Ecuador, Long Known for Its Wildlife, Becomes a Mountain-Biking Hub

Riding under the volcanoes

Mar 5, 2013
Outside Magazine
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Quito is full of unique history to explore.    Photo: waldopics/Flickr

The capital city of Quito is no longer just a stop-off point for travelers headed to Ecuador’s biodiversity hot spots. In the past decade, riders have discovered hundreds of miles of world-class singletrack, much of it on centuries-old footpaths crossing high desert, cloudforest, and some of the world’s tallest volcanoes. It’s a four-hour flight from Miami; here’s how to get in on the action.