecuador Mountain bike vacation. *We recommend clients arrive at least a day early to adjust to the altitude and have full energy for the days to come.

After an incredible breakfast our clients will embark on the first day of their Ecuador Mountain Bike Vacation! Quito was the first city in South America to be named an international heritage site and is one of the oldest and most iconic South American capitals, it is also an absolutely incredible mountain bike destination. In its heart lies the Metropolitano trail system, here the clients will ride for the first morning of their trip, these trails serve us as great way to acclimatize to the altitude, understand how the trails in Ecuador are built and get used to the types of dirt that they will see for the remains of their trip.

They will then have a delicious lunch in the heart of Quito and head over to the Teleferico to enjoy Ecuador’s only lift service mountain bike trails. The trail we will be riding is the Fort Williams downhill, this trail boasts over 3,000 feet of downhill and view of the city that will leave clients inspired for the days to come!

  • Distance: 14.4 km /  9 miles 
  • Max Elevation:  3200m  / 10,500 ft
  • Ascent 250 m / 800 ft 
  • Descent 1800 m / 5,000 ft 
  • Lodging: Hotel Finlandia
  • Food included: B, L, Snacks

For the second day of our Ecuadorian bike trip guests will pack their bags and load up in the car for an hour and half drive to the base of the CotoPaxi Volcano to ride the volcanic forests of the Santa Rita bike park. This bike park is full of singletrack trails that are made of loamy volcanic earth that weaves in between the humid forests that are native to the highlands of Ecuador. The dirt is soft, humid and is what most cyclists dream about when they think about the best mountain bike trails. 

Santa Rita is a dream come true for bikers, loamy trails, jumps, natural features, and iconic views of the CotoPaxi. We will be shuttling trails that each have 300-400 meters of descent, guest will ride about 4 laps before lunch and then decide if they want to spend some time on the jumps lines, take some laps on the pump track or return to the trails and keep ripping up the mtb trails of Santa Rita Bike Park. 

  • Distance: 14.4 km /  9 miles 
  • Max Elevation:  4100m/13,500 ft
  • Ascent 125 m / 350 ft 
  • Descent 1060 m / 3,500 ft 
  • Lodging: Hacienda at NoNo
  • Food included: B, L, Snacks

Every country has its iconic attraction that will never cease to captivate travelers from all over the world. In Ecuador, the Cotopaxi Volcano has been attracting travelers to its base to bask in the grandeur of its glacier beauty for centuries. For millions of years the glacier has receded and receded leaving behind a soft volcano dirt that is ideal for epic freeriding. Clients will have the ability to use their creativity as they paint their way down the three epic freeride routes of the CotoPaxi. Each freeride route boasts over 1,000 meters of downhill and is full of natural features, huge rock wallrides, volcanic shoots and will leave all riders of all levels smiling from ear to ear. 

  • Distance: 28 km /  17 miles 
  • Max Elevation:  4600m  / 15,500 ft
  • Ascent 220 m / 700 ft 
  • Descent 1800 m / 5,000 ft 
  • Lodging: Hacienda CotoPaxi
  • Food included: B, L, Snacks

This morning clients will sleep in, have a wonderful breakfast and pack their belongings and get ready to travel 3 hours to the secret mountain biker paradise of the world, the province of Bolivar. We will arrive at about 2 o’clock in the afternoon, have 2 hours to get settled in before we head off to the quaint little town of Salinas where we will have a short tour of an agricultural farm and then enjoy the infamously delicious food of Salinas. 

  • Travel Time: 3 Hours 
  • Lodging: La Vaqueria
  • Food included: B, L, Snacks

The Chimborazo Volcano is the tallest volcano in Ecuador and is also the closest point to the sun on Earth. During the age of the Hacienda systems local ice harvesters would harvest blocks of ice from the glacial volcano and use mules to transport the ice all the way down to the coastal regions where people in the cities would use the ice to chill their evening cocktails. This mule trail that was deemed useless in the past hundred years as ice machines and freezers made obsolete the ancient trade of ice harvesting.

However, the trail has been rediscovered in the past twenty years and all 20 kilometers of this epic trail has been rejuvenated by the use of local mountain bikers. Clients will be taken to 4,500 meters to start this epic and ancient mountain bike route, where they will descend through the volcanic spree before they descend into the open plains that wil take them down to 2,300 meters. This trail is one of our favorites and is truly and 2Wheel Epic!

  • Distance: 28 km /  17 miles 
  • Max Elevation:  4600m  / 15,500 ft
  • Ascent 220 m / 700 ft 
  • Descent 1800 m / 5,000 ft 
  • Lodging: La Vaqueria.
  • Food included: B, L, Snacks   

Mama Rumi is one of the world’s best mountain bike trails, just thinking of this cloud forest trail gives our whole team goose bumps and memories of riding through the lush subtropical forests of Bolivar. 

This trail, over a thousand years old, was once used as an agricultural pipeline to bring crops to and from the tropical coasts (citrus, cocoa, bananas) to the high mountain areas (potatoes, quinoa, maiz), but was forgotten when trucks and roads were introduced. Until the age of prohibition re-opened the trail as bootleggers looked for a route that would allow them to transport their goods without being detected by local officials.

