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
351 kms
8.412 mts total elevation
21 - 27 Nov
$USD 2.490

Includes

  • 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)
  • Sport nutrition (Energy bars, Drinks)
  • Kit (Bidon, Cycling Cap , Cycling Jersey, T-shirt)
  • Travel accident insurance

Not included

  • Plane ticket
  • Bicycle
1
Day


Rionegro, Antioquia

Hour: 2:00 pm

Welcome to Colombia! We will be waiting for you at 2:00 PM in the SAFETTI CLUB HOUSE 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!
2
Day

Aprox duration 2:53:01
Distance 56,32 km
Elevation gained 753 mts
Max altitude 2.200 Masl
Climb of the day Alto de chocho (Distancia: 1,8 km, Pendiente media: 4%)

1
Stage
RIONEGRO
GUATAPE

Stage profile

Today we have our first contact with the Colombian roads. We are going to do an extended version of what locals call the VUELTA A ORIENTE. This is a ride that many colombian pros do everyday and with a little bit of luck we will cross some of them.

This stage will lead us to Guatapé, one of the most beatiful landscapes of Colombia. In here you can rest and meet the colofull streets of the downtown.

ALTO DE chocho

3
Day

Aprox duration 2:03:29
Distance 40,19 km
Elevation Gained 292 mts
Max Altitude 244 MASL
Climb of the day n/a 

Today we move down to the Magdalena valley. We will do a 4 hour car transfer from Guatape to La Dorada, in here you can decide if you want to ride the last 40 kms into Honda.

You will have the afternoon to rest and enjoy the Colonial hotel we are going to sleep in. At night we will make a technical talk about how to tackle the ALTO de Letras!
2
Stage
DORADA (optional)
HONDA

Stage profile

1
Day

Aprox duration 2:53:01
Distance 53,32 km
Elevation Gained 753 mts
Max Altitude 2.200 Masl
Climb of the day Alto de chocho (Length: 1,8 km, Average gradient: 4%)

Today we have our first contact with the Colombian roads. We are going to do an extended version of what locals call the VUELTA A ORIENTE. This is a ride that many colombian pros do everyday and with a little bit of luck we will cross some of them.

This stage will lead us to Guatapé, one of the most beatiful landscapes of Colombia. In here you can rest and meet the colofull streets of the downtown.
1
Stage
Rionegro
guatape

Stage profile

alto de chocho

4
Day

Difficulty 6:35:23
Distance 80 km
Elevation Gained 3.750 mts
Max Altitude 3.700 Msnm
Climb of the day Alto de Letras (Length: 80km, Average gradient: 4%)

3
Stage
MARIQUITA
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 2:03:29
Distance 40,19 km
Elevation Gained 292 mts
Max Altitude 244 Msnm
Climb of the day n/a

Today we move down to the Magdalena valley. We will do a 4 hour car transfer from Guatape to La Dorada, in here you can decide if you want to ride the last 40 kms into Honda.

You will have the afternoon to rest and enjoy the Colonial hotel we are going to sleep in. At night we will make a technical talk about how to tackle the ALTO de Letras!
2
Stage
Dorada (optional)
Honda

Stage Altimetry

5
Day

Difficulty 2:27:01
Distance 47,86km
Elevation Gained 846 mts
Max Altitude 2.100 Msnm
Climb of the day Alto de la paz (Length: 2,08km, Average gradient: 7%)

4
Stage
Manizales
Santagueda

Stage PROFILE

Although it`ll be difficult to get back on the bike, today we have a recovery ride going through terrific landscapes, we finally have reached the coffee lands. After drinking an authentic Juan Valdez coffee and getting to know Manizales we´ll get in our way.

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

Alto de la paz

3
Day

Difficulty 6:35:23
Distance 80 km
Elevation Gained 3.750 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

6
Day

Difficulty 5:44:14
Distance 126,21 km
Elevation Gained 2.771 mts
Max Altitude 1.780 Msnm
Climb of the day Alto de Belalcazar (Length: 16.80 km, Average gradient: 3,4%)

5
Stage
Santagueda
FILANDIA

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 only latinamerican hotel designed for cyclists! At night we will host the farewell dinner!

Alto de Belalcazar

4
Day

Difficulty 2:27:01
Distance 47,86 km
Elevation Gained 846 mts
Max Altitude 2.100 Msnm
Climb of the day Alto de la paz (Length: 2,08km, Average gradient: 7%)

Although it`ll be difficult to get back on the bike, today we have a recovery ride going through terrific landscapes, we finally have reached the coffee lands. After drinking an authentic Juan Valdez coffee and getting to know Manizales we´ll get in our way.

We will have our first contact with the Colombian coffee plantations and at the end of the ride we will rest in a private pool house.
4
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: 16.80km, Average gradient: 3.4%)

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 only latinamerican hotel designed for cyclists! At night we will host the farewell dinner!
5
Stage
santagueda
pererira

stage altimetry

Altimetry Alto de belalcazar

7
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

RIONEGRO – 1 NIGHT
HOTEL GUATAPÉ – 1 NIGHT
PRIVATE HOUSE IN HONDA – 1 NIGHT
HOTEL TERMALES – 1 NIGHT
PRIVATE HOUSE IN SANTAGUEDA – 1 NIGHT
HOTEL – 1 NIGHT

Dates & Prices

21 - 27 NOV
$USD 2.490 (30% downpayment to book your spot)
Add-Ons
*Bike rental: 50 USD per day
*Ground Transportation: $USD 200 from Bogotá or Cali (Available for a group of 8 people)
*Single accommodation: $USD 400 (depends on availability)

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