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Our riding tour across Ecuador’s mountains is best suited for intermediate and advanced riders with a good fitness level. It has a fun mix of steep, fast, rocky descents, and flowing single track. If there is a section of the trail that feels intimidating, walking your bike down should be no issue. Also, our guides are experienced instructors so you can rest assured that they will be able to give you some advice to get you over the hump!
We have a minimum of three and a maximum of twenty. As grups get lager, there will be more guides to acconmpany you. We break up groups to have maximum of 6 riderss per guide to ensure the best possible experiencie
This trip requires an all-mountain bike in good working condition with at least 150mm of travel. Full DH bikes would work great as well, as there are only a few spots you would need to climb. You will be required to bring spare tubes, derailleur hangers, brake pads, etc.
The hotels you´ll be staying at are the Miraflores Hotelin Amabato, and the Seis de Diciembre Hotel in Quito. If these hotels are unavailable for those dates for unforeseen reason we will find equal accommodation for you.
We try to accommodate as many situations as possible, but we understand you might have to occasionally cancel a booking. At Ride Middle Earth, we try to follow our cancelation policy to protect our ability to run tours and to maintain our price structures. We recommend purchasing travel insurance (www.travelguard.com) to protect your investment.
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This experience is not recommended for beginner riders. An intermediate/advanced level experience in downhill mountain biking is required. Some of the trails have a very steep, technical, and rocky terrain.
You will need a full-suspension bike with a minimum of 150mm travel. Although full downhill bikes can work great, Enduro bikes are ideal as there are some short uphill sections peppered throughout the tour.
For the full enjoyment of everyone involved, please make sure your bike is in its top shape, with new or a backup set of brake pads. Aggressive downhill tires such as the Maxxis Minion are recommended. Going tubeless is an asset.