This walk is just breathtaking and I adored every step of it over the three days. Perhaps two of my favourite elements is that it costs nothing and you can navigate it all yourself. Complete freedom!
Feeling trapped by the city, Reid and I started to check out the possible day tours from Quito. Cotopaxi seemed to tick all the boxes, not too far (55km), the opportunity to exercise and hopefully, as the world’s third highest active volcano, some stunning views.
After the comfort and tranquility of Colombian coaches, Ecuadorian buses and vendors were a bit of a shock to the system. The sheer quantity of food/drink/ice cream sellers boarding was absurd… I think I increased in weight on Ecuadorian buses alone. Further advice includes: don’t expect air-con or wifi and empty your bowels before departure..lest you wish to have a hasty toilet break at some remote stop, sweating and stressing about an imminent bus departure without you on board. 🙈