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Court Rand and Sylvain Gallea know a thing or two about adventure. Having met in 1990 while Court was working as a motorcycle courier in Paris, the two later hit the road in 2008 on a protracted motorcycle tour of the Americas. Departing New York City where Court worked as the director of a software company, their southbound route took them through Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, and terminated in Buenos Aires, Argentina. More than just a trip of a lifetime, it was an affirmation of what motorcycles and open roads represent - a sense of liberation.

In 2009 Court and Sylvain, expats from United States and France respectively, decided to make their passion their vocation and launched Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental in a small shop in Quito, Ecuador. To get their fledgling company off the ground they leveraged their eclectic experiences gained over the years. Sylvain’s previous titles included bartender, shop owner, and electrician. In addition to his tenure in the software industry, Court worked as a hotel manager, night auditor and Outward Bound instructor for learning disabled kids. Since opening the doors, Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental has evolved into the preeminent touring company in Ecuador. They have added more motorcycles, additional employees, and recently moved into a brand new, full-service location. Their continued success is the result of their unwavering commitment to their guests, and to their adopted community. Every tour is hand crafted to deliver the ultimate Ecuadorean experience. Court and Sylvain are continually developing new routes, finding undiscovered hotels, and creating trips which showcase the best of Ecuador.

Central to their company mission is a dedication to the people of Ecuador by giving back whenever they can. They’ve come a long way since first hitting the road on their big adventure a decade ago. Perhaps their most impressive accomplishment is proving everyone is deserving of the trip of a lifetime. Everyone needs––Freedom.

Focused on Ecuador.

We've been designing and organizing tours in Ecuador since 2009, meeting people and building our wealth of knowledge of the country. When you travel with us, you gain extraordinary access to its people and places. You’re enriched by the knowledge of our staff, resources, guides, and by local people you will meet along the way.  From the photographers, writers and explorers who lead our trips to the local guides and experts we meet in the field, you’ll be surrounded by people who are steeped in knowledge and insights about the places we go. And they’re passionate about sharing that knowledge with you.

Safety: Our Priority

Safety and security is about being aware of your surroundings, clear communication, and being prepared. Our equipment is provided by leading international manufacturers, purchased new and maintained that way by a team of professionals. We don't cut corners on tires, brakes or any equipment and we inspect and maintain everything with North American and European standards. We follow MSF guidelines with regards to group riding and our tours are equipped with satellite communication systems in case of an emergency.

Giving Back

When you travel with us, you help make a difference. We are active in many community and non-profit organizations that are working to make Ecuador and the world a better place.  Our activity is not passive; we encourage our clients to connect directly with the communities they visit through programs like Pack for a Purpose.  With this program, we communicate directly with remote, isolated schools to determine what they need for their children and ask our customers to bring the supplies in their luggage and saddlebags so we can deliver them personally. The project has improved the lives of thousands of students and brought meaningful and lasting connections for our riders.

We Provide Adventure.

You create the unique experience.

Meet The Team

Our Super Heros
Diego Ordoñez
Diego OrdoñezHead Mechanic
Diego Ordoñez
Diego OrdoñezHead Mechanic
Diego has been a key part of our success over the years (he started working with us in 2012). Known as the best motorcycle mechanic in Ecuador, he is well-known in the professional motocross circuit. He studied mechanical engineering and has worked previously for Ducati and Kawasaki. Diego focuses on preventive maintenance and proactive repairs and replacement of our equipment. He and his wife Nancy and three kids are a key part of the happiness here at EFBR!

Florian Lasnes
Florian LasnesDirector of Sales
Florian Lasnes
Florian LasnesDirector of Sales
Florian is the guy you'll be conversing with when booking tours with us. He works with us part time and has many other activities to keep him busy. Originally from France, Florian is an artiisan bread baker and lover of tourism and the outdoors.

Hanna Klein
Hanna KleinGuide in Training
Hanna Klein
Hanna KleinGuide in Training
Hanna is an avid motorcyclist and sociologist from Germany. She is interested in culture, languages and teaching. She joined our team in July 2018 and is training to be one of our Guides. She currently works in the shop to help riders prepare for their trips. She is fluent in English, German and Spanish.

