- 10+ Guests Price as advertised*
- 8-9 Guests +$500 per person to trip price*
- 6-7 Guests +$1,000 per person to trip price*
- 4-5 Guests +$1,500 per person to trip price*
- 2-3 Guests +$2,500 per person to trip price*
As you land in Colombia, you're also stepping into a land steeped in romance, nostalgia and a culture that's inexorably bound to cycling. Your trip starts in Pereira, where you'll meet your guides and guest counterparts at 10:00 AM. We'll board a one hour shuttle to Salento, and enjoy the first views of the Cocora Valley. We'll arrive at our destination at 11:00, and prepare for our first ride of the trip. Your guides will familiarize you with your Trek bike, including an informal fit session along with safety talks and expectations for the week. We'll enjoy a bite for lunch at an avocado plantation and then set off on our bikes! This first ride will give you a taste of cycling in Colombia and will take us through Circasia, a quintessential Colombian village and great intro to the culture. After the ride, relax on a scenic shuttle to our hotel for the next few nights. This evening we'll gather for a social hour and dinner at the hotel.
Cocora Valley to El Castillo
Approximately 25 miles with 1,400 feet of climbing
Hotel Hacienda Bambusa
Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
Our second day in Colombia is sure to amaze and inspire you. After breakfast, we'll board a shuttle to Caicedonia, another small town and our point of departure for the trip's second ride. The valley in front of us has inspired authors, explorers and visionaries with its lush, arid and majestic beauty, and it is sure to inspire you. After a challenging climb, we'll stop for lunch at a charming cafe along the way, then later treat ourselves to a coffee with a view from Cafe San Alberto. Choose to ride farther or shuttle back to the hotel, and relax before tonight's dinner.
Caicedonia to El Caimo
Approximately 36 miles with 4,000 feet of climbing
Hotel Hacienda Bambusa
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
It's rise and shine for a big day today. It's our signature hike through the famed Corcora loop. We'll start early with a 90-minute shuttle to Sarento, where you can choose to a steep 12-mile road to the trailhead, or transfer like a local and jump in a Jeep Wiley to the start. The Cocora Valley is definitely among one of the most unique, picturesque destinations in Colombia. 180-foot wax palms shoot into the sky and practically reach the heavens, while the valley below you is vast and undisturbed. Get some photos, watch for hummingbirds and push your legs to their limits. We'll take a Jeep back to Salento in time for lunch and a game of Tejo, a fun and frenetic local sport. Afterward you'll have time to explore Salento if you'd like. We'll board a shuttle to our new hotel late in the afternoon, and meet again that evening for dinner at our new home for the next 3 nights: Hotel Sazagua.
Cocora Valley Hike
Approximately 7.5 miles
Arrayanal to Cocora Valley
Approximately 12 miles with 2,500 feet of climbing
Play Tejo, the Colombian national sport
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
There's nothing like a ride to stretch your legs after a hike, and we've got a beautiful route scheduled for today. After breakfast, we'll shuttle to Cartago, from where we'll start our ride across fields of sugar cane. Stop to sample some sugar cane juice along the way and take in the views as we pedal to the church of Valle del Cauca. From there we'll board a quick shuttle to lunch and a tasting of this region's most authentic coffees at Café Granate. Then it's off to our peaceful hotel for some R&R and a group dinner later that evening.
Cartago to Valle del Cauca
Approximately 25 miles with 2,700 feet of climbing
Coffee Tasting at Café Granate
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Our last full day in the region will be a full-bodied sample of Colombia's best riding. Today we mount our bikes for the longest ride of the week-44 miles and 4,000 feet of climbing from Sazagua to Casa del Chorizo. This challenging route will test your legs, but we promise the views will be worth it! Our ride passes through beautiful Finlandia for lunch, a little shopping and an awe-inspiring view at the town's scenic overlook. Then, it's back on the bike if you'd like or straight to the hotel via shuttle for some downtime before a very special social hour, dinner and bonfire. We'll toast a week of adventure and the new relationships we've made!
Casa del Chorizo to Restaurante Mirador
Approximately 44 miles with 4,400 feet of climbing
Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
What better way to say goodbye to this special country than with a flight of exotic fruit awaiting you for breakfast on your final morning? After breakfast, we'll learn about sugar cane production on our private Trapiche Tour. We'll then say our final goodbyes at 10:00 AM when you'll board a private shuttle for a 15-minute ride from Hotel Sazagua to Mateçana International Airport. Please do not schedule any flights before noon. Alternatively, choose to stay three days more for the chance to ride Alto de Letras, the longest climb in the world! See our add-on option for more information.
