BIENVENIDOS – Day 1
Day 1 Arrival means Equipo meets your flight at Jose Maria Cordoba International Airport before personalized transport to relaxing hotel accommodations, bike preparation and sublime dining. Dinner in the hotel rooftop dinner with presentation
STUNNING VIEWS – Day 2
Day 2 begins with a hearty Colombian breakfast and be transported for 15 minutes in SAG vehicles to a 60-90 minute hike towards Pueblito Paisa and Cerro Nutivara, where make a stop for the views and artisanal shopping. We head off to Jardin Botanico to walk around the gardens and lunch in the Situ Restaurant, surrounded by tropical flowers, plants and birds. We return back to the hotel mid-afternoon for a siesta and recharge for a guided evening ride either on e-bikes for a city tour to finish at Laureles or climbing Las Palmas on road or mountain bikes supported by SAG vehicles and guides before returning to the hotel’s welcoming embrace and an elevated level of local French cuisine at La Cantine.
> Activity time is 3.0-3.5 hours
WORTHY WORK – Day 3
We start Day 3 with a hearty Colombian breakfast and an hour ride in vans to leave the city towards Jardin – Antioquia. We will dismount depending on your preferred distance either short (25 miles) or long (60 miles) either on mountain bike or road bike. We move through rollers to a challenging climb headed toward the scenic region of Jardin, filled with mountains and coffee plantations. We pause for a picnic lunch enroute before heading on to the hotel. Take in a massage and explore the area before a Colombian barbeque dinner at a private farm.
> Activity time: 2 ½ hours – 5 hours
CYCLING SENSES – DAY 4
Day 4 begins with yoga in the gardens of Balandu followed by breakfast and a private coffee cupping class. We continue the day’s activities with a hike to a bird sanctuary and optional rappelling into caverns. Lunch is served picnic style by a private country farm. If cycling is on your mind, opt for a fully guided and supported mountain bike or road cycling tour to the quaint local villages in the region and meetup the group for lunch. Dinner this evening is in Jardin on your own to explore the pastel- colored plaza and quaint shops
> Activity time is 4 hours
PEDAL PROVEN – Day 5
Day 5 begins with yoga followed by a healthy breakfast. We head towards Bolombolo in support vehicles and then ride up to Fredonia. Lunch is served at Fredonia with a typical Colombian bandeja paisa filled with meat, rice, avocado, plantains and natural tropical juices. We return to Medellin in the afternoon to Hotel Diez for relaxation and foot massages. Dinner tonight is at a private farm-to-table culinary experience.
> Activity time is 5-6 hours
ETERNAL SPRING – Day 6
Day 6 begins with meditation on the hotel rooftop followed by a hearty Colombian breakfast. We opt for a hike to Quitasol Mountain and its trails used by the indigenous Cacique Niquia communities. Our guided hike includes stops to learn cultural points and biodiversity of the region.
If cycling is on your mind, decide instead on a guided bike to one of our favorite routes to La Union. Leaving in the cars for about 40-minute drive to start pedaling at Don Diego climbing Tequindimita descending to La Ceja, crossing town to La Union, and rollers to our final stop at Llanogrande. Lunch is served picnic style outdoors by Café Alma. Take in a shopping trip to El Tesoro or Parque Lleras. We will explore dining flavors of international cuisine at Ocio on our last evening
> Activity time is 4-5 hours
ADIOS – Day 7
Day 7 returns you to Jose Maria Cordoba International Airport after breakfast and time with fellow riders.