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Departs: Quito, Quito

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Mountain Bike with Helmut, Kneepads, Elbowpads * This is an optional activity of approximately 30 minutes. Should be experienced / confident rider.


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What's Not Included

Additional Snacks / Beverages



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Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 65

Additional Info

  • Extra snacks and water
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gloves, scarf, hat
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Sunglasses
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Warm clothing
  • What to bring:
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hiking boots or trekking shoes
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Sunscreen
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Waterproof jacket

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

CarpeDM Adventures
Since this is a private tour you can confirm with us if you prefer an additional short hike instead of the downhill bike ride.

• 7:30 Meet at meeting point CarpeDM Office (Jose Antepara E4-60 and Los Ríos, Old Town sector)

• 07:45 Transfer to the Cotopaxi National Park
• 09:30 Enter Cotopaxi National Park
• 10:00 The guide will give explanation of the area, volcanoes, vegetation, animals  etc.
• 10:30 4600m car park, begin hike up to the refuge
• 12:30 Reach refuge at 4.864m. return to parking lot
• 13:00 Equipment Check – Begin Bike ride back to the Limpiapungo lake (short 3 - 5 km ride)
• 14:00 Arrive at Limpiapungo lake.
• 15:00 Eat lunch (included)
• 16:00 Return to Quito

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Cotopaxi National Park
Due to its perfectly symmetrical cone, covered in a thick blanket of snow and ice, the Cotopaxi is one of the tourist highlights in Ecuador and it’s most visited and climbed volcano. The Cotopaxi National Park is situated in a beautiful paramo plateau, where wild horses graze on the extensive plains at the foot of the volcano or gather to drink at the lovely Limpiopungo lagoon, which reflects the white peaks of nearby Volcan Rumiñahui and makes a great spot for watching waterfowl and other birds.

3 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Laguna de Limpiopungo
Limpiopungo Lagoon is a beautiful lake formed by water from the glaciers. Located in Cotopaxi, Ecuador. Limpiopungo is like a mirror that reflects the Cotopaxi

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Coolest day your
Charlie S, 03-01-2023
We had just an awesome time. Even though it was quite snowy and foggy for some of the time, it did not matter. What a great tour. Alejandro is truly the coolest guide too.
Amazing experience
thaylisen2023, 02-01-2023
I had a great time. The guide Stui and the driver Pancho were super helpful and thoughtful. The whole experience was a success. I recommend it without a doubt!
Unforgettable experience
Maurice_W, 30-12-2022
It was an amazing experience, beyond my expectations. Alejandro was a really great guide, i highly recommend this tour. He was really friendly and charismatic, he paid a lot of attention to make sure we were okay as well.
Beautiful Cotopaxi
globetrotter3371, 21-12-2022
We throughly enjoyed our tour with Alejandro. The views were fantastic and we were very well looked after. It was a little tough climbing Vulcan Cotopaxi with the altitude but Alejandro was brilliant and helped us get to base camp in one piece. He was very encouraging and let us take things at our own pace. The cycle ride afterwards was exhilarating and a great way to end our adventure. A wonderful tour in a spectacular place!
The summit of tours
Mark_F, 08-11-2022
This was a great experience made easy and fun. Out tour guide Alejandro was highly informative, yes ask him to recite all 96 volcanoes in Ecuador, he knows I let him win the foot race on that last 10m ascent to base camp!

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