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  • We are locals and we know the routes deeply.
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  • We have more than 10 years of experience sharing our country with the world
  • National and international awards and recognitions
  • We speak your same language: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish

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Medellín city bike tour

  • Ask about our group discounts
  • Groups from 2 to 8
  • For all levels
  • Around 3 hours
  • Minimum age 14+

Not to be missed! - Imperdible!

The best way to explore a city is by bike.

Chris T
Chris T
2020-05-23
Medellin - Retiro ¡Fantástico! muy recomendable! muy amable y organizado empresa! Paisaje muy hermoso! ¡ Qué país tan asombroso!
Scott Witthoff
Scott Witthoff
2020-05-19
Tour Of Coffee Region and Alto De Letras Exploring the coffee region, "luxury-glamping" in the jungle, tasting all the wonderful Colombian cuisine and climbing many famous climbs including Alto De Letras were the highlights of our experience in beautiful Colombia! Tomás and Marci were wonderful hosts. We landed in Medellin and were greeting by Tomás at the airport which made our transfer to the beautiful Casa Colombia Cycling super easy. Each day at Casa Colombia Cycling, we were treated to delicious home cooked meals. Our guest room was authentically Colombian and offered spectacular mountain views. On each ride, we would stop at roadside fruit stands and markets where Tomás would order us a few freshly squeezed juices and explain all the varieties of fruits grown in that Region of Colombia--his explanation of all things Colombia remained consistent throughout the entire trip. Marci drove sweep, providing support and followed us each day. She would pull the SAG vehicle over for us to fill our water bottles and feed us all kinds of delicious snacks (bocadillos were my all time favorite snack of Colombia). Tomás and Marci are true Colombian patriots and love to share their knowledge of the history and culture of Colombia. They shared so many truly amazing stories of the region and the country with us. We are thankful to have had our first (of hopefully many) Colombian experience with them. They run a first-class cycling tour company that provides a fully immersed experience in the Colombian culture. This trip was the best way to learn about another culture, explore a beautiful country, and ride big climbs! We cannot wait to go back. Love you two, Scotty and Linda
Shentos
Shentos
2020-05-07
Adventure in Colombia I can’t recommend a trip with Colombia Cycling highly enough. If you like adventure, stunning scenery, open roads and spending time around genuine and wonderful warm people (and who doesn’t?) then sign up now! I have been lucky enough to travel much of the world and this was right up there as an experience. Tomas and Marcela are lovely, kind and fun people who know Colombia like the back of their hands. The cycling is immense (think 45km downhills through the tropical Andes and 80km uphills at Letras and everything in between). Do not be put off by the Narco’s reputation of Colombia. It is safe and a vibrant place full of music and laughter and happiness. I spent five days cycling there, culminating in Letras- hard yards, but one of the greatest days on a bike. The accommodation was top class at all stops and Marcela and Tomas really went above and beyond with their attention to detail and passion for showing their country in its best light. Just go! It’s brilliant
Mark B
Mark B
2020-05-05
Fantastic Cycling Tour My time riding with Colombia Cycling was far and away the best cycling tour that I've been on. Marcela and Tomas provided excellent service throughout - from pre-trip communications, excellent logistics when I arrived and then an excellent itinerary of riding there. The quality of the climbs and the roads was fantastic, with multiple 10km+ climbs (and of course Letras at 80km, sweeping descents and a variety of climates. The trip was a great balance of cycling, but also experiencing the local culture and feeling more immersed than "just coming to cycle", understanding the history and geography of Colombia. I cannot recommend them enough and look forward to visiting again in the future.
Nathan T
Nathan T
2020-05-04
Explore Colombia From the moment I landed in Medellin, I was in very good hands. Tomas and Marcella had everything arranged - from the pickup at the airport to accommodations, food, transportation, and most importantly the incredible cycling. The accommodations were absolutely stunning and our hosts were warm, friendly, and very welcoming. Tomas spent the first day with us going over the route plan, setting up our bicycles and getting us familiar with our surroundings. Each day had its own surprise and each day I spent with the group was so remarkable I can hardly describe. What a fantastic way to explore Colombia, develop my cycling skills, make great friends, and experience the first-rate cycling culture Colombia has to offer. In my opinion, Tomas and Marcella represent Colombia's greatest ambassadors to the world of cycling and cycle tourism. I can say this with certainty as I enjoyed the first trip so much that I returned the next year to do it all again!
