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Medellín mountains

BIKE-TOUR

Duration

9D/8N

Altitude min. and max.

445/2470 meters

Physical demand

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Technical difficulty

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Discover Medellin and ride through the central mountain range of the Andes

Ride through the mountains that surround the Aburra Valley. Explore Carmen de Viboral and its artisan tradition in ceramics. Discover Guatape, one of the most colorful towns in Colombia and the Peñol stone. Spend a weekend in Medellin, immerse yourself in its history, its culture, its gastronomy and its people. Enjoy its nightlife, the little Paisa town, the Antioquia museum, commune 13 and take a bicycle tour of the city. Visit Santa Fé de Antioquia, taste Colombian coffee and learn about its typical manufacturing process, we will ride along old muleteer roads and in the afternoon we will walk in its colonial streets in what was formerly the capital of this department until 1826. 

We will cycle an average of 40 km each day with an average of cumulative elevation of 580 meters per day.  There will be about 240 km and about 3500 meters of accumulated elevation in total.

Dates

Feb. 24th -Mar. 3rd. /2024

If there is a group of 10 or more riders we can schedule other dates

Day 1 – Carmen de Viboral

Transfer from International airport José María Córdoba to hotel, bike setting in the afternoon, dinner included with introduction to the activity. Lodging in Carmen de Viboral. One of the town best known for its beautiful ceramic crafts

Day 2 – Llano Grande

Breakfast, ride to Llano grande among green mountains and beautiful landscapes. Lunch (included) in Carmen de Viboral central plaza. Visit to the ceramic crafts. Free time in the afternoon. 

  • Distance 37 km
  • Cumulative elevation: 412 meters

Day 3 – Guatapé

Beakfast and transfer to Guatape around 1 hour and 15 minutes. Guatape is an Andean resort town, east of Medellin. It’s known for its houses decorated with colorful bas-reliefs. It sits by the vast, man-made Peñol-Guatape Reservoir. Piedra del Peñol, a giant granite rock southwest of town, has hundreds of steps to the top, where there are sweeping views. Settle in hotel and  ride with stunning views. We will have a light lunch (included) during the ride and in the afternoon we will visit the town that is located 5 minutes from the hotel. Lodging in Guatape.

  • Distance: 34 km
  • Cumulative elevation: 711 meters

Day 4 – El Bizcocho

Breakfast, and ride to the east. This is going to be the principal challenge in Guatape. Surrounded with stunning landscapes, green fields and endless off-roads. We will cross Guatape Town and face an undulating dirty road till km 23. In this point we will descend a long and fun segment. We will lunch (included) during the ride and at the end, we will have a short transfer to the hotel. Lodging in Guatape.

  • Distance: 48 km 
  • Cumulative elevation: 1110 meters

Day 5 – Chill day

After a beautiful but hard ride the day before, we will have this day for relax and free activities like a boat trip, horse ride, kayak, a walk through the town, different thematic tours in the area about coffee, culture, food or history.

Day 6 – Santafé de Antioquia

Breakfast and transfer to Santa Fe de Antioquia (2 hours and 45 minutes) crossing Medellín city. A town in northwest Colombia. It’s known for its colonial buildings, cobbled lanes and tamarind candies. The town’s main square is home to the whitewashed Metropolitan Cathedral, with its tall tower. We will arrive for lunch (Included) have a little rest and then have a fun ride in the afternoon. Lodging in Santafé de Antioquia

  • Distance: 27 km 
  • Cumulative elevation: 400 meters

Day 7 – San Jerónimo

Breakfast and ride to Sopetran and San Jerónimo. Two little but scenic populations heading south-east. This area temperature can be around 24 and 36 Celsius degrees. We will cross the cauca River and then face a a progressive climb from km 4 to km 20 with some flat segments in the middle. We will have lunch (included) after the ride and free time to enjoy the interesting places of this region. Lodging in Santa Fé de Antioquia

  • Distance: 51 km 
  • Cumulative elevation: 834 meters

Day 8 – Medellín 

Breakfast and transfer to Medellín (1 hour and 15 minutes) Free day in Medellín. One of the most beautiful cities in Colombia. We recommend  the Antioquia Museum, Comuna 13 graffiti tour, Plaza de Botero, Pueblito Paisa, botanic garden and Parque Explora among others. 

Day 9 – Ciclovía Medellín

Breakfast and Ciclovía through Medellín. This is an activity well known in colombian cities. It is custom that every Sunday many streets in the main cities are closed for car and motorcycles traffic, just allowing bicycles and people running to enjoy and exercise. We will do a short ride in the city and then transfer to the airport at midday.

This plan includes:

– Accommodation 8 nights  in Hotels in double or triple room.

– Breakfast from day 2-9, Lunch days 2,3,4,6,and 7, Dinner day 1, Hydration and fruits during the rides. 

– Coffee taste
– Bilingual MTB local Guides (Spanish and English)
– Support vehicles .
– Basic Mechanic support

– First Aid

– Luggage transfers

– Transfer between destinations (Airport, Carmen de Viboral, Santa Fé de Antioquia, Medellín, Airport)

-Logistic assistance 24 hours

Optional services

– Single Room: US$40 dollars per night plus
– Sport massage: Consult.

Bike Rent (Click here)

¿Can I bring my Bike?
Yes

Not included

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– Entrance to parks or attractions 

– Drinks 
– Bike Rent.

Price

*XXX Dollars*

Payment methods

To book the tour you must pay XXX dollars. You can make the booking payment through Paypal. Then, on the day of arrival in Medellín, the rest of the money must be paid in dollars.

Return policy

Once the reservation is made, there is no refund in case of cancellation. This reservation can be used on another available date

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For more information  or any question, write us to: contact@nomadsbiketours.com or call us +57 312-577-1734

 

Recommendations

Bring:

  • Windproof jacket.
  • Long and short pants for pedaling.
  • Cycling-mountaineering shorts.
  • Cycle-mountaineering t-shirts
  • Hat or neck/head bandana.
  • Large and one small towel.
  • Pairs of long socks.
  • Sunscreen.

Documentation necessary to enter another country. Passport or corresponding national documents.

For rented bicycles, please bring shoes and your clip-on pedal as all our bicycles have  flat pedals.