The Road to the cOFFE lANDS

OVERVIEW

This 5-stage trip will take us across the andes mountains to the Colombian coffee lands. In this tour we will meet the many different Colombian cultures, the different kind of vegetation and fauna, and of course the ride will test you physical and mental strength. Our staff will make sure that you only have to worry about having fun!
5
Stages
519 kms
11.411 mts total elevation
7 - 13 FEBRUARY, 2022!

Includes

  • 7 days / 6 nights fully accompanied trip
  • All accommodations (Double Occupancy)
  • All breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • All ground transportation
  • All luggage transfers
  • Service of our expert guides
  • Support vehicles (van, car, motorbike)
  • 24 hour mechanical support
  • Sport nutrition (Energy bars, Drinks)
  • Kit (Bidon, Essentials case, Cycling Jersey, T-shirt)
  • Travel accident insurance

Not included

  • Plane ticket
  • Bicycle
1
Day

Hotel Movich las Lomas
Rionegro, Antioquia

Hour: 2:00 pm
Date: february 7, 2022

Welcome to Colombia! We will be waiting for you at 2:00 PM in the HOTEL MOVICH LAS LOMAS located in Rionegro, Antioquia. We will have a short welcome brief and pur mechanics will help youa assamble your bike.Later in the afternoon we will host our welcome dinner!
1
Day

Aprox duration 7:12:57
Distance 151,87 km
Elevation gained 3.724 mts
Max altitude 2590 Masl
Climb of the day Alto de Santa Helena (Distancia: 7,52km, Pendiente media: 5.6%)

1
Stage
MOVICH
ReTIRO-GUATAPE

Stage profile

Today we have one of the most important days of the saddle of the whole route. Let's do an extended version of what the locals call the RETURN TO THE EAST. This is a journey that many Colombian pros do it every day and with a little a little luck we will cross some of them.

This stage will lead us to Guatapé, one of the the most beautiful landscapes of Colombia. Here inside you can rest and if you feel like it you can rent a boat and a trip on the lake.

ALTO DE SANTA HELENA

2
Day

Aprox duration 2:17:00
Distance 50 km
Elevation Gained 520 mts
Max Altitude 290 Masl
Climb of the day Alto de riosecol (Length: 4km, Average gradient: 2%)

2
Stage
HONDA (optional)
Rest ride

Stage profile

This is going to be a day to try a rest as much as you can, you´ve had 3 day of solid riding and tomorrow you´ll face the ALTO DE LETRAS. We will car travel to a town called Honda (Base of Letras) where you guys can rest in the pool or whoever wants to ride we have prepared a short and easy ride just to move the legs.

Rioseco

1
Day

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

Today 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.
1
Stage
Movich
Retiro guatape

Stage profile

alto de santa helena

3
Day

Difficulty 6:35:23
Distance 100 km
Elevation Gained 4.150 mts
Max Altitude 3.700 Msnm
Climb of the day Alto de Letras (Length: 80km, Average gradient: 4%)

3
Stage
Honda
Letras

Stage PROFILE

The queen stage is here; today Colombia will test your physical and mental strength. This, the longest paved climb in world will graduate you as a cyclist and will give the triumph you came here to obtain.

Afterwards we will rest in a natural hotsprings hotel where you can rest and celebrate.

Alto de Letras

2
Day

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 ALTO DE LETRAS. 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.
2
Stage
Honda (optional)
rest ride

Stage Altimetry

Altimetry Rioseco

4
Day

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

4
Stage
Manizales
Santagueda

Stage PROFILE

Although it will be difficult to get back on the bike, today we have a recovery journey going through terri cal landscapes, we have finally reached the coffee lands. After drinking a real Juan Valdez co ee and knowing Manizales you get in our way.

We will have our first contact with the Colombian coffee plantations and at the end of the trip lounging in a private pool house.

Alto de la paz

3
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 queen stage is here; today Colombia will test your physical and mental strength. This, the longest paved climb in world will graduate you as a cyclist and will give the triumph you came here to obtain. Afterwards we will rest in a natural hotsprings hotel where you can rest and celebrate.
3
Stage
honda
letras

Stage Altimetry

Altimetry Alto de letras

5
Day

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

5
Stage
Santagueda
pereira

Stage PROFILE

Now we dive into the coffee lands and we start the ride that will take us to Filandia. We´ll go through beautiful colonial towns such as Belalcazar and we will end at Filandia. This a really hard an hot stage, you will have to give whatever you have left in the tank.

At the end of the stage we will arrive to the Movich Hotel in Pereira, with a little bit of luck we will sleep aside the ProTour riders. At night we will host the farewell dinner!

Alto de Belalcazar

4
Day

Difficulty 3:40:00
Distance 79,85 km
Elevation Gained 1.791 mts
Max Altitude 2.200 Msnm
Climb of the day Alto de la paz (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

Altimetry Alto de la paz

5
Day

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

Now we dive into the coffee lands and we start the ride that will take us to Filandia. We´ll go through beautiful colonial towns such as Belalcazar and we will end at Filandia. This a really hard an hot stage, you will have to give whatever you have left in the tank. At the end of the stage we will arrive to the Movich Hotel in Pereira, with a little bit of luck we will sleep aside the ProTour riders. At night we will host the farewell dinner!
5
Stage
santagueda
pererira

stage altimetry

Altimetry Alto de belalcazar

6
Day

¡Adios!

After breakfast we will take you to the International airport at Pereira or Armenia. We hope you´ve had a fantastic week! See you soon!

Hotels

HOTEL MOVICH LAS LOMAS, RIONEGRO – 1 NIGHTS
PRIVATE HOUSE IN HONDA – 1 NIGHT
HOTEL TERMALES DEL RUIZ – 1 NIGHT
PRIVATE HOUSE IN SANTAGUEDA – 1 NIGHT
HOTEL CASA DU VELO – 2 NIGHTS

Dates & Prices

*7 - 13 FEBRUARY, 2022
$USD 1.750 (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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