Boyacá – In the Land of Liberty
In the Land of Liberty
The Colombian Andes is a land of majestic mountains and breathtaking vistas. While pedaling throughout this region one could only imagine that these mountains were made to enjoy riding on a bicycle. Incredible ascents with gratifying achievements, quaint little towns on the countryside with a local culture that maintain traditions that come all the way back from colonial times. The state of Boyacá lies on the eastern range of the Andes. The air we breathe here carries cycling, history and culture all over this region. Taking on a journey across these mountains means going over the paths of the colonial conquerers and visiting the battlefield grounds and other sites that took part in the Colombian independence. Pedaling through villages frozen in time, with original and well-preserved examples of its colonial architecture; here you will have a taste of the region’s gastronomy and pedal on the very same mountains as the greatest and renowned riders born in this lands.
Point to point
This format of journeys consists in starting from a point “A” and finishing on a point “B” without returning back to the initial point. Meaning by this, that typically we start riding at a given distance from where we spent the night, and that we will finish at a distant point from the start, getting us closer to our following night’s hotel. Usually, there will be one or more stops planned between the starting point and our finish line.
- The Tota Lake, the largest and beautifulest in Colombia.
- The Páramo.
- Local Vineyards
- The Colombian typical cuisine.
- The history of Colombia independence.
- The cobblestone roads of villages sustained over time.
Accommodation in double rooms
Entrances to reserves, places, experiences and other as mentioned in the itinerary
All meals from dinner on Day 1 through breakfast of last day in Colombia as mentioned in the itinerary.
Colombian event insurance
Snacks and water
Private transfer airport – hotel – airport.
Gravel bike and helmet.
Ground transportation and support vehicle
Your best Cycling Journey
Domestic flights in economy class if needed
Fly into: Bogotá, El Dorado airport
Arrival to Bogotá
Early transfer to Tota lake (5.5 h), welcome orientation, bike fit and short.
Ride around Tota lake - 44km / 670m gain.
Ride to Mongui and local experience - 32km / 900m gain.
Hiking day in Mongui.
Ride to Nobsa and local experience - 26km / 700m gain.
Ride to Iza – 35km / 770m gain.
Ride to Toca – 45km / 1050m gain.
Resting day at Toca.
Ride to Arcabuco – 35km / 900m gain.
Ride to Villa de Leyva and local experience – 38km / 430m gain.
Ride around Villa de Leyva and Wine experience – 23km / 300m gain.
Back to Bogotá (3.5h), end of the Journey.