- Drive the incredible Avenida de Los Volcanes
- Explore Ecuador’s spectacular Cotopaxi National Park
For our money, this is one of the best sightseeing tours in Quito. Combining great exercise with landscapes that are almost surreally beautiful, it’s an unforgettable day out in Cotopaxi National Park travelling by foot and mountain bike. You’ll take the famed route along the ‘Volcano Avenue’ into the park, pausing for a typical Ecuadorian breakfast at a local restaurant. From the ‘Limpiopungo’ Lagoon, you’ll hike up to the ‘Jose Rivas’ refuge, at around 15,780 feet above sea-level. A guide will accompany you throughout, to interpret the area’s wildlife and volcanic backstory.
After pausing for a while to take in the stunning views, your guide will take the decision on whether or not to hike a little further up to the glaciers. Afterwards, you’ll make the descent back to the lagoon on two wheels, a journey which should take you around half an hour. A late lunch will be waiting for you on arrival, after which it’s back to Quito, tired and happy. Expect to be blown away by the wild terrain of Cotopaxi’s grassy highlands - do not forget your camera!