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⌵ 🏁 THEME: Three Worlds

  • Distance: 1664 km.
  • Days: 7 days / 6 nights
  • Road type: Asphalt 100%
  • Vegetation: Highland forest, Rain forest, Coast line
  • Weather: anything to be expected
  • Guide rider: English, Spanish
  • Rate: PG13, easy ride all along.

⌵ INFO:

⌵ INFO:
Get ready for an exciting adventure in a country of wonderful varieties, natural beauties and countless treasures. A country so full in diversity that will give you a lot of good memories to take back with you. Ecuador is a country of stunning contrasts where the highest peaks of the middle of the world descend to the rivers of the dense amazon basin to reach its final destiny, the deep blue Pacific ocean.

We offer you the most rewarding experience, riding across Ecuador enjoying the unique sensation only a motorcycle can offer you. Riding all around the country and feeling different climates after each hour that goes by, watching the flora and fauna change drastically on each road we take on. Our beautiful country is full of wonders waiting for you to uncover.

We call this tour three worlds for a very unique reason: Continental Ecuador gives you the opportunity to be in three completely different environments. From the warm ocean breeze in the coast, to the template climate surrounded by volcanoes in the andes, to the humid rainforest jungle with thousands of flower and animal species in the amazon. Many countries could offer you the same, but we are the only one that you could do this within a day because the three worlds are only hours riding apart from each other.

The route is designed to be fully enjoyed, filled with long straight roads, sharp turns, uphills and downhills; you will get the complete experience of what it means to ride a motorcycle in Ecuador.

⌵ DAY-1: Quito - Papallacta - Tena - Baños

⌵ DAY-1: Quito - Papallacta - Tena - Baños

WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN:

DAY-1. Quito - Papallacta - Tena - Baños



Distance: 322 km (200 miles).

On this day, we will start with a briefing in our offices in Quito, located in the heart of the capital. You will fill the last paperwork needed to be filled, then you will be able to try on our gear and test it. After that, we will take you to the bike of your choice and show you its basic controls and features. Then, after a quick brief on roads, safety and a quick guide, we’ll depart on our way.

We will ride through the capital until we reach the outskirts of the city, taking on the main 4 lane asphalt road on to our final destination of the day, famous Baños de Agua Santa. On our way there, we will be passing over the highlands of the Antisana Ecological National Park. This stratovolcano is the hear of the park and soars over the city at 5,704 meters above sea level. Located 50km southeast of Quito, you can spot it from anywhere as long as its a clear day. Breathtaking sights will surround you at all times during our ride where your guide will show you where the best place is to take pictures.

After going through the highlands of Antisana, we will drive by one of the highest points on our tour, Papallacta. This is a small town located at 3,300 meters above sea level, a unique place where you will begin to feel the climate change. All the colorful flowers suddenly start disappearing and the tundra starts showing out. Big changes in weather as it gets colder and colder in time. The unique sensation of going through the environment of Ecuador’s emblematic condor; an enormous wild bird present on the flag. Papallacta is also known for its mineral hot springs, filled with tourists and locals, it is a place for maximum relaxation.

After going through this small town, we will begin our descent through one of the gateways to the Amazon basin, Tena city where we’ll have lunch. We will safely park our motorcycles and enjoy delicious local gastronomy. Once we are done enjoying a good meal, we’ll head to Baños riding along the Amazon basin - Sierra border. The road towards Baños is unique, where you will be challenged on a downhill asphalt ride with a lot of sharp turns on a one lane road to enter the city, and one lane road to return. Baños is at 1815 m.s.n.m., with a warm tropical weather, it is very unpredictable and could rain in the morning and be sunny in the afternoon or viceversa.

This place is one of the top destinations for tourists around the world. The magical city located next to the active volcano, Tungurahua offers wonderful attractions during the day from canopy, trekking, the great waterfall ‘El manto de la novia’ meaning ‘The brides mantle”, the famous “tree at the edge of the world”, and the astonishing, ‘El Pailón del diablo’. Be ready to submerge yourself into deep adventure, feel the experience of being next to an active volcano, and even watch it spit out lava at night.

Once we enter the city, you will notice a change on the road; no longer asphalt, you will ride on ancient cobblestone. The hotel is located in the heart of the town for your better experience and joy. We’ll check in at the hotel where everything is ready to welcome you after your first day of adventure. Your rooms will be ready and you will be given the keys based on single occupancy, (unless requested otherwise). While our guide fixes everything for you, you can go ahead and relax, unpack and enjoy the surroundings. We will use the rest of the afternoon to rest for our upcoming events.

