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Address: La Pinta E 731 & Reina victoria | Reina Victoria, Quito 170522, Ecuador
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+593 2-256-8323
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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"There’s a reason the South American Andes is spoken about with awe,...

"There’s a reason the South American Andes is spoken about with awe, and the cone of Ecuador’s Cotopaxi volcano is the icing on this mountainous hunk of cake. Scraping the sky at more than 5800 metres above sea level, the stratovolcano is currently snoozing after chucking a tantrum in late 2015, when it spat smoke and ash into the air. Rug up for altitude and thunder down its foothills on a 30-kilometre cycling trip with Biking Dutchman Tours. A back-up vehicle will carry you up high, where you’ll swing onto the saddle of a 21-speed mountain bike and head off-road, winding through ancient lava fields and past wild horses grazing in grassy plains studded with wildflowers. Stop at Incan ruins, enjoy a homemade picnic lunch, and spot the snowy giant reflected on the surface of Limpiopungo Lake... " GET LOST MAGAZINE

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The Most Memorable Fun thing we did in Ecuador

My husband and I both in our mid fifties decided to go on the 3 day biking trip arranged by the biking dutchman after reading about it on Tripadvisor. Ana Lucia has been... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2015
B1andD1
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Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2015

My husband and I both in our mid fifties decided to go on the 3 day biking trip arranged by the biking dutchman after reading about it on Tripadvisor. Ana Lucia has been phenomenal with prompt emails regarding my concerns and questions. She is amazingly helpful with arrangements of our transportation and our luggage after the trip as we had... More 

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3 Thank B1andD1
Ana_Lucia_Noboa, General Manager at Biking Dutchman, responded to this review

Dear Bek I remember fondly when you came into our office and told me with a big smile: “I feel like I’ve known you for a long time”! Funny, huh? How humans can relate to each other, even being thousands of kilometers away from each other! I reckon, that I felt the exact same way about you. Maybe the dozen... More 

Montreal, Canada
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227 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

A really exhilarating and challenging day out biking down from Cotopaxi. I have never mountain biked before but Fernando and Dylan were excellent guides, lots of explanation and good equipment. Be prepared for some teeth rattling sections and take lots of layers plus a hat that will fit under your biking helmet (provided). Their web site says that this trip... More 

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1 Thank Beenmostplaces
Ana_Lucia_Noboa, General Manager at Biking Dutchman, responded to this review

Let me start apologizing for such a belayed reply. I usually try to answer in a blink of an eye. However these have been challenging weeks for the BIKING DUTCHMAN and for myself, and therefor I haven’t had the energy to reply. Challenging because we have won an open Contest organized by the Ministery of Tourism of ECUADOR, to take... More 

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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2015

Words cannot describe how much I would recommend doing a tour with the Biking Dutchman (BD). I heard about the BD through a blog I read online, and decided to go to their office in Quito to learn more about my options. The co-owner, Ana, was very friendly, and spoke English perfectly which made the booking procedure super smooth. I... More 

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Thank Mariam B
AnaNoboa, General Manager at Biking Dutchman, responded to this review

Dear, sweet Mariam: The same as your presence in our office and our tours, your Review came as a fresh breeze in a hot day! It was encouraging and refreshing at the same time. It is rewarding for us to see that the young generations are also taking part of our quest: Promote sustainable tourism in our beloved Ecuador! We... More 

Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2015

The four day trip was great. The office is very responsive to questions and super friendly, great to deal with beforehand. Fernando is a fabulous guide and we had loads of fun with him. The details are well organized, accommodations are simple but very comfortable, the homemade food is delicious and bikes are in good repair. It's more of a... More 

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Thank skier39
AnaNoboa, General Manager at Biking Dutchman, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your generous words! It is true, that we all work very hard to create magical holidays for our customers. Nevertheless, appreciative feedbacks like yours are like gifts; we can only hope to get them. There are no obligations from your side and that’s why we receive them humbly and gratefully. I particularly loved the... More 

