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Chimborazo (44 km)  

From the earth’s core this mountain is the highest in the world and biking it downhill is an unequalled experience. Our return route, not commonly used by visitors, lets us see closely the “front,” most impressive and famous “face” of Chimborazo. On our way down we can spot, among other things, llamas, vicuñas and alpacas in their natural habitat and have at our feet amazing views of Colta lake, the Riobamba valley and great mountain ranges capped with six snowpeaks . Our most requested tour.

Distance : 44 Km. (Descending from Carrel Brothers mountain refuge to Calpi)
Minimum Altitude : 2755 mts. Riobamba
Maximum Altitude: 5000 mts. Edward Whymper Refuge
Uphill Distance : 6 Km. approximately
Downhill Distance : 38 Km. approximately
Cycleability : 100% of the way
Total Time : 6 - 7 hours approximately
Total Cycling Time : 3 – 4 hours approximately

Main Attractions :

  • Our unique return route to Riobamba much more interesting and beautiful than the usual route all visitors use
  • Chimborazo with its Carrel Bros. and Edward Whymper refuges
  • Flora and fauna of the páramo, specially vicuñas in wildlife
  • “La Chorrera” canyon
  • Yana Rumi rock
  • Views of Riobamba valley, mountain ranges, Colta lake and snowpeaks
  • Indigenous communities: Sta. Teresita del Guabug, Pulinguí San Pablo, Tambohuasha, etc.
  • The towns of San Juan and Calpi

Level of difficulty: Intermediate to advanced bikers

Ciclotur Ltd. Co. - Tour Operator
Primera Constituyente 23-51 and Larrea
Fax: ++593-3-2951760 Tel. ++593-3-2941880
Riobamba - Ecuador

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