road to santander FT ANNEMIEK

OVERVIEW

585 km
11.062 mt elevation gain
23 - 29 Jan, 2023
5
Stages

What´s included

  • 7 days / 6 nights fully accompanied trip
  • All accommodations (Double occupancy)
  • Includes all meals
  • All ground transportation
  • All luggage transfers
  • Services of our expert guides
  • 24 hour Mechanichal support
  • 1 sports massage
  • 1 night private cooking lesson
  • Professional coffee tasting experience
  • Support vehicles (Van, Car, Motorbike)
  • Kit (Bidon, Cycling Cap , Cycling Jersey, T-shirt)
  • Sport nutrition (Energy bars, Drinks)
  • Travel accident insurance

1
Day

casa privada

WELCOME TO COLOMBIA!

Welcome to Colombia! We will pick you up at El Dorado International Airport and take you to one of our private houses in Cajicá, tonight we will do our welcome talk so you can meet the rest of the group members and the rest of the staff, we will also help you to set up your bike. Let the adventure begin!
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Day
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APROX DURATION 5:59:32
DISTANCE 147,19 km
ELEVATION GAIN 1.814 mts
MAX ALTITUDE 2.904 Masl
CLIMB OF THE DAY  Alto del Sisga (Distancia: 6,34 kms, Pendiente media: 4,2 %)

1
Stage
el gallo
villa de leyva

Stage Profile

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Today we face the first stage on Colombian roads, we will pass from Cundinamarca to the cycling lands of Boyacá where Nairo Quintana trains daily and we will arrive to Villa de Leyva, one of the most colonial places of that region.In the afternoon we will have time to visit the historic center of Villa de Leyva and we will stay in one of the country hotels called Selina Villa de Leyva.

HOTEL

selina

2
Day
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APROX DURATION 3:47:19
DISTANCE 93,06 km
ELEVATION GAIN 1.890 mt
MAX ALTITUDE 3.101 MASL
CLIMB OF THE DAY  ALTO DEl sote Distancia: 20,88 kms,
Pendiente media: 2,4 %)

2
Stage
NAIRO QUINTANA'S
LOOP

Stage profile

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Today we will make a loop around the lands of Boyaca, we will go up the road where Nairo Quintana trains daily, and we will visit his family store, we will pass through the capital of this department and then we will descend through a desert to arrive back to Villa de Leyva, in the afternoon our mechanics will be ready to prepare your bikes for the next day's stage and you can also enjoy a sports massage.

Hotel

selina

1
Day
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Aprox Duration 6:06:26
Distance 128 km
Elevation Gained 2.761 mts
Max Altitude 2.530 Masl
Climb of the day Alto de la unión (Length: 5.3km, Average gradient: 5.1%)

Today you'll start breathing the fresh air from the Colombian country side. In this initial stage you'll have the chance to test that your bike is well assembled and to get you body use to riding in altitude. You will ride on the most iconic routes of eastern Antioquia featuring the popular ALTO DE LA UNION, a climb where Julian Alaphilipe won a stage in the Tour Colombia 2.1 2019.  
1
Stage
(Optional)
Mesopotamia

Stage Profile

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Alto la union

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3
Day
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APROX DURATION 7:32:42
DISTANCE 185,33 Km
ELEVATION GAIN 3.308 mt
MAX ALTITUDE 2.360 mASL
CLIMB OF THE DAY  alto Curva el mirador (Distancia: 9,30 km,
Pendiente Media: %)

3
Stage
villa de leyva
barichara

Stage profile

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Today we will have one of the longest stages of this event, in this stage you have the option to do it complete or do half by car and half by bike, we will pass from Boyacá to the department of Santander, we will leave Villa de Leyva and we will arrive to another colonial town called Barichara, in Barichara we will stay in a country hotel called Hacienda buenos aires.

Hacienda

buenos aires

2
Day
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Aprox duration 7:12:57
Distance 151,87 km
Elevation Gained 3.724 mts
Max Altitude 2590 Masl
Climb of the day Alto de riosecol (Length: 7,52km, Average gradient: 5.6%)

oday we have one of the most important saddle days of the entire tour. We are going to do an extended version of what the locals call the TURN TO THE EAST. This is a trip that many Colombian pros do every day and with a little luck we will cross some of them.This stage will lead us to Guatapé, one of the most beautiful landscapes in Colombia. In here you can rest and if you feel like it you can rent a boat and a trip on the lake.
2
Stage
Movich
Retiro guatape

Stage profile

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alto de santa helena

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4
Day
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APROX DURATION 1:55:06
DISTANCE 47,12 KM
ELEVATION GAIN 1.175 MT
MAX ALTITUDE 1.585 MASL
CLIMB OF THE DAY  ALTO DE BARICHARA (Distancia: 8,37 km,
Pendiente Media: 3,8%)

4
Stage
barichara
loop

Stage PROFILE

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Today we will have a rest day, we will have the whole day to ride smoothly around Barichara, we will visit colonial towns like Guane and Villanueva. In the afternoon we will have a gastronomic experience in one of the best restaurants of this region.

