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Mountain-Bike - Cotopaxi National Park

Longitude (on bike):       50 km/34 miles
Max. Altitude:              4.500 meters/15.800 feet
Min. Altitude:               3.200 meters/11.300 feet  


At 08:00 AM we pick you up at your hotel and leave Quito and after driving south for 1,5 hours on the Pan-American Highway we reach the park entrance of Cotopaxi National Park. We drive through pine forest and soon reach the museum of the park. After visiting the museum and savouring a cup of ginger tee we continue the ascent in our 4-wheel drive vehicle until we reach the highest point of the tour, 4.500 meters/15.000 feet. The view from this point is stunning and on a clear day we are able to see 8 volcanoes. We then put on helmets, gloves and protection pads and the bike adventure on the world's highest active volcano can begin. The first 8 km will take us down 700 m. on dirt roads through volcanic ash and páramo landscape. At 3.800 m. you actually have to do some pedalling heading down another 8 km between volcanic rocks and wild horses to our lunch spot by an Inca ruin at 3.700 m. With some luck we might see a condor or a caracara. We put the bikes back on the jeep and head for the lake of Limpiopungo at 3.800m. where we start the 16 km downhill biking on dirt roads through pine forest. After another 2 km on a beautiful single track the bike adventure is over for this time and around 16:30 PM we are back in Quito again.


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Prices 2017 per person

USD 95,- per person (Minimum 2 people)
USD 148,- per Person (1 person)

Included: Box lunch, 21-speed mountain bikes, all transportation with private transportation, all protections (helmet, hand gloves, elbow and knee pads) and experienced English speaking guide, national park entrance fee

Not included in the price:
International flight, airport tax for international flights, personal expenses, tips, beverages, travel insurance.

Departure time: 08h00 in the morning. We'll ride approximately 50 kilometres on bike (5 - 6 hours) and 4 hours on jeep. Clients can choose to do more biking, if desired!

NB: Please read all itineraries as a guide only. All routes and programs can change without notice due to National Park policies and regulations, weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety reasons and the wildlife encountered during the travel. Flexibility is the key to the success of any tour. Nevertheless the safety and the interest of our passengers is always our first priority.


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