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Biking Dutchman

Foch E 4- 283 and Av. Amazonas, Quito 0000, Ecuador
+593 2-256-8323
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Ranked #8 of 75 Activities in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER has chosen the BIKING DUTCHMAN among the 101 ATRACTIONS IN SOUTH AMERICA The pioneer and leader of mountain bike tours in Ecuador, with more experience and equipment than the rest, we offer an array of top-of-the-line, quality biking adventures ranging from day trips and treks in the Andes to gentle rides through the Amazon rainforest. Our tours are sure to please bikers of all ages and levels of experience
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Please note that you must be in pretty good shape and very familiar with a bike. We did the cotopaxi tour and it was beautiful to see, would do it again, but the tour was tough and not slow. Do not expect a leisurely bike ride. Guide very nice. Don't forget rain gear, will almost certainly rain in the afternoon.

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I never got the chance to go cause my friend got sick and had to go back to sweden, but i emailed them just the day before and we still got all our money back which was very appreciated. They have a very good contact through emails. So i didnt end up going, but ive been recommened by several to... More

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

I was very sorry that you could not do the trip. It would have been awesome as we have been planning it for a while. I was also sorry that your friend's got sick. Allthough we cannot always promise to reimbourse you your deposit, I am happy that this time it was possible! Thanks for sharing what you have been... More

Trondheim Municipality, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Myself and wife did a five day tour from the highest peaks to the Amazon. Amazing landscapes and great fun. The hospitality and service from Mr Biking Dutchman himself could not have been better! We decided when to stop, when to bike, where to eat and when you instead of biking wanted to spend time driving instead. This kind of... More

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

Thanks very much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are thrilled that you and your significant one chose THE BIKING DUTCHMAN for your 5 day biking adventure, while in Ecuador. We understand that you all had a great time (including the BIKING DUTCHMAN himself). He might not come to all the tours any more, but... More

Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Great views and well organised. The weather can be very changeable depending on the season. We had sun, hail and rain. Bikes were ok, but not without problems - all minor. Lunch was great and the guide was fun and attentive. The ride down is fun, but very bumpy and cold to start with, then it's fun, reasonably fast and... More

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

We really appreciate the time and effort you put into this. To think over the good and bad, to write a review and then post it, is something that we do not expect from each client. But we are always, most certainly happy when it happens! So thank you for sharing your experience with us. And thank you for your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

First time we regret there is only a five-point scale on tripadvisor... Take a look at this review to convince yourselves to book this tour :-) We did the three-day tour which takes you to the ecuadorian highlights Cotopaxi, Quilotoa and Chimboraso in only three days. The detailed and always correct info of our excellent guide Fernando helped to assess... More

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

Your thorough review in the TRIP ADVISOR went the extra mile to describe your experience. It is awesome. Thank you so much for giving a thought to your experience with us. It is the first time that anyone mentions our home made upside down! It is one of my favorites too as I get bored of preparing the brownie every... More

Blue Ridge Mts., Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I am a 55 year old woman. I started the day somewhat disappointed as I saw another tour leaving with much more comfortable travel arrangements (a tour bus). We were riding in the back of an enclosed truck. That turned out to be one of the best parts of the trip. Our experience was totally different: more exciting, more personal,... More

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

First of all, let us tell you how deeply sorry we are for your injuries! We sincerely hope that you heal properly and that you will be able to lead your life without any pain. Receive also my deepest apologies for “misleading” you. I must have done it against my will and best knowledge. As, what I always try to... More

Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This wonderful tour down the plains of Cotopaxi is god fun and without fear. We went on our first day upon arrival from Europe - no problem! But - take some time to listen to this Flying Dutchman as he serves the homemade luncheon (made by his Ecuatorial wife); IT IS UNCREDIBLE! He has travelled the world all his life... More

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AnaNoboa, Owner at Biking Dutchman, responded to this review

Thank you for taking some time to share your experience with the Biking tours company that my wife and I founded 23 years ago. As you mentioned, I was a real Flying Dutchman, a globetrotter in every sense of the word. I had traveled the 5 continents indulging my passion for biking in each. I crossed the USA on my... More

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Did a one day bike ride on Cotopaxi with our guide Fernando. Great organisation - wouldn't bother looking at any other company, and would book again immediately with them if I went back. The bikes were in good conditions, the guide was phenomenal, and the experience itself was great.

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

I think that you nailed it! The key of the success in our line of business is, indeed, the organization. It might have taken long (23 years is a lot of time) but we sincerely believe that we have grown in spirit, both as human beings and as company. So glad that you notice it. Encouraging reviews like yours inspire... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

my buddy and I ended up doing a three day tour with Mateo Cuesta doing the more advanced all mountain riding, and oh my god it was amazing. First off, mateo is just an all around awesome dude. Super easy to talk to, fantastic rider, and you can tell he really loves what he does. it made for such a... More

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

Thanks for your appreciative comments about our new section ALL MOUNTAIN TOURS. This is a new effort to offer you something innovative! So glad you liked it! More

Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We had great fun with the biking Dutchman. The guide was a bit cranky at first because we were late and biked slow but his mood improved after lunch and generally it was a nice guy and a good guide. We got to ride on our own paste and got a nice lunch. The bikes and helmet were of good... More

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

OMG! First of all, I apologize in Fernando’s name and my own for his first reaction: Being cranky is just NOT an option. We strive to give you an outstanding experience and that should start with a polite and charming guide. I asked him about your comment and he did not realize that you found his mood “cranky”. That day... More

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