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Old 06-14-2016, 09:30 AM   #1
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Motorcycle Riding Adventure in Ecuador

My brother and I just got back from a trip to Ecuador where we rented and rode motorcycles all over the Andes Mountains for 6 days. It was incredible. We rented the bikes thru Freedombikerental.com
Below is a video with some clips and pictures from the trip:
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Funny, I did the four day last month w bluepine & two other guys. Glad you had a good time!
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I'm flying out to nicaragua tomorrow, I definitely plan on getting a bike while I'm there.
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Awesome video! Glad that mirror stopped bugging me on day 3... Definitely looking forward to doing something like this one day.

Did you bring your own gear, or did they rent everything out to you all?
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Pleasantly surprised to see that they have a Terra and other big bikes to rent. Then clicked on the website link and saw their rental prices. Ouch, not so pleasant. But guess you gotta pay to play. Sure wish they get the Darien Gap connected someday so I can ride down.

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Pleasantly surprised to see that they have a Terra and other big bikes to rent. Then clicked on the website link and saw their rental prices. Ouch, not so pleasant. But guess you gotta pay to play. Sure wish they get the Darien Gap connected someday so I can ride down.

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The prices for the self-guided tour packages seem more than reasonable, they even supply you with a prepaid cell phone
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The prices for the self-guided tour packages seem more than reasonable, they even supply you with a prepaid cell phone
I didn't look at the even higher tour prices, was commenting only on the rental prices. From my experience very high for a third world country.

V-Strom 650 - $995 week
DR200 - $495 week
plus 12% tax added to above

My rental place in Philippines
Versys 650 - $275 week
XR200 - $95 week
no tax added

very new bikes in great condition. My selection, CRF250L at $150 week. Savings from above would pay for a roundtrip plane ticket.

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I didn't look at the even higher tour prices, was commenting only on the rental prices. From my experience very high for a third world country.

V-Strom 650 - $995 week
DR200 - $495 week
plus 12% tax added to above

My rental place in Philippines
Versys 650 - $275 week
XR200 - $95 week
no tax added

very new bikes in great condition. My selection, CRF250L at $150 week. Savings from above would pay for a roundtrip plane ticket.

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That 12% tax is only for citizens of Ecuador, it does not apply to tourists. What came with the bike you rented in the Philippines?

What is included with my motorcycle rental?
Unlimited Mileage
Insurance (see above)
24 hours rental
24 hour breakdown and recovery service (does not cover flat tires or running out of gas, etc)
Maps, Routes and Advice
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High-Security Lock
GPS Satellite Tracking Anti-Theft System (not a navigation system)
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What is included with my motorcycle rental?..
No tax for tourists is only for their tour packages. Bike rentals are charged 12% tax per their website. But even without the tax prices are still ~3-5X higher.

Same for your list above of things included. That is for their tour packages,, not for their bike rentals only.

Hey guys not wanting to derail this ride report so enough of the comparisons. I just gave a quick comment on their prices since the link was given. I thought it was high but have no experience down there. Might be the cheapest place in the whole country for all I know. But comparing to multiple third world countries where I have rented previously it is quite high.

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That is for their tour packages,, not for their bike rentals only.
If you select the DR200 as a rental only:

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Freedom also has a spotless bathroom & shower you can use to clean up if you're heading for the airport right after your ride
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The cost of the tour is a little expensive, about $1900 all-in for me on the DR650, but I can say it was for sure 100% worth it. Freedom bike rental does a fantastic job setting up the routes, the hotels, etc. When you're riding on those remote road out there, you really feel like you're on an adventure as opposed to a tour of some sort.

I did bring my own gear, but they have a bunch of gear that you can rent in the shop. I just prefer to use my own stuff, and it's pretty easy to bring in a large checked duffle bags.

I had 2 small spills that I managed to get on video. Everybody loves a crash video so enjoy!:
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Looks like you came up on the center ridge both times, which set you up for the instability that followed.

I had very little dirt experience before this trip, so had to do quick learning on the fly! Figured out it was typically safer to stay down in the ruts.

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