Loading up the best-ride-in-Ecuador for a combo bike/whitewater week in Ecuador

When a group of friends expressed interest in a bike trip to Ecuador, we could not have been happier to help with arrangements!  And when no one was looking, even snuck in a couple of the rides–but it is so out of character for us that most would not believe it!

Loading up the best-ride-in-Ecuador for a combo bike/whitewater week in Ecuador

Usually we are so intent on getting to the put-in that we don't have much time for appreciating the beauty of entering the Quijos Valley

Usually we are so intent on getting to the put-in that we don't have as much time to enjoy the beauty of the Pappallacta Route.

Trading jokes with the one of the residents of our jungle lodge

Trading jokes with the one of the residents of our jungle lodge

Taking a day off the bikes for a whitewater trip down the Rio Jatunyacu

Taking a day off the bikes for a whitewater trip down the Rio Jatunyacu

Heading to Banos via the Tena to Puyo western route

Heading to Banos via the Tena to Puyo western route

Biking to the Pialon del Diablo outside Banos

Biking to the Pialon del Diablo outside Banos

Scouting out the Pialon del Diablo outside Banos

Scouting out the Pialon del Diablo outside Banos

Angel loading up the bikes at the end of a great day.

Angel loading up the bikes at the end of a great day.

Biking Badge

Biking Badge

Very Uphill ride to Luna Runtun, Banos

Very Uphill ride to Luna Runtun, Banos (1200 foot climb starting out at 6000 feet!)

Nice view of Banos from Luna Runtun

Nice view of Banos from Luna Runtun