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Reviewed 15 March 2015

My sister and I highly recommend booking with Biking Dutchman. We are just resting up from a day tour at Cotopaxi and it was a perfect experience and an amazing, fun day!!! Fernando and Dylan were our guides, they made everything so easy and they were both really friendly and personable, they also know a lot about the volcano and... More 

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AnaNoboa, Director General at Biking Dutchman, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks so much for your kind review, we are delighted you enjoyed our tour and would be glad to welcome you or your friends if you ever come back to Ecuador. I would like to personally thank you for remembering the names of everyone who worked on your tour and I would like to highlight that here at Biking... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Did the 4 day bike tour, Feb 18-21, and had a great experience. Quito to Banos. The weather cooperated big time for this time of year too, which is huge! Fernando, our guide for the trip was AWESOME! He made the trip even better. Now, this isn't a "true" hardcore bicycle tour if that's what your looking for, but it... More 

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AnaNoboa, General Manager at Biking Dutchman, responded to this review

Please allow me to thank you for sharing your experience with likeminded travelers! I could not agree more with your assertive comment : “The riding part was just a lot of fun and the sites were spectacular” as this is precisely what we want to offer to our passengers. It also made me very happy to read your kind words... More 

Minnesota
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2015

Not for the feint of heart but a must for anyone who loves authentic adventure. We are 67 and had no difficulties. But we were challenged. A view of traditional life that is amazing. Not the a Ritz for sure but worth a cold showe and lumpy bed. Staff amazing and super safety conscious. We did th three day trip... More 

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AnaNoboa, Public Relations Manager at Biking Dutchman, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review that helps us spread the word among the similar minded travelers. You nailed it! While we don’t offer the luxury of the Ritz, we experience a different kind of luxury, with the adrenaline and adventure of mountain biking we experience the staggering landscapes of the Andes, and visit indigenous communities to see their traditional way... More 

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60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

I recently did the one day Cotopaxi downhill mtb ride with the biking Dutchman. The ride was pitched to us as a 32k ride with a max elevation of 4500m and minimum elevation of 3200m. Ride time was said to be approximately 3 hours. The actual ride was however rather different. The top 4 to 6 corners of the road... More 

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1 Thank Ronald V
AnaNoboa, General Manager at Biking Dutchman, responded to this review

Thanks for your consideration! The Review you wrote was a wake up call and a reminder of something the owner always says: “You are as good as your last tour.“ And obviously we were not good that day… at least not for you. We are not going to make any excuses… on the contrary the only thing we would like... More 

Quito, Ecuador
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Today I went on the day trip to the Cotopaxi with the Biking Dutchman tour. It was exceptional on all levels! The guides, drivers and food faultless (we were lucky with a perfectly sunny day as well). I have family in Ecuador and have been to base camp of the Cotopaxi several times before...but this is a not-to-be-missed experience. I'm... More 

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Thank Nataliab936
AnaNoboa, General Manager at Biking Dutchman, responded to this review

We were thrilled by your review in the Trip Advisor, which is second to none! To be distinguished as both “Exceptional AND amazing” made our day! Keep safe and come back soon where your family and friends will wait for you to enjoy even just a day in Cotopaxi! More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2015

This 1 day Cotopaxi cycle trip on the second day of our 2 month trip around South America set the benchmark for the rest of the trip. We were lucky enough to be guided by Jan - the Dutchman himself. Starting at 15,000ft up Cotopaxi volcano in the midst of a freezing blizzard cloud, Jan's first and foremost concern was... More 

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Thank Katie C
AnaNoboa, General Manager at Biking Dutchman, responded to this review

We were delighted to read your awesome Review. You nailed it when you mentioned that our first concern is the security, safety and wellbeing of all our customers. As a professional Adventure Travel Provider, we aim to organize trips that will be unique, but put always safety as first. Thanks for supporting our quest! We were happy to hear about... More 

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