Mountain Biking at Cotopaxi volcano

Biking Dutchman? Really? Well... despite the name (insider joke, nothing against the Dutch!!) I opted-in for a full-day bike tour at Cotopaxi volcano. Almost did not make it to the tour: a) the day before I incurred an eye infection due to flying sand during the Quilotoa hike and b) they almost forgot to pick … Continue reading Mountain Biking at Cotopaxi volcano


Day hike to Laguna Quilotoa

Laguna Quilotoa is a volcanic crater lake at 3.800 m, located within the active volcano Quilotoa, last major eruption over 850 years ago. We hopped on a truck at 9 am in the morning: a 45 min drive to Quilotoa. There we started our hike around the crater rim. And of course we happened to … Continue reading Day hike to Laguna Quilotoa

Four hour hike in Toachi Canyon

I'm amazed by Canyon's. Most of the time they are very well hidden, carved into the rocks by strong natural forces, very steep or less steep, with high plateaus or without. This one here is certainly not as impressive as the Colca Canyon that I hiked in Peru, yet it was still worth a hike. … Continue reading Four hour hike in Toachi Canyon

Hiking the “Skywalk”

A short, approx. 2-hour hike starting directly from Black Sheep Inn, lead me down into a canyon, along the canyon - including sheep's on the way -  up through a tiny rock chasm, and... I was rewarded with a steep view down into the canyon on the other side. Walking along the path is nothing … Continue reading Hiking the “Skywalk”

Baños: Biking not bathing

Baños (de Agua Santa), was praised by Lonelyplanet & co. as the action adventure place of Ecuador. A small holiday spot at 1.800 m with thermal springs and waterfalls. Surrounded by lush green forests and the neighbouring volcano Tungurahua. I stayed here for 2 days, cutting down from a planned three - because I realized, … Continue reading Baños: Biking not bathing