Tour Guide

Jose Ricardo Jijon

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Hometown: Quito, Ecuador

Guide Since: 2019


The Scottish Highlands and Ecuadorian mountains


Lasagna and locro, an Andean stew


Kombucha and beer


Ecuador's hacienda lodges and anywhere on the Galápagos Islands

Jose has been riding bikes since he was a kid, and began racing BMX when he was eight years old. At 13, he started racing downhill and cross country. For the past several years, Jose has been working as a bike tour guide as a way to share his love of  Ecuador, and he especially enjoys the logistics of travel planning. He also owns a bike academy where he coaches aspiring cyclists of all ages and helps students improve their riding techniques.