Over the past few years, Colombia has exploded onto the world stage as the latest ‘must ride’ destination, and our strong relationship with one of the most influential figures in Colombia’s cycle tourism scene allows us to present a cycling holiday that distills the very best of Colombian cycling into eight incredible days.
We base our rides in the Antioquera region of Northern Colombia, commonly referred to the ‘land of eternal Spring,’ owing to it’s consistently perfect riding climate, and let there be no mistake that riding in Colombia means climbing! With the towering Andes mountains looming above, each of our six riding days will involve climbing, but at a reasonable pace that allows us to take in the stunning landscapes of coffee plantations, picturesque mountain villages, and endless vistas. As it’s the off-season for pro cyclists, we commonly meet pros such as Rigoberto Uran, Santiago Botero, and Carlos Bettancur on our rides who happily tag along with us, eager to share their beautiful country with visitors.
Our eight-day, seven-night itinerary includes six riding days exploring the incredibly varied and diverse terrain of Antioquera. Rides will range between 50 – 85km with 500 – 2200m of climbing each day, and have full vehicle support as well as nutrition, drinks, and stops to take in the incredible and vibrant culture and landscape.
Accommodations for the tour are in keeping with Magic Places high standards – boutique hotels, coffee plantation haciendas, and expansive country estancias, all beautiful and uniquely Colombian.
If you’re looking for a shake-up to your regular winter training camp that combines beautiful roads through big mountains with a rich cultural experience in a country that has a fascinating recent history, then Colombia is for you!