1-Day Cloud Forest Biking Tour
What we love about this tour:
- Bicycle adventure in Ecuador
- Fastly changing landscapes
- Andean landscape and the beautiful green cloud forest landscape
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeCloud Forest, Cycling, Guided Tours, Nature
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
In just one day from the capital Quito to a totally different flora in the Ecuadorian rainforest by bike. A great experience!
A bicycle adventure, starting in Quito at the beautiful mountain Guagua Pichincha to the famous town in the cloud forest: Mindo. This is a diverse and beautiful cycling tour with a diverse landscape, changing from Andean landscape with mountains to the green landscape of the Ecuadorian cloud forest with the typical plants and large-leaves. For bicycle and nature lovers!
- 21-speed mountain bikes
- All transportation
- Protections (helmet and hand gloves,)
- Veteran bilingual guides
- Homemade meals (Lunch)
- Water and tea
- Other drinks
- Entrance fees (e.g. to Cotopaxi, Antisana, Pichincha currently FREE, Mariposario, Termas de Papallacta, Termas Lloa, etc.)
- Personal expenses, and tips
From Quito to your biking adventure in the cloud forest
This is an ideal 1-day trip, which starts on the slopes of Guagua Pichincha active volcano and descends towards the coast into the Cloud Forest of Mindo.
When the trip begins, passing a northern neighborhood of Quito, you’ll never dream what lies ahead!
We’ll drive for a while on the quaint old road from Quito towards the Pacific Ocean coast. Drive until the highest point of the trip (3200 meters of altitude) where we switch to human power. You’ll descend on bike 10 kilometers on a paved yet quiet road, surrounded by Andino flora until we reach the village of Nono, located at 2900 meters of altitude above sea level. From this point the ride continues on a quaint dirt road until Tandayapa (located at 1800 m) for 26 kilometers.
The exuberant cloud forest is full of bromeliads, palm trees and orchids. At your right there is a mountain stream which soothing sound will accompany you. And very often small waterfalls will bedazzle you Every once and then, you simply have to stop to take pictures of a flower, that you have never seen before!
We then drive towards Bellavista Cloud forest reserve where the picnic lunch will be served! Keep one eye on the road and the other peeled on the sky: there’s a good chance to see parrots, hummingbirds, toucans and caciques.
After a tasty lunch, we will continue the 20 Kilometers bike ride towards Mindo, world famous for its diversity.
Visit the Butterfly farm, relax or have a juice in town.
At the end of the afternoon we head then towards Quito. Or you can stay in Mindo on your own.
We can gladly assist you with the bookings of your hotel in Quito or arrange the accomodation in the Ecuadorian cloudforest.