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Offroad Ecuador Excursion Guided Tour

4 DAYS
FROM $1,955

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80% DIRT

<20% paved

SERVICE LEVEL

Casual

à la carte dining

GROUP SIZE

1-9 Motorcycles

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE

Tour Overview

  • Tour Starts and Ends: Quito, Ecuador.  Airport Code: UIO
  • Tour Duration:  4 days / 3 nights
  • Time Needed: 5-6 days vacation (arrive the day before)
  • Riding Days: 4
  • Rest Days: 0
  • Total Distance: 498 miles / 801 kilometers
  • Approximate Offroad Distance: 380 miles / 612 Kilometers
  • Support Truck: with 5+ riders
  • Elevation Gain / Loss: 16,633 meters / 54,570 feet
  • Climatic Zones:  Tropical Rainforest / Tropical Grasslands / Highlands Pampa / Cloudforest
  • Roads: Unimproved Dirt Roads 80% - 20% Paved Roads 

WARNING: This is not a normal motorcycle ride. This tour requires elements of endurance and stamina. Riders must be able to ride in adverse weather conditions and adverse road conditions and for long time periods of time  (up to 10 hours)

We designed this motorcycle adventure for the truly adventurous -those who love to ride off-road and way, way off the beaten track. The tour aims to avoid pavement as much as possible and will take the rider immediately out of Quito and onto some spectacular off-road riding and to parts of Ecuador that most people don't ever get the opportunity to see.  

The route passes through a part of this world that time has forgotten, where farming is still done with ancient techniques and where people are surprised to see strangers come through their village.  We'll stop to meet people that are happy to show us their way of farming, of cooking and living.   It is a ride through incredible terrain, mountain passes, and around crater lakes.  

The Offroad Ecuador Excursion Tour passes through several climatic zones and thus offers a chance to view native wildlife while gaining an intimate understanding of the incredible biodiversity found in Ecuador.

MOTORCYCLE
PRICE FOR
1 RIDER
SINGLE OCCUPANCY

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Yamaha XT250*$1,955

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

BMW G310GS$2,035

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

BMW G310GS (LOWERED)$2,035

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Suzuki DR650*$2,115

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Suzuki DR650 (LOWERED)*$2,115

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

SWM RS 650R*$2,115

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

BMW G 650 GS$2,235

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Husqvarna 701 Enduro*$2,315

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

BMW F700 GS$2,275

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

BMW F750 GS$2,315

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Triumph Tiger 800XCx$2,355

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

BMW F800GS$2,355

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

BMW F850GS$2,395

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Honda Africa Twin CRF1000$2,395

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Honda Africa Twin CRF1000 DCT$2,395

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Single Room Supplement

Single occupancy is standard on all Ecuador Freedom tours.  Your own private room each night at no additional charge!

INCLUDED

Single occupancy is standard on all Ecuador Freedom tours.  Your own private room each night at no additional charge!

Price for Passenger in Double Room

If you will be riding with a passenger, (pillion) who will share your double room (1 or 2 beds), add this price.

$700

If you will be riding with a passenger, (pillion) who will share your double room (1 or 2 beds), add this price.

 2 Bikes / 1 Room

If you are traveling with someone who will be riding a separate motorcycle and sharing your room, take 10% off the price of both bikes!

10% OFF
BOTH BIKES

If you are traveling with someone who will be riding a separate motorcycle and sharing your room, take 10% off the price of both bikes!

* Bikes marked with an asterisk are not configured to take a passenger since they use saddlebags and not panniers for luggage.

All prices are in United States Dollars (USD) - the official currency of the Republic of Ecuador

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Route Map

Elevation Profile

TIMELINE OVERVIEW

Travel day to Quito

Arrival in Quito

Travel day to Quito

Accommodations: Not included.  We will provide you with a list of recommended hotels in Quito near our shop in the heart of the fashionable La Carolina neighborhood so that you can relax and explore the nearby galleries, museums, and cafés.

Travel day to Quito

1 or 2 days prior to the tour start date

Pre-Tour Registration and Tour of Qutio

Arrive a day or two prior to departure to enjoy Quito and we'll provide you with tickets on the Hop-on / Hop - Off bus to enjoy a stress-free day in the capital.  For those who want a little more fun, we can provide you with a selfd-guided tour of Quito on one of our 150cc motorscooters.

