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Biking Dutchman

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Address: La Pinta E 731 | Reina Victoria, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Phone Number:
+593 2-256-8323
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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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5 day mountain bike trip

My family recently completed the 5 day bike trip with the Dutchman Biking Team and it was one of the best holidays we have ever had. Booking the holiday on line with Anna was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cathy W
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Courtenay, Canada
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Courtenay, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family recently completed the 5 day bike trip with the Dutchman Biking Team and it was one of the best holidays we have ever had. Booking the holiday on line with Anna was easy. She always responded quickly and tried to be very accommodating to our schedule. Fernando was our guide and he was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about... More 

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Brandenburg City, Germany
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the start to the end an excellent tour. I allways got a quick and uncomplicated response by email, the tour design is excellent. There was allways a way to respond to particular interests, wishes and your personal physical capability. Even though we had relatively bad weather conditions I do not wish to miss any moment of the tour. Our... More 

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

Thank you for your generous Review in TRIP ADVISOR. Our amazing and varied country serves us in a golden plate the opportunity to show you the best of the region in such short time! It is really unbelievable that you can see the highest peaks of Ecuador and the Amazon rainforest in just 5 days, but even more so, that... More 

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Before leaving the northern part of Ecuador we desperately wanted to take a biking trip down the Cotopaxi volcano. Biking Dutchman came highly recommended, and they didn't disappoint! We travelled by car to the entrance to the national park where we met them. They arrived on time and the guide was very friendly. He answered all our questions and double... More 

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

We were more than pleased to read your Review, particularly because we learned that we did not disappoint you, even though we came highly recommended! That is a hard task! Thank you also to describe so nicely your experience, that was fun, even on a cold day like the one you experienced in Cotopaxi. It has been in deed cold... More 

West Orange, New Jersey
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

My wife and I, both in our mid-sixties, but myself a much more experienced rider, BOTH thoroughly enjoyed this bike tour with Biking Dutchman. Riding down the slope of the volcano was exhilarating for me - my wife was able to skip this part and start riding on the flatter areas through the beautiful meadows with the Volcano in the... More 

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

It was a real treat to read your kind words regarding our company and the experience that you and your wife had in Cotopaxi lately. Back in 1991, when Jan the BIKING DUTCHMAN, had the inspiration to create the company, many discouraged us. For most, to set up a company that offered bike tours in the Ecuadorian Andes, was not... More 

Quito, Ecuador
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Great administration: they responded promptly to all of our queries before the trip. Great advice on where to stay in Quito: They suggested three options. We chose the Travellers Inn - just down the street from the Biking Dutchman office. Good itinerary: We asked them to amend the itinerary as we did not read the fine print and did not... More 

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

Thanks for the time that you spent with us, not only for the 5 days, but also for the time in the office, where we had the chance to get to know you better. I am particularly thankful for passing by AFTER the trip, so we could make better, what you thought wrong: the T shirts! We were glad to... More 

New York City, New York
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

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

There are simply no words good enough to thank you for your generous Review! However, let me say GRACIAS. You wrote: "Just visiting Cotopaxi volcano was cool enough on it's own, but experiencing the gorgeous, rugged landscape by bicycle added a sense of adventure that made the experience unforgettable. " and there is no way I can match that, so... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

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

Thank you for your review and good advice, particularly about choosing the right spot for lunch. We certainly discussed this with your guides, as we strive to improve after each experience. I am thrilled to hear that "This bike trip was one of the funniest things (you) have EVER done" I am proud that we were able to deliver a... More 

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4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 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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Ana_Lucia_Noboa, General Manager at Biking Dutchman, responded to this review

I am so happy to hear that the tour was fun. I particularly liked the fact that our guides were up to your expectations. They are a fundamental part of our tours, so it is very important that our clients feel at ease with them. Thank you too for encouraging more readers not to miss this tour and we will... More 

Cookeville, Tennessee
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215 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 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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Ana_Lucia_Noboa, General Manager at Biking Dutchman, responded to this review

In the name of all of us here in Biking Dutchman we would like to exprerss our heartfel thanks for your very kind review on Trip Advisor. We are so glad you enjoyed our services, and we hope that in your future travels you’ll consider us again. We continuously try to improve our service, and it is such a great... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017

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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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 

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