Shared Full-Day Hike and Bike Cotopaxi National Park

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating

Immerse yourself in the wild terrain of Ecuador’s Cotopaxi National Park during this combination biking and hiking excursion. Journey through the surreal volcanic landscape and grassy highlands in Cotopaxi to begin a hike to the 15,780-foot (4,810-meter) Jorge Rivas Refuge. You’ll also have a chance to admire the park’s glaciers amidst the sky-high environs of Limpiopungo Lagoon at 16,400 feet (5,000 meters). Finish your day with a thrilling (optional) downhill bike ride and lunch before returning to Quito. Your Cotopaxi adventure includes national park fees, breakfast and lunch and cycling equipment.
  • Combination hiking and biking adventure in Cotopaxi National Park
  • Hike to the 15,780-foot (4,810-meter) Jorge Rivas Refuge to enjoy stunning views
  • Admire glaciers at the high-altitude Limpiopungo Lagoon, situated at 16,400 feet (5,000 meters)
  • Take a thrilling downhill bike ride down to the lagoon (optional)

Mountainbike & helmet
Transportation from and to Quito’s meeting point.
Meals as described in itinerary (1x breakfast 1x lunch).
24/7 assistance in Dutch, English and Spanish.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional food and drinks
Personal health & travel insurance
Optional tips for the guide
Personal expenses

Departure Point

1: La Mariscal, Quito 170129, Ecuador
2: San Blas Church, Quito 170136, Ecuador

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Stop At:  
Quito Old Town
Leave from Plaza Foch in Quito at 07:00 (so please be there at 6:50) or from The Old Town location at 07:20 (so please be there at 7:10) for transport to Cotopaxi. Breakfast at a local restaurant
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cotopaxi National Park
At 09:30 you will begin hiking ascent to the refuge, and at 11:30 you will begin biking descent. Then lunch at local restaurant.
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Quito Old Town
Back to Quito
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Important things to bring: warm and waterproof clothing, rain jacket, gloves, a big bottle of water, sun block SPF 50-100, a cap or hut, a scarf or buff, sunglasses and passport.
  • Keep in mind that climate at 4000 meters can change suddenly from sunny to cold with stormy winds and wet snow.
  • It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have
  • The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unpredictable circumstances
  • Please note: 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 you will be asked to let an identity document that will be given back after the tour. Thank you for your comprehension
  • Necessary equipment: Please bring with you the following items: warm clothing (including a change of clothes) gloves, scarf, hat, sunglasses, long socks, cotton pants and waterproof jacket. Water. Hiking shoes/boots. Camera. Snacks. Sun cream
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • In order to process your reservation please help us with all this information:
  • Meeting point:
  • In La Mariscal (new town) area: the bus leaves at 7am from the corner of Juan Leon Mera and Mariscal Foch (in front of the Magic Bean restaurant). Please be there at 6:50am.
  • In the Historical centre (old town) area: the bus leaves at 6:40am from Cafe Jumandi (Caldas street E1-83 and Rios street, diagonal of the San Blas church). Please be there at 6:30am
  • Arrival and departure information of international flights
  • Whatsapp phone number (in case you use Whatsapp and would like us to contact you that during your stay via Whatsapp)
  • For all guests:
  • Passport numbers
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Food restrictions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Please take into consideration that lunch will be served at around 03:00 PM, so it is recommended to bring some extra food.
  • 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.).
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.
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