Hiking, Biking
Trip Style
8 – 9 Hours
Trip Type

Antisana Reserve Bike Tour


  • Drive through the unforgettable view of the Paramo in the Ecological Reserve in your Antisana bike tour.
  • Enjoy the delicacies of the Ecuadorian Sierra cusine at Tambo Restaurant.
  • Observe Condors, hummingbirds, curiquingues and other birds endemic to the Ecuadorian Andes.
  • Hike next to Mica Lagoon for two hours in the fresh paramo environment.
  • Enjoy a 35 min bike ride along all the way of the Reserve back into the restaurant for lunch.

SHARED DEPARTURE * Ask for information
DEPARTURE LOCATION Magic Bean Restaurant Juan León Mera y Foch (Quito)
RETURN LOCATION Magic Bean Restaurant Juan León Mera y Foch (Quito)
DURATION  8 – 9 Hours Approximately
WEAR Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, hat, jacket and sunscreen, camera
INCLUDED Bilingual Professional Guide.
Transportation – pick up/ drop off at hotel.
Lunch (only if selected)
NOT INCLUDED Meals (unless specified).
Entrances fee.
Cost of extra activities.
Hotel in Quito (we can arrange your hotel accommodation if need)
Tips & Gratuities (optional)

Antisana Reserve Bike Tour short description.

Submerge into the Andean Páramo in the Antisana Ecological Reserve. Observe Andean birds in Secas Lagoon. Hike around La Mica Lagoon and enjoy an exciting bike trip back to Pintag.

The tour starts early with in the morning from Quito, where you will meet with your guide at 7am in the designated meeting point. From here we head east for a 50 minutes drive until we reach the town of Pintag. Here we stop stop to catch a sight of the bird in th area.

Then we ride for approximately one hour along the plains of this Atisana volcano towards La Mica Lake (up to an altitude of 4.000 meters ) and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and sights during our 1 hour hike. From La Mica we start biking back to Pintag for about 20kilometers (about 35 min).

The ride goes smooth for the  first 7 kilometers, as mainly plain before reaching the highest point of the area the. After some steeps, we go dwnhill through different landscapes until we reach Tambo Condor  where the bike tour ends and we get ready to have lunch.

After some time to chill and luckyly catching a sight of Condors he head back to Quito.


The weather in the area of the Antisana is unpredictable so please bring warm and waterproof clothing. The Reserve’s highest point in 4,000 masl and the temperatures usually hovers around the 12°so we recommen acclimatizing at least one day. Please, don’t make this excursion you first right after arriving Ecuador. The hike ans bike ride are moderate and you need no climbing expertise, however, we do recommend getting a good night sleep the night before.

We recommend you bring small bills to pay for the entrances and tips.

What to bring: Warm clothes (layers) Eaterproof jacket GlovesSunscreen Hat Hiking shoes Extra pair of socks. Extra pants.

 Clothing Suggestions: Comfortable and warm clothes (appropriate for location) Comfortable hiking shoes Waterproof jacket Sunglasses, hat or cap with visor, gloves and sun screenExtra pair of shoes and socks Walking stick water. 

Tipping: Please, feel free to tip ypur local guides and drivers if you are content with their services. Even if not compulsory, it is regarded as gratitude gesture to the people who will take care of you if you feel happy with the services. But please remember, it is not a must.

Antisana Reserve Bike Tour

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