Biking Iliniza & Cotopaxi 2D
Day 1 -. Quito - El Chaupi - Iliniza
After breakfast, we drive to Pastocalle, located on the slope of the Ilinizas. Our cycling will start at 3.900mts ending in 2.900mt. We will begin pedaling through the wilderness on dirt road crossing the valley and reaching the small town of Chaupi. During the tour we will enjoy a wonderful landscape observing El Corazon; Ilinizas north and south, Sincholahua and other volcanoes. Our adventure will take us to the base of the Illinizas. We start our cycling along the old railroad going through some stations, farmland and small towns, lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight Chaupi. (Lunch/Dinner/Hostel)
Type: High Lands Distance: 40km
Downhill: 60% - Cross country 40%
Maximum altitude 3.900mt - Minimum altitude 2.900mts
Level: Easy Cycling time: 3 ½
Dinner and overnight El Chaupi.
Día 2 -. El Chaupi - Cotopaxi
After breakfast departure. We follow the Pan-American Highway heading Cotopaxi National Park. As we cross the Avenue of the Volcanoes we will observe beautiful landscapes and some snowy peaks as Pasochoa, Rumiñahui, Illinizas North and South, etc.
Program starts.at 4.600mts. We will have a small briefing about basic techniques employed for downhill cycling and equipment then, we start riding downhill towards El Salítre Pre-Incas archeological ruins (15 km downhill and cross-country+-). Stop to have lunch. After lunch, we continue cycling until we reach El Pedregal Village (15 km ride +-). On the way, we can observe wild horses, lamas and maybe a couple of foxes. We will finish the program around 16:00 Return to Quito. (Breakfast/Lunch)
Type: Andean Region
Distance: 35 km. Downhill: 20% - Cross-country 80%
Maximum altitude 4.600mt - Minimum altitude 3.500mts
Level: Medium Cycling time: 3 ½ - 4 hrs.
(Breakfast/Lunch/Transfer to Quito)
Private transportation, park entrance fees, equipment: bicycle front suspension, helmet, gloves, mechanic bilingual guide, 1 hostel night (tourist class based on double occupancy), 2 box lunches, 1 menu dinner, 2 breakfast.
Travel and health insurance, extra expenses, tips and any other not specified as "Includes".
What to bring
Warm clothes for change, raincoat, sunglasses, sun cream, and tennis shoes.