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Under the Volcano-Mountain Biking Breaks in Ecuador

Photos by @jpverdesoto

Mountain biking in Ecuador with Ride Andes is an experience discovering the lush Zuleta Valley of the Northern Andes and the rolling foothills of Cotopaxi National Park to the South.

Guides are chosen for their flexibility, sense of adventure, experience and hands-on approach with all levels of riders. Day trips are tailor-made according to your interests, ranging from relaxed tours of the stunning countryside to full-on rides down the steep inclines of Cotopaxi Volcano.

While still under the radar on the international scene, Ecuador’s terrain lends itself to outdoor lovers and thrill seekers from around to world. Nationally, mountain biking has been put on the map in the country by those who love to show travelers why they call Ecuador home.

Mountain hamlets where wildlife sometimes seen includes Andean condors and spectacled bears, riding under the rising peaks of the fabled Avenue of Volcanoes and stopping to explore small towns where the way of life beats to a different drum give way to everyday adventures.

The storied scenery around every corner, the warmth of the climate, the hospitality of the people, and the robust routes of the Andes bring a new sense of awe to time away while on break. Trips take you to off-the-beaten path areas of the country where experiencing life alongside locals is an experience that lasts long after the bags have been unpacked.

For information about the routes that we offer and how we can help make your stay in Ecuador one that sets the bar higher for future travel, please feel free to contact us at your convenience with questions. For those who want to try a few different activities with Ride Andes, we also can arrange hikes to the summits of volcanoes, and far off adventures to the Amazon jungle and the Galapagos Islands.

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