Cotopaxi National Park tour is an exciting day that begins with spectacular views of the unique Andean landscape in the “Avenue of the Volcanoes”. Inside the national park we hike up to the refuge, which is situated at 4,810 m. We will then have a short safety briefing before our descent on mountain bikes! The trail can be diveded in two sections of which the first one is more difficult. Thus we reccomend it to more experienced riders. The journey finishes at the beautiful lagoon at the base of Cotopaxi. This tour goes to a height of 4,810m, it is important that you are prepared for this kind of altitude. We recommend acclimatizing at least two days around 3,000m.
Important: 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 asked to let an identity document that will be given back after the tour. Thanks for your understanding.
Cotopaxi Bikes Itinerary
Leave from Plaza Foch,Quito for transfer to Hostería Papagayo South
Arrive to PapaGayo for having breakfast, pick up bikes and other participants and leave toward Cotopaxi
Enter Cotopaxi National Park
Explanations of the area, volcanoes, animals, etc
Arrive at the parking lot at 4,500m, and begin hike up to “Jose Rivas” refuge.
Reach refuge at 4,810m. Rest & enjoy the view
Return to parking lot, check equipment and bikes, short briefing and begin the descent on mountain bikes.
Arrive at Laguna Limpiopungo via bike. After short rest depart Cotopaxi National Park
Lunch at PapaGayo (you have the option to stay the night in Hosteria PapaGay don’t hesitate to ask us for more information)
Arriving at Plaza Foch
(Note: All times are approximate, except starting time)
All Gulliver cars come with advanced satellite tracking devices to control position and speed, or for extra safety in an unlikely case of an accident. Every car has full insurance. We always make sure to fulfill the highest security and safety standards for all our clients.
It is important that you have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
We put all our effort into organizing the tour, therefore cancellations require minimum 24 hours’ notice. 50% refund will be given back. Cancellations will not be refunded with a shorter time notice.
Please note tips for our guides are not included in the price.