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Ride Middle Earth

....an adventure at the heart of the world

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Ecuador

  Join us on a unique 10 day downhill/all mountain ride across one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the world! Our experience and knowledgeable guides eat, sleep and breathe mountain biking and are extremely passionate about the growth and development of the sport. This tour will take you from the high elevation Andes mountain range, to a ride on an active volcano , and all the way down into the immensely lush Amazon rain forests below. Not only will you experience the world class riding but you will also experience the rich culture of Ecuador.

Please note that this experience is not recommended for beginner riders. Intermediate/advanced level experience mountain bikers only.

Trip Itinerary

  This amazing ten day mountain biking adventure will take you through environments and experiences that will last a lifetime! Listed below is an outline of what to expect on your trip. You will be picked up in Quito the day before the 10 day adventure and transport will be provided to Ambato which will be our home base for most of the trip. Each day you will be picked up from the Hotel in the morning, and after a day of unbelievable riding you will be returned in the evening to have dinner and explore at your own pace.

DAY 1- PILISURCO - Ambato, Tungurahua

You will be welcomed to the city of Ambato! Following airport pickup we will all get settled in, get the bikes put together and enjoy some delicious Ecuadorian food before we check out the market.

DAY 2 - FROM CHIMBO TO YUNGA - Chimborazo

This ride is known as the ice makers route. Originally it was a path used by the ancient Inca civilization for trade and transport between the mountains and the coast! We start at an elevation of 4200m and finish at 800m in the midst of banana plantations.

DAY 3 - KACHIYAKU - Latacunga, Cotopaxi

Also known as the route of the last Inca, this route begins in the beautiful Quilotoa volcano lagoon and ends in the community of Sigchos.

DAY 4 - MAMA RUMI - San Miguel de Bolívar, Bolívar

One of the most spectacular and exciting descents in Ecuador!

DAY 5 - ENDURO Ambato - Baños, Tungurahua

An epic Enduro from Ambato to Baños de Agua Santa, a journey along the Andes mountain range to the entrance to the Amazon.

DAY 6 - REST DAY - Travel to Quito.

Here we will be making the short trip from Ambato to Quito to get set in your new accommodations, tune up the bikes if needed and check out the city.

DAY 7 - TRAINLINE BIKE PARK - Quito

This day we will enjoy the fast flow of the Train Line bike park near Quito.

DAY 8 - VOLCAN COTOPAXI - Latacunga, Cotopaxi

A breathtaking tour of the trails of the majestic Cotopaxi volcano.

DAY 9 - TLQ - Quito, Pichincha

Here we will find the second highest gondola in the world for mountain biking, and in this amazing place we will have a day full of adventure.

DAY 10 -  REST - Quito, Pichincha

Rest day, to assemble your luggage and get to know the capital of Ecuador, Quito.

Please Note:

  Mountain biking in Ecuador is subject to factors, such as, weather changes, group riding abilities and trail damage to name a few. Our guides will be continually assessing these factors and will be make adjustments as required in order to give you the best experience possible. Also the Itinerary for the tour scheduled Dec. 28th to Jan. 6 will be adjusted to accommodate an epic New Years celebration in Ambato Ecuador style!


Before booking please have a look at the FAQs and a list of what to bring on your trip.