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Arrival to Bogotá. We will pick you up from the airport and meet in the evening to go over the trip details with all the guests.
Our first day riding is a nice warm up. We start in flat country just outside the city limits and end the day descending into a spectacular valley. We will spend the night in cabins on a quiet bed and breakfast farmhouse. Distance: 100 kilometres Altitude gain: 1200 metres
Today’s ride is a stage that will warm up the climbing legs. Two climbs with stunning views of the sweeping valleys below will be completed before we descend to the warm town of Mariquita. Distance: 120 kilometres Altitude gain: 2000 metres
Are you ready for the climb of your life? Imagine eighty-two kilometres of continuous climbing as you move from a steamy tropical valley through banana farms, coffee fields and pine forest to finally arrive in the unique Altiplano ecosystem at the end of the day. This ride is a test of patience and perseverance. Starting at 700 meters above sea level and climbing to 3800 meters, you’ll experience the ultimate satisfaction of completing this amazing stage. Distance: 115 kilometres Altitude gain: 3900 metres
This stage will reward you with some of the most incredible landscapes Colombia has to offer. We start the day with a 30 kilometre swift descent to the Cauca River valley. We will then begin a slow climb riding through towns who subside on the coffee production. Our end destination is the quaint town of Anserma which has a picturesque town plaza. Distance: 85 kilometres Altitude gain: 1800 metres
La Pintada lives up to its name – “The Painting.” For most of this day you will ride the foothills of the central Andean Colombian mountain range which is banked by the second largest river in Colombia – Cauca. This stage is for the most part flat and downward which is a great way to recover from our previous mountain stages. Distance: 95 kilometres Altitude gain: 1000 metres
A new day, a new challenge. Alto de Minas is a 40 kilometres climb and it was in these hills that gave rise to the Colombian cyclists who were coined “Los Escarabajos” (beetles) due to their incredible climbing abilities while riding the pro cycling circuit in 1980s. At the crest of this climb, you will see Medellin, our resting spot at the end of this riding day. Distance: 80 kilometres Altitude gain: 2000 metres.
Medellin, the city of eternal spring is a great place for a rest day. Kick up your feet and relax at the hotel or go for a walk in this lively city.
The calm beauty of the mountains will lead us out of Medellin. The rolling agrarian landscape will lead us through quiet back roads. Our destination is a village nestled in the middle of the mountains. For many this is the most picturesque section of the tour. Distance: 100 kilometres Altitude gain: 1800 metres.
Today we go down, down and down! We start in the cool mountain weather and descend into the warmth of the savanna. We will descend The Alto de Ventanas that is famous for the beautiful transition as the Andes Mountains opens to the Caribbean plains below. Distance: 135 kilometres Altitude gain: 600 metres.
Although Sincelejo might not rank high on tourism “must sees”, we love this city. From the food to the way people talk you will notice the Caribbean flare. We will ride to the Montes de Maria which is a small mountain range in the middle of the plains. Rolling pastures and cows will keep us company as we head to San Jacinto. This is a town of handicrafts, and history worthy of a Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel. Distance: 100 kilometres Altitude gain: 750 metres.
Our last cycling day! We couldn’t have hoped for a better way to end a trip than to end by arriving at a beach. Both our ride and the city of Cartagena have shown great bravery, perseverance and lasting history. It’s fitting that this will be our destination. Enjoy the amazing architecture and incredible sunsets while you soak in the realization that you’ve ridden over 1000 kilometres to arrive at that moment. Distance: 120 kilometres Altitude gain: 600 metres.
Cartagena de Indias is considered to be the most beautiful city of whole South-America. Wander through the narrow cobblestone streets, enjoy the colourful cuisine, and relax by the beach.
We will escort you back to the airport or help you with any local arrangements you may have made.
- 13 Nights based on double accommodation
- 13 Breakfasts
- 11 Lunches
- Airport shuttle service
- Assistance before and during your trip to solve all the travel related doubts you may have
- Detailed trip information
- Professionally trained guides
- Fully loaded support vehicle 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.