Night comes around and once in the mood for partying, we’ll have dinner to hold strength for the rest of the night. We’ll head out to a bar that will give us a courtesy drink, and then off to the most popular club in Baños to enjoy a night out if you wish to have it.

⌵ DAY-2: Activity day in Baños

⌵ DAY-2: Activity day in Baños

DAY-2: Activity day in Baños

We’ll start a full day thrilled with activities, visiting the main natural attractions of Baños de Agua Santa. You will be able to choose three types of activities depending your likes, where you can just follow your instincts. We will eat breakfast at the hotel to replenish our energy. Once you are ready, we will begin your adventure!

For most activities, we will get on our motorcycles and ride for about 15 minutes on asphalt roads that lead up to Baños’ wonders. The attractions we will find here are: zip lining (canopy), puenting (bungee jumping), Pailon del diablo, and el manto de la novia.

Zip lining is a great adventure activity to do if you are looking for a rush and to watch the most amazing landscapes in Ecuador. You will be tied to a cable with a harness in any position you prefer; you can go sitting down, on your stomach (superman) or hanging from your feet like a bat. You will cross rivers below you and spot all kinds of birds and trees that make up Baños. This is an activity we definitely recommend.

Another nearby activity is puenting; unlike bungee jumping, you will be tied on your upper body with a harness and drop facing forward with a rope tied to a bridge. You will be swinging across both sides of the bridge and will feel the thrill of the ecuadorian adventures dropping 35 ft after a big jump. This activity is for real adrenaline junkies and we do not recommend it for everyone.



Now, the Bride’s Mantle. This waterfall carries its name from the long and white trail the water forms as it is in the air waiting to strike the water down below, similar to a brides mantle. Located in the National Park Llanganates, this waterfall can be spotted best on a cable car ride. You will get on a blue car that can carry up to 10 people at a time, and will take you 500 meters across the river and show you the beautiful waterfall. Once you cross you will notice the great variety of flora and fauna around the park, mostly colorful flowers and humming birds.



The Pailon del diablo or devil’s cauldron is the #1 attraction in Baños and we definitely suggest you to pick this activity. A 5 minute ride away from the previous attractions, we can arrive and safely park our motorcycles right outside the entrance of the Devil’s den. You will need to hike down for about 15 minutes to arrive to the waterfall. During this hike you will see all types of birds and plants that will catch your attention. We recommend hiking shoes and waterproof gear for your electronics; we will provide you with the waterproof equipment for your own cover. Once you complete the hike, you will see Ecuador’s favorite waterfall, the pailon del diablo, a 90 meter high force of nature that soars through the air and crashes down on the main river. An activity definitely worth going to, it is a wonder to watch.



Other activities we'll be doing that are located all around Baños are: river rafting (upon request), baños de cajon (box bath), swing at the edge of the world. River rafting is an extreme sport in Baños which offers excellent experiences year-round. The Pastaza river is Ecuador’s most famous river for its continuous flows and tropical waters. Rafting offers up to 3 hours of down river fun with different levels of difficulties and rapids you may wish. Baños de cajon, can be done anywhere in town and consists in the following: you get inside a wooden box wearing only a bathing suit, you stand inside it while it warms up periodically, once on top temperature, the box opens immediately and you are “shocked” with a cold water hose sprinkled at you for a minute. This bath will help you recover from the miles covered on the bike and all other activities you’ve done in baños.

The famous swing at the edge of the world, known locally as la casa del árbol, is the best place to spot the Tungurahua volcano. You will hover over our andes mountains on a swing tied to a big tree on the ledge of a mountain. The swing stands at 2600 meters above sea level, it won’t only show you the best of our country, but it will also keep your heart rate way up. As you float on top of the Andes mountains watching the mighty active volcano, you may see its unique show of lava and ash in the sky.

Once you enjoy all your chosen activities, lunch will be served at the designated restaurant. We will get some rest to enjoy our final activity for the evening. We will ride a chiva (party bus) to the top of the mountain surrounding the city. We’ll get to the emblematic “cross” at the top, where you will be able to enjoy our local gastronomy like corn and cheese accompanied by our local drinks. You will spot the Tungurahua volcano from very close and with a little bit of luck, you’ll see the lava painting the black sky and its stars; a spectacle to watch. The volcano and the city lights down below you are the perfect mix to finish your day of adventure.

We will be leaving Baños the following morning, therefore we need you ready to go early.

⌵ DAY-3: Baños - Chimborazo - Cuenca

⌵ DAY-3: Baños - Chimborazo - Cuenca

DAY-3:Baños - Chimborazo - Cuenca

Distance: 324 km (202 miles).

