MINDO BIKE AND HIKE IN THE CLOUD FOREST
Discover the Ecuadorian Cloud Forest with this two-day biking and hiking adventure! Enjoy this eco-friendly trip while riding high quality mountain bikes from the high Andes into a beautiful forest full of diversity, spend a night in an eco-lodge and explore the rich nature while hiking the path to the seven waterfalls.
DepartureQuito / Ecuador
IncludedActivitiesLand TransportationFees and entrances to parks and museumsMeals detailed in the itinerary
Not IncludedDomestic flightsAirport tranfer in & outInternational flight
DAY 1: BIKING INTO THE CLOUD FOREST
In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel, we will drive for 45 minutes up to the foothills of the Pichincha Volcano; we will start our biking adventure at 11,260 feet with magnificent views of the Andean fields, as we descend we will see how the vegetation changes from bushes to high trees, this route is known as Ruta del Quinde, that means The Hummingbird Route, so you have great chances for viewing colorful birds along the ride, our day included a picnic that would be served on the way, and in the afternoon we will arrive to the lodge.
Meals included: Lunch.
DAY 2: HIKING TO THE SEVEN WATERFALLS
After breakfast we will drive to the Mindo Nambillo reserve, and take a Tarabita “cable car” to reach the trail in the middle of the forest, we start hiking on an irregular terrain on a dirt path, your guide will help you find some wildlife, this reserve is very well known for having hundreds of bird species, including toucans, parrots, quetzals, and some other ones that have made of Mindo, one of the top destinations for birdwatchers in southAmerica. This path is also known as the seven waterfalls as you will see many on your way, it is possible to take a quick bath to refresh your self before leaving this magical place. Lunch will be on your own, and later you can do optional activities like going to the butterfly farm, chocolate factory, zip lining or tubing
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.
- Transportation: Private and comfortable land transportation.
- Accommodation: Eco lodge - based on double occupancyy.
- Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 lunch.
- Activities: Biking into the cloud forest, hiking to the seven waterfalls, cable car ride.
- Gear: High quality Trek X caliber MTB (disc brakes, 29 inches wheels and rock shock front suspension), gloves and helmets.
- Trip Leader: Certified AJ expert English-speaking adventure trip leader and local guides.
What is not included?
- Travel insurance (required).
- Meals not describe in the itinerary.
- Optional activities.
- Personal expenses.