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Cotopaxi Hike and Bike provided by Ecosportour

Cotopaxi Hike and Bike
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Our company has a team of professionals who with their continuous effort and professionalism make each trip an unforgettable experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 150658P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Ecuadorian Menu
  • Use of bicycle
  • Private transportation
  • Bilingual guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Plaza Foch, Quito 170143, Ecuador Diego de Almagro and Foch 7:15 a.m.
  • Plaza San Blas, Quito 170136, Ecuador In front of the church 7:30 a.m.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Ecuadorian Menu
  • Use of bicycle
  • Private transportation
  • Bilingual guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Plaza Foch, Quito 170143, Ecuador Diego de Almagro and Foch 7:15 a.m.
  • Plaza San Blas, Quito 170136, Ecuador In front of the church 7:30 a.m.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Cotopaxi National Park
    Stop: 5 hours
    We will visit the Cotopaxi National Park, we will visit the interpretation museum. We will arrive until 4897 m.s.n.m to the Jose Rivas Refuge for the more adventurous we will climb up to the volcano glaciers 5000 m.s.n.m After all this adventure we will descend by bicycle from the parking lot of the volcano to the Limpiopungo Lagoon.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Pawel P
Brussels5 contributions
It is recommended
Very nice trip with Alex. Enough time to hike and to bike! You have 5o climb cac1.5 km to the shelter where you can buy some coca tee (2.5 $)
Written 16 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CarinaRitz
7 contributions
Wonderful day trip from Quito
Sep. 2021
We loved our experience with Ecosportour and the Cotopaxi Hike and Bike. Carlos, our guide, was friendly, knowledgeable, and made the day completely enjoyable. He has an amazing laugh and we loved spending the day with him. I would definitely do this tour again and recommend it for others. We made a couple stops on the way for snacks and tea, which was a great way to get ready for the hike. The hike was difficult at such a high altitude, but doable, one step at a time. The bike ride down was a great way to recover from the hike. Our lunch was at Mirador de los Volcanes on the return to Quito and the food was excellent!
Written 5 October 2021
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Pierrevodki
3 contributions
A must do
The day was so fun. Alex teach us a lot about the Ecuadorian history and the volcan old stories.
Cotopaxi is a must do, it’s majestic.
Prepare yourself a bit before in Quito para la altitud ;)
The bike at the end was really good if you like adrenaline !
Written 14 September 2021
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Justin Ireland
11 contributions
Great day out!
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Alex and Alex were great on this tour. Attentive to our needs, great historical details and knowledge of the area. Fun, informative and well worth the time and cost.
Written 6 September 2021
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VIBRANTDREAMER.COM
Canada2,194 contributions
Words can't describe. JUST GO WITH ECOSPORTOUR & ALEX!
Jan. 2021
I can't say enough good things about this company ECOSPORTOUR and Alex. What a team of amazing people. Everything went based on the plan from organizing to picking up and checking temperature. Alex is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his job. His English is perfect. He tells stories along the way. Fairy tales and legends along scientific facts. He is full of energy yet never left anyone behind. Smiled always and answered all the questions.

My phone died and Alex kept taking my photos and even videos which he WhatsApp me later. I think I found a true Ecuadorian friend.

Now for the Cotopaxi tour. It was perfect. Started on time at the meeting point then Alex explained everything in details including legends. We then headed to Cotopaxi. First was the hike to the Refuge 1. Sadly the trail to Refuge 2 was closed due to safety concerns but we felt satisfied being in Refuge 1. Bring your passport to get a passport stamp if you want :) Alex stayed at the end of the group to make sure nobody is left behind. We then had hot coca on refuge 1 before heading down. Now it was time for the 2nd and craziest adventure. Bike down to the Lagoon. This was amazing. We met some Lamas along the way and stopped to take photos.
I struggled with my bike's gear and told Alex. He immediately gave me his bike and took mine. Guess what? The bike was fine. I couldn't figure out how to change the gear. Haha. It is COLD there. Take layers including Mittens and Hat. It started snowing when we were up there. Go slow. Baby steps or your heart will not be happy at all.

You should go with Alex to experience this beauty without headache.

I have been talking to Alex almost daily. Asking him questions randomly and he is ALWAYS responsive. Never felt I am being annoying. I even asked him today how to get from Quito South Terminal to my hostel by bus and he patiently told me how to.

Alex, David, and others .. THANK YOU SO MUCH.
Written 6 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your comment, we are happy that your trip with us was perfect, your recommendation helps us so that more travelers in the world visit Ecuador and travel with us and Alex.
Written 13 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marcos
2 contributions
Touching the sky
Dec. 2020 • Solo
Everything I think was a full adventure every second was amazing the landscape Downhill with the bicycle the view was unreal and the guide was very insteresting the histories definitely unforgettable experience
Written 30 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for visiting Ecuador, we are grateful and happy that you have visited the country of the 4 worlds, your experience has been fantastic, with your commentary you help us to have more people visit us.
Written 13 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jody McLaughlin
3 contributions
Cotopaxi with Carlos.. 5 stars!!🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
My boyfriend and I toured Cotopaxi with Carlos as our tour guide Nov 8, 2020. It was such a memorable tour. His vibrant energy and passion for Ecuador’s culture and beautiful landscape was outstanding. We both learned more on this day trip than we did the entire week. Carlos provides the best hospitality and love for his country. We will be back for more tours! Thank you for the awesome memories!
Written 10 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks so much for traveling in Ecuador, we are happy you enjoyed the trip, with your opinion helps for that other tourist traveling around our country.
Written 12 November 2020
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Rick Z
3 contributions
An Action-Packed Adventure at a Convenient Price
Oct. 2020 • Couples
Our tour to Cotopaxi with Carlos was fantastic! Carlos was super friendly and knowledgeable about the area and history of volcanoes. He engaged with each and every member of the tour, making you feel as if he'd been one of your long-time friends. He speaks English, French and of course, native Spanish. He also ensured that everyone would be looked after. Meaning, if the hike in high altitudes became difficult for anyone at anytime, we would all stop together as a group. Therefore, you, as an individual were made to feel comfortable going at your own pace without being left behind.

The tour itself was beautiful. We rode a bus to 4200 meters where we were given an opportunity to stop for snacks, drinks, gloves and hats if you needed to purchase them. I highly recommend that you get hats and gloves if you don't have them. They costed $5 each. Carlos even had us stop at a local store for these things as he explained that purchasing these things within the park would be expensive.

When it came to the hike, the trail wasn't strenuous. However, due to the high altitude, it can literally take your breath away. Depending on how acclimated you are to the altitude, you may find yourself taking frequent breaks to catch your breath. Once you reach 4800 meters, you come to a nice place know as "The Refuge" where you can use the bathroom at no cost and purchase warm beverages like coca tea, coffee and hot chocolate. This was also a nice opportunity to socialize with the rest of your travel crew!

Once you finish at the refuge, you hike back down to 4200 meters where you grab your bike, helmet and ride your way back down! The pathway is quite bumpy, so I recommend going to the bathroom before heading down! You may also want to prepare your hands as they may get sore holding onto the breaks for an extended period of time.

Once the bike ride is complete, you head back into town, enjoy your complimentary and complete lunch and your bus will go to drop you off at your accomodation.

I would say that this tour is highly worth it for the price. A fun-filled day with great exercise, views and adventure. Carlos also takes photos and shares them with you by phone, for free if you'd like. An amazing time!
Written 26 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for visiting Ecuador, with your opinion you help more people to travel and know the attractions of the country, we appreciate your time to explain our tour and that enjoy it.
Written 28 October 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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