Day 1

Quito - Chugchilan

Distance: 209 km | 130 miles
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Activities: Swimming
Accommodations: Mama Hilda's Hostel

Day 1

Day 2

Chugchilan - Salinas

Distance: 191 km |119 miles
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activities: Quilotoa Lake, School Visit, Wood Carving, Moonshine Distillery, Guinea Pig Farm
Accommodations: El Refugio Hotel

Day 3

Salinas - Quevedo

Distance:  131 km | 82 miles
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Activities:  Chocolate Maker, Soccer Ball Maker, Wool Mill, Cheese Makers, Palm Farmer, Chocolate Farmer
Accommodations:  Hotel Olimpico

Day 3

Day 4

Quevedo - Quito

Distance: 250 km | 155 miles
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Activities:  Winery
Accommodations: Not included

Return to Quito

Return home

Many international flights leave around midnight from Quito.  If you are catching a flight the same evening as the last day of the tour, you may enjoy VIP access to our "After-Ride Lounge" - complete with a hot shower, jacuzzi, and open bar.

Return to Quito

What You WIll See

Itinerary

This 4-day tour will take you immediately out of the city of Quito onto dirt roads. First descending into the cloudforest and then rainforest on the western slopes of the Andes, the ride will gain and drop altitudes many times each day.  It is a ride through stunning landscapes, small villages and in areas of the country that few people visit.  There are several stops along the way to meet local  farmers and people of many trades. 

 

Day 1 - Chugchilan

Elevation Profile - Day 1

motorcycle adventure riding up to sigchos ecuador

Day 1
Quito-Chiriboga-Alluriquin-Sigchos-Chugchilán

Distance Covered: 209 km / 130 miles

Quito Ecuador Motorcycle Adventure Tour Offroad Ecuador ExcursionYou’ll begin your four-day “Offroad Ecuador Tour" from our shop located in Quito, Ecuador - 2850 meters (almost 2 miles above sea level) in the Andes Mountains, on the Equator, in South America.    In 1978, Quito became the first place on the planet to be designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for having the best-preserved historic center in all of Latin America. Quito is high on the Altiplano Plateau (the highest capital city in the world) in the Andes at 9,350 feet.  just outside of quito offroad ecuador excursion dirt bike tour

We suggest that you arrive a day or two early to experience our magnificent capital city while getting acclimated to the high altitude before beginning the tour.  We'll provide you with tickets to the double-decker "hop-on / hop-off" bus that will show you the best sights in the city.

On the morning of the tour departure, you’ll be outfitted with the offroad motorcycle of your choice and given a thoughtful presentation that will answer all your questions concerning local customs, rules of the road, riding signals, etc.  

10154295_10152222739890829_767394537639855513_n We will ride out of Quito, avoiding any suburban sprawl, and immediately begin riding on a dirt road that will take us first to a chilly highland pampa mountain pass and then through fertile farmlands, beginning our curvy descent into the lowlands of Santo Domingo Province.  We will be passing by several spectacular waterfalls as we ride through small villages such as Chiriboga and other settlements in the cloudforest on the western slopes of Ecuador.   View over mountains on dirt road on way to sigchos from las pampas offroad ecuador motorcycle dirt bike adventure tour 

Once down to about 3,000 feet in altitude, we will be in warm, humid air - quite a climate change from where we started just a little while ago in Quito.  We will have a chance here to stop for a swim in natural basins formed by waterfalls.  We will get back on the bikes refreshed and regenerated by the mountain waters.  

