"Biking DOWN Cotopaxi" Provincia de Cotopaxi Sports & Outdoors Tip by acemj


I was pretty under the weather the day we visited Cotopaxi, so hiking to the refuge in frigid cold with driving winds or hiking for hours and hours around the base of the mountain was out of the question. Having the Inca Belly and eating nothing but broth and crackers for the previous 36 hours, I decided to just try to take in the sights. However, when my buddy Jonathan decided to rent a bicycle and ride down from the 4600 meter parking lot located right at the snow line up on the mountain to the lake below, I decided I didn't want to miss out on the opportunity. While the S turns of the dusty road and the bumps along the way weren't exactly the best medicine for an upset stomach, the overall experience was exhilarating and well worth the slight discomfort. Bikes will have to be arranged prior to entering the park.

Theme: Biking

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 27, 2008
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