BIKING CHIRIBOGA WET FOREST
Departure 07:30 a.m heading south of Quito. The ritual of getting ready (safety briefing, bikes, and safety protection) is only witnessed by the weather with its "paramo's" temperature and the terrific view of the Andean Range going down to the Pacific Ocean. The 60-Km we'll cycle down is unique. There will be no traffic and trails are great. These trails are abandoned because a new and shorter road to "La Costa" was built years ago.
While we descend, temperature and humidity will increase. Then, all of a sudden, we will be crossing the cloud forest. Every time we will stop to take a break, we will watch a variety of birds and wonderful scenery. After lunch, the guide, a river, and the waterfalls will be our only company. We'll descend more than 2.000 Mts. on incredible trails... and believe it will be fantastic".
Type: Cloud forest
Distance: 100 km. Downhill: 60% - Cross-country 40%
Maximum altitude: 3.000mt Minimum altitude: 1.700mts
Level: Medium Cycling time: 7 hours +-
Private transportation 4X4, Biking equipment: bicycle, helmet, gloves, biking guide, box lunch.
Travel and health insurance, meals not mentioned, personal expenses, personal equipment, tips, entrance fees, extra beverages.
What to bring
Small backpack, warm clothes, rain jacket, tennis shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen.