Cotopaxi National Park tour is an exciting day that begins with spectacular views of the unique Andean landscape in the “Avenue of the Volcanoes”. Inside the national park we hike up to the refuge, which is situated at 4,810 m. We will then have a short safety briefing before our descent on mountain bikes! The trail can be diveded in two sections of which the first one is more difficult. Thus we reccomend it to more experienced riders. The journey finishes at the beautiful lagoon at the base of Cotopaxi. This tour goes to a height of 4,810m, it is important that you are prepared for this kind of altitude. We recommend acclimatizing at least two days around 3,000m.I
Important: For the use of bicycles, you will be kindly asked to sign a document that you accept responsibility of the good use of the bicycle and asked to let an identity document that will be given back after the tour. Thanks for your understanding.
What's included :
- Professional bilingual guide
- 1 lunch box
- Transportation from/to Quito
- Mountain bike
What's excluded :
- Personal expenses
Leave from Plaza Foch,Quito for transfer to Hostería Papagayo South
Arrive to PapaGayo for having breakfast, pick up bikes and other participants and leave toward Cotopaxi
Enter Cotopaxi National Park
Explanations of the area, volcanoes, animals, etc
Arrive at the parking lot at 4,500m, and begin hike up to “Jose Rivas” refuge.
Reach refuge at 4,810m. Rest & enjoy the view
Return to parking lot, check equipment and bikes, short briefing and begin the descent on mountain bikes.
Arrive at Laguna Limpiopungo via bike. After short rest depart Cotopaxi National Park
Lunch at PapaGayo (you have the option to stay the night in Hosteria PapaGay don’t hesitate to ask us for more information)
Arriving at Plaza Foch
(Note: All times are approximate, except starting time)
Meals Included: Lunch Box
Departure Point :Ecomontes Tour Cia. Ltda., Juan Leon Mera and Mariscal Foch, Quito 170143, Ecuador
Departure Time :7:00am
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A minimum of 4 people per booking is required
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.