Private – Cotopaxi Biking Adventure Day Tour

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating
    
icon6 to 8 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Overview

The Cotopaxi with 19397 feet above the sea level, is considered as the highest active volcano on earth, it is located in the central Andes of Ecuador, it is part of the National Park of the same name, and its main attractions are; Cotopaxi Volcano, Rumiñahui Volcano, wild horses and bulls, the remains of the last eruption of the volcano have left amazing landscape formations and nowadays are part of great biking paths.

Important Note: A minimum of 2 passengers is required for this trip

Use of bicycle
Private transportation
Lunch
Certified AJ expert English-speaking Adventure Trip Leader
Gear: Trek X caliber, 29 inches wheels, rock shock suspension, hydraulic brakes, bontrager helmets.
Travel Insurance (Mandatory)
Tips

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up: 8:00 am
We pick up passengers from all hotels located in Quito Old town & New Town. Pick ups from hotels located outsite these areas have an extra charge. Please contact the agency to check the extra charge.

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Cotopaxi National Park
We begin this adventure driving south on the pan American highway for about 2 hours, this area is known as The Avenue of Volcanoes, it was named like this by the famous German Explorer Alexander Vond Humboldt, on the way you might be able to enjoy views of volcanoes like Cayambe, Antisana, Pichincha, Illinizas, Pasochoa and Corazon. Once we enter the park we will drive on the high alpine line, and we will learn from our local guide about the flora and fauna of the Paramo Ecosystem, along the road we will cross a pine tree forest and with some luck you could spot a white tail deer. The biking experience will start at 13000 feet of elevation and will take place on a dirt road surrounded by the remains of the last eruption of Cotopaxi that was about 140 years ago, we will see wild horses and bulls along the road, and later we will ride on a fun single track all the way to the Pucara Inca Ruins, here our guides will prepare some delicious lunch for you. Then in the afternoon we will continue riding for about 1 hour to the Hacienda Santa Ana. Biking time.- from 2 to 4 hours Biking Distance.- 20 miles ( 32 Km) Elevation Gain.- 300 feet ( 91 m) What to wear.- Biking shorts or pants, t-shirt, fleece, biking or tennis shoes.
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation policy

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