David Iturralde
David IturraldeVideo and Social Media Content Creator
David Iturralde
David IturraldeVideo and Social Media Content Creator
David joined our team in April 2018 and with his extensive experience as a cinematographer and musician, we've put him in charge of producing videos for our social media campaigns. He has participated in the production of several films and videos in Ecuadorian tourism industry including works with Peter Greenberg, the Travel Channel and the Minister of Tourism.

Raphaël Erhardt
Raphaël ErhardtSenior Guide & Staff Manager
Raphaël Erhardt
Raphaël ErhardtSenior Guide & Staff Manager
Raphael is from Normandie, France. In 2011, he stopped into our shop to get some advice on routes and information about Ecuador in 2011. After traveling to the tip of South America and to Southeast Asia, he came back and started guiding tours for us in 2012. He is a talented photographer, musician and chef.

Andy Walcott
Andy WalcottSenior Guide
Andy Walcott
Andy WalcottSenior Guide
Andy has been guiding tours with us since 2017. Before that he was wandering around Latin America without a plan on his Honda 250. We met him at a bakery and found out immediately that he is a skilled conversationalist and a genuine person. He is a charismatic, excellent tour guide with interests in culture, languages, music and rock climbing.

Alejandra Gudiño
Alejandra GudiñoAccounting and Administrative Specialist
Alejandra Gudiño
Alejandra GudiñoAccounting and Administrative Specialist
Alejandra is a ray of sunshine and carefully takes care of the accounting, bookeeping and various administrative functions of the company. She and her husband, Fabian, are passionate about adventure motorcycling and take off on various trips around Ecuador and Colombia throughout the year. They have one son and are native Quiteños.

Marianita Garzón
Marianita GarzónFacilities Management
Marianita Garzón
Marianita GarzónFacilities Management
Marianita has worked with us since 2010, in cleaning up the shop and making sure everything is tidy and smells good. Its a tough job cleaning up after thousands of adventure motorcyclists who return back from dusty and dirty roads. It is why we call her "Santa Marianita." She is a caring, trustworthy and invaluable part of our team.

Ximena Zambrano
Ximena ZambranoHead of Accounting
Ximena Zambrano
Ximena ZambranoHead of Accounting
Ximena, aka XiXi (zhee-zhee) - has worked with us to help us grow the business since 2011. Her job is tough - dealing with getting through all the red tape of Ecuadorian bureaucracy, tax payments and accounting. She is an avid scooter rider and rides every day, rain or shine.

Jean Brown
Jean BrownHotel and Logistics Manager
Jean Brown
Jean BrownHotel and Logistics Manager
Jean Brown is knows as the walking encyclopedia of Ecuador. She has the uncanny ability to recall every square inch of the country with her photographic memory. Originally from England, she has lived in Ecuador for over 40 years and has written and contirbuted to several guidebooks to Ecuador and South America. She is a teacher of Permaculture and conservation and teaches classes and provdes academic tours throughout the year. She is in charge of our relationships with our hotel and activity partners throughout the country and is a key asset for us when we design new and custom routes for our customers.

Gabriel Novillo
Gabriel NovilloRider Preparation Manager
Gabriel Novillo
Gabriel NovilloRider Preparation Manager
Gabriel is a native Ecuadorian who lived in Texas, USA and Saskatchewan, Canada. He was a longtime follower and fan of our facebook page and when we posted a job opportunity to work with us, he jumped on it. We're so happy to have a great and organized person to help our riders get out on the road efficiently and with safety in mind. Gabe is also an avid motorcyclist.

Salina and White
Salina and WhiteSr. Executive Vice President in Charge of Security and Head of Strategic Thinking
Salina and White
Salina and WhiteSr. Executive Vice President in Charge of Security and Head of Strategic Thinking
Salina has been with us since we first came to Ecuador in 2009. She grew up ion a motorcycle, in a top box of a Buell XB12X as we rode to Argentina and back to Ecuador. In 2013, she met the love of her life, White, who was a sovereign Quito street dog. White learned how to ride on a motocycle to be able to join Salina on rides and in 2016, they created a family of seven puppies, who now live in various parts of the country and enjoy visits from time to time.

+593 (02) 600-4459

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