Upon arrival to the Medellín airport, you'll transfer by private shuttle into the city of Medellín where you'll enjoy an afternoon tour and explore any of the following attractions: a Cable Car ride, Comuna 13, Botero Square and Antioquia Museum. On day two, we'll hike with a guide to an ecological park in the corner of the Aburrá Valley called Reserva La Romera. On the final day, enjoy breakfast at the hotel or in the city before boarding a private shuttle back to the Medellín airport. Flights for the Medellín Add-on are not included in the package price. Please let your Trip Consultant know your arrival and departure times so airport transportation can be arranged on your behalf.
and Romera Ecological Park
$799 per person
$200 single occupancy upgrade
3 days, 2 nights
Hotel Patio del Mundo
2 Breakfasts | 1 Lunch
First, we will transfer by private shuttle from Hotel Sazagua to Mariquita. After a 4.5 hour drive (during which we'll stop for lunch), hop on your included Domane SL 7 and stretch your legs in preparation for tomorrow's big ride. We'll then dine at the hotel this evening. On day two, wake early to start the climb up Letras! This climb is the longest in the world, at 50 miles in length and 13,000 feet of elevation gain. Celebrate at the top, enjoy a well-deserved lunch and then shuttle to your hotel where you can bask in the thermal hot springs to help you recover. We'll dine at the hotel this evening as well. On the final day, you'll depart on a private transfer to the Pereira Airport.
Climb Alto de Letras
Approximately 50 miles and 12,500 feet of climbing
$1999 per person
$200 single occupancy upgrade
3 days, 2 nights
Hotel Posada Las Trampas and Hotel Termales del Ruiz
2 Breakfasts | 2 Lunches | 2 dinners | Snacks and drinks for the ride
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See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.
Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today’s Ride" options.
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays.
We recommend that you fly into Mateçana International Airport (PEI). From Mateçana International Airport, you can take a taxi to Hotel Sonesta Pereira for approximately $10, and it will take approximately fifteen minutes.
Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Hotel Sonesta Pereira (Km 7 Vía Cerritos, Pereira, Colombia) at 10:00 AM on the first day of the trip. From Hotel Sonest Pereira, we will shuttle approximately one hour to Salento. Please have your riding gear in your carry-on and separate from your luggage. When we arrive, you'll have a chance to visit an avocado plantation and have lunch. Your guides will also fit you to your bikes and before long, you'll be off on your first ride of the week!
If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Hotel Hacienda Bambusa (+57301 639 8727), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.View our pre hotel recommendations
You will say farewell to your guides at 10:00 AM at the Hotel Boutique Sazagua and take a short private shuttle to the Mateçana International Airport, arriving around 10:30 AM. Please do not schedule any flights before noon. Alternatively, choose to stay three days more for the chance to ride Alto de Letras, the longest climb in the world! See our add-on option itineraries for more information.
Add On Packages
Medellín Add On Package: Flights for the Medellín Add-on are not included in the package price. Please let your Trip Consultant know your arrival and departure times so airport transportation can be arranged on your behalf.
Letras Add On Package: You will transfer by private shuttle from Hotel Sazagua to Mariquita. After a 4.5 hour drive (during which we'll stop for lunch), hop on your included Domane SL 7 and stretch your legs in preparation for tomorrow's big ride.View our post hotel recommendations
September in the Coffee Region is considered to be in the "dry season," so although rain can happen, it is less likely. Temperatures vary from 63-77 degrees Fahrenheit. Packing List
When you set foot in Medellin, you'll understand why it's known as the City of Eternal Spring. Its temperate climate attracts visitors and expatriates alike. Set in the Aburrá Valley in the Andes Mountains, the city is surrounded by seven lush hills and features the bustling activity of a city twice its size. A perfect travel destination, it is an outdoor mecca and a hotbed of cultural activity where you can experience cutting edge art and architecture as well as enjoy the hottest cuisine. It was chosen as one of the world's most innovative cities in 2013, and continues to grow in popularity as more people are drawn to its blend of tradition and innovation. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:
Bogotá is a vibrant and sophisticated city, great to explore for the culture, history, food and outdoor experiences. Its historical center, La Candelaria, will welcome you with its cobbled streets, well preserved colonial buildings, museums, restaurants and shopping. We recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel:
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Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.
Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.