Tandayapa – Valle Hermoso
Day 01. - Quito - Tandayapa
Departure 08:00 a.m heading north towards Nono a small village. Our riding starts at 3.000mts. This site, with an average temperature of 15 degrees is the beginning of a farm road (unpaved, hard earth of volcanic origin), which crosses beautiful landscapes growing agricultural products.
The first section has some incredibly fast downhills, however, not technical. We will stop for lunch at Nono. After lunch, we’ll continue on the second part of the road most of which is downhill (30 km +/-). Vegetation and weather changes while we keep descending into this unique wet forest considered a paradise because of its variety of birds and orchids. This part of the tour has fast trails and some parts require some technique however, all the way is beautiful and exciting. The ride ends at Tandayapa in the middle of the forest. (Lunch/Dinner/Hostel)
Type: Cloud Forest Distance: 70 km.
Downhill: 70% - Uphill 10% - Coss country 10%
Maximum altitude: 3.000mt - Minimum altitude: 1.700mts
Level: Easy to Medium Cycling time: 4 hrs. Overnight Tandayapa.
Day 02. - Tandayapa – Alluriquin - Quito
8:30 a.m transfer to San Miguel de Los Bancos enjoying tropical weather. We will pass by extensive fruits, coffee, and cocoa plantations.
This is a gravel trail. From the beginning to the end, there is a sequence of up and downhill.
The traveler will have the opportunity to force himself without being exhausted. After 30 km of tropical and beautiful landscapes, we will arrive to Toachi River at Valle Hermoso where our trip will end. This cycling trip provides the opportunity to experience a fantastic descend from the Andean region to the Pacific Coast in only 2 days and allows us to go through 3 different climatic zones; paramo, wet forest, and tropical weather. (Breakfast/Lunch/Transfer to Quito)
Characteristics Day 2
Type: Tropical Forest Distance: 50 km
Downhill: 40% - Uphill 20% - Coss country 40%
Máximum altitude: 1.200mt - Mínimum altitude: 400mts
Level: Easy to Medium Cycling time: 5 hrs. Return to Quito
Private transportation, park entrance fees, and equipment: bicycle front suspension, helmet, gloves, if you prefer you can bring your own personal equipment, mechanic bilingual guide, 1 hostel night (tourist class based on double occupancy), 2 box lunches, 1 menu dinner, and 1breakfast.
Travel and health insurance, extra expenses, tips and any other not specified as "Includes".
We suggest bringing
Warm clothes for change, raincoat, sunglasses, sun cream, and tennis shoes.
Note: In all biking programs, our jeep goes behind for support.