BIKING COTOPAXI 4.600MTS 1D
Day 1- Quito - Cotopaxi National Park
07:00 a.m. after breakfast departure 1 1/2 hrs drive on the Pan-American Highway towards Cotopaxi National Park. While we are crossing the volcanoes avenue, we will enjoy beautiful landscapes characteristic of the Andean Region as well as smaller picks such as Pasochoa, Rumiñahui, Illinizas North andSouth, etc.
We drive through the pine forest and continue until we reach our departure point the parking lot 4.600mt. Cycling starts around 11:00 a.m. we will have a small briefing about basic techniques employed for downhill cycling and equipment. We will start descending on off-road unpaved paths towards Limpiopungo Lake 3.900mt then we continue riding to El Salítre Pre-Incas archeological ruins (17 km ride+ -) where we will have lunch. After lunch, we will continue our trip through the north face of Cotopaxi National Park until we reach El Pedregal Village small where We will finish the program around 16:00 hours (18 km ride + -). Return to Quito.
Type: Andean Region
Distance: 52 km. Downhill: 20% - Cross-country 80%
Maximum altitude: 4.600mt Minimum altitude: 3.500mts
Level: Medium Cycling time: 3 ½ - 4 hrs.
Private transportation 4X4 (In all biking programs the jeep will go behind for support), biking equipment: bicycle, helmet, gloves, biking guide, and box lunch.
Travel and health insurance, meals not mentioned personal expenses, personal equipment, tips, and extra beverages.
What to bring
Small backpack, warm clothes, rain jacket, tennis shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses.