Cycle Colombia

8 Days | Cycle among the beauty and vibrancy of enigmatic Colombia.

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Cycle the serene highlands of Colombia's famed coffee region and discover the sweeter, softer side to this often misunderstood country. Learn how to roast the perfect blend during a tour of a working coffee plantation, be beguiled by the laid-back pace of charming Salento, try your hand at tejo, an explosive local pastime, and of course ride through some of the most stunning scenery this region has to offer.

Trip overview

Map of Cycle Colombia including Colombia
Start
Bogota, Colombia
Finish
Bogota, Colombia
Theme
Cycling
Destinations
Colombia
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 14
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
GGXX
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Bogota is the treasure trove of Colombia's rich history. Explore its museums and galleries at your leisure, then tour its excellent Paloquemao Market.
  • Enjoy a “Ciclovía” morning, the way literally millions of locals do, having the opportunity to see different areas of cosmopolitan Bogota.
  • Cycle and sweat through steamy jungle scenery, coffee plantations and colonial towns nestled in verdant hills.
  • Embark on a spectacular guided hike through the Cocora Valley, home to hummingbirds and the world's tallest palm trees
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, World Bicycle Relief. Donations provide school kids, health workers, and farmers in far-out areas with bicycles that provide access to education, healthcare, and income.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Just as a heads up before you book: this trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.
  • Colombia, especially the coffee growing region we cycle through, is naturally hilly. While we try and minimise the times spent climbing there are still some significant altitude gains, especially on Day 3 (see the day to day itinerary for more details)
  • On this trip we have a single leader that rides with the group, and another that drives the support vehicle (acting as a back marker where needed). Where the vehicle cannot travel directly with the cyclists (e.g. a cyclists-only path) your leader will assign a person from the group to act as a back marker.

Itinerary

Map of Cycle Colombia including Colombia

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners

Transport

Bicycle, Support vehicle, Plane

Accommodation

Hotels (7 nights)

Activities
  • 6 Days Included Bicycle Hire
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer Airport - Bogota Hotel
  • Bogota Guided Cycling - Ciclovía
  • Coffee Tasting
  • Salento - Traditional Tejo Game
  • Calarcá to Salento Guided & vehicle-supported ride
  • Coffee Region - Cocora Valley visit & Hike
  • Cocora Valley to Filandia Guided & vehicle-supported ride
  • Coffee Experience Tour at Cafe de Altura
  • Filandia to Alcala Guided & vehicle-supported ride
  • Embroidery factory visit
  • Alcala to Cerritos Guided & Vehicle-supported ride
  • Optional Cartago guided early morning ride
  • Complimentary Departure Transfer Bogota Hotel - Airport
Add on activities
  • Museo Nacional - COP20000
  • Museo Botero - Free
  • Bogota - Gold Museum - COP3000
  • Bogota - Montserrate cable car - COP22000
  • Bogota - Graffiti tour - COP30000
  • View Tower visit - USD8
  • Basket making class - USD15
  • Zip lining - USD5

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Important notes

On this trip we have a single leader that rides with the group, and another that drives the support vehicle (acting as a back marker where needed). Where the vehicle cannot travel directly with the cyclists (e.g. a cyclists-only path) your leader will assign a person from the group to act as a back marker.

PASSPORT DETAILS REQUIRED
Full passport details are required at the time of booking in order to purchase Entrance fees to certain sites. Additionally on certain trips it's needed to book bus, train or flight tickets. Delays to provide this information may result in booking fees or changes to your itinerary.

A scanned copy or really clear photo of the passport details is also required to be able to book the internal flights.

In order to comply with tourist regulations set by the Colombian government, a copy of your passport will be required. This will be emailed to our local office in Colombia, your tour leader will assist you with this on day 1.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:
A Single Supplement is available on this trip, please ask your booking agent for more information.

Essential Trip Information

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Mandy · Traveled October 2023
Paola and Cesar were a memorable duo who shared Colombia’s culture, history, and culinary offerings in an adventurous way. We learnt the meaning of “Colombian Flat” and were rewarded with ripe fruits and fresh beverages at every summit. It was an unforgettable experience, a truly iconic way to experience Colombia.
Review submitted 08 Nov 2023
Cycle Colombia
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EUR 2.280 €