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Biking Around the Cotopaxi Volcano - Private Tour

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Tour Summary

You will be picked up at your selected hotel to spend the day exploring the Cotopaxi volcano on our biking tour! First, you will be taken south down the Panamericana Highway through the Avenue of the Volcanoes. Your biking tour will begin in the Cotopaxi National Park, named after one of the highest active volcanoes on earth, which at just over 19.000 feet, is one of the most stunning sights in Ecuador. You will bike next to Cotopaxi’s base on dirt roads surrounded by an other-worldly landscape dotted by rocks strewn about by the volcano during its last major eruption. The ride is about 16 miles, and mostly on a flat easy terrain that is ideal for novice bikers, it is considered one of the best biking routes in Ecuador. Lunch will be included in this program.

Highlights

  • checkCotopaxi VolcanoExplore one of the highest active volcanoes in the world, covered with snow at its peak.
  • checkPicnic in the AndesEnjoy a picnic with a lovely view of some Inca ruins.

Itinerary

  • BIKING AROUND THE COTOPAXI VOLCANO
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Biking to the Cotopaxi Volcano

    08:30 Pick-up at hotel in Quito.

    10:00 – 12:30 Biking ride at Cotopaxi National Park next to the volcano’s base.

    12:30 – 13:30 Picnic with a lovely view of some Inca ruins.

    13:30 – 14:30 Biking ride at Cotopaxi National Park.

    17:00 Back in Quito

    Tour Details
    Biking time: 3.5 hours approximately.
    Biking distance: 26 km (16 miles).
    Elevation gain: 122 m (400 feet).
    Maximum elevation: 3,899 m (12,792 feet).

    *Note: All hours are approximate, except for the starting time.

    • ActivityActivity:Biking, Exploring, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Lunch.

Map

Cotopaxi – Tour Map

Cotopaxi – Tour Map

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Inclusions

  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Meals Water.
  • Bus Transport Private transportation with pick-up and drop off at hotel in Quito.
  • Tour Guide Experienced Certified English-Speaking Guide.
  • Gear Equipment Biking gear.
  • Activities All activities as described in the itinerary.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Fees for museums or natural reserves.
    + Additional food or beverages.
    + Personal health and travel insurance.
    + Optional tips for guides and drivers.

Additional information

  • Prices for 2025 are subject to change.
  • Transportation is included with pick up and drop off at your selected hotel in Quito. If your hotel is not located in the Quito Urban Zone, there is an extra charge of $40 USD (round trip) which can be paid directly to the driver. This extra charge applies to hotels in the valleys, Tababela, or hotels close to the airport.
  • Important things to bring: warm and waterproof clothing, gloves, water, energy snacks, sunblock, sunglasses, and your passport.
  • Keep in mind that the weather at 13,000 ft (4,000 m) can change suddenly from sunny to cold with stormy winds and wet snow.
  • Since you will ride on steep mountain trails where oxygen is limited, it is our safety recommendation that the rider weighs 220 lbs (100 kg) or less.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precautions to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat street food, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • It is mandatory to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel and the respective cruise operator reserve the right to change the itinerary without prior notice due to weather conditions, availability, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • If you would like to enter the Cotopaxi National Park (for example, to visit Limpiopungo or the Cotopaxi Refugio, or to stop underway to take pictures), you are required to rent the services of a local guide. The cost is USD 40.

ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL

  • Authenticity: Rebecca Adventure Travel offers unique and authentic experiences. All tours are personally selected by Rebecca, which guarantees authentic hotels (preferably family-owned), high-quality tours, great service, and, last but not least, value for money.
  • Tailor-made design: Whether travelers prefer a Galapagos island-hopping tour, a cruise, or a tailor-made tour of Ecuador, our local and international destination experts use their own travel experiences to create the right travel plan for every traveler.
  • Safety & 24/7 assistance: Rebecca Adventure Travel possesses all official tour operating insurance up to EUR 3 million. The team can be reached 24/7 for emergencies, by phone, e-mail, Skype, and WhatsApp. This service is available in English, Spanish, and Dutch!
  • Face-to-face assistance throughout your travels: Although online communication is essential, in-person service is very important, too. This is why travelers can get face-to-face travel advice at the Travel Concept Store in Zutphen, Netherlands. During your trip, there will be local personal hostesses at each destination, e.g., the Galapagos Islands.
  • Zero credit card fee: For guests who book a cruise with Rebecca Adventure Travel, there is no extra charge for credit card payment.
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