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Quito, Ecuador
Shared Full-Day Hike and Bike Cotopaxi National Park

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Overview

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)

Additional Details

Cotopaxi National Park
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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

Quito 170129, Ecuador

La Mariscal Area: The corner of Juan Leon Mera and Mariscal Foch (in front of the Magic Bean restaurant).

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

QFJV+QX3, Quito 170136, Ecuador

Quito's old town: Caldas street E1-83 and Rios street, diagonal of the San Blas church

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Ecua Horse Rides
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Shared Full-Day Hike and Bike Cotopaxi National Park?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Shared Full-Day Hike and Bike Cotopaxi National Park.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Shared Full-Day Hike and Bike Cotopaxi National Park?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Shared Full-Day Hike and Bike Cotopaxi National Park.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Shared Full-Day Hike and Bike Cotopaxi National Park?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Shared Full-Day Hike and Bike Cotopaxi National Park.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Shared Full-Day Hike and Bike Cotopaxi National Park?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Shared Full-Day Hike and Bike Cotopaxi National Park.

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Traveler Tips


  • "You'll need all gear recommended, especially sunglasses to protect eyes from dirt, layers, and gloves." See review
  • "It is very cold - I usually don't bring gloves or a hat to this type of thing but I wish I had them at Cotopaxi!" See review

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star-5
Active Excursion
Michael_W
, Mar 2020
Our guide, Luis was friendly and informative. I believe he really has a passion for the mountains I hike and climb in Washington State. Experiencing a different environment and landscape was awesome. Highly recommend
star-5
Amazing!
Kerttu
, Feb 2020
Enjoy the unbelievable views of Cotopaxi by hiking and cycling. Requires some physics! This tour is good and guides are very friendly and professional. Warm recommendation!
star-3
Not for mountain bikers
boissonnadea
, Feb 2020
If you pick this tour because of the mountain biking, you will be very disappointed. That part is just a 20min downhill ride on a gravel road, which you share with tourist buses and cars, their exhaust pipes and the dust they leave behind. The trekking part was nice, and the main guide did his best to entertain the crowds, so 5 stars to him. (The other guide, a woman, was both useless when asked questions and couldn’t have cared less about the group).
star-5
Incredible Experience
Tourist51975749080
, May 2019
Challenging/Doable. Beginner/1st time hiker. Be prepared for cold/wind. You'll need all gear recommended, especially sunglasses to protect eyes from dirt, layers, & gloves. Great guides. Meals provided were good also.
star-5
Amazing day trip!!! Gerardo is the best :)
Brian M
, Apr 2019
Was a great day trip to an amazing destination. Good food for breakfast and lunch. Gerardo was an excellent guide and took care of the whole group. He was very encouraging on the hike and told us a lot of great information about Cotopaxi and the local culture. Be sure to dress warmly! It is very cold - I usually don't bring gloves or a hat to this type of thing but I wish I had them at Cotopaxi! Great day anyway though - would definitely do again.
star-5
Had a lot of fun on this tour. It is...
roa_marilynn
, Oct 2018
Had a lot of fun on this tour. It is very strenuous, but WORTH IT!!!
star-5
This was the highlight of my time in...
johanna h
, Dec 2017
This was the highlight of my time in the Quito area. The tour guides Marco and Oscar were fantastic.
star-5
Great tour! Our guides were quite...
Kevin W
, Oct 2017
Great tour! Our guides were quite knowledgeable and helpful. Lots of altitude change.
star-4
Excellent day! Service was...
john w
, Sep 2017
Excellent day! Service was exceptional. Loved the hike. The bike was kind of wash board. I would recommend the excursion especially to see the Refugio. Meals- lunch and breakfast were great. Loved our group of 19.
star-5
Great tour! Recommend taking the day...
Susan B
, Aug 2017
Great tour! Recommend taking the day to hike Cotopaxi but only select the bike if you are confident. Trail is rugged.

Product code: 14070P8

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