Colombia cycling trip

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The Antioquia region is bigger than Costa Rica, is characterized by its historic towns, its traditional Colombian cuisine, its biodiversity, and its routes full of flowers and coffee plantations that have made Colombia famous. We started the tour in Medellín, the second-largest city in Colombia, located in a valley and characterized by its beautiful surroundings, smooth roads, picturesque towns, and hundreds of cyclists riding on weekends along the routes where famous cyclists currently train in the peloton . international. We stay 45 kilometers outside the city to pedal our first rides at 2,300 meters (8,202 feet) above sea level and then we move to the southwest of Antioquia, where we will learn about coffee in Colombia. Distances: 40-100 km Elevation gained per ride: 940 m to 2,200 m Duration: 7 rides / 8 nights Level: King of the mountains, Beetle and Classicomaniac Price: $2,390

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Colombia Cycling

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Day 1 Arrival and welcome dinner

Stop At: Medellin

Upon arrival, we pick you up at the José María Córdoba airport in Rionegro, which serves the city of Medellín. We assemble the bikes (in case of rent we do a quick fitting) and have a welcome meal, where we enjoy our gastronomy. Colombian cuisine is very diverse and varies according to the different regions of Colombia. During dinner, in addition to celebrating the great adventure that is about to begin, we will have a tour exhibition where we present the details of the trip.

Duration: 6 hour

Day 2 El Retiro, La Ceja - Acclimatization rides

Stop At: Parque Municipal El Retiro

For our first day, we do an acclimatization ride, where you will have the opportunity to meet our famous "Repechos" and practice some tips on how to ride in Colombia. El Retiro, a town famous for its knowledge and work in wood. A cozy place to spend the next 3 nights of our trip.

Duration: 8 hour

Day 3 Colorfull Town - Guatapé

Stop At: Guatape

This day takes us to Guatapé, a town that borders one of the main power generation reservoirs in Colombia. We will pass near the Piedra del Peñol, a huge rock that stands 2,135 m (7,005 ft) high. Its top can only be accessed by climbing its 659 steps. We finish the ride in Guatapé town, have lunch and then walk around to learn a little about Guatapé's history.

Duration: 11 hour

Day 4 Around Medellin - ARVI Park

Stop At: Parque Arvi

We ride towards the well-known region of flowers, famous for the "silleteros". Our tour includes a well-known category 2 climb and a series of "steep slopes" to burn the legs. For whatever reason, this region has produced so many top-level riders. We finished the ride in a nice country hotel, where we took a shower and had lunch. Then we will go to know Medellín, we leave the forest and enter one of the most important "barrios", or "favelas" that have been one of the symbols of social transformation and development of Medellín. This day we share with you how Medellín was selected as the most innovative city in the world.

Duration: 10 hour

Day 5 MEDELLÍN by bike and transfer to Antioquia's southwest region

Stop At: Medellin

Moving around Medellín by bicycle is the best way to get to know the city. Get to know Medellín, a surprising, innovative, and hospitable city. We will visit the main neighborhoods, take a gastronomic tour, and knowing the city. We will have our lunch on our way to the coffee region to start the second part of our adventure.

Duration: 8 hour

Day 6 Coffee region - Day 1

Stop At: Antioquia Department

We will ride towards the coffee region of Antioquia, with "Cerro Tusa" on our horizon. A pyramid-shaped mountain where native Indians made offerings to their gods. This is also the same mountain that the famous coffee grower Juan Valdez uses in his motto. The journey to the southwest of Antioquia will take us up to 600 meters above sea level, where we will experience a different climate and see a variety of flora and fauna. Once we cross the Cauca River, one of the largest and most important rivers in Colombia, we will continue cycling along the San Juan River to start climbing mountains once more. At an elevation of 1,400 m (4,500 ft), we will begin to see the green and towering coffee crops.

Duration: 10 hour


Stop At: Antioquia Department

We depart by bike and along the way we visit a typical farm where we talk about Coffee in Colombia. Then we continue by bike to the big challenge in the coffee region! We hit a 23km climb, The Colombia's Mont Ventoux, 1st category, known as the "most beautiful village of Antioquia" by its topography, republican style, and landscapes. Culture of coffee and horses.

Duration: 10 hour


Stop At: Antioquia Department

We finish our tour with one last challenge. We take a shower at a country road hotel, have lunch, and transfer to avoid traffic. We arrive in Medellín, pack the bikes, and do our closing event to end our adventure. Last night in Medellín, so if you want, it is the opportunity to celebrate. Night life in Medellin.

Duration: 10 hour

Day 9 departure

Stop At: Medellin

Transfer to the airport
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