Cotopaxi Hiking and Biking Day Tour from Quito
Enjoy a day in the real Andean paramo. Visit the beautiful Cotopaxi National Park. It's about 2-hour drive from Quito and you will never experience a biking ride at the foothills of such a perfect shaped snow volcano. We begin with an spectacular view of the Andean landscape that we call “Avenida de los Volcanes”. Once we arrive at the National Park we hike up to the refuge at 4.810m on the Cotopaxi Volcano snowline. Depending on weather conditions we may keep hiking up to 5,000m where is possible to spot the turquoise glacier and then through the path will have stunning views of the valley below, as well as, surrounding elevations and peaks. After a safety briefing we commence our downhill and descent on mountain bikes! There are two sections of the mountain biking, the first we recommend to experienced riders and the second for standard riders.
Enjoy the peaceful andean paramo lanscape and experience a very complete sports tour. We start with a 2-hour ride into the Avenida de Los Volcanes from the north of Quito (Plaza Foch) and we will have a short stop in a local restaurant where breakfast will be served. Next stop, arrival at the Cotopaxi National Park where we continue to the “Limpiopungo” lagoon. Afterwards hike until the refuge and then biking descent. Lunch at local restaurant and head back to Quito's meeting point.
We'll leave from Plaza Foch in Quito at 6:50am or from The “Old Town” location at 7am for transport to Cotopaxi.
At 8am we'll enjoy breakfast at local restaurant.
The hiking ascent begins at 9:30am and at 11:30am we start the biking descent.
We'll have time for lunch at 1pm at local restaurant and by 4:30pm we'll be back in Quito.