Activity in the region of quito
Day trekking – Rucu Pichincha volcano (4696 m)
This trek starts at the Teleferico, a cable car on the outskirts of Quito that takes you from 3135m to 4050m to Cruz Loma, where you have a beautiful view of the city and the surrounding volcanoes. From here a hiking trail leaves to the top of the Rucu Pichincha (4696 meters), which passes through grasslands and volcanic landscape. The last meters are rocky and you climb your way to the top where (if cloudless) you have a beautiful view of the area.
Bring with you: warm sports clothing, raincoat, sun milk, sunglasses, mosquito repellent and a refillable bottle.