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Biking Baños & Ecuador

With our majestic mountains, towering volcanoes, lush rainforest and clean air Ecuador is the ideal place to enjoy a mountain biking trip. Geotours offers tours that will suit all levels of physical fitness, from rides that will test your endurance to combination tours with hikes and relaxing rides downhill. Any one of our trips will offer the rider an excellent experience in the great outdoors!

SAFETY STANDARDS

Your safety is our highest priority. Geotours provides helmets and sends you off on bikes that are serviced regularly. Our professional guides will lead you through the terrain to ensure a fun and safe trip.


MOUNTAIN BIKING TOURS, DETAILS AND ITINERARIES

EXPLORE THE WATERFALLS TOUR

  • Departure time: 9:00
  • Program length: 4-5 hours
  • What’s included:
    • Bike
    • helmet
    • professional and experienced bilingual guides
    • transportation
    • lunch
  • What to bring
    • Bathing suit
    • towel
    • insect repellent
    • sunscreen
    • water
  • The biking tours in the Waterfall Road is a must do on your list things to do in Banos Ecuador A fun time is certain to be had with this tour of the incredible Route of the Waterfalls! Our day begins with a 20 minute bike ride from the Geotours office in Baños to the first waterfall, Agoyan, where we will stop to rest and take photos. The next stop is the spectacular Manto de la Novia. The cable car ride we will take over the booming Pastaza river will give us an up-close view of the crashing falls.

    The Ecuadorian landscapes will amaze you as we wind our way 18 km through the small village of Rio Verde and stop to stand in awe of the massive Pailon del Diablo waterfall. Afterward, we will ride to Machay falls, hike to its base and cool off in its powerful and refreshing waters. Having worked up an appetite we will be glad to have lunch back in Rio Verde, and relax and take in the scenery as we travel by car back to Baños.

    DISCOVER TUNGURAHUA

  • Departure time: 9:00
  • Program length: 8 hours
  • What’s included:
    • Bike
    • helmet
    • professional and experienced bilingual guides
    • transportation
    • lunch
  • What to bring
    • Sunscreen
    • light jacket/layers
    • water
  • Mountain Biking in the Tungurahua Volcano near to Banos Ecuador
    Baños’ own active volcano, Tungurahua (meaning “Throat of Fire” in the indigenous Quichua language) stands at an impressive 5023 m (16480 feet). For this tour we only need to drive about 40 minutes from the Geotours office to arrive at Pondoa, our entry point to the mountain. We will hike for about 3 hours to the Nicholas Martinez refuge (3800m/12467f) where lunch will be offered.

    Take advantage of some time to relax and soak up the excellent aerial view of the mountains, valleys, rivers and villages that surround us. After our descent back to Pondoa we will finish the tour on bike all the way back to Baños. This beautiful ride will give you a thrill as you wind down and around the scenic roads. This is the real way to discover and appreciate the beauty and wonders of Baños, Ecuador!

    Chimborazo Hike & Bike

  • Departure time: 8:00
  • Program length: full day
  • What’s included:
    • Bike
    • helmet
    • professional and experienced bilingual guides
    • transportation
    • lunch
  • What to bring
    • Sunscreen
    • light jacket/layers
    • water
  • Mountain Biking the Chimborazo Volcano in the center of Ecuador Depart Baños by private van toward Chimborazo, Ecuador’s tallest mountain, approximately 3 hours away. The ride will take us through varied terrain, from lush mountain greenery to a dry and rocky desert. Our starting point will be the Hmos Carriel refuge, located at 4800 m (15748 feet) above sea level! Named after the British climber who first conquered Chimborazo’s summit in the 1800s, Edward Whymper is the name of the second refuge, where we will arrive after a 40 minute hike. From there we climb to 5000 m to the Thilman Glacier.

    Explore the icy rocks and marvel at the views that surround. Upon our arrival back at Hmos Carriel we will hop on our bikes to begin the second part of the tour. As you glide down the mountain roads be sure to enjoy the scenery while we make our way to the village of San Juan or Riobamba. On the ride back to Baños be sure to keep your eyes on the lookout for wildlife, in particular the alpacas and vicuña that roam free on the surrounding lands.

    Biking Cotopaxi Ecuador

  • Departure time: 8:00
  • Program length: full day
  • What’s included:
    • Bike
    • helmet
    • professional and experienced bilingual guides
    • transportation
    • lunch
  • What to bring
    • Sunscreen
    • light jacket/layers
    • water
  • Mountain Biking the Cotopaxi Volcano at 4500 meters. Enjoy the three hour ride from the Geotours office in Baños to Cotopaxi for this exciting tour! Our guide will point out interesting information about the sights we pass along the way while briefing you on the wonders of one of the highest active volcanoes in the world! Our arrival point is located at 4600 m (15091 feet) and from there we will hike up another 200 m to the Jose Rivas refuge where lunch will be served. After another 30 minutes of hiking we will be able to take in the spectacular views of glaciers and landscapes around us.

    Next, we'll head back down to our starting point, grab the bikes, and begin our descent in the COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK stopping at the Limpiopungo Lagoon and the museum.

    Next, we descend back to the starting point where we will grab our bikes and enjoy the clean mountain air along our downhill ride through the Cotopaxi National Park, stopping at the Limpiopungo Lagoon and museum. Our van will be waiting for us to reach the entry point and take us back to Baños. Relax on the ride home while you reminisce about the incredible day spent on Cotopaxi!

    The tour includes: Guide, bicycle, transportation and lunch


    BIKING MACAS VALLEY TWO DAY TOUR

  • Departure time: 7:00 on Day One
  • Return 17:00 on Day Two
  • Program length: Two days
  • What’s included:
    • Bike
    • helmet
    • professional and experienced bilingual guides
    • transportation
    • lunch
  • What to bring
    • Sunscreen
    • light jacket/layers
    • water
    • insect repellent
  • This trip requires an early departure from Baños in order to arrive at the Atillo Lagoon, have lunch, review the bikes and prepare for an exciting ride! Our bike tour today will take us through the beautiful valleys and mountains running through this unique and beautiful section of Ecuador. We will spend the night enjoying the fresh air and starry night in an area camp. The following day we will bike and explore the area around Macas, nicknamed the “Emerald of the East” due to its location east of the Andes overlooking the amazing Upano river. We return to Baños by car that afternoon.

    Minimum: 4 people

    Ambato y Halflants - Baños de Agua Santa - Tungurahua - Ecuador
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