From an altitude of 3.300m (10.800ft), close to Lake Cuicocha, we descend by bike for app. 3 hours, passing indigenous villages and visiting the botanical garden in Turuco. We will continue to the town of Cotacachi and the village of La Calera, where we will have lunch.

Later, we return in private transport or on bike (optional).

Trip Rating: Easy – Moderate

Altitude: 3.300m


  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Transportation from/to Quito
  • Mountain bike
  • Helmet
  • Lunch


  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Fee entrances
  • Anything not specified above


  • 07:00 Leave Quito and drive north heading to Otavalo
  • 09:00 Stop at Otavalo and visit the indigenous market
  • 10:00 Continue driving trought Cuicocha and switch to our bikes
  • 14:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Time to relax
  • 15:30 Return to Quito
  • 17:30 Arrive in Quito (initial point)

(Note: All times are approximate, except starting time)

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