Edward M
Edward M
2020-04-27
Awesome cycling in a fantastic country! Everything about our trip with Colombia Cycling was brilliantly organised by Tomas and Marcela. From the tour of Medellin to the suffering into Jerico both were there to provide unrelenting support both on the bike and with delicious energising snacks from the vehicle. Away from the great food, hotels and company they also ensured we had superb bikes to get us up and down the beautiful mountains. This was absolutely the best cycling trip we have ever made and it would be great to go back and do it again. Thanks for an awesome trip! Note: we visited in October 2017 but TA won't allow a backdate that far.
karlsbad79
karlsbad79
2020-04-21
Our favorite vacation! My husband and I spent 5 days cycling with Colombia cycling in June 2018. We had the BEST vacation. The trip was tailored to us, given our limited schedule, and was expertly guided. Our goal was to climb letras. We accomplished that feat, and so much more! We stayed at the coolest local lodging, had wonderful meals, saw beautiful scenery, learned a ton about Colombia, were coached and encouraged up all the repechos, and were treated to little surprises and delights around every corner. The best was how welcoming Tomas and Marcella were and how much fun we had with them. It simply was an amazing experience. We hope to return for more cycling around Medellin soon!
Mark K
Mark K
2020-04-20
Cycling in Heaven I have cycled twice with Colombia Cycling, in 2016 and 2017. I still remember my very first day riding around Rio Negro (just outside of Medellin) that Sunday, seeing so many of the locals out on their bikes and witnessing how courteous the local motorists were to cyclists, overwhelmed by the beauty of the country and the warmth of its people, and thrilled with how fun the roads were to cycle on. And that was my first day. And it only got better each and every day after. Cycling in Colombia is pure joy. It's also a lot of hard work. The climbs can be steep and unrelenting, the descents very technical. There is much suffering when riding there (as a roadie you embrace it), you earn every kilometre, but there is so much joy to be had as you take in beautiful vistas that make you forget how hard you are woking, as you ride through some of the most picturesque towns with their vibrant colours, past the coffee bean fields, and through the clouds to the summit of the day's ride. And the coffee is the best. My two fantastic trips to Colombia are due to the hard work of Tomas and Marcella, the husband and wife team who own Colombia Cycling. They take of everything, leaving you only to focus on riding. Tomas is an exceptional guide and will help you improve as a cyclist. And Marcella ensures everything runs smoothly. Both are very warm and kind and want to share their beautiful country with you. You'll be happy to have spent time with them. I'm looking forward to riding with them again this fall (fingers crossed we'll be allowed to travel once again by then).
Morten P
Morten P
2020-04-17
Most AWESOME cycling adventure ever! My wife and I had the awesome experience of cycling in Colombia in the fall of 2017. We didn't know what to expect but were ready for a week of cycling and adventures. Colombia Cycling delivered the most splendid, incredible and superb service minded experience of Colombia on 2 wheels. Tomas and Marcela are just faboulous owners and cycling and tourism ambassadors for Colombia. I feel proud to got to know them and felt the friendliness of Colombia Cycling, of Colombia, and of conquering Letras plus many other hill climbs. The mix of experiencing Colombia, the cuisine, small town squares and endless rolling hills was truly amazing!!!
Roy L
Roy L
2020-04-16
The best way to tackle Letras It all starts with the warm welcome from Tomas and Marcela... and from there it unfolds into a very personalized experience from very knowledgeable people. Knowledge of their country, their traditions, the food, the places and if course cycling! All the accommodations and meals are carefully curated. My adventure buddy and I decided to spend around 10 days in Colombia and included a trip to the famous Alto de Letras. We are known for going for the full adventure, so we didn’t drive to the start but decided to ride out of Medellin was the way to go! A stop for a riverside beer before finishing up in the small town of Honda. What a nice town and hotel! The next day, there was only one way to go: up, up to the top of Letras. The support that Marcela provides along the way was outstanding: having snacks and hydration along the way. In no time we were at the top, but that wasn’t enough! we wanted to go higher and talking about personalized service: Tomas took us up the road towards el Parque los Nevados... even higher than Letras! My buddy and I wanted to descend to Manizales, it looked like a fun descent and it was until it started pouring rain! But we had Colombia Cycling’s car following is safe to the bottom to end our Letras adventure with a Colombian plate appetizers, a beer and soaking our legs in the hot springs. What a memory that will live in our minds and our legs for years to come!

