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COTOPAXI HIKE AND BIKE TOUR
First of all the route starts from our two meeting points, therefore the first is located in the Mariscal area north of Quito at Mariscal Foch and Juan León Mera streets. So once everyone embarks In the transport, we go to the city center.
So this will be our second and last meeting point in Plaza San Blas located on Av. Pichincha and Francisco de Caldas therefore it is important to be on time at the meeting points.
Once everyone embarked on transportation, our trip goes south of the city to our Cotopaxi Biking Tour. So our Tour begins with spectacular views of the landscape and unique in the Avenue of the Volcanoes.
Also if the weather permits, you can take the best photos of the Avenue of the Volcanoes. Therefore you will have an explanation of the guide of this magnificent view.
Arrival to the Cotopaxi National Park
Once inside the National Park, we walk towards the refuge that is at 4800 m. Certainly here we will rest a bit to fill our energy.
Once this is done, we walk a little further until we reach the glaciers, at a total altitude of 5000 m. Also, on the way back, we will stop at the refuge to see the rest of the group that did not climb the glaciers. While we descend to the parking lot to listen to the guide’s instructions. Therefore, listen to each instruction provided by the guide on the use of bicycles and the recommendations it offers. Certainly enjoy the descent to the lagoon of cleanliness.
Due to all the adrenaline adventure and fun we have, you will probably want a good hot soup. For the reason that we headed to our lunch. Finally we will return to Quito.
Note: Cotopaxi climate is unpredictable, so we recommend you wear warm, waterproof clothing.
Departures days : Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Meeting point Quito: Mariscal Foch and Juan León Mera. In front of the restaurant Magic Bean.
In the center of Quito: Avenue August 10 and Francisco de Caldas. (center of the park)
Private Tour: Any day
Includes: Private Transportation
– Professional bilingual guide
– Bike and helmet (activited optional)
Price per person : $120 minimum 2 and 3 person
Price for 1 person: $200
- Warm clothing
- Hiking shoes
- Waterproof jacket.
- Extra water
- Extra energy drinks and snacks
- Cotton pants.
- Canes (optional)
Departure days from Baños: Tuesday and Friday
Price per person: $55
Meeting point Baños: Departure from Baños 08:00 am. Vicente Rocafuerte and Thomas Halflants (Park Palomino Flores)
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We also have tours to the top of Cotopaxi, if you need more information about this tour, click on the following link: Cotopaxi Climbing
Also you can enjoy the Andes Tour 2 day (Quilotoa – Cotopaxi) the lodging in this Tour is done in the Papagayo Cotopaxi Hostel located in Machachi.
If you want to make this tour of 2 days 1 night.
Please at the time of making your reservation specify this option.
- Departure days: Wednesday and Thursday
- Thursday and Friday
- Saturday and Sunday
Price per person: $139,00
- Travel to Cotopaxi National Park.
- Arrive to parking.
- Explanation about volcano /animals/ plants/etc.
- Start hiking to Jose Rivas Refugee (4800m).
- After a short rest, hikes till the glaciers (5000m).
- Hike down to have lunch, followed by short bikes briefing.
- Down Hilling to Limpiopungo Lake. Hiking aroud to Limpipungo Lake, Down Hilling to Museum
- Return to Quito.
- Transportation from Quito to Cotopaxi and way back.
- Bilingual Guide.