Coffee Area – Traveling to The Coffee Wonderland
Traveling to The Coffee Wonderland
The Central Andes of Colombia is an extension of impressive mountains on an exuberant display of natural scenery and colorful agricultural landscape. Whether you’re pedaling uphill on winding roads to achieve the daily challenge and having breathtaking views, or just cruising the countryside across fields of coffee, bananas and citrus trees, the Eje Cafetero is much more than a geographical region; it’s the roots of coffee-culture, alive and present on every hacienda, every small town, with their colonial and typical architecture perduring in time. The landscape of this region deeply attached to its identity, traditions, and way of life over hundreds of years is what the UNESCO considered to proclaim this region as a World Heritage Site in 2011, giving it the official name of the Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia (CCLC). If you’re traveling to the country of the world’s best coffee, a journey across the Eje Cafetero is a must. One of the reasons that makes this land so fertile is the ash from volcanic origin, deposited on the soil from the countless centennial eruptions of the volcanoes present on this chain of mountains. Towards the end of our cycling journey we’ll actually be exploring the very same foothills of the volcano Nevado del Ruíz at 11500 fasl. At this point, we’ll be able to spend a day on one of the most specific and fragile ecosystems of the Tropical Andes, the Paramo. This trip offers the best selection of the mid and high elevations of the Central Andes. Being in direct contact with the coffee culture, it’s friendly people, its places, the local gastronomy and nature is what we aim at on this tour. Join us for this wonderful trip to the Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia; you’ll share memorable and enrichening life experiences with the local communities and their proudful customs as we explore this region riding on a bicycle.
Point to Point Long
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.
- Coffee cultural landscape.
- Coffee experience.
- Orchids day.
- Cycling in the Paramo.
- Epic climb to the central cordillera.
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
Flight to Armenia, transfer to hotel. Welcome orientation, bike fit and short ride – 10km / 100m gain
Local ride and Cacao experience – 35km / 900m gain
Ride to Montenegro, afternoon at leisure – 32km / 400m gain
Ride to Quimbaya and coffee experience - 32km /600m gain
Ride to Filandia and local experience, afternoon at leisure – 26km / 700m gain
Ride to Salento, visit the town, afternoon at leisure - 20km /600m gain
Ride to Cocora and hiking – 14km/ 700m gain
Ride to Santa Rosa de Cabal – 32km/ 850m gain
Day at leisure and local experience
Ride to Manizales – 38km / 720m gain
La Romelia, the orchids farm – 19km / 500m gain
Ride to Los Nevados natural Park – 15km / 1300m gain
Flexible ride in los Nevados natural Park and flight to Bogotá – 30km / 600m gain
international flight - End