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“MOUNTAIN BIKE FROM THE HIGHEST POINT IN ECUADOR AND ONE OF THE HIGHEST IN THE PLANET”

 

We are the unique tour company in all of Ecuador to offer 5 different routes to ride down from Chimborazo the highest mountain in the country 6310 meters above sea level (20.702 feet); it includes hiking until 5000 meters, some single-tracks and hidden routes only known by us, Inka ruins, Indian communities, sight of vicuñas, alpacas, birds and more.

The tour begins from Riobamba, we pick you up at your hotel and drive you by 4WD to the first shelter (Carrel Brothers) 4800 meters, we have a short hike from the first to the second shelter (Edward Whymper) 5000 meters, return the first shelter and we start biking downhill.
You can choose between 5 different routes:

ROUTE 1


Route is designed for beginners; we will take a relaxed ride down hill and enjoying the flora and fauna in Chimborazo Wildlife Reserve.

• Level: Easy
• Distance: 32 km downhill, 9 km on dirt route and 23 km on pavement
• Highest altitude: Whymper shelter 5000 masl (16.405 feet)
• Lowest altitude: San Juan 3200 masl (10.500 feet)
• Total time: 5 to 6 hours


ROUTE 2 

Exclusive route of Biking Spirit. We will ride primarily on dirt roads and single tracks through dry paramo, moorlands, farming areas and Indian communities following the old Talagua route; you will observe magnificent views of Chimborazo's south face.

• Level: Moderate
• Distance: 37 km, 26 km on dirt route and 11 km on pavement
• Uphill distance: 2 km approximated
• Downhill distance: 32 km approximated
• Highest altitude: Whymper shelter 5000 masl (16.405 feet)
• Lowest altitude: San Juan 3200 masl (10.500 feet)
• Total time: 6 to 8 hours


ROUTE 3 


Trip for experienced bikers that want to test their physical condition. We ride down following single tracks and ascend some uphills as far as “4 corners community” where we start a long uphill until Urbina Mountain Lodge

• Level: Difficult
• Distance: 40 km, 25 km on dirt route, 10 km on cobblestone and dirt route and 5 km on pavement
• Uphill distance: 13 km approximated
• Downhill distance: 24 km approximated
• Highest altitude: Whymper shelter 5000 masl (16.405 feet)
• Lowest altitude: 4 esquinas community 3200 masl (10.500 feet)
• Total time: 8 to 10 hours


ROUTE 4


A new intermediate route!!, we visit farming zones, country side a beautiful view of the valley of Shobol and some Indian communities.

• Level: Moderate
• Distance: 36 km, 22 km on dirt route and 14 km on pavement
• Uphill distance: 1 km approximated
• Downhill distance: 33 km approximated
• Highest altitude: Whymper shelter 5000 masl (16.405 feet)
• Lowest altitude: San Juan 3200 masl (10.500 feet)
• Total time: 5 to 6 hours


ROUTE 5


The same route No. 3 during 26 kms, then we continue the Hilero Path (The last Ice Merchant in Chimborazo) until 4 corners Community and from there we have a fast descend on tarmac route until the Riobamba´s north entrance

Level: Moderate

Distance: 40 km, 25 km on dirt route and 15 km on pavement

Uphill distance: 4 km approximate

Downhill distance: 33 km approximate

Highest altitude: Whymper shelter 5000 masl (16.405 feet)

Lowest altitude: Riobamba entrance 3000 masl (7.925 feet)

Total time: 8 to 10 hours