Ride through Medellín, the second largest city in Colombia, known as the “city of eternal spring” for its delicious weather all year round

We had a difficult time of violence and drug trafficking, but we have turned the page and today Medellín has become a model city for social innovation. There is no better way to discover Medellín than by bike. Get to know the development of our city, its history, and its culture, and experience the warmth of its people.

We move the local economy: We work hand in hand with local entrepreneurs to share together the best of Colombia.

Unique experiences: The perfect mix between bike, culture, gastronomy, and tradition. All in one ride.

Cycle routes around Medellín: Explore Medellín outside the city traffic.

Everything included in the bike ride: A nice ride around Medellin, snacks along the way, beer and good coffee… “Until the last little coffee”.

A bike ride through the most emblematic neighborhoods of Medellín, passing through…

  • The Center of Medellin
  • Cisneros Park
  • Alpujarra
  • Laureles neighborhood
  • Velodrome
  • Stadium neighborhood
  • The oldest cafe in the city
  • Parques del Río

Meeting point

Av Guayabal

Last point - end of the trip

Av Guayabal

What includes

  • Urban bike
  • Snacks in places selected by culinary experts as the most authentic and of good quality.
  • City tour with a local guide who will share the transformation process of Medellín.
  • A beer/coffee in places you don't want to miss...

Don't forget to take with you

  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes, glasses and if you prefer a hat to protect yourself from the sun
Photos

This is how we live the tour

Itinerary

From French Gothic to the new creative districtFirst stop

Our journey begins with one of our architectural landmarks, one of our numerous churches. One of them is the Church of Perpetual Help. This was inspired by the French Gothic style, as reflected in the façade, which highlights the archivolt of the main door, the central rose window, and two tall towers which are topped by a glass and copper work – for which the temple is also known as the Church of Mirrors. Learn how this historic neighborhood became the Perpetuo Socorro Creative District, a reality for companies, entrepreneurs, groups, and people who imagine the future.

In 2002 it was remodeled into its current appearance.

 

The photo next to your favorite fat BoteroSecond stop

The Plaza Botero arose as part of the transformation that took place in the Center of Medellín and in the Museum of Antioquia at the beginning of the 21st century. Its construction involved the demolition of an entire block of buildings in order to recover public space for the people of Medellin. The artist Fernando Botero donated 23 sculptures and the Plaza that bears his name is his largest open-air museum. Choose your favorite sculpture and don’t miss a good photo.

A heritage, Plaza CisnerosThird stop

We will visit Plaza Cisneros, which takes its name in homage to the Cuban engineer Francisco Javier Cisneros, a precursor of the Antioqueño Railroad. It is located between the EPM Library, the Vásquez and Carré Buildings, and the old Railway Station. In 2002 it was remodeled into its current appearance. Its charm lies in the 300-light columns, each 24 meters high. Together, they add up to a total of 2,100 lights simulating the phases of the moon.

This old square, known as Plaza de Guayaquil, was one of the busiest places in the city, a space where different manifestations of the life of Medellín took place, since the square became the place where you could buy, sell and trade. everything that people need, which caused all people, regardless of class or social stratum, to frequent their spaces.

La Alpujarra and Monument to the raceFourth stop

The Alpujarra is an urban set of buildings from where the Departmental Governments of Antioquia and the Municipal Government of Medellín are administered, in a large square crowned by the work “El Monumento a la Raza” by the sculptor Rodrigo Arenas Betancur. You cannot leave Medellín without understanding how Antioquia and Medellín are governed.

El VelódromoFifth stop

The Velodrome is named in honor of the historic Colombian cyclist Cochise, it has created great figures such as Fernando Gaviria, Juan Esteban Arango, Juliana Gaviria, and Fabián Puerta, among others.

A trip to the past, Café MalagaSixth stop

It is still possible to discover the Medellín old. We will visit a of trams, mules, and player pianos, in a place full of history and charm. Here, we will experience the years of history, music, and dance that are still from a thriving culture. We will have a Colombian coffee while surrounded by music and we will hear stories about Gardel, a famous singer. This will all make you travel back in time to old Medellín. 

Last stop - Vía PrimaveraSeventh stop

A fashion district, a new concept of commercial space in Medellín, where various proposals by young designers from Paisa or from Medellín converge, among majestic trees and traditional houses. Like Oxford Street in London, Fifth Avenue in New York, and Avenida Montaigne in Paris, Medellín also offers a place where you find commerce, amid modern architecture and in an urban context.

FAQ

Is the use of a helmet mandatory?

However you want, the law in Colombia does not require it for urban rides, we will provide you with one if you want to use it.

Is it better to go with shorts, sweatshirt or jeans?

We recommend casual shorts, no bib shorts and neither cycling shorts, it is a very casual urban ride.

Do the bikes have a basket or panier to carry a small backpack?

Yes, you can carry the backpack forward in the basket.

What if it's raining?

In Medellín, it usually rains very briefly and almost always in the afternoon, so there is little chance of it raining. If it’s raining let’s wait a moment and go out.

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We love our country and riding a bike

There are already hundreds of Colombian ambassadors around the world, with whom you can have a coffee or share their experience in our country in a call. Colombia is a country full of culture, rich gastronomy, and traditions, and our wonderful people will surprise you every day with their warmth. Live an authentic experience in the best Colombia Cycling style.

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