|What to do in Quito:|
| Climbing | Mountain
biking | Others|
|For further information about the agencies listed below, see Tour operators.
Note: Be aware that independent guides do not provide a full service (equipment, insurance, food, etc.), or transport.|
Surtrek.- They run guided climbs to all peaks, with equipment hire and sale. They also work with ASEGUIM knowledgeable guides who speak several languages, including English, French and German.
Safari Tours.- They manage only ASEGUIM guides, with a maximum of two climbers per guide, very knowledgeable bilingual guides. They also have a climbing school.
Pamir Travel and Adventures.- They mainly work with ASEGUIM guides.
Compañia de Guías.- Address: Jorge Washington and 6 de Diciembre. Tel. 2533779. They work only with ASEGUIM guides: German, English, Italian and French speaking.
Sierra Nevada.- They also use only ASEGUIM guides, English, German
and French speaking. They manage larger groups.
Nuevos Horizontes Club.- Address: Colón 2038 and 10 de Agosto. Tel. 2552154. You don't have to be a member to join their trips, they will also help you with some climbing tips.
Club de Andinismo.- Located at Universidad Católica, they welcome visitors every Tuesday and Thursday at 19:30.
See Shopping, to hire, or buy climbing equipment, they can also help you with lots of information. If you have your own equipment and wish to
sell it, they are always looking after used equipment.
| Mountain biking|
|Andes World Bike.- Mountain bike excursions and amazing tours throughout Ecuador. Reservations: 2352769 & 2231123. Address: Pinto 350 and Amazonas.|
Aries.- Downhill mountain biking tours around Ecuador's most beautiful mountains and active volcanoes. Reservations: 2906052. Address: Wilson 578 and Reina Victoria.
They run free route planning and rent bikes. Address Calama 380 and Juan León Mera, another branch at: Pasaje Roca 630 and Amazonas, the small dead-end street opposite Hotel Alameda Real. Reservations: Tel. 2552505, Fax: 2223381.
Bicisport.- Located at Quicentro Shopping (top floor). Also, another branch on 6 de Diciembre 6327 and Tomas de Berlanga. Tel. 2460894.
Sobre Ruedas.- Tours, sales & bike rental. Address: Av. 10 de Agosto N52-162 (Ciudadela Kennedy). Tel. 2416781.
For more information see mountain
| Other activities|
|Bungee jumping.- Is practiced every Sunday morning through Andes Bungee. Tel. 2524796.|
Bowling.- Can be practiced at El Molinón (Amazonas and Eloy Alfaro).
Swimming.- There is public swimming pool at Batán Alto (on Cochapata), close to 6 de Diciembre and Gaspar de Villaroel. There are many others but in private complexes and best hotels. Hotel Quito has a temperate large swimming pool frequented by foreigners. See
Whitewater rafting.- For further information on this sport, Click here.
Bullfighting.- Only in the main season (The first two weeks of December) at Plaza de Toros (Amazonas and Tomás de Berlanga). Tickets for sale are found the day before the bullfight in Plaza de Toros. The Union de Toreros (Av. Amazonas, Edif. Casa Paz) will give you further information about all bullfights around the country.
Paragliding Escuela Pichincha de Vuelo Libre.- Address: Carlos Endara Oe3-60 and Amazonas. Tel. 2256592. Complete courses offered.
Snorkeling.- Snorkeling gear for sale at Importaciones Kao (Colón and Almagro and also at El Bosque and Quicentro malls). El Globo shops (on Amazonas and Gaspar de Villaroel).
Cockfighting.- In the Pollodrome (Pedro Calixto and Chile) every Saturday from
14:00 till 19:00. The entry fee is around US$0.50.
Jogging.-At the Hash House Harriers. Inquiries at Tel. 2229369.
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