Pilot in Ecuador, 2016

5In 2016 I took a 17 days trip to Ecuador as a pilot / tryout if I am comftable with traveling solo on a motorcycle… For 11 of those days I rented a BMW 650 GS from the guys over at freedombikerental.com and had an amazing trip around Ecuador.

24.10.2016 Alausi – Riobamba – Salinas

The point farthes away from the center of the earth.. The road today takes me towards Chimborazo, which is reported to be the point on the surface which is furthest away from the earth center. At more then 6000km away … Continue reading

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23.10.2016 Cumanda – Alausi

A local recommended a shortcut to Alausi, so let’s try it out 🙂 Turned out, it was an all grave road. But I seldom had soo much fun ona road, and what a great view you will get. I can … Continue reading

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20.10.2016 Vinces – Cuenca

Back off into the mountains A longer trip today, and gaining hight massivly. From 0m above sea level to more then 4000 meters. What a climb. You’ll even drive thrue the clouds when you go up to Parque Nacional Cajas. … Continue reading

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19.10.2016 Canoa – Bahia De Caraquez – Vinces

Say bye bye to the beach and more inwards, back towards the mountains. Not a lot mountains to climb, but a nice road anyway. At least, untill I got lost again, hit a first kind of gravel road. But it … Continue reading

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18.10. 2016 Mindo – La Concordia – Pedernales – Jama – Canoa

Off to the beach! Today, the road takes me all the way west untill I reach the beach. Even though the erathquake hit this prt not too long ago, the hotel still stands.

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Quito

Before and after I rented my bike I had a few days in Quito. What a wonderful place.

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17.10.2016 Quito – Intinanan – Pululahua Crater – Mindo

A unfortunate start for a trip. I got lost in the traffic of Quito, took a wrong turn somewhere. No problem, the GPS will guide me to the correct place anyway, or at least that’s what I thought. It broke … Continue reading

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25.10.2016 Salinas de Guaranda – Chimborazo – Riobamba – Banos

Just cursing the mountains.. Back around Chimborazo and then onwards. The mountains and the roads are just beautiful 45001 SSH 45002 WebMng 45003 SSH main, deact 45004 WebWiki

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