ESCAPADE to the Giro de Rigo

Overview

Join us on 4 stage tour through the colombian mountains and participating on the GIRO DE RIGO. In this trip you will learn the Colombian coffee growing process, you will sleep in the only latinamerican HOTEL design for cyclists and you will participate on a 1 day race that goes through the heart of the Colombian coffee area. ALTOS Cycling will be there for you every step of the way so that this week will remain in your memory for life
4
Stages
288 kms
5.839 mts total elevation
Oct 31 - Nov 4 2019

Includes

  • 5 / 4 nights fully accompanied trip
  • All accommodations
  • All breakfasts
  • All ground transportation
  • All luggage transfers
  • Services of our expert guides (TDF stage winner)
  • Support vehicles
  • Mechanical service
  • Sport nutrition (Energy bars, Drinks, Gels, etc)
  • Kit (Cycling Cap,  T-shirt)
  • Staff to client ratio 1:2
  • Travel insurance

Not included

  • Plane ticket
  • Bicycle
1
Day

welcome to colombia!

Hour: 10:00 am
Date: October 31, 2019

We will be waiting for you at 10:00 AM on the HOTEL CASA DU VELO in Filandia where we will start our ESCAPADE TO THE GIRO DE RIGO. Our staff will be at your disposal to help you assemble your bike if brought your own. In the afternoon we will have an easy ride to start up our legs. REMEMBER that we can pick you up at the airport of Pereira or Armenia.
1
Day

Difficulty 3/5
Distance 52 km
Total Elevation 1.336 MTS
Max Altitude 2.121 MSNM
Climb of the day Alto del roble (Distance: 7.2 kms, Average gradient: 5.3%)

1
Stage (Optional)
CASA DU VELO
SALENTO
Today we have a recovery ride going through terrific landscapes, we finally have reached the coffee lands. After our welcome briefing and getting to know the hotel we´ll get in our way to Salento.

On the afternoon we will go back to the hotel that will host us for the next 4 days. CASA DU VELO is the only hotel in latinamerica designed for cyclists.
1
Day

Difficulty 3/5
Distance 52 km
Total Elevation 1.336 MTS
Max Altitude 2.121 MSNM
Climb of the day Alto del roble (Distance: 7.2 kms, Average gradient: 5.3%)

Today we have a recovery ride going through terrific landscapes, we finally have reached the coffee lands. After our welcome briefing and getting to know the hotel we´ll get in our way to Salento.

On the afternoon we will go back to the hotel that will host us for the next 4 days. CASA DU VELO is the only hotel in latinamerica designed for cyclists.
1
Stage (Optional)
CASA DU VELO
SALENTO
2
Day

Difficulty 3/5
Distance 61 km
Total Elevation 1.273 MTS
Max Altitude 2.100 MSNM
Climb of the day Alto de circasia (Distance: 13 kms, Average gradient: 3.5%)

2
Stage
Casa du Velo
loop
Today we will go deeper into the coffee lands where our legs’ stregth will be tested yet again. We will be passing through Quimbaya and some other beautiful colonial towns until we reach Montenegro. If you feel strong we can make this ride longer. Then we will be heading to our hotel CASA DU VELO.

Alto de circasia

2
Day

Difficulty 3/5
Distance 61 km
Total Elevation 1.273 MTS
Max Altitude 2.100 MSNM
Climb of the day Alto de circasia (Distance: 13 kms, Average gradient: 3.5%)

Today we will go deeper into the coffee lands where our legs’ stregth will be tested yet again. We will be passing through Quimbaya and some other beautiful colonial towns until we reach Montenegro. If you feel strong we can make this ride longer. Then we will be heading to our hotel CASA DU VELO.
2
Stage
Casa du Velo
loop

Alto de circasia

3
Day

Difficulty 2.5/5
Distance 35 km
Total Elevation 598 MTS
Max Altitude 1.850 MSNM
Climb of the day Alto de armenia (Distance: 7 kms, Average gradient: 3,1%)

3
Stage
Casa du Velo
Giro de Rigo
Today we will ride the same roads as the GIRO DE RIGO. Our main purpose of the day is the recognition of the “gran fondo” ‘s climb which mostly goes through the coffee plantations. The ride ends at the event village where we can pick up the race kit and maybe meet Rigo and some pro riders.

We will head to our hotel in our support vehicles where we will have lunch while our mechanical-supervisor preps the bikes for the race. During the evening we will give you some tips to have in mind for the race, and you can enjoy the SPA as well.

ALTO DE armenia

3
Day

Difficulty 2.5/5
Distance 35 km
Total Elevation 598 MTS
Max Altitude 1.850 MSNM
Climb of the day Alto de armenia (Distance: 7 kms, Average gradient: 3.1%)

Today we will ride the same roads as the GIRO DE RIGO. Our main purpose of the day is the recognition of the “gran fondo” ‘s climb which mostly goes through the coffee plantations. The ride ends at the event village where we can pick up the race kit and mayby meet Rigo and some pro riders.

We will head to our hotel in our support vehicles where we will have lunch while our mechanical-supervisor preps the bikes for the race. During the evening we will give you some tips to have in mind for the race, and you can enjoy the SPA as well.
3
Stage
Casa du Velo
Giro de Rigo

ALTO DE armenia

4
Day

Difficulty 5/5
Distance 140 km
Total Elevation 2.632 MTS
Max Altitude 2146 MSNM
Climb of the day Alto del Pijao

Final day. Today we face the Giro de Rigo race. Enjoy one if the best non profesional races and enjoy the Colombian fans that will come to the road side to salute you. Feel like a pro for a day.

On the evening we will have a closure event and have a nice dinner to share some stories about the whole trip.

On the next day we will take you the Pereira where you can take an international flight.
4
Stage
Giro de Rigo
4
Day

Difficulty 5/5
Distance 140 km
Total Elevation 2.632 MTS
Max Altitude 2146 MSNM
Climb of the day Alto del Pijao

Final day. Today we face the Giro de Rigo race. Enjoy one if the best non profesional races and enjoy the Colombian fans that will come to the road side to salute you. Feel like a pro for a day.

On the evening we will have a closure event and have a nice dinner to share some stories about the whole trip.

On the next day we will take you the Pereira where you can take an international flight.
4
Stage
5
Day

¡Adios!

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

Dates & Prices

October 31 to November 4 2019
$USD 950

Add-Ons
Bike rental: $USD 50 per day
Single accommodation: $USD 600 (depends on availability)
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