An early day starts with breakfast at our hotel in Baños. We will get our gear and luggage ready, check out, and then continue with our adventure. Our road to Cuenca has a lot of varieties, we will be riding on asphalt roads that go from one to two lanes. On this riding day, you will be looking all around you at Ecuador’s wonders. The ride will go all through the Andes region to the south of the country, passing along side the emblematic Chimborazo Volcano, the highest volcano in the world.

Chimborazo is a currently inactive volcano in the occidental range of the Andes, its last eruption was around 550 C.E. Its peak elevation is 6,263 meters (20,548ft) making it the farthest point from the center of the Earth, and also the Earth’s closest point to the moon. This volcanic monster is mostly glaciers as you get closer to the summit, and it is the main source of water for nearby cities and towns. With a bit of luck depending on climate conditions, we will be able to spot this giant for most of our ride, making it a delight and a great opportunity to capture photos.

We will stop after riding for about 3 hours to eat lunch at the city of Riobamba, the capital of the Chimborazo province. This small town has a population of about 190,000 people and will welcome us with open arms like all small towns do. After eating new foods from our culture, we will get on our way to the final destination of the day.

Another 3 hours of riding your motorcycle and you will be at the famous Cuenca, a city know by being the most delightful city in the country. A city in the southern section of Ecuador, known for the original handcrafting of the Panama hats, its beautiful cathedrals, the Devil’s nose train, Cajas National Park, and the great tomebamba river crossing through it is waiting for you.

Here is the Homero Ortega Panama hat factory, where you can watch the complete manufacturing process of the hats. You will see them handcrafted right in front of you and then taken to the main plaza to be sold. Calderon Park is so full of history and it counts with a unique colonial and historical contrast that will open its doors to you. Cuenca is filled with beauties, full of lights surrounded by the Old and the New Cathedrals. The Old Cathedral was built around the 1500s, used as a church before, now it has become a museum to showcase its beautiful architecture. The New Cathedral has a bit different architecture, it being a more gothic style but just as wonderful.

Both the Devil’s Nose train and Cajas National Park are activities outside the city. Cajas is located an hour ride west of Cuenca. It is a magical park full of Andean vegetation with a lake of glacial origin; plus a place to enjoy the presence of wild birds of the area and popular llamas and alpacas, an emblematic wild camelid of Cuenca. Now, the Devil’s nose train is one of the most daring engineering constructions of the world. The railway built back in 1899 goes through enormous rocky mountains, and crosses to the Ingapirca ruins which have important remains from our Inca ancestors.

We will ride to the selected hotel, and after today’s riding it will be a blessing to your body. The hotel counts with thermal waters that will reassure your complete rest and recovery from today’s adventure. We will check in and have the day to visit Calderon Park and its cathedrals. Afterwards, we will have dinner based on local cuisine that will make you taste a bit more of the diverse Ecuadorian gastronomy. Finally, a nice dip in the thermal waters to call it a day.

⌵ DAY-4: Cuenca - Ingapirca - Guayaquil

⌵ DAY-4: Cuenca - Ingapirca - Guayaquil

DAY-4: Cuenca - Ingapirca - Guayaquil

Distance: 251 km (157 miles).

Rise and shine in beautiful Cuenca! After having a proper breakfast early in the morning, we will ride back up north for about 80km towards the Ingapirca ruins. An asphalt road with many sharp turns awaits us prior to the ruins. This ride will be very enjoyable as all the landscapes of Cuenca will be seen from a top point of view.

Ingapirca ruins are the largest in Ecuador, the only Sun Temple of the Inca Empire. It is commonly known that the temple was built with million of stones under the order of Huayna Capac, Inca leader of the time. His main interest was to conquer nearby lands and expand his territory; building these structures would give him that. The purposes it had were military strategies and a place to worship the sun, god of the Incas. The architecture demonstrate unique traits about our past culture like teamwork, toughness and power.

A tour around the ruins will be held there by local profesional guides.

After your tour is complete, we’ll get back on our motorcycle and start heading west towards the coast, but not without having a proper lunch based on local cuisine. The road to Guayaquil is one lane fully asphalted. On this part of our tour we will be challenged on the bikes, not only because of the sharp turns, but because it is a very foggy area of the country. We’ll ride thoroughly for 3 and half hours towards our final destination of the day. During the ride you will feel a big climate change, from the cold of the andes, we will enter the warm humid coast, the flora will start varying, and even the smell will be different. The nice breeze on your face will tell us that we are close. The final journey will be more relaxed, ride on a straight line where we can lean back and enjoy the road.

