Coffee & Cocoa

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18 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
1390 Km
avg 99 Km
Hosted

After an enjoyable 2 rest days in Colombia's capital, exploring its historic centre 'La Candelaria' or indulging in a steaming mug of canelazo, our riders will begin a massive descent (almost 5000m in 2 days) into the Magdalena River valley.

The next night will be spent gazing at millions of stars from the Desierto de la Tatacoa. Then we will climb up into the Cordillera Central where, after 2 challenging days of elevation gain, we can relax on a rest day in Parque Arquelogico San Augustin. Here riders can enjoy the 500 life-sized statues left by the little known ancient peoples or go whitewater rafting in the nearby Rio Magdalena.

Four more tough but beautiful days of cycling brings us to Ipiales, the border crossing into Ecuador and the home of the Santuario de Las Lajas, a spectacular neo-Gothic church and the destination for pilgrims in search of a miracle. Then it is another ascent to almost 4000m before we drop down into Ibbara for a refreshing Helados de paila, a local hand-made sorbet. Thence we cross the Equator and spin into the Ecuadorian capital of Quito, which marks the end of this section.


Information

Tour Location

Country:
Colombia|Ecuador
From:
Bogota, Colombia
To:
Quito, Ecuador

Tour Information

Guiding:
Hosted
Duration:
18 Days
Level:
Mod/Advanced
Terrain:
Mixed On/Off-road
More Options:
Camping|Point to Point
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 3000

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
1390 Km
Riding Days:
14
Month(s):
July|August
Departure:
22 Jul - 6 Aug 2020

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Booking Conditions:

Registration fee of $150 USD to hold your place

Inclusions

6 Nights in hotels - 11 Nights of camping
Most dinners
Most breakfasts
All roadside lunches
Afternoon soup on riding days
Experienced chef
Vehicle to carry your bags
Experienced tour leader
Sweep rider
Security as needed
Bike mechanic
Medic
Local support
Tour jersey
Commemorative tour medal
Celebratory final dinner
Pre-tour information bulletins
Pre-tour rider discussion forum

Options

Those coming for multiple sections get 10% off for 2 or more sections on the same tour (multiple section discount does not apply to full tour price).

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