From Quito: Cotopaxi Hiking and Biking Tour

4.9 / 5

8 reviews

From Quito: Cotopaxi Hiking and Biking Tour

From $74 per person

Discover the highlights of the Cotopaxi National Park on this day tour from Quito, including hiking and mountain biking.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • See wild horses, foxes and sometimes even Andean condors
  • Visit the highest active volcano in the world
  • Enjoy a mountain bike tour
  • Take amazing pictures
  • Get to know the different ecosystems of Paramo
Full description
This is the best way to discover the stunning landscapes of the Cotopaxi National Park. You will be collected from Quito and taken to the national park, to discover the world's highest active volcano. Once there, there will be plenty of options, including around a one-hour cycling descent, and hiking. You will see lots of fascinating wildlife on the tour, including wild horses, foxes and sometimes even Andean condors. Don't miss this opportunity to discover one of the gems of the Andes on a convenient day tour, including both hiking and mountain biking - it's a fun and easy way to see a famous national park.
  • Professional driver/ guide
  • Transportation from and to Quito meeting point
  • Meals as described in itinerary (1x breakfast 1x lunch)
  • Activities as described in the itinerary
  • Mountain bike and helmet
  • 24/7 assistance in Dutch, English and Spanish
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Extra drinks and food
  • Tips for guide
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal health & travel insurance
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Leave from Plaza Foch in Quito at 7:00 AM (so please be there at 6:50 AM) or from The Old Town location at 7:20 AM (so please be there at 7:10 AM) for transport to Cotopaxi.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This is an active tour, but if you feel that you don't want to bike or hike you can stay in the bus
  • Don't forget to bring your passport - without it you cannot enter the National Park
  • Vegetarian option available
  • Important things to bring: warm and waterproof clothing, gloves, water, energy snacks, sunblock, sunglasses and passport
  • Keep in mind that climate at 4000 meters can change suddenly from sunny to cold with stormy winds and wet snow
  • Please take into consideration that lunch will be served at around 3:00 PM, so it is recommended to bring some food
  • Take the necessary precaution 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
  • The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to unforeseen circumstances
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 8 reviews

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February 13, 2020

We recommend!!!

You should definitely do it. To stand sensationally at the beginning of the glacier! Great!!

July 30, 2019

Good way to spend a day

The hike is tough but doable

March 15, 2019

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