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Biking Dutchman

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Address: La Pinta E 731 | Reina Victoria, Quito 170522, Ecuador
Phone Number:
+593 2-256-8323
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09:30 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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"There’s a reason the South American Andes is spoken about with awe,...

"There’s a reason the South American Andes is spoken about with awe, and the cone of Ecuador’s Cotopaxi volcano is the icing on this mountainous hunk of cake. Scraping the sky at more than 5800 metres above sea level, the stratovolcano is currently snoozing after chucking a tantrum in late 2015, when it spat smoke and ash into the air. Rug up for altitude and thunder down its foothills on a 30-kilometre cycling trip with Biking Dutchman Tours. A back-up vehicle will carry you up high, where you’ll swing onto the saddle of a 21-speed mountain bike and head off-road, winding through ancient lava fields and past wild horses grazing in grassy plains studded with wildflowers. Stop at Incan ruins, enjoy a homemade picnic lunch, and spot the snowy giant reflected on the surface of Limpiopungo Lake... " GET LOST MAGAZINE

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Cotopaxi mountain biking - You will not regret this trip!

My girlfriend and I did the Cotopaxi mountain biking day trip, and I can't recommend it highly enough. I've been to some beautiful and iconic locations around the world, and this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Jason P
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New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My girlfriend and I did the Cotopaxi mountain biking day trip, and I can't recommend it highly enough. I've been to some beautiful and iconic locations around the world, and this experience easily ranks with the best of them. Just visiting Cotopaxi volcano was cool enough on it's own, but experiencing the gorgeous, rugged landscape by bicycle added a sense... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Echoing other reviewers comments, Biking Dutchman is organized, on-time and very experienced. Their bikes and safety equipment are in good shape. We walked into the office of Biking Dutchman to find out about their bike tours. Anna, one of the owners, welcomed us with a cup of tea and thoroughly explained the tours and helped us design a trip that... More 

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Thank Cindy H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I definitely recommend this tour! Riding bikes down volcanoes and through stunning valleys is an incredible experience not to be missed! Our friendly guides Fernando and driver Alex really were the best you can get. These guys were always more than happy to help with anything and with over 20 years of experience Fernando was way on top of anything... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently spent three days on a bike tour with this company and highly recommend them to anyone. They were organized, efficient and good for all skill levels. Our guide, Fernando, and his assistant, Alex, were both impeccably trained, experienced and fun to be with. Their English was perfect and their upbeat attitudes made this trip a wonderful experience for... More 

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Thank Hank F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My amigo and I met the Dutchman at the bakery meeting point in Mariscal, Quito. From the minute we climbed into his rustic and well traveled old Toyota, we knew we were in for an authentic and worthwhile ride. This was not to be a sterile tourist trap where we were to be herded through one over-trodden attraction to the... More 

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Thank Cameron M
Ana_Lucia_Noboa, Owner at Biking Dutchman, responded to this review

Jan and I were simply speechless with your fantastic Review. Not a word was wasted in your fun description. I am happily married with the Dutchman and –even after our long joyride through life- I still hear from him some amazing stories I haven’t heard. Nothing short but amazing. When we met, we put two worlds together. His knowledge of... More 

Utrecht
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did the 1-day biking tour to Cotopaxi with the Biking Dutchman which was a great experience. Expect to pay a bit more than other travel agencies however this tour offers you more time on the bike, delicious home-cooked meals and biking not only from the volcano but also in the beautiful national parc surrounding the volcano. Our guide estevan... More 

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Ana_Lucia_Noboa, General Manager at Biking Dutchman, responded to this review

We were thrilled with you awesome Review. You absolutely nailed it by mentioning our “plus”: The routes we take, the possibility of seeing much more from the national park, delicious home-cooked meals but particularly the enthusiastic team that goes the extra mile to please you. If you are a biker, there is nothing better than to have a biker to... More 

Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What I loved about cycling with Biking Dutchman was we felt like we had the inside scoop as to the best places to ride around Quito. Jan and his wife were amazing from organizing our first 3 days of riding. Then we came back at the end of our trip and rode another section of roads in Ecuador. Then we... More 

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Ana_Lucia_Noboa, Director General at Biking Dutchman, responded to this review

Good morning Adventure girl! Jan and I were so pleased reading your encouraging Review, that we run out of words to thank you! You pointed out something that is, as well truth as it is remarkable: We are locals. We also help the local community, giving work to hard working Ecuadorians. We buy in the local market the food we... More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend going with this company - the tour was exactly what I wanted. Absolutely beautiful scenery, good bikes, on-time pick-up and they adjusted the tour to my preferences since I only had one day and wanted a very intense ride. Ana helped me select the best tour for the level of biking I wanted (intensive) and with beautiful... More 

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Ana_Lucia_Noboa, Gerente at Biking Dutchman, responded to this review

Thanks for your sincere recommendation to readers of the Trip Advisor. For me, there is no more rewarding feeling than reading kindhearted words like yours; they just make my day! I thank you fondly for taking time of your busy life to think backwards and write about your experience in Ecuador and with the BIKING DUTCHMAN. I am happy that... More 

Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Day trip with Jan, the original Biking Dutchman himself. All easily arranged by a phone call. On time pickup from hotel, transfer to home and bike shed. Bikes were collected, helmets and protection gear distributed. Trip started from there, to and through a beautiful valley. Easy cycling, even through dark tunnels. Then a 45 minute drive up into the mountains... More 

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Thank P M
Ana_Lucia_Noboa, General Manager at Biking Dutchman, responded to this review

Your kind Review was very enlightening: "Even with the weather being so bad, it was a great ride. The scenery is beautiful" What can I add to this? Nothing. Thank you for helping us arranging this trip and for sharing your opinion with other viewers. We hope that people who still hesitate just make up their mind and decide to... More 

Wilmette, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Our family of 5 (kids age 21, 21, 14) set up a 1 day bike tour down Cotopaxi for our 1st full day in Ecuador on Dec 19th. The day was amazing. Our guide was great, the scenery was phenomenal, our lunch was delicious, and our whole family loved it! Thank you Biking Dutchman for a wonderful experience.

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Thank ackshun35
Ana_Lucia_Noboa, General Manager at Biking Dutchman, responded to this review

Being a mother myself, I know for a fact that I would not confide my kids to anyone I do not trust 100%. So, I take it as a compliment that you came with your family. Thank you very much for that confidence on our experience and commitment on safety. I am so very happy that we lived to your... More 

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