Hacienda

buenos aires

3
Day
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Difficulty 2:17:00
Distance 50 km
Elevation Gained 520 mts
Max Altitude 290 Msnm
Climb of the day Alto de rioseco (Length: 4km, Average gradient: 2%)

This is going to be a day to rest as much as possible, you have had 3 days of solid driving and tomorrow you will face the HIGH OF LYRICS. We will travel by car to a town called Honda (Base de Letras) where you can rest in the pool or whoever wants to ride we have prepared a short and easy walk just to move your legs.
3
Stage
Honda (optional)
Letras

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Altimetry Rioseco

5
Day
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APROX DURATION 4:35:24
DISTANCE 112,74 Km
ELEVATION GAIN 3.024 mt
MAX ALTITUDE 1.585 mASL
CLIMB OF THE DAY  alto DE CUROS (Distancia: 14,26 km,
Pendiente Media: 4,8 %)

5
Stage
barichara
MESA DE LOS SANTOS

Stage PROFILE

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Last stage! This is the last effort to conquer the lands of Boyaca and Santander. Today we will pass from Barichara and arrive to Mesa de los Santos, we will pass by the beautiful Chicamocha Canyon, please prepare your cameras to take the best picture of this trip!In the afternoon we will arrive to a private farm in Mesa de los Santos and we will have a coffee experience followed by a farewell dinner of this trip, we hope that in this dinner we can share beautiful memories of this cool week that we just spent.

Hacienda

privada

4
Day

Difficulty 6/5
Distance 100 km
Elevation Gained 4150 mts
Max Altitude 3.700 Msnm
Climb of the day Alto de letras (Length: 80km, Average gradient: 4%)

The stage reigns; The day has come when Colombia puts your physical and mental strength to the test. This, the longest mountain pass in the world, will graduate you as a cyclist and will give you the triumph you are looking for.The companions will be getting to know the Los Nevados National Natural Park and then they will wait for us at the finish line. After the celebration we will enjoy a well-deserved rest in the hot springs of the luxurious Termales del Ruíz hotel.
4
Stage
honda
letras

Stage Altimetry

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Altimetry Alto de Curazao

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6
Day
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Difficulty 6:35:32
Distance 139 km
Elevation Gained 2.975 mts
Max Altitude 1.900 Msnm
Climb of the day Alto de Filandia (Length: 14 km, Average gradient: 4%)

6
Stage
Santagueda
filandia

Stage PROFILE

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Now we dive into the coffee lands and start the journey that will take us to Filandia. We will pass for beautiful colonial towns like Belalcazar and we will end in Filandia. This is a very hard and hot stage, you will have to give what you have left in the tank.

At the end of the stage we will get the only Hotel designed for cyclists in America, it is called CASA DU VELO. Here we will have our last night together and we can celebrate

Alto de filandia

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Day
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Dificultad 3/5
Distancia 61 km
Ascenso Acumulado 1275 mts
Altura Máxima 2.100 Msnm
Puerto de Montaña Alto de CIRCASIA (Distancia: 13 km, Pendiente media: 3.5%)

7
stage
CAsA DU VELO
LOOP

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Today we will focus on trying to rest and recover as much as possible. Breakfast without haste and go out to make an undemanding ride.

In the afternoon we will do sports massages to have our legs ready for the great challenge that lies ahead.

Alto de circasia

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Day
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Difficulty 3:40:00
Distance 79,85 km
Elevation Gained 1.791 mts
Max Altitude 2.200 Msnm
Climb of the day Alto del Crucero (Length: 2,08km, Average gradient: 7%)

Although it will be difficult to get back on the bike, today we have a recovery journey through land landscapes, we have finally reached the land of coffee. After drinking an authentic Juan Valdez co ee and getting to know Manizales, you get in our way.

We will have our first contact with the Colombian coffee plantations and at the end of the trip rest in a private pool house.
5
Stage
manizales
santagueda

Stage Altimetry

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Altimetry Alto de la paz

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6
Day
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Difficulty 6:35:32
Distance 139 km
Elevation Gained 2.975 mts
Max Altitude 1.900 Msnm
Climb of the day Alto del Crucero (Length: 14km, Average gradient: 4%)

Now we immerse ourselves in the lands of coffee and begin the journey that will take us to Filandia. We will pass through beautiful colonial towns such as Belalcazar and end in Filandia. This is a very hard and hot stage, you will have to give what you have left in the tank.At the end of the stage we will get the only Hotel designed for cyclists in America, it is called CASA DU VELO. Here we will have our last night together and we can celebrate.
6
Stage
santagueda
filandia

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Altimetry Alto de la filandia

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7
Day
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Difficulty 3/5
Distance 61 km
Elevation Gained 1.275 mts
Max Altitude 2.100 Msnm
Climb of the day Alto del Crucero (Length: 13km, Average gradient: 3,5%)

Today we will focus on trying to rest and recover as much as possible. Breakfast without haste and go out for an undemanding ride.In the afternoon we will do sports massages to have our legs ready for the great challenge that lies ahead.
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Stage
casa du velo
loop

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Altimetry Alto de circasia

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7
Day

¡Adios!

After breakfast we will take you to the international airport in Bucaramanga. We hope you had an amazing week. See you soon!

Hotels

Hotel Selina Villa de Leyva
Hotel Hacienda Buenos Aires
HOTEL TERMALES DEL RUIZ – 1 NIGHT
PRIVATE HOUSE IN SANTAGUEDA – 1 NIGHT
HOTEL CASA DU VELO – 2 NIGHTS

Dates & Prices

23 - 29 Jan, 2023
$USD 2.450 (30% downpayment to book your spot)
Add-Ons
*Bike rental: 50 USD per day
*Ground Transportation: $USD 100 from Bogotá or Cali (Available for a group of 8 people)
*Single accommodation: $USD 400 (depends on availability)
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