The Road to the cOFFE lANDS

OVERVIEW

This 7-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!
7
Stages
789 kms
19.789 mts total elevation
6 - 13 FEBRUARY, 2022!

Includes

  • 8 days / 7 nights fully accompanied trip
  • All accommodations (Double Occupancy)
  • All meals included
  • 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, etc)
  • Kit (Bidon, Essentials case, Cycling Jersey, T-shirt)
  • Staff to client ratio 1:2
  • Travel accident insurance

Not included

  • Plane ticket
  • Bicycle
1
Day

Hotel Movich las Lomas
Rionegro, Antioquia

Hour: 7:00 am
Date: february 6, 2022

We will be waiting for you at 7:00 AM in the HOTEL MOVICH LAS LOMAS located in Rionegro, Antioquia. We will have a short welcome brief and than hed out for the first stage on Colombian roads. If you need to skip this stage you can join the group later in the afeternoon for our welcome dinner!
1
Day

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%)

1
Stage
[optional]
Mesopotamia

Stage Profile

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.  

Alto la UNION

2
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%)

2
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

1
Day

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

Alto la union

3
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%)

3
Stage
HONDA (optional)
Rest ride

Stage profile

This is going to be a day to rest as much as you can, you´ve had 2 days 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

2
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 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

alto de santa helena

4
Day

Difficulty 6/5
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%)

4
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 the world will graduate you as a cyclist and will give the triumph you came here to obtain

The companions will be enjoying of Los Nevados National Park and then they'll meet you in Letras finish line. After the celebration you'll be ready for the hot springs the Termales del Ruíz hotel will provide.

Alto de Letras

3
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 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

Stage Altimetry

Altimetry Rioseco

5
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%)

5
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

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

Altimetry Alto de Curazao

6
Day

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

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

7
Day

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

stage profile

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

5
Day

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

Altimetry Alto de la paz

6
Day

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

stage altimetry

Altimetry Alto de la filandia

7
Day

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.
7
Stage
casa du velo
loop

stage altimetry

Altimetry Alto de circasia

8
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

*6 - 13 FEBRUARY, 2022
$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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