Video: Ecuador – land of volcanoes

Colombia is a hard act to follow in bike touring terms … but although Ecuador is small in size it sure delivers some big highs. As some fellow cyclists said “if you flattened Ecuador out it would be the size of Canada!’ Yep … that pretty much sums it up. Riding some of the Trans Ecuador Mountain Bike Route also exposed us to an amazing variety of scenery, road conditions and indigenous groups. Add some historic colonial towns and cities and you have one awesome bike ride. Only problem was that a month just wasn’t long enough …

 

11 Comments

  1. Michael

    Fantastic as always, happy travels

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    1. Gaye Bourke (Post author)

      Cheers Michael, looks like you’re having a great trip too!

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  2. Marilyn Toupe

    Beautiful and looks challenging. Thanks for sharing. Great to follow your adventure.

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    1. Gaye Bourke (Post author)

      Thanks Marilyn. Can’t believe we’ve been on the road now for 16 months! Challenging but rewarding & the legs do stop hurting (eventually!)

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  3. Bob H

    Truly EPIC!!???????

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    1. Gaye Bourke (Post author)

      Definitely more epic than expected!

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  4. Debbie Farner

    I second what Bob said. Truely Epic!!! Your videos are fantastic. May have to look into that Mtn bike trail in Ecuador. Cool.

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  5. Debbie Farner

    Question? Did you take the singletracks version or the dirt road version? I see these are the two options. If you did the singletrack route you two are Badasses. Guess we already know that though. ?

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    1. Gaye Bourke (Post author)

      We took the dirt road version – more than enough pushing! It sounds like the single track would mean a whole lot of carrying/lifting – not fun with a BOB trailer!

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  6. Tanya and Tony

    Cracker of a vid too. Something is wrong. You’re at the equator. It should be hot but a lot of the time it looks anything but. Did you get the shawl from those llamas?

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    1. Gaye Bourke (Post author)

      Like the llamas we like to avoid anything approaching sea level … give me a snugly alpaca shawl over a sweaty cycle top any day!

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