We will begin a climb that will last until the end of the day.   We'll tackle some steep switchbacks that will take us up for tremendous vistas over the valley below.  Then passing through dense jungles and green pastures, we arrive in the small town of San Francisco de las Pampas to have a great lunch of simple but delicious local cuisine and chat with the townspeople.  Riding a BMW F800GS on dirt road in Ecuador 

We will continue (sometimes) challenging dirt roads, climbing in elevation to over 11,400 feet, passing picturesque farmlands, cloudforest,  and high moorlands before arriving in Sigchos, a town settled in the 1500s by the colonial Spanish.

offroad ecuador excursion motorcycle adventure tour climbing up abovd the clouds In Sigchos, we will now officially be on the famous "Quilotoa Loop" and will continue past some astonishing scenery and farmlands before arriving at Mama Hilda's in Chugchilan.  Here you find a private cozy room with a wood stove and a family-style dinner of pots and pots of  Ecuadorian food that will replenish you after a full day of riding.   You will surely fall asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow.

Day 2 - Salinas de Guaranda

Day 3 - Quevedo

Day 4- Quito

About Our Offroad Tours

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What to Expect

This guided offroad mtorocycle adventure tour will start in our offices located in Quito's Carolina neighborhood, the safest and most convenient part of Quito.  On the morning of our departure, you will receive a detailed and thoughtful presentation on Ecuadorian rules of the road, customs, courtesies, and group riding guidelines. 

On the morning of departure, we will provide you with the offroad-capable motorcycle of your choice, which is fitted with a waterproof luggage system and a tankbag if you want one. If there are more than five riders on the tour, a support truck will be available to carry your luggage and bring bottled water. The support truck is not intended to be a rest vehicle if you do not feel like riding - it can respond in an emergency and make your ride more comfortable.  If there are fewer than five riders on the tour, we may not provide a support truck, and you will need to carry your gear in the saddlebags or luggage system supplied with your bike.

The route you will follow over the next four days is based on several years' of experience and riding these routes many times. Your guide knows the way thoroughly, having ridden it several times before.  The route is not highly technical and is composed primarily of unimproved dirt roads (natural dirt roads without gravel, etc.). The Guide will make many stops throughout the day to introduce you to the locals, explain the local history, and show you "hidden gems" that are not common knowledge.

We do not want you to "push your limits"; instead, we want you to be able to lift your head, look around, and enjoy the amazing scenery during the ride.

Upon returning, you will have access to our honor bar, jacuzzi, hot shower, and staff that can assist you with your next destination.

Weather and Temperatures

Weather and temperature ranges in Ecuador are generally the same year-round. You can expect the chance of passing showers in the highlands but rarely a full day of rain.  Chances for a full day of rain are more likely on the western slopes of the Andes in March, April, and early May. This ride will be in elevations of sea level where temperatures can be around 90 degrees Fahrenheit to 13,500 where temperatures are in the 30's Fahrenheit. Dressing in layers is recommended.  Please, see this article for more information about the weather in Ecuador.  

Accommodations
Throughout the tour, we will stay in ideally-located, comfortable, and clean accommodations. See this page for details and links to the accommodations provided.  Ecuador Freedom has the right to substitute accommodations of equal quality due to availability and will notify you of these changes.

Packing List and Preparation
Ecuador Freedom will provide you with detailed information to prepare for the ride, including a packing list. No knowledge of Spanish is required - your Guide can speak English and Spanish fluently.  Before you travel, we recommend that you familiarize yourself in advance with these recommended guidebooks and maps.  

Accommodations

Our accommodations are selected for their exceptional quality, location, and unique character. Below are the accommodations featured on this tour.

Pricing

MOTORCYCLE
PRICE FOR
1 RIDER
SINGLE OCCUPANCY

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Yamaha XT250*$1,955

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

BMW G310GS$2,035

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

BMW G310GS (LOWERED)$2,035

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Suzuki DR650*$2,115

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Suzuki DR650 (LOWERED)*$2,115

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

SWM RS 650R*$2,115

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

BMW G 650 GS$2,235

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Husqvarna 701 Enduro*$2,315

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

BMW F700 GS$2,275

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

BMW F750 GS$2,315

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Triumph Tiger 800XCx$2,355

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

BMW F800GS$2,355

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

BMW F850GS$2,395

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Honda Africa Twin CRF1000$2,395

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Honda Africa Twin CRF1000 DCT$2,395

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Single Room Supplement

Single occupancy is standard on all Ecuador Freedom tours.  Your own private room each night at no additional charge!

INCLUDED

Single occupancy is standard on all Ecuador Freedom tours.  Your own private room each night at no additional charge!

