Route: The Sisga Dam

Destination: Sisga, Cundinamarca

Difficulty Level 1/2

 – Availability: All days of the week, (by registration).

Route description

Riding the trails along the dam where the Sisga’s waters and dairy farms coincide side by side you’ll discover a wonderful little escape from the busy city of Bogota that combines fun bicycle paths with some wonderfull views and delicious tipical Colombian food.  The ride is a gentle 25 kilometres along the dam’s paths and wide dirt roads passing through a few purpuple haze pottatoe fields.

For lunch you can enjoy of our oustanding partner restaurant along the shore of the Sisga Dam or you could just choose a healthy sandwich along some of the most breath-takinging scenery in the world.  We try riding through areas that are less frequented and unspoiled.

Technical info

Route Information

Altitude: Aprox/average 2.750 mts above sea level.

Distance from Bogota: 55 K, north on the The Panamerican High Way between Bogota and Tunja.

Climate/temperature14º C Average.  Easy to strong wind, precipitations are expected trough some hours of the day. You can check the actual weather here.

Route Description: Most off road, wide dirt roads and some paved road.  Easy with some moderate ascend and descends 25k from and back the check-in point.


Length: 27,6  km (21k from the dams’ entrance to exit )

Duration: 2-4 hours

Sweeper car: Available and/or with exetreme necesity at an average distance of recovery area 20k /10 mins. aprox.  responce time depending on topography and climate of the area, radio support at all times.


Pricing with bike rental

In this case we met the riders at the beginning of the route (Guatavita)

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  • Bilingual guides.
  • Mechanical assistance.
  • Health insurance.
  • Bike rental (Cross-country mountain bikes with hydraulic brakes and front suspension).
  • Local Police surveillance.
  • Radio support.
  • First aid assistance.
  • Sweeper car (depending on weather conditions and terrain).
  • Healthy snack (fruits and beverage).



In this case we pick up the riders in their respective hostel or hotel in Bogota city and bring them back after the ride.

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  • Shuttle.
  • Bilingual guides.
  • History reviews.
  • Mechanical assistance.
  • Health insurance (Colasistencia).
  • Bike rental(Cross-country mountain bikes with hydraulic brakes and front suspension).
  • Local Police surveillance.
  • Radio support.
  • First aid assistance.
  • Sweeper car (depending on weather conditions and terrain).
  • Healthy snack (Gourmet wrap -beef, chicken or vegetarian- , fruits and Guava snack).
  • Hydration (power drinks).
  • Alternative activities available depending on the route.
  • Nomads water canteen – Souvenir.
  • Professional photographer.
Recommendations before the route and during the ride
  • Do not drink alcohol, it can cause an accident and respiratory and / or digestive complications.
  • If you smoke try to avoid it.
  • Get plenty of sleep the night before the trip.
  • Whenever possible, avoid a diet high in fat and red meat the day before.
  • always carry with you identification documents and insurance info.
  • Helmet is a must.
  • Use sneakers with good grip.
  • Wear comfortable and light trousers. The best are the lycras, it can be a drill, a sweatshirt or bermuda (though it does not protects from vegetation) avoid wearing jeans.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirt.
  • Take a second change of clothes (protected in a plastic bag).
  • Wear a hat or cap, sunscreen, sunglasses and waterproof jacket in case it rains (The chance of rainfall in the High lands is quite high).
  • Take whistle to alert when an occasion demands.
  • Bring snacks; peanuts with raisins, granola bars. It is the most recommended for the road, also take panelitas, snacks, etc.
  • It Could come in handy to bring some fruit. For lunch you could eat a tuna sandwich, chicken or ham.
  • For hydration you should bring 1 to 2 small packs of sports drink and a water bottle or plastic bottle with water.
  • Wear appropriate clothing for extreme sports. Do not wear tight clothing that could rest mobility or that can shrink with water.
  • Always follow safety protocols that the guides and instructors give you.
  • If you have any special health condition, ask the instructors and guides if you can perform the activity without risk.
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