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3-day Bike&Hike - Cotopaxi-Quilotoa-Chimborazo: The heart of the Andes
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3-day Bike&Hike - Cotopaxi-Quilotoa-Chimborazo: The heart of the Andes

By Biking Dutchman
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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$408.66
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Ages 5-79, max of 7 per group
Duration:
3 days
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English, Spanish


  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Use of bicycle
  • Private transportation
  • Use of protections (helmet, gloves)
What's not included
  • Dinners

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please let us know your hotel location
  • La Pinta & Reina Victoria, Quito 170517, Ecuador Street la Pinta is a short one, the same as the Embassy of Spain. Our office is located between streets Almago and Reina Victoria. The neighborhood is between Orellana and Colón.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 117442P2

  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 117442P2

Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
4 stops
Day 1
Cotopaxi National Park
Day 2
Quilotoa crater Lake
Day 3
Chimborazo to Ambato. Bike on...
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

akshaysR7978ZN
akshaysR7978ZN
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Excellent
We did a custom tour for the family to accommodate our 8 year old and 12 year old son. The tour involved Quilotoa
jbreid39
jbreid39
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Oh the view!
We had a great trip down Cotopaxi! The guide was knowledgeable and safety oriented. The gear exceeded my expectatio
Aurora H
Aurora H
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Wonderfull Cotopaxi-Chimborazo two days
We had an amazing two days with biking dutchman. Moutainbiking down the volcanos of Cotopaxi and Chimborazo was an
widom
widom
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Highly recommended for fun and adventure
I'm not sure another 5-star review is needed, but it can't hurt! This tour was fantastic from the first communicati
keisatsu663
keisatsu663
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Once in a lifetime bike ride
This was awesome: I cycle in NYC everyday, but I've never ridden down a volcano from 15,000 feet, but I loved every
peterwO3716HP
peterwO3716HP
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Mindo (Cloud Forest) Tour
Great tour, kudos to our wonderful guide Jorge! We were 4 riders with varied experience, but the pace accommodated
Chris O
Chris O
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Best experience in Ecuador
This was, by far, the coolest adventure I've ever had. Starting at over 15,000ft was like being on the surface of t
lgould
lgould
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Otavalo and Papallacta Hot Springs!
We feel like our biking guides allowed us to see a part of Ecuador that we would never had an opportunity to see! T
Robert H
Robert H
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Highly recommended.
Great trip to the rural area near Otavalo. Flexible, professional staff and organization Good bikes.
LaurenandMark
LaurenandMark
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You'll fly down the mountains and across the grasslands
Our 2 day biking tour to Cotopaxi and Quilotoa was without a doubt, the highlight of our trip to Ecuador! Jorge,
AroundtheWorldGurl
AroundtheWorldGurl
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A Bike Ride to Remember
We had such a challenging and lovely experience during our one-day bike tour through the Mindo Cloud Forest. I was
Henriette F
Henriette F
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4 day trip - very beautiful nature, great experience!
We saw a lot of stunning nature and Roberto (our guide) and Patricio (our driver/DJ/cook/ bike maintenance guy :))
88tannerr
88tannerr
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Amazing Biking Tour around Cotopaxi
My girlfriend and I completed the one day biking tour down and around the beautiful landscape of Cotopaxi with our
jesschoppa
jesschoppa
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Unforgettable ride
Tour guide knew what he was talking about and I loved that so much. Tour was better than expected and the private t
jordanc769
jordanc769
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Awesome day biking!
Traveling alone and did a private bike tour starting from the top of the road at Cotopaxi and riding mostly downhil
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Andreas
4 contributions
Jan 2020
Roberto and Patricio made this trip exceptional. We had just returned to Quito from the Galapagos and were concerned about adjusting to the elevations. They ensured we were hydrated, drank coca tea, and accommodated us with one night at a lower elevation at a hotel in Riobamba. Being New Year's Eve, this turned out to be a win-win - we caught our breath, and enjoyed a wonderful time on the street for the festivities.

The riding was exceptional - especially our last day likely because were more acclimatized. We started at 4800 meters with hail and snow. The dedicated bike trail was hard sand and gravel, fast but manageable. We ended the ride in a deep canyon, waterfalls dropping all around us on smooth pavement. Roberto led making sure that we all felt safe and Patricio followed in the Land Rover, taking pictures of us along the way. Can't wait to see them!

