Santander – Home to the Most Charming Towns


Santander – Home to the Most Charming Towns

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Home to the Most Charming Towns

The Colombian Andes are home to majestic mountains and astonishing scenery. A landscape full of history and culture. Small towns frozen in time, with their cobblestone streets and colonial architecture, inviting on to imagine this Colombia two centuries earlier as we pedal. These villages founded over the Eastern Andean mountain range have chosen to preserve their colonial architecture, thus, providing a cozy atmosphere to our accommodations. This province got its name honoring a great military leader of the Colombian independence, Francisco de Paula Santander. The richness regarding history here is expressed through the colonial architecture and on every cobblestone street. An environment that keeps in the present the heritage from past centuries. This will be a common sight on this incredible journey, going across some of the most beautiful towns in Colombia. These towns, which make part of Colombia’s history and architecture heritage.  


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Final Kilometers: 184 Km

Final Gain: 3800 m

Level: 2.6

Days: 13


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. 

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  • Some of the most beautiful Colombian towns 
  • Local vineyards 
  • The local cuisine 
  • Wonders of nature 
  • Best coffee in the world  



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

Bilingual guide

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

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Tour Plan

Fly into: Bogotá, El Dorado airport

Day 1

Arrival to Bogotá

Day 2

Transfer to Villa de Leyva, welcome orientation, bike fit, short ride – 20km / 100m gain

Day 3

Local ride and experience – 23km / 300m gain

Day 4

Ride to Moniquirá and local experience – 40km / 500m gain

Day 5

Ride to Guadalupe – 31km / 800m gain

Day 6

Flexible day

Day 7

Ride to Guane - 30km / 800m gain

Day 8

Ride or hike to Barichara, afternoon at leisure – 10km / 500m gain

Day 9

Ride or hike to Barichara, afternoon at leisure – 10km / 500m gain

Day 10

Visit Chicamocha canyon

Day 11

Ride around Mesa de los Santos, afternoon at leisure  - 30 km/ 800m gain

Day 12

Transfer to Bucaramanga, flight to Bogotá

Day 13


Fly out of: Bogotá, El Dorado airport.

Flexible and adaptable itinerary

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