Once again though this trail was completely forgotten about until one late evening a group of bikers were chatting with some locals and community elder spilled the beans that there was a singletrack trail the descend over 2,100 meters in just 11 kilometers; moreover, that the trail had not been used for over 75 years. The rest is history. Think cloud forests, jungle canopies, loamy jungle dirt, and 2 hours of pure descent!                

  • Distance: 13 km /  8 miles 
  • Max Elevation:  3200m  / 10,500 ft
  • Ascent 50 m / 150 ft 
  • Descent 2200 m / 7,200 ft 
  • Lodging: Pedregal Ranch
  • Food included: B, L, Snacks

At this point in our trip clients will be staying in the lush jungles of the Ecuadorian coats and have the opportunity to spend a day discovering this incredible lush and magical land. Today we will be going to waterfalls to swim in crystal clear pools and then we will take a short yet extensive visit to a cocoa plantation. 

  • Accommodation: Pedregal Ranch
  • Food included: B, L, Snacks 

This mountain bike trail’s name says it all, Devino singletrack trail is Divine. A huge ridge trail that descends down the jungle that will definitely be the one of the highlights of your Ecuador mountain bike vacations. This trail is full of tight switchbacks, epic views and ends in a banana plantation. 

This trail was the first mountain bike trail that our good friend Rene Arevalo Coloma discovered when he set out to discover the most incredible trails of his home province, Bolivar. To end the day we will ride right to our accommodations and enjoy a delicious Ecuadorian meal of Seco de Pollo and then bathe in the waterfalls below our beautiful accommodation. 

  • Distance: 14.4 km /  9 miles 
  • Max Elevation:  3200m  / 10,500 ft
  • Ascent 250 m / 800 ft 
  • Descent 1800 m / 5,900 ft 
  • Lodging: Pedregral Ranch
  • Food included: B, L, Snacks

On the second to last day of your Ecuador Mountain Bike trip the clients will have a later start to the day, and then have the opportunity to pick either a mtb trail that they have already ridden, or have the opportunity to ride a new mtb trail. They will be situated at the base of what we consider to be the Cloudforest Mountain Bike Paradise, and it may be hard to decide which epic trail they want to ride that day! 

However in the Afternoon we will go and ride the sunset ride Chanquil. This sunset ride is on a ridge that floats above the cloud forest, and when the sun sets the clouds become an empty canvas that is then painted with every color of the sunset. 

Then after a delicious lunch they will be able to pick our trail before we have a delicious farewell dinner at our accommodations. 

  • Distance: 14.4 km /  9 miles 
  • Max Elevation:  3200m  / 10,500 ft
  • Ascent 250 m / 800 ft 
  • Descent 1850 m / 6,069 ft 
  • Lodging: Pedegral Ranch

This is the last day of your Ecuador MTB Vacation and we will be packing out things and headed back to Quito to pack bikes and get ready to head home. In Quito we will have an incredible dinner in the heart of the beautiful city of Quito.

Accomodation: Hotel Finlandia.
Food included: B, Farewell Dinner.

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IS THIS TRIP FOR YOU?

Our 10-day Ecuador Mountain Bike Vacation is built for intermediate + to advanced riders. This Ecuador mtb trip is a mix of all things mountain biking, freerides, steeper singletrack, rock gardens, roots, technical sections, jumps and flowy sections.

If you are an intermediate rider and the type of rider that is riding most obstacles and ready to push your limits and begin riding new terrain, or you are an expert rider that is ready to fly down the mountain bike singletrack trails of your dreams, then this trip is for you!

PRICE BREAKDOWN

  • 7 incredible days of guided single-track mountain biking
  • 10 nights of accommodations
  • Airport shuttle and all ground transportation.
  • Breakfast and lunch everyday, and ride snacks. (does not include lunch on rest days)
  • Shuttle vehicles, drivers, guides and entrance fees into national parks for all ride days
  • 24/7 attention and support
  • Experienced, local, and bilingual guides on every ride day and for cultural activities.
  • 2Wheel Epix bike jersey.


Not Included:

  • Airfare
  • Mountain Bike Trip insurance
  • Bike’s and equipment
  • Tips for Guides (suggested 5%-15% of trip cost)
  • Bike rental (if needed)
  • Items not in the “included” list.
  • First night accommodation**

FULL TRIP DETAILS

  • 10-day trip, 7 days of riding.
  • 4 separate riding locations 
  •  4 different accommodations (Traditional Hotel, Haciendas, Ranches)
  • Will ride over 100 miles and over 50,000 vertical feet of descent.
  • Experience all aspects of the Ecuadorian Culture, the food, the art the people and of course the biking!
  • All meals included with a mix of Gourmet restaurants to the homes of locals, but all very safe and delicious!


Bike Riding:

  • Shuttle rides with average of 6,000 feet of descent and 500 feet of ascent per trail.
  • Guest will ride an average of  8,000 feet of descent and 12 miles a day.
  • Trails are a mix of old single-track agriculture routes and hand built trails.
  • Flowy sections, rock gardens, steeps, long ridges, small climbs and big descents
  • Mix of softer humid loam and desert type dirt.

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