Last weekend we did a short trip to the Cotopaxi National Park to get to know a new, beautiful hacienda: “Hacienda Santa Ana”, a property that belonged to the Jesuits in the 16th century. From the town of Machachi we had to drive up a bumpy, stony road passing by small indigenous villages. During the [...]
For mountains and adventure lovers, Ecuador is a dream coming true. In this country, which concentrates one of the greatest biodiversity on the planet, has 70 volcanoes, 14 in active state, 14 dormant volcanoes and 42 volcanoes in passive state.
[singlepic id=147 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=right]Here are some facts you should know to help you prepare before visiting the Cotopaxi volcano and the refuge: Entrance Fee: The entrance fee to the Cotopaxi National Park is $10 for foreigners and $2 for Ecuadorians. Entry Times: Admission to the Cotopaxi National Park (through “control norte” and “control [...]
[singlepic id=148 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=left]A couple of weeks ago, Jose and I took some friends to the summit of Cotopaxi. It was their first time there, they followed a strict training, they climbed a couple of non-snow (but still high) mountains. It was a tough group, there were bikers, marathoners, runners. All of them [...]
Here are some facts you should know before visiting the Cotopaxi volcano and the refuge: The entrance fee to the Cotopaxi National Park is $10 for foreigners and $2 for ecuadorians. Admission to the Cotopaxi National Park (through “control norte” and “control caspi”) is allowed only before 4pm (16h00). There is a parking area at [...]
The Barefoot Pathfinders blog is all about real adventurers. All the members of the Barefoot Expeditions team are always trying to find a way to form professional expeditions abroad and to compete internationally. We have climbed important mountains in Argentina (Aconcagua), Bolivia (Sajama, Illimani, Huayna Potosi, Ancohuma), Peru (The Sphinx, Artesonraju, Alpamayo) and Europe (Mont [...]
“Vuelta al Cotopaxi” is a mountain biking race that goes all the way around Cotopaxi, an active volcano in the western part of the Ecuadorian Andes. It is an annual event that this year is joining 300 people: 150 2-person-teams. It is a tough race, because competitors have to ride their bikes for 140 km [...]