I took a 9 day trip around Lake Superior back in August and I’ve been craving for a bigger piece of adventure ever since. I’ve randomly came across Ecuador Freedom Bike Rentals and found the 6 day off-road self-guided tour to fit my budget and schedule so I booked it for end of November. My overall trip lasted 13 days but I will only cover the riding portion in this RR. The bike rental is located in the capital city of Quito at an elevation of over 9000 ft. I was feeling light-headed as soon as I got off the plane and it took a couple of days to adjust. The average temperature in Quito is fairly constant all year round but varied a lot through my trip depending on the region and elevation. I was initially concerned about the forecast of thunderstorm every single day but was told by the rental place that Ecuador does not have accurate weather forecast like in the US. Rain is pretty much expected but it’s not too bad outside of the wet season months (February is the worst). Ecuador also uses US dollar as its currency so it’s nice not having to make any currency exchange. This is a map taken from the rental website. Each colored line represents a daily route. The off-road trip is a bit more intense averaging 150-250 km per day which turned out to be about 10 hours of riding in mostly dirt, gravel, cobblestone and mud. The rental package includes the bike, a pre-programmed GPS and pre-arranged hotels. You have the option of fully guided tour with a group and support vehicle or a self-guide tour by yourself. I went for the self-guided tour because it was cheaper and I was feeling adventurous.