Roberto and Patricio were very attentive, sharing wonderful and informative stories that engaged us all during the road trips. I cannot think of a better way to have spent our limited 3 days in the Andes. Our kids, 14, 16, and 17 cannot stop talking about it.
Great value for an exceptional family adventure.
Written January 3, 2020
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What a great review; it made me smile and be happy for the whole afternoon (And probably also tomorrow and the day after!) We strive to create good memories and give our guests a great time. Sometimes we cannot change very much the itinerary, but if possible, we try to accommodate your needs. I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for giving us the chance to show you Ecuador in a fun and unique way, taking you to quaint areas of our Andes. Also, I am glad that families feel safe doing an activity that has intrinsic risks. We are particularly proud of that!
Written January 20, 2020
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K S
2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
We did the 3-day bike ride with Roberto starting Aug 20, 2021. An amazing 3-days. The scenery was fantastic, the ride incredible, and the service was outstanding. Roberto was very accommodating to our wishes and made sure we were all doing fine throughout the trip. Cesar, our driver and cook also took great care of us and prepared excellent meals and made stops along the way so we could take pictures and try some of the local favourites - ice cream and guinea pig. The booking process was easy, and when we had to cancel our originally scheduled trip in 2020 due to COVID, Biking Dutchman gladly let us rebook for 2021 with no change fees. We highly recommend Biking Dutchman for anyone interested in seeing the highlights of the Ecuador Andes by bike.
Written August 27, 2021
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Biking Dutchman T
Our 3-day trip has become a favorite, as it actually is a Showcase of our Region and the magnificent Andes so: Thank you very much for this awesome review that will certainly help many others make up their mind and come to have a once-in-a-life experience with the BIKING DUTCHMAN. Awesome that you mentioned both Roberto, our amazing guide, and our trustworthy César, one in a kind as driver and human being. We are so proud to have such an amazing team, which is our strenght and what invigorates our Family-owned company! I particularly appreciated you mentioning your experience with rescheduling your trip, postponed due to COVID. I hope that all those clients -that are out there and are still hesitating- do come. We are here, we are still going strong, thanks to you!
Written August 29, 2021
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Zachary W
14 contributions
Jul 2021
Such an incredible 3 days! We loved every minute of the trip and hated for it to end. Our guide/driver, Roberto, was awesome and so fun throughout the trip. The biking was challenging but doable and the views were gorgeous! The hardest part was focusing on biking at times instead of looking around. Roberto did a wonderful job accommodating our skill levels and taking photos of us. We had excellent food - I'm still thinking about the delicious lunch from day 1! The accommodations were local and such great experiences. The night in the mountain hut was a favorite. It was a great opportunity to meet others as well. The bikes were in excellent condition and all safety gear was provided. The mix of biking, hiking, and driving was perfect. Overall, I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Ecuador and if we ever visit again, we will definitely do another one of the trips offered.
Written August 20, 2021
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Biking Dutchman T
It was such a delight to read your review, full of kindness. We are so happy that you had such a great experience. I particularly liked it that you mentioned our guide, Roberto. A young ecuadorian, who loves our country and simultanously, has a good sense of humour. I think that fits to perfection our description of our guides: "Guides must be effective communicators. They must have people skills and be highly sociable." So good it is all true! Ecuador is our passion, its mountains, its people are always in our heart, and love to share that passion with our clients. Our tours are a lot about biking, but in a country that has an incredible natural beauty and goodhearted people. Come back any time!
Written August 29, 2021
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Roberto D
Marbella, Spain83 contributions
I did a 3 day tour which was a life highlight for me. The scenery was absolutely incredible and the range of landscapes that we went through were diverse and breathtaking!

Our guide Paul was an incredible person with truly amazing energy, an in depth knowledge of the region and it's history and the flora and fauna - He really made it unforgettable and was the best guide I've ever had by far. If you are lucky enough to get him as your guide you will see what I mean!

I met Jan and Ana the day before the tour in their office, such beautiful people with a passion for what they do. I am a vegan and the food they made for my tour was absolutely incredible.

