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Route: The Pyramid

Destination: Guatavita, Cundinamarca

Difficulty Level 2/5– Availability: All days of the week, all weeks of the year.

Route description

No self respecting mountain biker visiting Bogota should miss this great one day tour to the relatively unknown area of Guatavita. Bordering La Represa de Tomine (Tomine Dam) and Guatavita national park and just a one-and-a-half hour drive from Bogotas down town has some serious high-adrenaline riding!

This ride has everything except tarmac (well a little just to get to the trail):  some technical challenges, some great up-hills and of course (what goes up must go down) scintillating descents. The views are superb and are likely to have all the trails to ourselves. The trails will change with the seasons and even rain offers some great riding that will test your skills and nerve. This is some of the best one day riding you will do in Colombia.

For lunch you can enjoy any of our oustanding partner restaurants along the shore of the Sesquile 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 2.785 mts above sea level.

Distance from Bogota: 50 K, north east.

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

Trail Description: Most off road, paved road.  Moderate with some easy-technical descends and a couple of  strong 2-5 mile long and 45° – 65° incline ascend slopes.  (more info. see altimetry).

Altimetry:

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Length: 29,05 kM

Duration: 4-6 hours

Maximum altitude: 2934 m

Minimum altitude: 2636 m

Sweeper car: Available only on specific parts of the trail and/or with extreme necessity at an average distance of recovery area 20k /20 mins. aprox.  response time depending on topography and climate of the area, radio support at all times.

Includes
THIS RIDE PACKAGES INCLUDE:
  • Shuttle from Bogota city.
  • Bilingual guides.
  • History reviews.
  • Mechanical assistance.
  • Health insurance (Colasistencia).
  • Bike rental(Cross-country mountain bikes with hydraulic disc brakes,  front suspension, rim 27,5, frame sizes 18 and 19).
  • Local Police surveillance.
  • Radio support.
  • First aid assistance.
  • Sweeper car (depending on weather conditions and terrain).
  • Snack
  • Hydration (power drinks).
  • Nomads water canteen – Souvenir.
NOT INCLUDED
  • Lunch (We can arrange a typical colombian menu) It’s approximately cost is 10 dollars per person). For more information write us at contact@nomadsbiketours.com.
  • Alternative activities like fishing or spa.
Pricing and Payment methods

PRICING

We pick up the riders in their respective hostel or hotel in Bogota city and bring them back after the ride.

To confirm attendance and be officially registered each person must:

1- Book by filling the form at the bottom of this page.

2- When receive our email confirming availability, please send a screenshot of the transfer or legible picture before the route to contact@nomadsbiketours.com or pay in cash the same day of the trip.

Payment by transfer: Enter the rate shown on the savings account number 209-057257-83 (Bancolombia) in the name of Nomads Bike Tours.

If you have an account on Bancolombia you can make the transfer without having to register another account, entering “Transfers” / “A non-registered accounts” in the phone application. 

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.
Book your plan

    Your Name (required)

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    Nationality (required)

    Number of riders -Riders under 18 years should bring a parental permission signed by them- (required)

    Date proposal for the ride (required)

    What type of lunch would you prefer? (required)
    RestaurantSandwich in the route

    Would you like to inlude an alternative activity in the route?
    Just rideI would like to end in a relaxing spa in the mountainsI would like to fish a fresh trout for lunch

    Do you require shuttle service from Bogota city? (required)
    YesNo

    If yes, please write the pickup address in Bogota

    and the address of arrival in Bogota

    Bike rental service (required)
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