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Cotopaxi Volcano National Park
Trip Rating: Moderate
Drive through páramo landscape to highest point. Enjoy stunning view of 8 different volcanoes.
Altitudes: 4500-3200 m. (15000-10600 ft.)
DOWNHILL ON BIKE FROM THE HIGHEST POINT IN ECUADOR AND ONE OF THE HIGHEST IN THE PLANET
The tour begins from Riobamba. We pick you up at your hotel and drive you by 4WD to the first shelter (Carrel Brothers) at 4800 meters altitude. We have a short hike from the first to the second shelter (Edward Whymper) located at 5000 meters, return to the first shelter and start biking downhill.
Exclusive route of Biking Spirit. We will ride primarily on dirt roads and single tracks through archaeological Inca ruins, mineral springs and Indian communities; you will observe magnificent views of Mt. Chimborazo's south face.
Moderate Distance: 37 km, 28 km on dirt route and 9 km on pavement
Uphill distance: 2 km approximated
Highest altitude: Whymper shelter 5000 meters (16.405 feet); Lowest altitude: San Juan 3200 meters (10.500 feet)
Total time: 6 to 8 hours
The tour includes: Mountain bike, safety equipment (helmet, gloves, elbow and knee pads) food and bottled water free coca tea at Chimborazo's shelter water proof clothes (if required) private transport bilingual guide mechanic support radio communication
The tour does not include: Payment to National Parks and Protected Areas and tips.
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