3-day biking trip in Cotopaxi National Park

Are you ready to ride around Cotopaxi National Park? Join Rafael in this cycling adventure and enjoy the spectacular views nature offers. Don't miss this opportunity to try your cycling abilities and dare to join in this trip!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    This biking trip in Cotopaxi National Park is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy nature in a different way.

    You will be able to appreciate beautiful views and get to know cultural and historical facts from the heights in Ecuador. You will also cherish some snow peaks such as Pasochoa, Rumiñahui, Illiniza North and Illiniza South.

    The Cotopaxi volcano, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world, is situated within the boundaries of Cotopaxi National Park.

    During the 3-day adventure, you will cycle at approximately 4.400 meters during 12 hours. Don’t worry if you do not know special techniques for downhill riding as you will have a short briefing with all the necessary information.

    Some of the villages you are going to visit are Pedregal Village and Zambahua, where you will visit Indian Villages. You will also enjoy the spectacular view that the Quilotoa Lake offers.

    In this trip you will be able to try your strength and cycling abilities. Dare to complete the itinerary and add kilometers to your own record.

    Though some physical aptitude is needed, the cycling level is easy/ medium and a Jeep will go behind the group for support.

    Join me in this 3-day cycling trip and enjoy the beautiful Cotopaxi National Park while you ride. Don’t miss this great opportunity to visit one of Ecuador’s most renowned places. Are you ready to ride? Request to book this trip!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    540 USD

    Group of 2
    380 USD

    Group of 3
    380 USD

    Group of 4
    380 USD

    Group of 5
    380 USD

    Group of 6
    350 USD

    Group of 7
    350 USD

    Group of 8
    350 USD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Lifts tickets
    • Transport during the trip
    • Permit and entrance fees
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     Price excludes: traveler's insurance, personal equipment, meals on free days, alcoholic beverages, tips.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Quito- Cotopaxi- Latacunga

      Cycling time: 4 hours.

      Downhill 30% – Uphill 30% – Cross country 40%

    • Day 2Latacunga- Zumbahua

      Cycling time: 4 hours.

      Downhill 30% – Uphill 60% – Cross country 10%

    • Day 3Zumbahua- Sigchos

      Cycling time: 4 hours.

      Downhill 80% – Cross country 20%

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Occasional

    Meeting point

    Quito, the capital of Ecuador

    Accommodation

    2 nights in hotels or lodges tourist bikingclass based on double occupancy

    More info

    I suggest you bring: clothes for change, sunglasses, sun block, rainwear, torch, hat, trekking shoes, warm clothing, camera.

    Clients can join a group in any dates.

    The minimum size of the group is 3 people.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    Rafael was born in Quito and grew up in the Andean Region. Since childhood he Ioved hiking and climbing the mountains.

    In the 80 ' He participated in expeditions in Peru, Bolivia South America. In the Alps and Pyrenees and also in the Pamir Pick Communism of 7500mts.
    In the 90 ' He was the founder of the School of Guides ASEGUIM, President for 7 years of the Guides Association and promoted and formed the mountain rescue group GRA.

    He graduated as Mountain Guide and Guides Instructor at the ENSA in Chamonix–France.

    Since 2000 he have been advising, training and participating in 16 expeditions around the world: Alaska, Aconcagua, Alps, Pyrenees, Cordillera Blanca. He has also trained and counseled Ecuadorian climbers who managed to make the 14 eight thousands without auxiliary oxygen, the 7 highest peaks of the world and Big Walls. Since 2001 he started his Adventure Tour Company which operates successfully up to the present under the name of CLIM BIKE HIKE.

    Since 2010 he has been training and participating in the project EVEREST without auxiliary oxygen in one day. He has climbed the EVEREST 2 times, and he has reached the summits of: Manaslu, Shisha Pangma, Aconcagua 7 times, Denali 5 times and the summits of the Alpes Materhorn, Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, Agille. Vert, Zugs Pitze among others.

    During his 27 years of experience as a professional mountain guide Rafael has guided more than five hundred times to Cotopaxi volcano and more than one hundred times to Chimborazo, sharing with clients the culture and wonderful mountains of Ecuador.

     
     
    FROM 350 USDper person
     

     

    What People are Saying about Rafael Martinez

     

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    Alec
    The trip was amazing ! Raphael was highly knowledgable and I had a great time.
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