Exploring Ecuador by bike has been popular since the early ‘90s. The freedom of a bike gets you off the main roads and into the local communities where you can enjoy your surroundings and discover hidden gems!
Our full-day bike tour lets you explore the area around Tena without the need for buses or 4×4 taxis. It takes you to a stunning waterfall for a natural swim, Archidona for lunch and to the famous Jumandy Caves (consistently ranked one of the best things to do in the Napo Region) in the afternoon.
Get on your bike!
Season: All year
Price: $45 per person
Entrance to the caves
Local English or Spanish-speaking guide (you choose)Lunch (vegetarian option available)
What to bring:
Come dressed in light comfortable clothes for cycling.
Bring a small towel and dry change of clothes for after the waterfall.
Bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
A small amount of money for snacks or handicrafts.
You will also need to bring your passport number.
Optional – camera!
Typical Bike Tour
The trip starts at 9am at the Raft Amazonia office at Av. 15 de Noviembre y Cesar Augusto Rueda where we get our bikes. From Tena, we head north, following local tracks and roads and explore the area around the town, with its wide variety of birds and plant life. After a while, we cross over a main road and take the path that leads to the Famacito Waterfall.
There, we can have a swim and stand under the cool, refreshing waters of the waterfall itself. It’s a great place to relax after the mornings’ cycle ride.
After that we head for a delicious lunch as well as the chance to eat some typical local food. The more adventurous can try mallion (caterpillar) – a local delicacy. There are also some small stalls in Archidona selling small handicrafts.
After our lunch we head further north to the Jumandy Caves (the labyrinth of caves made famous by an indigenous warrior named Jumandy who escaped from the Spanish Conquistadors by hiding there). Here we leave our bikes and head with our flashlights into the network of caves.
After getting wet in the pools and streams of the natural caves, we get into our dry clothes and head back to Tena for 4 or 5pm.