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Bogota, Santander And Medellin Biking Adventure, 10 Days

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DAY 1: WELCOME TO BOGOTA

At your arrival to Bogota, we´ll transfer you to your hotel for registration.

DAY 2: BOGOTA CITY TOUR BY BIKE

Bike your way through this incredible city, starting with a 4 mile ride to the National University, stopping at
“Che Guevara Square” and riding on to the food market of Paloquemao, where we stop for a taste of fresh
fruits from different regions of Colombia.
We continue riding to the Simon Bolivar Metropolitan Park, where we visit the art graffiti gallery located
in La Macarena, where local artists introduce this referential art form to visitors. (B, L, D)

DAY 3: TRANSFER TO VILLA DE LEYVA AND BIKE AT LA CANDELARIA FOSSIL VALLEY

We leave Bogota for our next destination, the small colonial town of Villa de Leyva. During our 3 hour drive
we stop for photo opportunities before arriving to the quaint village of Raquira. Here we take our bikes and
ride along the La Candelaria desert that leads to Villa De Leyva. (B, L, D)

DAY 4: TRANSFER TO BARICHARA. VISIT JUAN CURI WATERFALL

Barichara awaits us in the early morning, but not before we stop at the town of Socorro, a well preserved
colonial settlement, where we enjoy a typical breakfast of arepas Santandereanas.
We continue our journey to the waterfall of Juan Curí, where you can either walk around the area and
enjoy the nature, or practice rapell down this waterfall. Afterwards we make our way to the colonial town of
Barichara. Early in the evening we stretch our legs and take a stroll along the streets of this colonial village.
(B, L, D)

DAY 5: BIKE THE SUAREZ CANYON

We start the day at 6,000 feet (2,000 meters) above the colonial town of Barichara. We ride 25km of
downhill to the base of the majestic Suarez Canyon, passing through gorgeous agricultural landscapes.
We continue biking through the famous town of Barichara over hand-carved stone streets. Visit
cathedrals, spectacular viewpoints and colonial architecture that render Barichara ‘The most beautiful
pueblo in Colombia’.
Lunch is served at an incredible viewpoint in the Yariguies National Park, overlooking the canyon and
the waterfalls that cascade its ridgelines. After lunch, we bike downhill before embarking on 25kms of
rolling cross-country riding through the spectacular Colombian countryside. We finish with a swim and a
celebratory beer after a full day of adventure! (B, L, D)

DAY 6: BIKE THE CHICAMOCHA CANYON TO JORDAN. ENJOY A TRUE COFFEE EXPERIENCE

This spectacular ride starts at 6,000 feet (2,000 meters) and dives down into the second largest canyon
in the world, the Chicamocha Canyon. Passing waterfalls, coffee and tobacco farms, we ride to Jordan, a
historic pueblo (town) 1000 feet above sea level. This is one place most tourists don’t have an opportunity
to see. Here we stop at a refreshing natural pool to cool off, have a swim and enjoy a fantastic lunch!
Once we´ve had time to relax and soak in the sunshine, we hop on our 4×4 and climb out of this magnificent
canyon for our final downhill destination. This is a fast and smooth sunset descent to the gorgeous natural
pools outside the town of Curiti.
Afterwards, we make our way to “Hacienda el Roble” and learn how the one of the best organics coffees
of Colombia is produced, from the seed to the perfect cup of java. (B, L, D)

DAY 7: TRANSFER TO MEDELLIN CITY TOUR

In 2012, Medellin was selected as the most innovative city of the world because of the way it integrated
all the communities and districts through different means of transportation. We get to “Comuna 1” by cable
car, and once in the area we walk around the neighborhood, and enjoy a cup of coffee with the locals.
We later stop at Botero´s Square, and observe how art mingles with daily life.
Enjoy the very best of local gastronomy and make your way to Comuna 13, which was probably one of
the most dangerous places to visit during Pablo Escobar´s time. Today its a different place, arriving there by
escalators and a life full of art and music. (B, L, D)

DAY 8: BIKE TOUR OF SANTA FE DE ANTIOQUIA

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DAY 8: BIKE TOUR OF SANTA FE DE ANTIOQUIA
We drive north from Medellin through a scenic region lined with green pastures and beautiful haciendas.
We reach our starting point, a ridge at 2,700 meters (8,500 ft.) where we personalize our bike´s dual
suspension to fit your riding style and experience. We begin our descent along a highland paramo ecosystem
with endemic flora and fauna, including bright purple flowers and unique birds. The narrow single lane
road feels ethereal, twisting and turning without end.
Peddle through lush cloud forest with open views to the Cauca River Valley, testing yourself during brief,
exhilarating ascents. The Cauca is Colombia’s second most important river, flowing from the mountains to
the Atlantic Ocean. The ecosystem becomes a tropical lowland at the end of the ride, full with bananas,
mangos, coffee, cacao, and yucca plantations.
Advanced riders can opt for alternative, more technical single trails, meeting up with the group at a
crossroads. The ride ends in the small village of Cordova, afterwards visit the town of Santa Fe de
Antioquia (B, L, D)

DAY 9: GUATAPE CROSS-COUNTRY BIKE RIDE

One of our favorites cross-country mountain bike tours explores the lush valleys, mountains and lake area
west of Medellin. We cycle a scenic cloud forest and farmland route, visiting colonial Guatape, and climbing
up Peñol Rock, over 200 meters high.
Around Gautape, we enjoy the super scenic reservoir with fiord-like inlets that create hundreds of recreational
areas along its shores. This full day adventure offers varied riding terrain, historic colonial towns, great
guides, good food, and top-of-the-line Trek mountain bikes.

DAY 10: DEPART MEDELLIN

Your guide will assist you with boarding your international flight.

Quick Facts

Destination
Bogota, Villa de Leyva, Barichara, Medellín

Dates & Prices
10 Days from $2748

Category
Premium

Expedition Type
Adventure

 

Expedition Level
Easy hikes, and biking

Accommodations
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