SIGCHOS MARKET & BIKING TOUR
After breakfast your local tour guide will pick you at the lodge for day full of culture and adventure! Firstly you will transfer by private car to the capital town of our canton named Sigchos, also called the “Hanging Garden of the Andes”. Every Sunday the normally quiet town converts into a busy local market. You’ll find everything from hats, clothing, pots and pans to vegetable markets where you’ll see over 10 different types of potatoes! There is also a section with local cheese and meat.
From Sigchos your mountain bike adventure starts through what is without a doubt some of the most stunning scenery of the entire Quilotoa Loop – on one side the steep cliffs of the Toachi Canyon and on the other side the huge mountains, it’s truly stunning! On a clear day you’ll see the majestic white peaks of the Illinizas volcano. We follow the unpaved road for 15 km all the way back to Isinlivi – the first 5 km descends into the Toachi canyon until we cross the river…from there the road gradually climbs up the mountain.
- This trip is currently organized by Llullu Llama Mountain Lodge in Isinlivi.
- Moderate/Intermediate level – the car will stay behind you at all times.
- Best to book in advance!