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Self-Guided Motorcycle and 4x4 Tours

What is a self-guided tour?

For our self-guided motorcycle and 4x4 tours, you'll select a motorcycle or 4x4 vehicle which has a GPS mounted. The route for each day of your tour is on the GPS and each night’s accommodation is pre-booked. There are no set dates so you can choose your own starting date. You can go on your own or with a group of friends. You pay an all-inclusive price for motorcycle rental, GPS routes and accommodations. So, all you need to do is show up and ride, safe in the knowledge that you will be travelling on the best motorcycling roads in Ecuador, staying in great, biker-friendly accommodations and seeing some of the top sights and attractions that Ecuador has to offer.

Is a self-guided tour right for you?

A self-guided tour is just that - you will be acting as your own guide and taking the responsibilities that a professional guide would take.  Our professional motorcycle guides are able to plan ahead and be able to have alternative plans in case things go wrong.  For example, you should be able to to change an inner tube or repair a flat tire.  You should be capable of finding an alternative route in case of a road closure (due to a landslide for example). This normally is very easy, but if you are not comfortable or you don’t enjoy reading a map, self-guided may not be for you. To really enjoy a self-guided trip, you’ll need to be flexible and have a sense of humor. So if you do miss a turn and have to backtrack or even ask a local for assistance, you’ll be okay doing so. And, remember - the most memorable trips always have a little unscripted adventure built into them. And if you should get a flat tire…don’t worry. Honestly, fixing a flat is nowhere near as challenging as most people think. We’ll provide you a complete flat repair kit, and Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental will review this and other basic bike maintenance at your orientation.  

In addition, some proficiency in Spanish is helpful. This doesn’t mean you have to speak Spanish fluently, just enough to be understood. So if a local villager or shopkeeper doesn’t speak your language, can you get by with what might be awkward phrasebook pronunciations and charades with a smile? If this causes you to panic, self-guided may not be for you. On the other hand, you’re sure to look back on these heartwarming and humorous experiences as one of the unexpected highlights of your trip.

A guided tour is better for you if you want the companionship and the additional security and support of a guide and a group and if you don't want to hassle with bike adjustments, fixing flats, etc.   Renting a bike and doing your own thing is good if you are able to put in the time to plan your route and to make hotel reservations in advance and you can deal well with things going not as planned!

Everything you need for adventure.  Biker tested. Biker approved.

On self-guided tours, we supply you with a dual-sport motorcycle or 4x4 vehicle equipped with a GPS containing pre-programmed daily routes, luggage, maps, accommodation vouchers, a pre-paid cell phone, tire repair kit, an emergency kit and a detailed guide book. You just hop on the bike or jump in the vehicle and go! We have done the work of riding the routes a few times, testing the accomodations and now you can be safe in the knowledge you are seeing the best sights, riding the best roads and staying in great, biker-friendly accomodations each night.

Our routes are all based on several years of experience of riding them on our own and as guides on our guided tours.  Programming a GPS in Ecuador is not very straightforward and we've learned all of the ins and outs.  The result is a flawless route that won't get you lost.

We've got your back with 24-hour nationwide support and assistance.

Even though you go alone (or with a group of friends), you have peace of mind knowing that Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental is only a phone call away. We will be there to help you in the case of a breakdown or any other unlikely event. We provide a pre-paid cell phone and a great selection of spare parts and tools to help make your trip go smoothly. In addition, we have a network of trusted mechanics and contacts throughout the country to help if something should go wrong during your trip.  You are never alone.

Tours to fit your schedule and interests.

Our self-guided tours are about seeing the best sights in Ecuador, staying in great places and enjoying other activities along the way -such as surfing, archeology, cuisine, museums and adventure sports. You go when you want, and stay on your own schedule.  Start and stop when and where you choose.

Self-Guided Tours

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