QUITO

Posted in Places on Aug 16, 2018

The capital of Ecuador is a city called Quito, in the valley formed by the Andes in the Pichincha province, right at the foothills of an active volcano also called Pichincha, that means “the good being that makes cry” understanding that volcanoes were divine characters for indigenous groups that existed in the area.

Quito is a city that is part of the UNESCO world heritage since 1978, it´s actually with Krakow, the two first cities in the world to have this title. A place full of history, architecture, colours and people. To rent a motorcycle for Quito is the best option to discover every single corner.

Old town  of Quito is a mandatory stop for  all the visitors, a place with over 30 major religious buildings from the 16th 17th 18th and even 19th century, with a  unique charm.

Ecuador motorcycle tour would let the visitor to have access to lots of places that normally are not visited by a regular customer, enjoy every single landscape with a different perspective.

Join us on a guided tour! The possibility of learning and experiencing visits in the historical center, such as the independence square of  the 17th century, with the wonderful buildings around representing the political power ( presidential palace and city hall) and the religious power, with the archbishop’s palace and the beautiful cathedral of the  16th century .

The Jesus society church is definitely one of the most important jewels that we will find together in this area, not only for the beauty of the building inside and outside (it  took 160 years to be finished between the 17th and 18th centuries) but also because of the importance of the Jesuits in education’s history of the country, a place full of art that represents the mix between Spanish and indigenous expressions of art.

The San Francisco square and complex, according to some archeologists corresponds to  the area that occupied by one of the last inca emperors, a place that was used  by the powerful inca army, a place that was used by indigenous people as a TIANGUEZ, name that was  given to regional markets at the time. The Franciscans being the first religious order to settle and build an architectural complex in the colonnial city of Quito, have an enormous importance in the religious and artistic formation of local former people.

La Ronda neighborhood, according to historians, the boarder of the Spanish city of Quito, is nowadays one of recently restored places of old town, that kept every single detail in the houses, definitely a place see and experience.

There is no better place in the world for motorcycling than Ecuador, this tiny but wonderful country concentrates different regions and ecosystems, so close the ones to the others, that in a couple hours ridding with us, you can pass from the highlands area at 2850 m.a.s.l. to amazon rainforest at an altitude of 400 m.a.s.l. or from the highlands to the wonderful seaside of the country.  Ecuador is known as the country of the four worlds because of the existence of four natural regions as the highlands, the rainforest, the coast and the marvels of the Galapagos Islands, and all of this can become a reality with us with an extreme sense of responsible tourism concept.

 

The middle of the world could be visited in lots of areas around the world right?

One of the highlights is the site of the middle of the world, the geographical reference calculated back in the 18th century by a French Spanish geodesic mission, that originally came to determine the shape of the Earth and ended up discovering that this wonderful country is right in the middle of the world.

You won’t find any other place in the world, exactly right on the Equator line, surrounded by active volcanoes, wonderful landscapes formed by the Andes, and of course the variety of  cultural values given by the most important agent that will complete your experience here in the country of the middle of the world: its people!!

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