COTOPAXI – SPECTACULAR LANDSCAPES AND BIKING
- Bilingual guide
- Transport by Van
- Breakfast& lunch
- Entrance to the park
- Bike & Equipment
Cotopaxi, the second highest peak of Ecuador is one its highlights and should not be missed at any cost. Walk up to the refuge where you can delight at superb views, and have fun on the way down with a mountain bike ride all the way to the Laguna Limpiopungo.
Now that you have acclimatized to Quito’s altitude, it is time to get active. You will discover the spectacular volcano of Cotopaxi in the most enjoyable way, by hiking up and cycling down, soaking in the wonderful views from the national park all along.
The tour starts at 6:30am in Masaya from where you will begin your 1,5 hours journey before having breakfast and getting strength in preparation for what is coming up. It will take you another half hour to complete your travel, during which you will observe the change of scenery while entering the park and maybe observe some wild horses and bulls in their natural environment.
Serious things start afterwards, when you will begin the ascent to José Rivas refuge, the hike is not very long, but oxygen is scarce at this altitude and will get your lungs working hard. At the refuge, you can enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and then hike up to 5,000m. Then get ready for your adrenaline to rise, cycling down to the Laguna Limpiopungo. Before heading back to Quito you will make one last stop for a delicious and recharging lunch.
Walking: 1 Hr Bike: 45 Min