Colonial villages mountainbike tour


Mountain bike tour through charming colonial towns

5 Days Bogotá Mild temperature High Altitude Beginner


This mountain bike tour explores the colonial villages that lie in the heart of the Andean mountains. This tour is geared for cyclists who want to trace their way along century old roads that connect these villages and experience some great single track descents. The savanna surrounding Bogotá is a special place: It is a huge plateau, a very calm landscape filled with green pastures and flanked by dramatic mountains. Our mountain bike tour trip, ranked easy to intermediate, is one of the best ways to area of Colombia to the fullest. You will be surprised more than a few times as the scenery will change multiple time over the course of the tour. Our final destination is the beautifully preserved pueblo of Villa de Leyva. We will return to Bogotá with a good deal of knowledge of the savanna and the campesinos in the area.

Tour Dates

Start date Finish date
August/6/2019 August/10/2019

Looking for anther date? Go private!

Any scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your preferred dates.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Bogota

We will pick you up from the airport and do a short transfer to the village of Nemocon.

Day 2: Savanna

Today’s ride will be for the most part on the Savanna landscape. Rolling hills, small valleys, and interesting single track sections will keep the day interesting. There is a mezmerizing sharp contrast of the green hills and the yellow soil of the trails and roads. Distance: 28 kilometres Altitude gain: 600 metres

Day 3: Nemocon

Today’s ride is about transition. In the morning we ride in the mountains but by afternoon we will find ourselves in the Candelaria desert. That the night we will stay in one of the best preserved colonial monasteries in Colombia. Distance: 54 kilometres Altitude gain: 800 metres

Day 4: Candelaria desert

The heart of the day’s short stage today is a panoramic view of the Candelaria desert. This ecosystem is a kaleidoscope of colours – red, yellow, and orange hills will bedazzle you. In the afternoon we will descend into the beautiful town of Villa de Leyva. Distance: 25 kilometres Altitude gain: 500 metres

Day 5: Villa de Leyva

Villa de Leyva is a beautiful town, but it also also happens to be one of the best places to ride your mountain bike in Colombia. In our last day we will climb a mountain that tower over the village. You will be rewarded with amazing views and a challenging single track descent. Distance: 30 kilometres Altitude gain: 550 metres

Amazing scenery

With constant changing landscapes and colors, this tour will keep amaze you

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.

Rich culture

Boyaca is the heart of cycling culture, and full of charming colonial towns. Its safe to say it is the most romantic side of Colombia.

Great riding

From the green savanna, to the arid red colors around Villa de Leyva, all the tracks have their own speciality.

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Tour Information


August 6th until 10th

    • 4 Nights based on double accommodation
    • 4 Breakfasts
    • 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
    • Airplane tickets
    • Bicycle and equipment. Bicycle hire is available
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Single accommodation
    • 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.
“Great experience and a lot of fun! Superb logistics and organisation of Cyclota. The beauty of Colombia and friendliness of the people were key take aways and the cycling was merely the vehicle and only a small part of the wonderful experience.”
Nick Stephenson
South Africa

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