The price was very reasonable and I am already thinking about my next visit to Ecuador to bike with the Biking Dutchman, next time I will do 5 days minimum.

Special mention to our very friendly and helpful driver Patricio who made me feel safe the whole journey.
Written August 16, 2019
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Your thorough Review came as gift to me today! Thank you for your generous words. I am sincerely touched by expressions like: “life highlight” or “The scenery was absolutely incredible and the range of landscapes that we went through were diverse and breathtaking!” You do not forget to mention Jan and me, neither did you leave out Paul or our driver, not to mention our food, especially prepared for you! It really means the world to us that our clients show such appreciation for our work. I cannot thank you enough for your time and kindness. I sincerely hope that you do return to our beautiful country and that you take one of our tours again, as that would give us the opportunity to give you a treat, like you deserve.
Written August 21, 2019
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Laura
2 contributions
Aug 2019
This was one of the best experiences of my life. There was amazing scenery and nature which was all very unique to Ecuador. The trip also wouldn't have been the same without our enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, Paul and our reliable and hard working driver Patricio (probably spelling that wrong sorry!). We felt in very good hands the whole time. They made sure we were feeling ok during some of extra strenuous hiking and riding parts of the trip (make sure you're aware of the effects of being at that altitude before you go!). The hotels were quaint and like nothing I've experienced before, which was fun. The hotels can be very cold though (as in single digit degree C in the rooms) so make sure to pack wool socks and very warm clothes. Although a cliche, it was a truly unforgettable experience. Thanks Biking Dutchman and Paul in particular!
Written August 16, 2019
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Biking Dutchman T
Thank YOU! It was a great feeling to read your encouraging review. The scenery combined with a good team that thinks in your wishes and needs, make these experiences truely unique. We are happy that you enjoyed the time with us.
Written August 19, 2019
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Alexander v
Utrecht, The Netherlands9 contributions
Sep 2019
I loved the 3 day - 2 night tour to Cotopaxi, Quilotoa, and Chimborazo. I only had a few days for the highlands and this tour brought me to everything I wanted to see. Guides were knowledgable and gave detailed information on the different mtb-routes. Accommadation was far better than expected with cosy, warm-hearted hosts! Dinners could have been included in the overall price since they are basically at the hotel itself and it would have been nice to be dropped of at my hotel in Ambato at the end of the tour (it was just a few blocks away and there was plenty of time).

Overall, I can highly recommend doing this tour for whoever is short on time and wants to genuinely experience the highland life of Ecuador!
Written October 6, 2019
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It was awesome to read your review. I was particularly happy that you found the accommodation "far better than expected". It is simple indeed, however "the arm-hearted hosts" make the difference. And that is the reason we love working with them; as we genuinely believe that tourism should bless us all, and not only the big chains of hotels and restaurants, but also those small entrepreneurs that represent far better our citizens! Thank you for supporting their economy. We do not include dinners to give you the opportunity to choose. You might prefer to wonder next door in Quilotoa and visit other families. Or maybe you prefer a simple soup instead of the full menu. Also, because in the longer trips, sometimes clients like to have a little quality time with their significant others, rather than spend 24/7 with other riders, but thanks for your input.
Written October 22, 2019
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YJ_Choi
Baltimore, MD8 contributions
Aug 2019
Our family (with two 12 old children) had such a great time with Biking Dutchman - fun, peaceful, exhilarating, relaxing - all of these combined.

FIRST, the team is awesome. Our guide, Atiel, was extremely knowledgeable about cycling, Ecuador, and South America. He checked each of us (all at different bicycling levels) and made sure we are all safe but also having fun. When needed and ready, he gently encouraged us to challenge ourselves. I was on and off the bike (as it was my first real mountain biking experience), and he and our driver always asked me if I would like to try, even though it must have been annoying to put the bike up and down each time. Rest of my family (intermediate level bikers) enjoyed the ride so much.

SECOND, it is simply beautiful in the Andes. On a bike, especially, we were able to see places that's not possible (or popular) - beautiful and peaceful part of the Cotopoxi park, unbelievable scenery on the road from Chimborazo to Ambato, etc.

