Valle de la Muerte

An epic descent from 15,000 feet to 10,000 feet through loose moonscape, the jumps and drops of the “Valley of Death,” rolling countryside with sprawling views of the alpine metropolis below, and an undulating section through dense forest. Enjoy!

Parque Metropolitano Quito

Most of it is single track inside the park. Some parts are fire roads. It has a nice view of the valley of Cumbaya.

Via a El Cinto

All dirt and gravel along river. Constant elevation changes with various off-road detours. Watch out for mud-slides.

Via a las Cascadas

All dirt/gravel road mixed with vegetation, puddles/run-offs etc. Pure Climb the whole way.

Ruta Uno 3.5K

Multi-terrain – Road, bridge, rock, gravel, and dirt. Couple of serious downhills and a swinging wood bridge.

Via a Cunuco

Dirt Road all the way. 3 easy to moderate river crossings and Climb all the way back

Lligua Loop

This is another scenic route in the heart of the Ecuadorean Andes. It’s a basic “out & back” 50% dirt/gravel and 50% asphalt. You start at the center of Baños and head westerly along the Pastaza river following undulating gravel roads. While we were there they were “paving” sections of the gravel road with cobblestones …

El Triunfo Loop

This is basically a scenic touring trail consisting of about 90% dirt/gravel roads and 10% (recently) paved. You start by taking a 15 minute truck ride up the side of a mountain to a peak at the top called “the antennas” (EL 2600′), but that’s not the end of your climbing so you need to …

Metropolitano

Start at the parking lot, there are several different trails.

Cotopaxi Volcano National Park

Drive through páramo landscape to highest point. Enjoy stunning view of 8 different volcanoes. The bike adventure on the world’s highest active volcano begins. Bike on dirt roads through volcanic ash and páramo landscape to Inca ruin at 3.700 m Packed lunch while keeping an eye towards the sky – you might see a condor! …