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Frequently Asked Questions - All FAQs

FAQs - All FAQs

Guided motorcycle tours typically cover 120-175 miles per day. We feel this is the right amount to give you time to see the sights, take adequate breaks and to enjoy the riding. This can be a lot of riding in Ecuador's twisty Andean mountain roads. There are tours with some longer days, typically because we will be riding in remote areas and must cover distance to arrive at a decent hotel!

We generally provide a free chase vehicle for carrying luggage on tours where we have 5+ riders.  We offer a "Guaranteed Departure Policy" which means that our tours will depart, even if there is only one participant.  However, we cannot provide a support vehicle for tours with fewer than 5 riders.   In the case of no support truck, we provide sufficient motorcycle luggage to carry all of your personal gear and clothing for the tour.  

All of our tours begin and end on at our offices in Quito.  Our office is located in the safest and most modern part of the city with easy access to the major arteries in all directions.  Leaving our offices involves very little city riding and minimal traffic, thanks to our convenient office location.

Yes. We can arrange a tour at any time of the year, with advanced notice. Please contact us if you would like to set up a tour for a date not listed on our web site.  Private tours for your group that are closed to the public may also be arranged.  Just let us know what you are dreaming about, and we can make it happen!

Yes! If you want to share a room with the person you are traveling with, you will both get an automatic 10% off our guided tours when you book through our online reservations system.

We offer special prices if you sign up additional people to join certain tours. Please contact us for more information.

Yes! For more information about our self-guided motorcycle tours, please see this page.

The concept of a self-guided motorcycle tour consists of us giving you one of our rental motorcycles that is equipped with a pre-programmed GPS unit. The route for the day or each day of the multi-day tour is on the GPS, and each night's accommodation is pre-booked and pre-paid (for our multiple day tours). There are no set dates so that you can choose your starting date. You can go alone or with a group of friends. You pay an all-inclusive price for the motorcycle rental, GPS routes, Road Book, select meals, and accommodations.

All you need to do is show up and ride, safe in the knowledge that you will be riding the best roads in Ecuador and staying at comfortable, safe, and biker-friendly accommodations while seeing the best parts of Ecuador!

For more information, please see this page.

The price of our self-guided GPS tours include motorcycle rental (everything that is included in our motorcycle rentals), GPS routes, daily route sheets (Road Book), detailed pre-ride briefing, and use of any riding gear from our ADV Closet as well as the activities, museums, tours, hotel accommodations and meals listed on the tour description page (see the "what's included" tab above the price list for the tour).

Not included are fuel, drinks, ferries, tolls, entrance to some tourist sites, traffic fines, tickets, damage to the rental motorcycle or any other personal expenses you may incur.

Some meals and activities are included with the self-guided tour  (please see the "what's included" tab above the price list for the specific tour for details ).  For example, dinners are generally included when the hotel is located in a remote area where there are no other options available.

No we do not provide a vehicle that will follow you to carry your luggage and assist you. We supply you with a luggage system for your personal affairs. If you have a breakdown our support and recovery vehicle is available 24 hours a day for roadside assistance. You are responsible for repairing flat tires with either the tire repair kits provided or with a "vulcanizador" which is a person who can fix a flat tire for $3 and located throughout Ecuador in almost every town and village.  We do have  4X4 trucks available for rent to go on our self-guided tours.

You are responsible for getting to your scheduled hotel on time.  Self-guided tours are provided for your convenience - we make the hotel reservations and payments for you but we do not guarantee that you will arrive on time. This is your responsibility as your own "guide." Our self-guided tours are just that - you must be the guide and must plan and understand the route before you go.  As with all of our customers, at our office, we monitor your progress each day with our onboard satellite tracking system.  If we see you are delayed - or if a road is closed -  you can just call us on the provided prepaid cell phone so that we can assist you in re-routing or other assistance you may need while on the road.  We've got your back; it's like having your own pit crew to help you have the perfect ride.    

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