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The Undiscovered Country
Tour Location
Country:
Colombia
From:
Cartagena
To:
Bogota
Tour Information
Support:
Vehicle Support
Duration:
15 days
Level:
Moderate-Advanced
Terrain:
Mixed On/Off Road
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 2350
Tour Distance & Dates
Distance:
1335 Km
Riding Days:
13
Daily Average:
103 Km
Month(s):
Jul
Departure:
July 9 - July 23, 2017
Tour Operator:
TDA Global Cycling
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The Undiscovered Country

Mountains, jungles, waterfalls, coffee, beaches and thriving cities are just a few of this country’s gifts.

15 Days Moderate-Advanced 1335 KmAVG 102 Km

For many years the beautiful country of Colombia was avoided by travellers as it suffered through civil war. Times have changed for the better and we are excited to start the South American Epic Bicycle Expedition in this magical land. Mountains, jungles, waterfalls, coffee, beaches and thriving cities are just a few of this country’s gifts.

This 14,000km cycling extravaganza begins in the stunning colonial jewel of Cartagena whose old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We bike down the coast, stopping for cervezas in Tolu’s seaside bars. Turning inland, we’ll then cross cattle pastures and rushing rivers before beginning to climb up into the stunning Sierra de San Lucas Mountains. Following little known backroads we emerge at 1500m above sea level in the city of Medellin, where the cyclists will enjoy a well-deserved rest day.

From Medellin, we spin east and spend a night at Guatape, next to a man-made resevoir, before speeding downhill and across the impressive Rio Magdalena, which drains about 1/4 of Colombia’s area. Then it is a challenging climb up into the Cordillera Oriental, including one 2000m ascent over 50kms. For their efforts, the cyclists will be rewarded by Zipaquira, a beautiful historic town featuring the Salt Cathedral, an underground Roman Catholic church built within the tunnels of a salt mine. The next day, a Sunday, the SA Epic riders will have the opportunity to join local Bogota cyclists as they enjoy their weekly Ciclovia, with many of the city’s streets closed to motor traffic, a fitting end to this exciting and rewarding section.
Accommodation
Hotel / Guesthouse, Camping
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