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. You will travel alongside the triple world champion ANNEMIEK VAN VLEUTEN, our staff will make sure that you only have to worry about having fun!
5
Stages
580 kms
15.336 mts total elevation
14 - 19 DECEMBER, 2021!

Includes

  • 6 days / 5 nights fully accompanied trip
  • All accommodations (Double Occupancy)
  • All meals included
  • All ground transportation
  • All luggage transfers
  • Ride with ANNEMIEK VAN VLEUTEN
  • Support vehicles
  • 24 hour mechanical service
  • Sport nutrition (Energy bars, Drinks, Gels, etc)
  • Kit (Cycling Cap, 1 Cycling Jersey, T-shirt)
  • Staff to client ratio 1:2
  • Travel insurance

Not included

  • Plane ticket
  • Bicycle
1
Day

Hotel Movich las Lomas
Rionegro, Antioquia

Hour: 7:00 am
Date: December 14, 2021

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

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

2
Day

Aprox duration 2:17:00
Distance 50 km
Elevation Gained 520 mts
Max Altitude 250 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

3
Day

Aprox duration 2:17:00
Distance 50 km
Elevation Gained 520 mts
Max Altitude 250 Masl
Climb of the day Alto de riosecol (Length: 4km, Average gradient: 2%)

This is going to be a day to 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.
3
Stage
Honda (optional)
Rest ride

Stage profile

Rioseco

3
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 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

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

4
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 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 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.

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

5
Day

Difficulty 4.5/5
Distance 139 km
Elevation Gained 2.803 mts
Max Altitude 1.900 Msnm
Climb of the day Alto de Filandia (Length: 14 km, Average gradient: 4%)

5
Stage
Santagueda
filandia

Stage PROFILE

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.

Alto de filandia

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

6
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 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 – 1 NIGHT

Dates & Prices

*14 - 19 DECEMBER, 2024
$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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