Land of the Freedom Tour: Boyacá, Colombia
Boyacá is the place where the freedom of Colombia was forged. Road cycling through this region, in the northeast of the second most biodiverse nation on the planet, come see the history and culture that dates back to the pre-Hispanic period.
The road cycling in Colombia is endless, and Equipo has designed an unforgettable Boyaca biking vacation. We station ourselves at Hotel Duruelo in Villa de Leyva, considered the most charming town, almost frozen in time. The old-fashioned, tranquil setting combines simplicity and the friendliness of its people, churches in Baroque and Renaissance architecture, scenic mountain landscapes that are unique in Colombia.
This South American bicycle tour features altitudes between 7,000 and 10,650 feet. On Stage 2, we ride to Laguna Tota, which appears as if an ocean was dropped into the mountains and where we can admire the most beautiful mountains of Cocuy in the horizon. On Stage 3, the Queen Stage, be ready for 11,500 feet of climbing over 86 miles, passing through Jenesano, Mauricio Soler’s home, and then scaling a category 1 climb to Tierranegra. On Stage 4, we climb 7,157 feet to reach Nairo Quintana’s home, after all, this is his home region where he rides and trains.