We take care of the planet through our personal choices, our food, and the way we move, promoting equality and opportunities that are often created with the bike.
Social and environmental responsibility for us is more than just a program, it's our contribution to making a better world for the people and nature around us. It's a key measure of the success of our business, and we prioritize it even in cases where it doesn't generate profitability.
Legacy - Social Responsibility
Allies, collaborators, entrepreneurs, and people we visit on our journeys are our family, and that's why we contribute to their welfare and economic development.
Empowerment to our allies
We have woven a network of collaborators and allies with whom we do empowerment and personal and professional development work, seeking to offer high-quality nature tourism that contributes to the sustainability of the planet and showcases the best of Colombia.
We transfer knowledge and accompany them to improve their entrepreneurial abilities and innovate their products and services, seeking to strengthen the tourism sector and offer a world-class experience together.
As a family, we grow, promote the care of our planet, and have fun together showing the world the best of Colombia.
Zero kilometer vision
We prioritize products from farmers and entrepreneurs in the region, minimizing the impact on transportation.
We support sustainable entrepreneurship
From the cycling kits made in Colombia to the souvenirs and mementos that surprise you, to sports nutrition and rental bikes, all are locally produced. We always take care to ensure fair trade and use natural dyes and fibers in some cases. Additionally, we package everything with eco-friendly materials and a lot of love.
Bet on sustainable tourism
We respect and preserve customs and culture. The new luxury is authenticity.
Providing world-class service should not be associated with the concept of “waste”. We are consuming resources at proportions and rates that do not adapt to the planet’s regenerative capacity.
We align ourselves with the new definition of luxury, which is based on the pursuit of authenticity, time to enjoy a special coffee in the mountains, creating personal connections, unique experiences, and memorable memories.
We are consistent.
And that means that our personal principles are also the principles of our company. We take care of the planet through our personal choices, our diet, the way we move around, and how we manage the organic waste we generate at home.
Sustainability - Environmental responsibility"
We are in one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. With landscapes, mountains, rivers, and animals that will leave you in awe. But aware of the impact that tourism generates, we seek to minimize our footprint as much as possible.
We minimize waste production and plastic use.
We always refill our canteens with jugs, avoiding the purchase of plastic bottles, the use of straws and plastic bags. We always travel with our garbage to the place where we bought it, and if necessary, we pick up trash in the places we visit.
600 bottles saved during a week-long tour.
The bicycle is the most sustainable means of transportation.
Not only for traveling and sightseeing, but also within cities. We participate in the working groups of our cities to promote sustainable mobility.
When transfers are required to avoid traffic, we do it with local transporters, thus avoiding a bus following us throughout the route. Additionally, we support the local economy and strengthen the guild of other regions.
The sustainability of the planet depends on how we eat. Reducing the consumption of animal protein is a great contribution to environmental care. If you are vegetarian or vegan, we have delicious options for you. And if you are not, we invite you to give the planet a break during our trips and enjoy a good plant-based meal a couple of times.
For every kilometer you ride during the tour, Colombia Cycling will donate $150 COP to the Correcaminos Corporation.
OUR SOCIAL PROGRAM
THE BICYCLE is a social and life-transforming tool. We have joined forces with old and great friends of the Correcaminos Corporation, who offer training programs that improve the quality of life of the whole community, with a focus on children and young people, articulating the process with their families.
The CORRECAMINOS CORPORATION with over 25 years of experience, seeks to support children and youth in their sports and personal training so that they can contribute to a better society. They were winners of the EXEMPLARY COLOMBIAN award in 2010. Around 1,000 students benefit from their programs each year.
Riding to School by Bike
With the aim of minimizing academic dropouts, especially in rural areas where children and young people do not have means of transportation to go from their homes to school, this program integrates workshops on bike skills, mechanics, recreational, sports, and academic activities that enhance the benefits.
Since 2005, they have donated approximately 3,000 bicycles.
PROGRAMA RECREATIVO Y COMPETITIVO
For the last 20 years, local and departmental MTB and road cycling races have been held as part of our recreational and competitive program. This breeding ground has trainers, support to compete at the national level, and about 150 bicycles to lend.
Considered one of the best mountain biking schools in the country by the Colombian Mountain Biking Commission, with departmental, national, Pan-American champions, and a juvenile Olympic champion, among them Fabio Castañeda, Jhon Jairo Botero, Eddy Rendón, Jhonatan Botero, Mauricio Foronda, Bernardo Suaza, Cristian Aránzazu, Jeronimo Bedoya, Sara Botero.
BIKE MECHANICS SCHOOL WORKSHOP
This program was born in response to the great difficulties that arose for the maintenance of the bikes in the “To School on Bicycle” program. The Corporation trains students in bicycle mechanics, generating not only a solution for bike maintenance in both urban and rural areas, but also a source of income for students who complete their high school studies and start higher education. Today, bicycle import companies use the Corporation for assembly.
On 2.010, they opened the doors of their own bike shop, with a workshop, products, conference rooms, a productive and sustainable model.
REDEFINING LUXURY TOURISM
We are aligned with the new definition of luxury, which is based on authenticity, taking the time to enjoy a special coffee amidst the mountains, a personal connection, unique experiences and memorable memories, with world-class services that do not negatively impact the natural resources that surround us.
"Many small people, in small places, doing small things, can change the world" - Eduardo Galeano.
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