Submerge deep into the Andean Páramo in the Antisana Ecological Reserve with this biking and hiking day trip. Observe Andean birds in Secas Lagoon. Hike around La Mica Lagoon and enjoy an exciting bike trip back to Pintag. Antisana Ecological Reserve is home to a wide variety of life and is considered one of the ten "hot spots" of the world. Get close to nature and explore the Ecuadorian highlands with a full adventure itinerary.
The guide will pick you up at your hotel of stay in Quito. Travel by van to the Antisana Ecological Reserve. Stop at la Laguna de Secas. At Pintag we'll have breakfast at a local restaurant in the reserve. Make a short stop in the Antisana Páramo for bird watching to spot the famous Andean Condor (depends on weather) Continue towards La Mica Lagoon and get an explanation of the place. Hike on one of the two main trails: Trail of Condors for 2 hours or Trail Micaloma for 1 hour.After the hike, ride 7 km back and get on the bikes for a 12.5 km of downhill biking back towards Pintag.Here we'll have Lunch in the local restaurant.Return to Quito. Drop off at the original departure point.Climate:The weather in the Antisana Reserve is unpredictable so please bring warm and waterproof clothing. The Reserve’s highest point is 4,000 masl and the temperatures usually hovers around the 12°so we recommen acclimatizing at least one day. Please, don’t make this excursion your first one right after arriving Ecuador. The hike and the bike ride are moderate and you need no climbing expertise, however, we do recommend getting a good night sleep the night before.