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Quito biking tour

Local Quito experiences on 2 wheels

Looking for a unique Quito experience? Join us on a memorable biking trip through the Modern parts of Quito!
2 different routes are available:

  • Cultural Biking TourDiscover local life on a bike as you pedal your way around to see art and experience culture. Chocolate tasting, history, street art, markets, parks and spectacular views await you.
    • 4 hour bike ride through Quito’s Central área: La Floresta, Guapulo Alto, La Mariscal, Alameda.
    • Ideal tour for people who want to see something other than ‘just’ the touristy parts of Quito.
    • Cycle through verdant parks and experience amazing views of the city from some great vantage points.
    • Sample local food, chocolate and juices.
  • Urban Biking Tour This is the city’s ‘True North’. Let us show you a blend of modern Quito, parks, botanical garden, local food, markets and culture.
    • 4 hour tour through Quito’s central north area: La Floresta, Carolina, La Mariscal, Iñaquito.
    • Ideal for people who love the not touristy parts of the city. Parks, street art, flora, culture, local life, modern and traditional neighborhoods.
    • Cycle through one of the biggest parks in Quito and South America.
    • Feel, see and eat the culture that makes Quito so special.

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Prices 2019

  • Per person
  • $95 (1/2 day) 1 rider
  • $75 (1/2 day) 2 riders
  • $65 (1/2 day) 3 riders
  • $55 (1/2 day) 4 or more

 

Itinerary

  • Cultural itinerary (1/2 day)
    • Departure from Ocho y medio Arthouse Cinema, first visiting the amazing street art around la Floresta district.
    • Cycle to Guapulo viewpoint for views down the valley.
    • Visit El Ejido park to see the local culture, and to an iconic local fruit and veg market.
    • Explore Alameda Park, and see the oldest astronomical observatory in Ecuador.
    • Return to la Floresta, finishing the tour at La Cleta Bicycle Café.
  • Urban itinerary (1/2 day)
    • Departure from Ocho y medio Arthouse Cinema, first visiting the amazing street art around la Floresta district.
    • Visit La Carolina Park and Quito Botanic Garden. Ride along Amazonas Avenue, one of the main arteries of the modern city.
    • See a mysterious energy point, and visit an iconic local fruit and veg market at Iñaquito district.
    • Return to la Floresta, finishing the tour at La Cleta Bicycle Café.

 

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About this itinerary

  • This is a private tour, just you and your guide.
  • We recommend booking day tours at least one week in advance to ensure that a guide is available for you.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour so that we can leave on time.
  • Keep in mind that Quito is 2867 meters above sea level. Although this is an easy ride, give yourself at the very least, one day to acclimatize.

Inclusions

  • Urban Bicycle ( Fulgur “Cotinga” 24 speed)
  • Safety certified helmet
  • Chain, padlock and key
  • Reflective safety vest
  • Professional and licensed bilingual local guide (English- Spanish)
  • Occasional snacks or juice

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Water (we ask every participant to bring their own water bottle)
  • Tips

Tour Dates

  • This tour can run on any day of the year.
  • Recommended tour timing: 09:00 – 13:00 or 14:00 – 18:00.

What to bring:

  • ID (original or copy)
  • Raincoat
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Cap
  • Handkerchief
  • Sunblock
  • Money, including small change
  • Water bottle
  • A good attitude

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