The Road to the cOFFE lANDS

OVERVIEW

This 6-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. Pay not only attention to the stage profiles but to the cultural experiences that Colombia has to offer, our staff will make sure that you only have to worry about having fun.
6
Stages
502 kms
9.849 mts total elevation
JAN 12 TO JAN 19-2020

Includes

  • 8 days / 7 nights fully accompanied trip
  • All meals included
  • All ground transportation
  • All luggage transfers
  • Services of our expert guides (Tour de France stage winner)
  • Support vehicles
  • 24 hour mechanical service
  • Sport nutrition (Energy bars, Drinks, Gels, etc)
  • Kit (Bidon, Cycling Cap, 1 Cycling Jersey, T-shirt)
  • Staff to client ratio 1:2
  • Travel insurance

Not included

  • Plane ticket
  • Bicycle
1
Day

welcome to colombia!

Hour: 3:00 PM
Date: 12 January, 2019

We will be waiting for you at 3:00 PM on the CLICK CLACK HOTEL in Bogotá where we will start our ROAD TO THE COFFEE LANDS. Our staff will be at your disposal to help you assemble your bike if brought your own. REMEMBER that we can pick you up at airport or at another point in the city if you decided to get to Colombia a little bit early.
2
Day

Difficulty 2/5
Distance 62 km
Elevation Gained 720 mts
Max Altitude 2900 Msnm
Climb of the day Alto de Canicas (Length: 5km, Average gradient: 7%)

1
Stage
Chia
Facatativa

Stage Altimetry

Today you'll start breathing the fresh air that comes 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 your body used to riding in altitude.

Our companions will visit the emblematic Zipaquira's Salt Cathedral and then we will meet at the rural farm that will host us.

Altimetry Alto de Canicas

2
Day

Difficulty 2/5
Distance 62 km
Elevation Gained 720 mts
Max Altitude 2900 Msnm
Climb of the day Alto de Canicas (Length: 5km, Average gradient: 7%)

Today you'll start breathing the fresh air that comes 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 your body used to riding in altitude.

Our companions will visit the emblematic Zipaquira's Salt Cathedral and then we will meet at the rural farm that will host us.
1
Stage
Chia
Facatativa

Stage Altimetry

Altimetry Alto de Canicas

3
Day

Difficulty 3.5/5
Distance 124 km
Elevation Gained 837 mts
Max Altitude 2200 Msnm
Climb of the day Alto de la Tabla (Length: 15km, Average gradient: 4%)

2
Stage
Facatativa
Honda

Stage Altimetry

The road to the coffee lands really starts. Although this is the most challenging because it involves an almost 70 km descent to the beautiful Magdalena Valley.

We will approach to the colonial Honda where your companions will experience the local trading market while they wait for us. After enjoying the colonial hotel that will host you tonight, you'll be ready for nice sleep so you can face the long and hard day that lays ahead.

Altimetry Alto de la Tabla

3
Day

Difficulty 3.5/5
Distance 124 km
Elevation Gained 837 mts
Max Altitude 2200 Msnm
Climb of the day Alto de la Tabla (Length: 15km, Average gradient: 4%)

The road to the coffee lands really starts. Although this is the most challenging because it involves an almost 70 km descent to the beautiful Magdalena Valley.

We will approach to the colonial Honda where your companions will experience the local trading market while they wait for us. After enjoying the colonial hotel that will host you tonight, you'll be ready for nice sleep so you can face the long and hard day that lays ahead.
2
Stage
Facatativa
Honda

Stage Altimetry

Altimetry Alto de la Tabla

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%)

3
Stage
Honda
Letras

Stage Altimetry

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.

Altimetry Alto de Letras

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%)

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.
3
Stage
Honda
Letras

Stage Altimetry

Altimetry Alto de Letras

5
Day

Difficulty 2.5/5
Distance 55 km
Elevation Gained 883 mts
Max Altitude 2.173 Msnm
Climb of the day Alto de Curazao (Length: 6km, Average gradient: 3,2%)

4
Stage
Manizales
Santagueda

Stage Altimetry

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 coffe and getting to know Manizales we'll get in our way.

Our companions will be waiting for us in a cultural hotel that has a guided tour that explains the coffe production process.

