Hiking in Ecuador
Replies: 3 - Last Post: May 31, 2012 1:56 PM Last Post By: Mariale
May 29, 2012 10:58 PM
Hiking in EcuadorWe are planning 9 days in Ecuador in July. Plan to mountain bike and hike, any suggestions for hiking?- will be staying in Quito, willing to travel by bus or hire a car to trailheads. We are avid hikers in good condition.
Corozon and Ilinza have been recommended as we will probably bike Cotopaxi. Are the trails well marked or do we need a guide?
May 30, 2012 10:45 AM
1Hiking between the villages in the Quilotoa area is very nice, but than you should also stay in the villages. I did all the hiking alone; Isisnlivi to Chugchilan, Chugchilan to Quilotoa, around the Quilotoa crater and Quilotoa to Tigua.
Isinlivi to Chugchilan was easy to do with a simple map and description from the hostel. Also Chugchilan to Quilotoa was easy with a simple map drawn at the hostel in Chugchilan. The difficult part was Quilotoa to Tigua as I had no description or map. I asked people along the way (but did not always see anyone when I needed).
May 31, 2012 1:56 PM
3Hi! Corazon is quit easy to do it by yourselfs, not like Illiniza, they always recomend you to get a guide to do it, theres been a lot of people lost there and nothing like a native guide who will keep you guys safe ;-)
And by the way! if you havent thought about it yet you can also combine your trip with some spanish lessons! it's always helpful to know the language! and a good place to do it, meet new people who share the same travelling interests is www.andeslingua.com.
Have fun and good luck!
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