• Location: Quito, Ecuador
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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Immerse yourself in the wild terrain of Ecuador’s Cotopaxi National Park during this 8-hour 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.

Highlights

  • 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)

What You Can Expect

Full-Day Hike and Bike Cotopaxi National Park from Quito

Cotopaxi National Park

Customer Reviews

johanna h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was the highlight of my time in the Quito area. The tour guides Marco and Oscar were fantastic.

Kevin W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great tour! Our guides were quite knowledgeable and helpful. Lots of altitude change.

Susan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Great tour! Recommend taking the day to hike Cotopaxi but only select the bike if you are confident. Trail is rugged.

JOSEFA R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Excellent Tour

Dominique S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Such an amazing trip! We had rainy cold and windy weather and I still had an incredible time! Would highly recommend this trip to those who are physically active because the hike can be strenuous but so much fun.

Rashid S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This was amazing day trip in late June. our tour guide Lois was very informative and helpful. I would highly recommend it to all. Just be prepared for the cold.

Karen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Nice tour from Quito. Scenery is beautiful along the way. Dress properly as the closer you get to the mountain, the colder it gets. I found the hike challenging and didn't go all the way but still a great tour! Breakfast and lunch was so-so but that could be because I am vegan and there wasn't much for my palate. Vegetarian soup was welcomed but it wasn't warm enough. I usually don't do these tours for the food so I still give the tour 5 stars because of the great tour guide and the actual qualify of the tour.

harrisonhove

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

This was an amazing tour. Our guide Omar showed us lots of volcanoes and presented lots of interesting information on the drive to Cotopaxi. The hike itself was really challenging. This is not easy. The visibility was close to zero and it was snowing on us as we climbed to the refuge. I appreciated the strenuous physical challenge, but it is not for everybody. I then rode my bike down the mountain to a lagoon. The unfavorable weather did not spoil it at all for me! I loved the view and the cool weather. It was a super experience and our guide Omar helped everyone along the way. Highly recommended!

Mark J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Very fun and unique experience with great guide Omar and driver. Administrative details of booking, credit card payment, email with trip details was straightforward and punctual. Staff were there ahead and time and even waited for stragglers to show up. Our guide, Omar, was funny, informative, helped those who needed help but did not hover around all the time. The day we went was very snowy and we had to hike the last bit up to the refugio at close to 16K feet. Omar did a great job to make sure everyone made it up. The bike ride down was in the rain, so not perfect, but still an experience. Stopped for breakfast and lunch at the same place close to Cotopaxi. Nice restaurant and very good food both times. All in all, a very good trip with great staff. Highly recommend if you are the outdoors type and want to do something unique.

Victor

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Lugar incrível. A subida não é muito puxada, pesa um pouco a altura mas dá para fazer tranquilo. Não esqueça de levar seu passaporte para carimbar no abrigo. A descida de bike foi muito legal, estava nevando e chovendo. Aventura pura!

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