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Cotopaxi National Reserve Bike and Hike Day-Trip

Quito, Ecuador

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Adult(s) x (Age 12 To 70)
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  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Breakfast included
  • Lunch included
  • Led by a local guide


Meet at 6:45am with the guide and the group at the designated meeting point.

At 7am we leave Quito by car driving south for approx. 1.5-hour through the Pan-American highway aka. Avenue of the Volcanoes. We'll then reach the park entrance of Cotopaxi National Park and the get ready to enjoy a fresh Andean-style breakfast.

Drive through pine forest and soon reach the Interpretation Center Mariscal and get to know the volcano and its unique fauna and flora.

Afterwards, and depending on the physical abilities of the group, drive towards Limpiopungo Lake located at 3.800 m or Rinconada camping zone, to enjoy a hike around this stunning environment to observe birds and the magnificent view of Cotopaxi Volcano

Get your helmets, gloves on and begin your bike adventure. Bike on dirt roads through volcanic ash and a tundra landscape for about 7 kilometers until the North gate of the Park and continue along the Paramo landscape until reaching the main entrance of the park. 10 km. approx. - ride on paved road). Cross the main gate and bike along a short pine forest single trek to reach the main road.

A stop between activities will give us time to enjoy a well-deserved lunch to regain strength.  

Say goodbye to the volcano and get in the van again to drive back. We'll be reaching Quito at around 4pm.

NOTE: This is a sample itinerary. Please keep in mind that due to the nature of this tour and the given that Cotopaxi is an active volcano, this itinerary may vary.


  • Bilingual professional guide
  • Transport to/from Quito - Cotopaxi National Park 
  • Lunch
  • Basic Biking Equipment (Bikes, Helmets)
  • Bike Trip
  • Hiking Trip
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (meeting point is Magic Bean Restaurant - See notes)
  • Additional food and drinks.
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather or events beyond our control (force mejeure) no refunds are applicable.
  • Important: we recommend you to bring warm clothes (layers), eaterproof jacket, gloves, sunscreen, hat, hiking shoes, extra pair of socks, extra pants, sunglasses, sun cream and walking stick, water bottle
  • The tour is not private. Travelers will share services with a group. Maximum people per tour 12
  • NOTE: This is a sample itinerary. Please keep in mind that due to the nature of this tour and the given that Cotopaxi is an active volcano, this itinerary may vary.

Meeting Point

Magic Bean Restaurant at Barrio Mariscal in Quito - Ecuador
Departure Time:
6:45am: Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 min prior to departure. The van departs at 7am.
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