Price for Passenger in Double Room

If you will be riding with a passenger, (pillion) who will share your double room (1 or 2 beds), add this price.

$700

If you will be riding with a passenger, (pillion) who will share your double room (1 or 2 beds), add this price.

 2 Bikes / 1 Room

If you are traveling with someone who will be riding a separate motorcycle and sharing your room, take 10% off the price of both bikes!

10% OFF
BOTH BIKES

If you are traveling with someone who will be riding a separate motorcycle and sharing your room, take 10% off the price of both bikes!

* Bikes marked with an asterisk are not configured to take a passenger since they use saddlebags and not panniers for luggage.

All prices are in United States Dollars (USD) - the official currency of the Republic of Ecuador

Before booking a tour with us, please carefully read our Motorcycle Tour Terms and Conditions.

Our reservation system is automated and accessible through the "Book Now" or "Reserve Online" buttons. The system will take you through a few easy steps to book your tour and any desired extensions.  The system is secure and uses a third party, Ecuadorian payment system called Kushki, that meets all international regulations and security standards. Payment may be made using any major credit card.  Please note that we must collect a government-issued ID number from you when booking due to Ecuadorian banking regulations.  You may use your passport, driver's license, or any other government identification number.

Alternatively, you may request payment through PayPal in the system (click the PayPal logo on checkout). If you prefer to send a wire transfer, please let us know (using the "Ask a Question" button or "Contact" menu item, and we will provide our banking details.

Deposits are refundable minus 10% of the total rental or tour price only if canceled at least 90 days before departure or pickup date. Cancellations are very costly to us as they impede our planning and ability to sell rentals and tours to other customers. Therefore, cancellations for any reason made less than 90 days before the pickup or departure date are not refundable, nor may they be applied to a future rental or tour.

PLEASE NOTE DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC:  All reservations through 2021 are completely flexible.  If you have to change the dates for your trip for a Covid-19 related reason, you may do so for any date through December 31, 2021, at no additional charge. Please notify us as soon as possible of any change in your plans.  

To protect yourself from this loss of your deposit, it is up to you to secure travel insurance that covers cancellations due to health problems, civil unrest, acts of God, family tragedies or problems with flight departures, etc.  

We recommend Ripcord Travel Insurance.  They provide very comprehensive travel insurance plus have outstanding repatriation and assistance in an emergency.  To purchase, go to this page.

The balance (second 50%) of your rental or tour is due when you pick up the bike in our office in Quito.   The second 50% can be paid in cash (United States Dollars) or with PayPal or with a credit card.  We accept Mastercard, Visa, and American Express.  A 100% refundable security deposit using a credit card for the rental motorcycle or 4x4 is also required and is separate from the payment for the tour.  Security deposits are $500 - $2000, depending on the vehicle selected.

What's Included
  • Unlimited Mileage Motorcycle Rental 
  • Knowledgeable, Experienced, Local Resident, Multilingual Guide
  • Saddlebags or hard luggage system
  • Tank bag
  • Luggage storage and locker use while riding
  • Guaranteed departure policy (we go even if only one participant signs up - we never cancel tours!)
  • Support Vehicle (5+ riders)
  • Tour of Quito on doubledecker bus or self-guided scooter tour (arrive a day early or stay a day after )
  • Single occupancy hotel rooms- your own private room each night at no extra charge!
  • All meals
  • Tolls
  • Fuel
  • Activities, visits, and tours listed in the itinerary and more
  • Pre-tour 25% discount on any high-quality riding gear from the Klim website
  • Souvenir T-Shirt
  • Souvenir Decal
  • VIP access to the Freedom After-Ride Lounge™ with a hot shower, library, gym, jacuzzi, and honor bar.

You do NOT have to pull your wallet out on any of our guided tours!

What's Not Included
  • 100% Refundable security deposit to cover any damage to the rental motorcycle
  • Hotel accommodations before and after the tour in Quito
  • Medical and emergency evacuation insurance
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Any activity not described in What's Included
  • Meals not listed
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities

Click on any of the dates above to begin the quick online reservation process. If you don't see a tour date that works for you, please request a new tour date.