We’ll reach Guayaquil, one of the main country ports, and locally known as the gateway to the Pacific Ocean beaches and the Galapagos Islands. You will notice how everything changes on this side of the country, from the gastronomy, home of the best seafood in the country, to the humid climate, the hospitality of its locals, and even the way they speak, a complete different accent to the people from the Andean region.

Once we arrive to the hotel, we will check in and have a lovely dinner ready to greet us. You will be able to know first hand why the food from Ecuador’s coast is the best. After dinner, we will rest from a long riding day and recharge for the next morning’s activities.

⌵ DAY-5: Guayaquil - Montanita

⌵ DAY-5: Guayaquil - Montanita

DAY-5:Guayaquil - Montanita

Distance: 170

Good morning from Guayaquil, the city of the astillero. The first thing you notice when you wake up is the warmth of the Ecuadorian coast. We will have breakfast at the hotel, enjoying once again the great seafood Ecuador has to offer. After filing our tanks with this great local gastronomy, we will take direction towards the famous Spondylus route, known for assembling the whole coast profile. Being at one of the most important cities of the country, you will definitely notice the difference in the amount of people driving around the city. We will be very careful while we ride until we reach its outskirts. Then, we will relax and enjoy the Spondylus route. Our ride will be on asphalt road for about 2 hours.

We will arrive to Montañita town, an international convention center to all tourists and sports. It is a village on the peninsula of Santa Elena province. It is commonly known for its strong surf beaches and bohemian lifestyle, filled with tourists from all around the world and packed in every season of the country. Its top attractions are the nightclubs and the night life. This will be our little escape to have fun and disconnect from the world.

Its origins go way back to the 1960s when the beach was “founded” under a hippie culture and surfing hotspot. Filled with colors all around the center of the village, this place will keep you awake and alive at all times. Montañita, meaning “Little Hill” is an outgrowing town in the coast and over the past decade has become the top destination for locals and tourists.

We will carefully ride on sandy roads until we get to our hotel. It will make you feel a groovy sensation as soon as you check in; it is not similar to the other hotels we’ve been at, this one will make you feel different. Surrounded by colors, nature, and ambient of relaxation, this will be a nice and needed twist to our tour. Your lunch will be ready at the hotel, following a surfing lesson which allows you to blend with the locals in their venue. Surfing will test you completely, it is a difficult sport to master, but once you get it down, you won’t be wanting to get out of the water any time soon.

After this activity we will get some rest, and at night, you will enjoy of the beach ambience, the nightlife, the pastimes and hobbies of locals and tourists. Keep in mind that we’ll need you in one piece and early the next day to continue with our adventure.

⌵ DAY-6: Montanita - Los Frailes - Manta

⌵ DAY-6: Montanita - Los Frailes - Manta

DAY-6:

Distance: 202 km (126 miles).

Waking up in our very own “city of sin” can be hard, but we gotta continue giving you fun! We will have breakfast at the hotel, and once we have our stomachs full, we’ll continue the Spondylus route. Riding through asphalt road, with the ocean right next to us and a beautiful landscape and road filled with twists towards Los Frailes beach.

Los Frailes is considered as one of the most breath taking beaches in Ecuador. It is very exclusive inside the Machalilla National Park. We have to go through a gated access to be able to enter this natural wonder of Ecuador. A beach with not a lot of wind, surrounded by tall cliffs makes it a perfect place to relax.

It is not a packed place, as not many tourists know about the existence of the beach, making it one of the greatest to rest and shoot some great pictures. The water is deep blue and turquoise, crystal clear and temperate. It is a perfect place to do snorkeling and spot all types of fishes and small sharks. Unlike the beach in Montañita, the waves here are small, with a calm current; the perfect place to enjoy a good rest from your previous day.

We’ll stay a couple hours at Los Frailes and we will continue with our adventure up north to our next big city, Manta. We will ride through the Spondylus route for 2 hours on a two lane asphalt road with many turns and spectacular views. Manta is another important city of the country’s coast, another main port of Ecuador, known for its fishing industry. Its iconic beach is playa murciélago, spanish for bat beach, and its iconic dishes will delight you. Manta’s gastronomy is based in traditional sea food dishes with a little changes from the locals. We will drive through the city towards our hotel where a delicious lunch awaits us. Following to our lunch we will have a couple hours to rest from our riding day.

After recharging our batteries, we will head towards Machalilla National Park. We will ride our motorcycles for an hour and a half on asphalt roads, and once we get to the national park we will have a little off-road. This park is one of the very first protected natural areas in Ecuador; it has beaches, fog forests, dry forests, small islands, and lakes. Machalilla is truly a wonder to visit, a place that contains an enormous variety of birds, wildcats, monkeys, trees and flowers. The trees found here go way back to hundreds of years, ready to display their giant roots and trunks to you. One of its most famous spots is the sulfur lagoon in the middle of the fog forrest, a place to take the best pictures of the trip.