Altimetry Alto de Curazao

5
Day

Difficulty 2.5/5
Distance 55 km
Elevation Gained 883 mts
Max Altitude 2.173 Msnm
Climb of the day Alto de Curazao (Length: 6km, Average gradient: 3,2%)

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 coffe and getting to know Manizales we'll get in our way.

Our companions will be waiting for us in a cultural hotel that has a guided tour that explains the coffe production process.
4
Stage
Manizales
Santagueda

Stage Altimetry

Altimetry Alto de Curazao

6
Day

Difficulty 3.5/5
Distance 93 km
Elevation Gained 1.803 mts
Max Altitude 1.700 Msnm
Climb of the day Alto del Crucero (Length: 17km, Average gradient: 3,5%)

5
Stage
San Peregrino
Cerritos

Stage Altimetry

Now we dive into the coffe lands and we start the ride that will take us to Quindio. We'll go through beautiful colonial towns such as Belalcazar and we will end at Filandia. In this stage we'll test our legs over perfectly paved roads and surrounded by friendly locals.

While you ride, your companions will spend the day in Parque Nacional de Cultura Agropecuaria (PANACA) where they will enjoy Colombian flora and fauna. Then we will regroup in Filandia where we'll spend the night.

Altimetry Alto del Crucero

6
Day

Difficulty 3.5/5
Distance 93 km
Elevation Gained 1.803 mts
Max Altitude 1.700 Msnm
Climb of the day Alto del Crucero (Length: 17km, Average gradient: 3,5%)

Now we dive into the coffe lands and we start the ride that will take us to Quindio. We'll go through beautiful colonial towns such as Belalcazar and we will end at Filandia. In this stage we'll test our legs over perfectly paved roads and surrounded by friendly locals.

While you ride, your companions will spend the day in Parque Nacional de Cultura Agropecuaria (PANACA) where they will enjoy Colombian flora and fauna. Then we will regroup in Filandia where we'll spend the night.
5
Stage
San Peregrino
Cerritos

Stage Altimetry

Altimetry Alto del Crucero

7
Day

Difficulty 3.5/5
Distance 70 km
Elevation Gained 1.456 mts
Max Altitude 2.000 Msnm
Climb of the day Alto del Roble (Length: 25km, Average gradient: 3,1%)

6
Stage
Filandia
Salento

Stage Altimetry

Final day. Today we face our last effort to conquer Colombian mountains. On the first part of the ride we will do a coffee tasting on the most famous coffe towns (Filandia, Alcalá, Quimbaya and Montenegro), then we will climb the ALTO del Roble to reach Salento.

Our companions will spend the day in salento and they'll get to know the Valle del Cocora. In Salento we'll have lunch and grab a celebration beer, then we'll go to Pereira and have a closure event.

Altimetry Alto del Roble

7
Day

Difficulty 3.5/5
Distance 70 km
Elevation Gained 1.456 mts
Max Altitude 2.000 Msnm
Climb of the day Alto del Roble (Length: 25km, Average gradient: 3,1%)

Final day. Today we face our last effort to conquer Colombian mountains. On the first part of the ride we will do a coffee tasting on the most famous coffe towns (Filandia, Alcalá, Quimbaya and Montenegro), then we will climb the ALTO del Roble to reach Salento.

Our companions will spend the day in salento and they'll get to know the Valle del Cocora. In Salento we'll have lunch and grab a celebration beer, then we'll go to Pereira and have a closure event.
6
Stage
Filandia
Salento

Stage Altimetry

Altimetry Alto del Roble

8
Day

¡Adios!

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

Hotels

HOTEL CLICK CLACK, BOGOTA – 1 NIGHT
PRIVATE HOUSE IN FACATATIVA – 1 NIGHT
PRIVATE HOUSE IN HONDA – 1 NIGHT
HOTEL TERMALES DEL RUIZ – 1 NIGHT
PRIVATE HOUSE IN HONDA – 1 NIGHT
HOTEL CASA DU VELO – 2 NIGHT

Dates & Prices

January 12 to 19 - 2020
$USD 2.900 (30% downpayment to book your spot)
Add-Ons
Bike rental: $USD 50 per day
Single accommodation: $USD 500 (depends on availability)
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