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Volcano Alley
Tour Location
Ecuador, Peru
Quito, Ecuador
Lima, Peru
Tour Information
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24 days
Mixed On/Off Road
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Cost From:
USD 3700
Tour Distance & Dates
2125 Km
Riding Days:
Daily Average:
106 Km
Aug, Sep
Tour Operator:
TDA Global Cycling
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Volcano Alley

Quito, at 2800m, the highest capital city in the world, is the jumping-off point for one of the longest and most dramatic sections on the South American Epic.

24 Days Mod-Advanced 2125 KmAVG 106 Km

If your section begins here, make sure to arrive a few days early to get used to the altitude and enjoy the local nightlife.

Leaving the city we head east, with views of the Antisana, Surnaco and, if we are lucky, Cotopaxi volcanoes. We nudge past 4000m before dropping 3500m in the next 200kms as we skirt the edge of the Amazon basin, ending up in the southern city of Loja for a rest day and perhaps a glimpse of its famous fiesta of the Virgen del Cisne.

Two days later we cross into Peru, the third country on the South American Epic. Here the riders will spin along the eastern edge of the Desierto de Sechura before spending a rest day on the Pacific coast in the beach town of Pascamayo, one of the continents best surfing spots. From there it is a spectacular climb up into the Cordillera Blanca where the cyclists can enjoy the atmosphere of Huarez and visit HuascarĂ¡n National Park, a UNESCO World heritage site. Three days later and about 3000m lower, the riders will enter the Peruvian capital of Lima and complete this section.
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