COTOPAXI BIKE AND HIKE – Full Day.

Latacunga, Ecuador

About this trip

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Have you ever been near an active volcano? Well, on this trip we will cycle close to the second highest active volcano on earth! If you are lucky, you will get to see some of that activity!

After a two hour drive reaching 3800 meters above sea level (12500 ft ASL), you’ll begin a thrilling, yet easy, descent through the beautiful paramo ecosystem to the northernmost entrance of Cotopaxi National Park. The trail mostly consists of a series of dirt paths along 10 kms (about 6.2 miles) of an incredible landscape known as the ‘Avenue of the Volcanoes’. Prepare yourself for many spectacular views, such as a glacial lagoon and a valley with amazing rock formations from previous Cotopaxi volcano eruptions. It will inspire awe for its gorgeous location between the Cotopaxi and Rumiñahui volcanoes.

Don’t believe it? Try it!

What to Bring


What to bring

  • ID (original or copy)
  • Rain/wind jacket
  • Warm clothes
  • Comfortable clothes for biking
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Cap or hat
  • Bandana
  • Sunblock
  • Money, including small change
  • A backpack to store stuff
  • Water

Note:

It is recommended to have some MTB experience on off-road routes in order to know how to control the bicycle in difficult terrains.

Itinerary

Itinerary
Cotopaxi

Itinerary

  • Hotel pick-up
  • Drive along the Avenue of the Volcanoes
  • Arrival at Cotopaxi National Park
  • Hike Limpiopungo Lagoon, 3800 MASL (approx. 30 minute walk)
  • Drive to 4600 MASL and hike up to the Jose Rivas Refuge at 4800 MASL (approx. 45 min walk). This is OPTIONAL.
  • Bike down to Limpiopungo Lagoon and Pedregal Valley
  • Lunch  
  • Return to Quito  
    NOTE: Optional bikes upon request at an ADDITIONAL cost

Your Organizer


QB
Quito Bike Tours and Travel Experiences
3 reviews
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Reviews

I would rate this trip as one of the most outstanding ones we have ever made. And thanks God we could still make it, before Corona took over. What really made the difference in Nicky Lodge was our Guide Pedro -what a special person with so much knowledge and charm, his background, originally from the region, simply overwhelmed us. The lodge was O.K, the cook and the staff so attentive, we really did feel at home. Some of the guides there simply were, as to our opinion, already too touristic. I don't need a personal book to be personally recommendated, do I? The trip was very well organized, we would do it again. I Hope all of you are well, we are with you, Antje and Sylvia
The bus itself was comfortable and clean. Love the second level seating, the view was great from there. The driver and the guide were great, knowledgeable, and friendly. I learned a lot about Ecuador in a fun way through this bus tour. Once at the equator, we went our own ways and met up in a couple hours, which was nice to venture out on our own for a little. My favorite part was the Agave house tour. Again, super educational and getting to taste the Miske and other parts of the agave plant was amazing. 110% would reccomend. Worth the $ and worth the time!
We had a wonderful time with lovely people as guide, driver muy careful and agency muy agréable y useful through a 30 day trip across le country. We recommend surely Quito bike tours for a trip in Ecuador with people local outside of touristic area.

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