Huila – Between the valley and the mountains
Between the valley and the mountains
Located in the southwest of Colombia, the department of Huila is home of a fantastic contrast of landscapes, to the south, the Colombian massif and the born of the eastern Andes with a mountain topography loaded with beautiful landscapes all over the place, towards north the Magdalena river valley – Colombia´s main river – framed into a vast productive land, home of some of the oldest towns and very dry areas. Ride our bikes here is a great junction of arid places vs green rolling hills, filled with the story and heritage of humans.
Our trip starts in la Tatacoa desert (or valley of sorrows), the second largest arid zone in the country, renowed as a rich deposit of fossil and one of the best natural astronomy observatories, towards south we will ride around the world’s largest necropolis and UNESCO world heritage, the area of San Agustin, which contains the largest collection of religious monuments and megalithic sculptures, present both anthropomorphic and zoomorphic features with unknown origin, all of this located in the upper basin of the Magdalena river, and at the perfect pace of the bikes.
Point to Point
When we travel under this mode, we won’t be constantly changing from hotels. We will focus on exploring the nearby sites and coming back to our “base camp”. Eventually, we will move on to our next headquarters. This way, you can leisurely explore and find the best of each area for your delight.
- Tatacoa desert
- Astronomy at Tatacoa
- San Agustin the archaeological park, UNESCO world heritage
- Magdalena river strait pass
- Ride around the world’s largest necropolis
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 Neiva, transfer Villavieja , welcome orientation, bike fit, short ride
Ride around Tatacoa desert and night activity – 50km / 600m gain
Ride around villavieja and visit the museum – 30km / 300m gain
Transfer to San Agustin, afternoon at leisure.
Ride around San Agustin – 40km / 1040 m gain
visit the archaeology park
Ride around San Agustin – 30km / 700m gain
Flight to Bogotá, end.