BIKING TANDAYAPA 3.000MTS
07:30 a.m. Departure from Quito heading north passing by the Ecuadorian Line (Mitad del Mundo) towards Calacali one hour drive. Cycling will start at an altitude of 3.000mts above sea level. Most of the way is haciendas and unpaved paths. You will cross beautiful landscapes most of them used to grow agricultural products due to altitude and temperature. Although most of the road is considered cross-country it testes the client’s physical shape without being difficult.
The first section has some fast incredible 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 change 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. Return to Quito late afternoon.
Type: Wet Forest
Distance: 50 km - Down Hill: 70% - Cross-country 20% - Uphill 10%
Maximum altitude: 3.600mt Minimum altitude: 1.700mts
Level: Medium - Ride time: 5 hrs. +-
Private transportation 4X4 (In all biking programs the jeep will go behind for support), biking equipment: bicycle, helmet, gloves, biking guide, box lunch, and water.
Travel and health insurance, meals not mentioned personal expenses, personal equipment, tips, and extra beverages.
What to bring
Small backpack, light clothes, rain jacket, tennis shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, and mosquito repellent.