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This tour can be customized according to your preferences, number of days, level of demand, or dates.
You can take this plan as a guide and together design the best plan for your needs.
Colombia enjoys a perfect climate all year round, which allows you to ride through the Andes mountain range at any time, the perfect reason to escape the winter and not have to stop training.
Its geographical variety made up of valleys, mountains, rivers and coasts, offers an unforgettable experience. Among many routes and destinations, for this training camp we rode around Medellín, the second largest city in Colombia, located in a valley and characterized by its beautiful surroundings, smooth roads, picturesque towns and hundreds of cyclists riding the routes on weekends, where famous cyclists currently train in the peloton. internationals: Sergio Luis Henao (Qhubeka), Rigo Urán (EF), Fernando Gaviria (UAE), Simon Pellaud (Androni), Victor de La Parte (Total Energies), among others.
Tom Dumoulin, Chris Froome, Julian Alaphilippe, Bob Jungels, Richard Carapaz, and Annemiek van Vleuten, are some of the cyclists who have been in charge of promoting our country as an excellent destination to concentrate their training sessions.
We stayed 45 kilometers outside of the city to ride at 2,300 meters (8,202 feet) above sea level and improve day by day. As it is known to cyclists, training at more than 2,000 meters above sea level is important for blood oxygenation, increases resistance, improves muscular capacity, fatigue is more tolerated and recovery is much better.
Don’t miss out on this experience, the perfect plan to improve your level while you enjoy shooting in the land of the true bosses of Colombia.
Upon arrival, we will pick you up at the José María Córdoba airport in Rionegro, which serves the city of Medellín.
We assemble the bikes and make a welcome dinner, where we enjoy our gastronomy. Colombian cuisine is very diverse and varies according to the different regions of Colombia. During dinner, in addition to celebrating the great adventure that is about to begin, we will have a tour presentation where we present the details of the trip.
We ride towards the Alto de las Flores, well known because it was the origin of the Flower Fair in Medellín, we know a little about the silletera culture. We finished the ride in a beautiful hotel located in a nature reserve, there we showered and had lunch to enjoy Medellín in comfort.
On this day, we show you why Medellín was selected as the most innovative city in the world. From the hand of an expert, we will learn the history of Medellín and how we went from being the most violent city in the world to one of the cities with the greatest tourist projection and the best reception. We will visit the most important communes or “favelas” in the city, an example of transformation and social development.
We end the day celebrating with a coffee or a beer in the oldest bar in the city.
Distance: 47km/29.2mi. +1,057 m/3,467 ft. Ascent: 7.4km/4.6mi.
Expert cyclists option: 63.1 km/39.2 mi. Elevation: +1,430 m/4,690 ft.
This day takes us to Guatapé, a town that borders one of the main power generation reservoirs in Colombia. During the ride, we pass through a town renowned for its work in ceramics where they combine ancestral Colombian techniques with new Italian techniques to produce hand-painted tableware. We then pass near the Piedra del Peñol, a huge rock that stands 7,005 feet (2,135 m) high. You can only access its top by climbing its 659 steps. We finish the ride, shower in a hotel in the main square and have lunch. The reservoir was built in the mid-1970s and is one of the highest dams in the world, located at more than 2,000 meters (6,561 ft) above sea level.
Distance: 88.1 km. Elevation gain: 1,229 meters.
Abejorral, Ben King, the professional cyclist for Cannondale Cycling and Garmin said: “Paris Roubaix + Strade Bianchi + Pais Vasco + Colorado = This Ride”
Ascents: El Tambo: 5 km at 5%, Río Piedra: 3.8 km at 7%,
Puente Madera: 4.9km of 5%, Mares: 9.2km of 3%, Puente Madera: 3.8k of 7%, Rio Piedras: 5.6km of 5%.
Distance: 126.3 km, Elevation Gain: 3,100 m.
We finish this tour with a route that takes us to the base of a moor and on its way we can see waterfalls and large mountains.
We visit a Colombian historical heritage town, recognized by a traditional Spanish square.
Ascents: La Unión: 7.3 km at 5%, Tasajo: 6 km at 6%, Guayaquil: 5.7 at 6%.
Distance: 179.4 km, Elevation Gain: 3,939 m.
Airport transfer. Homecoming.
We love having groups of mixed-ability cyclists. That being said, though, we want all riders to enjoy their experience; we understand the need for some cyclists to take a break now and again. We always cycle with a support car, so any cyclist may ride in the car in any moment.
If your body is not used to high altitudes, the first few days can be slightly more challenging than expected. The first rides of our tours are “easygoing” to get used. We offer also an option to arrive early! For many people, the body adjusts to the altitude within 24-48 hours.
Training in high altitudes is one way many athletes improve their overall potential. Colombia is full of varying elevations, so you will sleep, ride, and live in altitudes much higher than most people are used to. Doing so will increase your red blood cell counts, which can improve your athleticism.
The bike is our favorite way to get to know a country and its culture. We recommend that you be in good shape to maximize your enjoyment. Also you will enjoy your experience the most if you choose a plan that best matches your cycling level. Please ask for our Cycling Level taste to calculate your level and to determine which plan is the best fit for you.
Our average, our cycling groups have between 7 and 12 people, and the planned tours max out at 22 people (not including our staff). Our logistics team will evaluate these situations according to your needs and how we can best accommodate your group.
All of our lodging accommodations are double occupancy. We want you to experience the unique culture of each area we ride, so the specific types of accommodations vary by region. All accommodations will be comfortable, welcoming, and conveniently located.
Yes, Colombia is safe. All the regions that we will visit to shoot are “recommended areas” to travel to and have been marked as safe areas. (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/colombia). At Colombia Cycling we are in constant contact with the authorities and we are updated on any eventuality that may arise in these areas.
If you want to talk to a cyclist who has already ridden with us to find out about their experience, tell us and we will put you in touch with someone who can be close to you.