Run Ecuador offers many options to combine running and tourism. In the cities of Quito, Guayaquil and Cuenca we offer personalized and small group sightseeing running tours. The idea is to visit the city’s most well-known attractions: parks, the old city, the modern spots, the suburbs; and to see panoramic views of the city to get the geographic idea of it.
We are experienced tour guides who love our cities and are prepared to run for many miles.
You just need to tell us:
¿What is your pace?
¿What do you want to see?
¿What time do you have for your run?
For you to run comfortable and safe, we carry your small belongings in our backpacks: water, gels, hotel key cards, cell phones, cameras.
While running in the city, we can talk about it’s history, culture, restaurants, museums, and any other topic you are interested in. You will learn more than in the city tour bus because you are leaving your footprints in the streets, stairs, allies and parks. And you can keep your training in the coolest way.
Most requested spots:
Centro Histórico: 30 minute run to explore the colonial churches and old buildings, and the Carondelet Palace and Presidency of the Republic. It often includes the Cristal Palace of Itchimbia with a panoramic view of Quito.
Parks and modern city: Runners usually want to do the 3 main parks: Metropolitano with a great view of the valley and mount Ilaló, La Carolina in the commercial part of Quito, and El Ejido where the Old city starts.
Valleys and suburbs: the 12 mile trail called Chaquiñán is the best way to trailrun in the Cumbayá and Tumbaco valleys with the possibility to go up the Ilaló mountain.
Malecón: The nearly 2-mile (5km) run through the Malecón and by the Guayas River is by far the most requested run.
Chongón, Salinas, Ayampe: these are three beautiful spots to run of more than 10k. Chongón is located at 45 minutes, Salinas at 2 hours and Ayampe at 3 hours by car from the Port of Guayaquil.
Lineal Park and Old Town: runners like to run by the Tomebamba river and the best way to go is in the 2-mile lineal park, and into the attractive Old Town which can be explored in 40 minutes.
El Cajas: because of its altitude, it is better to hike rather than run in El Cajas National Park, beautiful paramo landscape, with more than 230 lakes.