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Explore Colombia by mountain bike during this Colombia adventure! This 6-day journey coasts through multiple ecosystems from the high Andes to the lowland tropics. Discover beautiful river valleys and historic ruins through Colombia's back roads. You'll stop in colonial towns, tackle the impressive Chicamocha Canyon, and sample regional flavors at an organic coffee hacienda. 
Biking during Colombia Vacation
Highlights
  • Take the trail zigzagging to the bottom of the “Grand Canyon of Colombia”
  • Visit one of the most important paleontology regions in South America
  • Visit cathedrals, spectacular viewpoints and colonial architecture
  • Tour a coffee hacienda boasting 72 species of coffee
Places Visited
  • Colombia
  • South America
  • Andes Mountains
  • Barichara
  • Bogota
  • Bucaramanga
  • Chicamocha Gorge
  • Guane
  • Hacienda El Roble
  • Paipa
  • San Gil
  • Villa de Leyva
Activity Level: Moderate
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Day 1: Transfer in to Bogota

Arrive in Bogota, meet your guide and transfer into the city to your selected hotel.

Day 2: Choachi Mountain Bike Tour

  • Hotels
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Experience amazing trails on the Bogota´s mountains, as you ride from 9,000 feet downhill to 3,000 feet, by using dual-suspension top-quality bikes. Also, stop for a hearty lunch and, during the afternoon, visit the waterfall of “La Chorrera,” one of the highest of South America. 
 

Day 3: Bogota City Tour and Transfer to Villa de Leyva

  • Hotels
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Once the principal trading center between South America and Europe, today’s Bogota is a thriving South American city and a living history lesson. Your city tour of this colonial city includes Plaza of Simon Bolivar, colonial churches, the bohemian La Candelaria neighborhood and the celebrated Gold Museum. In the afternoon, depart to Villa del Leyva. Declared National Monument in 1945, the village has been carefully preserved with cobblestone roads, tiled roofs and whitewashed buildings. Spend the night in this inviting town.

Day 4: Bike in Villa de Leyva’s Valley and Transfer to Barichara

  • Hotels
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Villa de Leyva’s surrounding valley is one of the most important paleontology regions in South America. An ancient ocean floor, the valley is home to dinosaur fossils and thousands of ammonites from the Cretaceous period. Explore this region by bike. Your 12.5 mile/20 km ride takes you through Colombia countryside. Stops en-route include El Infiernito (or Estación Astronómica Monquirá). El Infiernito, “Little Hell," is an ancient astronomical center of the pre-Chibcha, Muisca people.

Day 5: Hike Guane and Bike the Suarez Canyon

  • Hotels
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The day begins with a hike on a historic trail, El Camino Real. Originally built by the indigenous Guane people, the trail was rebuilt in stone by the Spanish Crown during the conquest to provide access to the Atlantic Ocean for the export of gold. Your 4 mile/7 km hike on this ancient stone-trail leads to the sleepy-town, Guane. Explore the Spanish architecture and visit the local anthropological museum that includes artifacts and religious art from the all-but-vanished Guane people.
 
In the afternoon, transfer to nearby San Gil, a town known for its moss-covered trees that line the banks of the Fonce River. From a nearby mountaintop, begin your bike ride back to Barichara. The journey is lined with traditional orchards and tobacco plantations and offers views of the valley and gorge. Back in Barichara, enjoy your final evening in this colonial town.

Day 6: Bike the Chicamocha Canyon

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Bike the impressive Chicamocha River Gorge, commonly referred to as the “Grand Canyon of Colombia”. The ride starts at the edge of the canyon along a dirt road that descends 4400 ft/1400m, zigzagging to the bottom of the gorge. Here, the landscape is dominated by dry forest filled with acacia, agave and cacti. Keep an eye out for iguanas, falcons and eagles. At the end of today’s 10 mile/16km ride, you’ll reach the town of Jordan at 1500 ft/430 m. Located along the Royal Road from the Andes to the Caribbean, El Jordan was once prosperous merchant trade center, but today reflects only shadows of this past. Finish your day on the opposite side of the canyon at near Bucaramanga. Overnight at El Roble coffee hacienda.

Biking distance: 10 miles (16 km)
Elevation descend: 4400 feet (1400 m)
Max. Altitude: 5900 ft (1800 m)
 

Day 7: Coffee Hacienda Tour

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Start the day with a tour of El Roble, the award-winning organic coffee hacienda. The hacienda offers an intimate look into the Colombian coffee culture. Stroll through the hacienda’s 280 hectares that cultivates 72 species of coffee, all shaded by a forest of more than 50,000 trees. Keep an eye out for some of the 122 bird species that have been cataloged at the hacienda. Learn about organic harvesting, peeling, drying and bean selection. The tour finishes with the hacienda’s catador -- or taster -- who demonstrates how to recognize distinct aromas from individual crops. And of course, you’re invited to sample some of these famous local flavors. In the afternoon, transfer to the Bucaramanga Airport for your return flight to Bogota.

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Hacienda El Roble

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Included
  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • 6 Nights Accommodations
  • 5 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Arrival Transfer
  • Departure Transfer
  • Gear Rental
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Tipping Guidelines in Colombia: Local Guide ($10-$15 per traveler per day), Drivers ($5 per traveler per full day of touring), Support Staff (porters, horsemen, camp crew - $1-2 per traveler per day) Restaurants (10-15% of the bill). It is becoming more common for higher-end restaurants in Colombia to include a 15% service charge in the bill.

    Make sure bills are new—crisp, unmarked, and untorn -- as damaged bills are not accepted by merchants and financial institutions.
  • Meals not Included
  • International Flights
  • Park Entrance Fee
  • Airport Departure Tax
  • Internal Flights - Bucaramanga - Bogota

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This was our first trip to South America and we were a little nervous. But Adventure Life made things so easy! All our questions were answered before we left, and our guide, Vidal, was amazing! He gave us enough space to explore without rushing us along. He also knew where the best picture taking opportunities were, which was great.
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