Ecuador is a multi-sport land. You can practice most of the extreme sports that are practiced all over the world, in different environments, and in places located whithin a few hours from Quito. In the heart of the Tumbaco valley that is the eastern extension of the city, you find “El Chaquiñan”, a wonderful biking route, established a couple years ago as a longitudinal park where you can walk, run, and bike on a relatively flat route. This path follows the old railroad track that went from southern Quito towards Ibarra, the capital city of the Imbabura province. Every section of this route has a lot of charm, especially the crossing of the Chiche River Canyon. Here you can easily bike between 10 - 80 km in a single day. This is, indeed, a great place where to start biking in the Ecuadorian Andes.
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