Mountain Biking in the Galapagos Islands
The last thing anyone would associate with the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador is mountain biking, but wheels are trumping cruise boats thanks to Pikaia Lodge. The destination’s first luxury, on-land resort is visually engaging, forward-thinking and eco-friendly, and visitors take advantage of the resort’s private yacht for traditional cruising. Thanks to the opening of the lodge, mountain biking has become a reality on unspoiled terrain. Guests take complimentary mountain bikes out for a 15-mile ride through the national park (with stunning views) to El Garrapetero Beach, volcanic craters with lava tunnels and small villages with organic coffee farms and cattle ranches—while seeing wildlife in their natural habitat (including the giant Galapagos tortoise and dozens of native birds) along the way.
Prices start at $8,115 for a three-night stay with daily activities, meals, and transportation included. Pikaialodge.comBack to top