Finally, the owners were very helpful and accommodating with our needs and questions. We truly had memorable three days, and already want to do another trip with them. Highly, highly recommend them to anyone - even those beginners like me!!!
Written September 1, 2019
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Biking Dutchman T
Your fantastic Review made my day! For us, it is a privilege to be able to show our country in this unique way, to all visitors than honor us with their choice. We are very proud to be the “Original”, the ones who first had the idea to do mountain bike tours in Ecuador (and probably South America) And we have devoted ourselves to provide memories such as yours to visitors. However, to hear from you that the trip was “fun, peaceful, exhilarating, relaxing “ goes beyond our best dreams. Etiel and the team will be also happy to read your kind words, as we all strive to achieve HAPPY CLIENTS! Thanks for your recommendation and hopefully many more will follow your steps.
Written September 12, 2019
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Mia Grimes
1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Friends
My friend and I booked this trip with little biking experience and not knowing what to expect! This was (without doubt) the best thing I have done in Ecuador. It was the best way to travel and see the back country of Ecuador! Roberto was the best guide you have to request him! we had so much fun traveling in local hostels, eating amazing food, and driving around in that awesome car. Couldn't have been more perfect thanks guys!! - mia<3
Written July 12, 2019
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Biking Dutchman T
Good morning Your encouraging review was received with thanks here in sunny Quito. Roberto C. is new in the team, and has done a really good impression on all of us! His high spirits, sincere smiles, knowledge and passion for biking are really contagious! We are sincerely impressed with your comment "this was (without doubt) the best thing I have done in Ecuador" : it feels awesome to hear that from a client! We strive to make memories that last! Thank you for your amazing Review.
Written July 13, 2019
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Andi B
3 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
My husband and I just did a private 3 day tour and it. Was. Awesome. We saw and did things we would have never done on our own. Not only did we ride, but we hiked, stayed in the most charming places and had just an overall blast. When booking, ask for Patrick, Roberto and the 2006 beige Toyota. You’ll have an excellent time!
Written June 22, 2019
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Biking Dutchman T
We were happy to read your Review and wanted to thank you for your time and input. Even though we have several guides and drivers and you will probably have an excellent time with all of them, it is a good thing to hear that Patricio and Roberto did a wonderful job. I will make sure that you hear what you thought of them. I could not agree more, that we offer our clients the possibility to see and do things that normally, tourists do not get to do or see on their own. So we are happy to hear that this makes a great difference. Thanks again and we hope to see you again, for more adventures in our awesome country.
Written June 24, 2019
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Peter S
3 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
I recently did Biking Dutchman’s 3-day trip (to Cotopaxi, Quilotoa & Chimborazo). I was the only customer for the 3-day trip so paid a premium but I think the experience was still worth it. It wasn’t the best time of the year to do this trip either, the rainy season; I only saw the summits very briefly unfortunately and rode in rain and mist on some occasions but that’s the way it goes. One of the best experiences was riding from 4800m on the slopes of Chimborazo across a moonscape (in quite heavy sago snow) at fairly high speed and experiencing far less gravity than one is used to at sea level. The momentum carried one up gentle inclines as if one was on an e-bike and I even had to brake going uphill! It was great to experience. Another great experience was walking to Laguna Condor Cocha at 5100m on the slopes of Mt Chimborazo.
I was lucky enough to have the Grand Poobah, Jan, as my guide. Jan’s main focus was for me to have the best experience possible. We started early each day, which I like, and made the most of each day. Jan is a gifted raconteur and I found his endless recollections of past travels both entertaining and fascinating.
I certainly recommend this trip, so if you get the chance, do it or do a 2-day trip to Cotopaxi and Chimborazo and ask for Jan to be your guide!
Written April 29, 2019
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Good morning Peter Greetings from all of us at the BIKING DUTCHMAN, particularly from Jan. He was pleased with your Review and wanted to personally thank you. We really appreciated your patience and determination to do the trip, even though we were not able to get you companions. We are glad that it was still worth it! Jan was a globtrotter, until he hit rocks in Quito. But his travels around the world formed the leader we have now! He created the BIKING DUTCHMAN 28 years ago, with just a good idea, 5 bikes and an old Toyota. Many called him crazy in 1991 but many more copied his idea in the years to follow. We are still here, not only providing exciting adventures down the Andes, but also being an example of responsible, sustainable Tourism. Thank you for being part of that Quest!
Written May 24, 2019
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