Biking around the Cotopaxi Volcano

Quito, Ecuador

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icon8 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Overview

Escape the city for the wild landscapes of the Cotopaxi National Park on this full-day private adventure from Quito. Drive along the spectacular Route of the Volcanoes, hike around Cotopaxi Volcano, then enjoy a thrilling mountain bike ride through the Andes. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Full-day private Cotopaxi hiking and biking tour from Quito
  • Enjoy a scenic drive along the Route of the Volcanoes
  • Hike and mountain bike through the wild landscapes of the Cotopaxi National Park
  • Easy to moderate level tour can be adapted to your preferences
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is included
  • This private tour can be customized to your interests and ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide

Experienced Certified English-Speaking Guide
Private Transport
Biking gear
Lunch
Water
Fees for museums or natural reserves
Optional tips for guides and drivers

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Transportation included is from and to Quito’s hotel, located in the Quito urban Zone. It does not include Valleys, Tababela or hotels close to the airport. The extra charge of $ 40 (for the round trip per group) must be paid directly to the driver.

Departure Time

7:00 AM
Your tour begins with pickup from your Quito hotel. Traveling by private vehicle, set out on the journey, winding through the Andes and passing along the dramatic ‘Avenida de los Volcanes’ (Route of the Volcanoes). Along the way, stop for breakfast (own expense) at a local restaurant and enjoy views of the Limpiopungo lagoon.

On arrival in the Cotopaxi National Park, jump out to begin your hike in the shadows of the Cotopaxi Volcano. After the hike, saddle up for a mountain bike excursion through the paramo grasslands. Since you have your own private guide, you're free to adjust the itinerary to hike or bike more, or skip an activity altogether.

Back at the starting point, your driver will be waiting to take you to a local restaurant, where you can refuel with a hearty lunch (own expense) before driving back to the city.

Return to Quito, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

Please note: A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Cotopaxi National Park
You will be picked up at hotel in Quito, and start your tour to the Cotopaxi. At 10:00, you will start your biking ride at Cotopaxi National Park next to the volcano’s base. You will stop on the way to enjoy a lovely picnic with a lovely view of some Inca ruins. At 13:00, you will ride your bike again to finish the route around the mighty Cotopaxi. After that you will be brought back to Quito.
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Important things to bring: warm and waterproof clothing, gloves, water, sunblock, sunglasses, and passport.
  • Keep in mind that climate at high altitudes can change suddenly from sunny to cold with stormy winds.
  • The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unpredictable circumstances
  • It is important to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • The operator cannot take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness.
  • In order to process your reservation please help us with all this information: meeting point, Whatsapp phone number (in case you use it).
  • For all guests we need: passport numbers, date of birth, nationality, food restrictions, medical restrictions.
  • Transportation included is from and to Quito’s hotel, located in the Quito urban Zone. It does not include Valleys, Tababela or hotels close to the airport. The extra charge of $ 40 (for the round trip per group) must be paid directly to the driver.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.
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