THE SPONDYLUS ROUTE
The tourism ministry of Ecuador in order to improve tourism and encourage people from all over the world to come and visit the country, started creating routes, that of course already existed physically, and they were normally visited by Ecuadorians, but they didn’t have a name, so it was impossible to do publicity to sell these destinations abroad, so as a result of this process we have this route called “the Spondylus route”, EcuadorBike rental and motorcycle adventure tours in Ecuador will let our customers to see the essence of the area, such as people in their regular lives, culture and activities, and of course the nature environment surrounding us faster and deeper, thanks to the fact of riding our bikes and the experience in the area. The name comes from the spondylus shell, element that had vital importance for pre-Columbian indigenous groups that existed on the coast of Ecuador (Valdivia, Machalilla, Chorrera etc.) for fertility rituals of the land, it was even used as “currency” to get products that weren’t from the area (we have found handcrafts made out of this shell in the Andean area and this shell was only found in the coast of ECUADOR, not Peru, not Colombia, only in this paradise called Ecuador) The sacred spondylus shell Join us on a guided tour!!!! We make possible the chance to discover the natural and cultural richness of this area, it’s a route that starts in the north coast of Ecuador and goes all the way to the south, almost to the boarder with Peru, in this coastal route, it is possible to discover National Parks, gastronomy, fishermen in a regular day coming back from a rough night in the sea and of course beautiful beaches all along the coast. One of the National parks of this route, that let us explore virgin and protected beaches such as “Los Frailes”, the famous “Isla de la Plata” located an hour away of navigation, where we will find a new ecosystem called the tropical dry forest, with fauna found in the Galapagos Islands, from June to September we can try some whalewatching because lots of humpbacked whales come to the area to have some fun! The Ecuador’s most experienced motorcycle rental and tour operator will take you all over this route giving you the chance to meet people, visit gorgeous beaches, archeological site museums to understand all the historical background of the area that we will be riding through, visit nice towns where surf, paragliding and other extreme sports can be practiced with the best natural and ecological ambiance, all these with the sea breeze from the Pacific Ocean. Riding along the coast of Ecuador could be the most memorable experience of your lifetime. There is no better place in the world for motorcycling than Ecuador.