Exploring Quito by bicycle is a great option for any visitor.

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Routes around the city

We all love a good bike ride!

One of the most enjoyable ways to get around the natural surroundings of the Ecuadorian capital is by bicycle. In fact, the city is equipped with endless kilometres of cycling lanes and different cycling routes, as well as a good selection of companies that organise hire and equipment. The lay of the land in Quito means that anyone can get on a bike and explore the city from top to bottom, discovering hidden corners that you wouldn't come across any other way. If you fancy a bit of mountain biking, take a look at the routes in the South area or Chaquiñán for trails designed for the more adventurous souls. On the other hand, for gentler routes or to combine cycling and walking, head for La Carolina, El Ejido and Alameda as these green areas will give you a breath of fresh air from a different perspective. This is an ideal activity for the whole family as you don't need to be in the best shape: enjoying the landscape is the real prize here.

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