Following our visit to Machalilla, we will head back to the hotel for our dinner based on local cuisine. Once done eating, we will get good rest as we have a long ride the following morning.

⌵ DAY-7: Manta - Santo Domingo - Quito

⌵ DAY-7: Manta - Santo Domingo - Quito

DAY-7:

Distance: 395 km (247 miles).

Having a full blast and getting to know all three worlds in a short time now takes an amazing end. We’re returning to Quito from Manta in one of the most beautiful transitions from Coast back to highlands. After breakfast, we’ll have a full day of riding ahead of us. Passing by notorious towns on the way back like Santo Domingo, known for its unique tribe locals who dye their hair red with spices. All these transitions change from one landscape to another, from cotton tree fields to potato farms, from a Spondylus route to twisty and fun roads across the mountains until we head back to Quito. The changes between weather and landscape are noticeable within few kilometers and will let you experience our three worlds one last time before closing our adventure.

We will finish your Ecuadorian experience at our headquarters in Quito, where it all began; be ready to tell us your stories over a cold local beer.

⌵ WHAT TO EXPECT:

⌵ WHAT TO EXPECT:
Once you have decided to start with this adventure, we give you the tools to enjoy your riding skills and satisfy your adventurous soul with the best bikes out there and in a country that deploys all its beauty just for you. We understand that sometimes, specially traveling with your peers, starting your journey from the center of a main city can be quite challenging due to traffic, stop lights and just by being in a different country, hence, we offer you the chance to pick your bikes outside of the city where highways merges for all four directions in the country: north, south, east and west, at no cost. We’ll pick you up from your hotel and will take you where your gear is ready.

At your hotel from the airport, drop us a line to arrange the details for the meeting the night before your tour. If you wish to be picked up at the airport for us, we can arrange it to bring you to your hotel in Quito at a cost of USD 25.

In the briefing we will review your tour package and will got through your selected gear. Upon a quick talk on safety, country laws, get to meet your tour guide and goodies about the tour, we’ll enjoy a nice dinner admiring the view of the city lights.

Our first day will start pretty early. You will be picked up from your hotel at 7:30.

Upon the end of your tour, we’ll have a quick talk to know how you liked it, and have a beer along.

⌵ WHAT’S INCLUDED:

⌵ WHAT’S INCLUDED:

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Ready to roll fully fueled unlimited Mileage Motorcycle Rental with all the toys installed.
  • We do provide you with Helmets (2) and all the riding gear needed, however, we know how comfortable a trip can be with your own gear in hand, specially helmets and boots. Hence, if you prefer to bring your own helmet and boots, we can store them, until the end of your stay in Ecuador so it won’t be a hassle
  • Multilingual local mechanic guide, connected with intercoms with all participants
  • GPS tracking system with a panic button on each bike for you to use, and with it, 24 hour assistance from our support center.
  • Single occupancy base in 4 star luxury hotel and eco-lodges.
  • Briefing the day before we start. (here is where your adventure begins).
  • Specified Meals in the tour (breakfast and dinners).
  • Bullet proof Travel Insurance. Please visit our insurance page for details: www.ecuadorbikerental.com/insurance
  • Activities specified in tour(Ingapirca entrance fee, thermal water baths, Waterfall tour, surfing classes, River Rafting, Swing house entrance fee)
  • Souvenir Buff/tshirt.
  • Support Truck for groups of 5+ riders
  • First aid kit
  • Tolls
  • 25 lts. waterproof saddle bags and a hard top case with its own lock
  • Joe Rocket textile water resistant jacket
  • Waterproof touring gloves
  • Rain Tops (upper and lower body)
  • Touring trousers
  • Gasoline for you whole tour
  • Set of tire repair and maintenance tools
  • Guaranteed departure on date
  • Pick up / drop off from your hotel in Quito

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Voucher for a security deposit using a major card is required.
  • Ecuador IVA tax (if you’re Ecuadorian).
  • Hotel accomodations before and after your tour.
  • Alcholic beverages.
  • Unspecified meals in tour
  • Tips and gratuities for your guide.

⌵ PRICES:

⌵ PRICES:
Brand
Model
Price
Honda
XRE300
USD $3419
Suzuki
DR650
USD 3733
Kawasaki
KLR650
USD 3733
Suzuki
VSTROM650
USD 4035
BMW
F700
USD 4111
Aprilia
Caponord
USD 4468
Ducati
Diavel
USD 4468
Passenger
USD 941

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