LOS LIBERTADORES

Riding in the heart of Colombia

5 Days Bogotá Diverse Climate High Altitude Intermediate

THE ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE

The Libertadores were Colombia’s independence heroes. These brave warriors used their cunning willpower and local knowledge to defeat the mighty Spanish army. Modern day Libertadores have changed their battle uniforms and long treks in the mountains to conquering those mountains on their bicycles. For this trip you will ride in a region that is consistently producing some of the best riders in the world. Nairo Quintana spent his childhood training in this region preparing himself for competition at a pro level. The landscape in the mountains north of Bogota are spectacular. It is high altitude terrain with quiet back roads that will challenge you every day. It is not uncommon for riders on this tour to encounter local and international cycling teams who take advantage of the warm climate and the endless riding options. On this five days tour we will stay in beautiful colonial houses and cozy hotels in vibrant pueblos. These region boasts as having some of the best preserved colonial towns in Colombia. If your idea of a cycling holiday is enjoying culture, soaking up the sun, and immersing yourself in beautiful landscapes, this trip is for you.

Tour Dates

Start dateFinish date
January/2/2018January/6/2018
  

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer - Bogotá to Villa de Leyva

We will pick you up at your hotel in Bogotá for the transfer to Villa de Leyva. Depending on traffic the journey time is around three to three and a half hours. We will leave Bogotá in the morning to allow time for everyone to enjoy Villa de Leyva’s unique atmosphere. Our hotel for the evening is located steps away from the cobblestone square. There are endless restaurants to choose from, all of which have fantastic cuisine.

Day 2: Villa de Leyva - Tibana (+/-75km)

Our first day or riding will take us deep into an unspoiled landscape. Over the course of 30 kilometres we will move from an arid desert to lush green mountains. There are a handful of climbs but no extreme gradients. We will get our first taste of altitude as we rise from 2100 metres to just shy of 3000 metres. Our day ends with a fantastic descent where we will arrive in a countryside with fantastic food.

Day 3: Tibana - Macheta (+/-85km)

Start the day with a super fun downhill and couple of punchy short climbs to keep things interesting. About 15km into the ride we reach a short section stretch of gravel road which is passable on a road bike with care. At the 55km mark we encounter the climb of the day. We will rise 60km from the valley floor. At time the climb will feel like it will never end but at every turn you have the opportunity to rest and enjoy the incredible escarpment landscape.

Day 4: Macheta - Bogotá (+/-105km)

We will start the ride early to give us plenty of time to make our way back to Bogotá. The ride will trace secondary roads through country that is principally devoted to potato farming. The day would be best described as a rollercoaster with three middle sized climbs along the Savanna. The day ends back in the hustle and bustle of Bogotá which will be a dramatic change from the slow pace that you will have experienced during the tour. .

Day 5: Farewell

We will transfer you to the airport with a lifetime of stories about the mountains and the people of Colombia

Amazing scenery

The Boyaca region is steeped with history and folklore. You will roll through 500 year old colonial villages and spend each night in cozy hotels that reflect the region's unique architecture.

Professional Guides

Our expert staff will make the experience more compelling, taking care of all your needs, and going out of their way to make sure that you have a great time on and off the bike, catering to all your needs.

Heart of Colombia's cycling tradition

Fabio Parra, Mauricio Soler, Nairo Quintana and Miguel Angel Lopez are just a few of the pro cyclists that come from this region. Boyaca is the holy ground of Colombian cycling.

Shortest path to your bike

Of all our tours, this tour has the least amount of transfer time which gives you more time to do what you love: riding. You will start the tour on the outskirts of Bogotá and quickly find yourself on quiet back country roads.

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Tour Information

DEPARTURE  / RETURN LOCATION
Bogotá
 

NEXT PLANNED TOUR
January 2nd until 6th
 

PRICE
$1500/Person
    • 4 Nights based on single accommodation
    • 4 Breakfasts
    • 3 Lunches
    • Assistance before and during your trip to solve all the travel related doubts you may have
    • Detailed trip information
    • Professionally trained guides
    • Support during the entire route
    • Transportation and luggage transfer during the trip
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
    • Lodging before and after the trip
    • Personal items purchased during the trip
    • Optional activities not scheduled
    • Gratuities for your guides may be given at your discretion in response to their professionalism and leadership. Industry standard is for each individual guest to tip the guide team 5-10% of the trip price.
“Many thanks for a terrific trip, I thoroughly enjoyed the Libertadores tour in Boyacá. Your organisation was excellent and together with Sander you made a great guiding duo! I am sure I will be back!”
Paul Fletcher
United Kingdom

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