This circuit is exclusively on routes suitable or cyclists - without the need for transfers. You will discover the diverse nature and ancient culture of Ecuador as you bike through spectacular Andean landscapes, including the sparkling crater lakes of Cuicocha and Quilotoa, the snow-capped peaks of Cotopaxi and Cayambe, and the hot springs of Baños de Agua Santa.
Private transport, plus flight from Cuenca-Quito
Accommodation based on double or twin rooms, with breakfast included.
Entrance fees to the parks and churches described in the itinerary
A small daypack
Warm, waterproof clothing (Cotopaxi)
Light, long-sleeved shirt (Amazon)
Light trousers (Amazon)
Personal items, ie: medicine, passport
Day 1: Arrival in Quito
Day 2: Quito - Cumbayá - Quinche
Day 3: Cayambe
Day 4: San Pablo - Zuleta - Otavalo
Day 5: Otavalo Market - Quiroga - Cuicocha
The deep blue Cuicocha Lake, at 3,400 metres, is set in a volcanic crater with two emerald green islands and offers visitors stunning views across the province of Imbabura and the surrounding snow-capped volcanoes.
Day 6: Tram Ride - Lloa
Day 7: Guagua Pichincha - Quito City Tour
Day 8: Sangolqui - Molinuco - Tambopaxi
Day 9: Limpiopungo Lake - Cotopaxi Refuge
Day 10: Zumbahua - Quilotoa - Tigua
This magnificent region of the Western Andes takes us past numerous indigenous towns, lush mountainsides and desert-like plains, to the area´s most spectacular sight - Quilotoa crater lake.
Day 11: Tigua - Baños
Day 12: Baños
Located at a subtropical 1,800 metres altitude, at the foot of the smoke-spewing Tungurahua Volcano, Baños is a perfect place for relaxing. We will visit sugarcane plantations, the cathedral, wood and tagua workshops, a zoo with tropical wildlife and of course the natural thermal pools that give the town its name.
Day 13: Baños - Quito
Day 14: Depart from Quito