COFFEE REGION ROAD BIKE TOUR
Discover the region’s cultural and natural uniqueness
COFFEE REGION ROAD BIKE TOUR
Beautiful rides and boutique hotels
ride in the beautiful colombian coffee region and discover a paradise
The coffee region is to put it shortly, simply beautiful. Thanks to its green rolling hills, a lovely weather and many natural attractions. That’s why a more in-depth tour of this region is worth every pedal stroke. We will enjoy different rides which will also come with attractions to discover. We’ll be staying in boutique hotels that are an attraction on their own and enjoy each day tasting one of the best coffees in the world. You might not want to leave, and that is a good thing!
In this bike tour we will get a chance to pedal in a variety of terrains along paved roads in a region of Colombia that is a true spectacle. We will enjoy green landscapes, colorful towns, warm weather all year long, the coffee culture and much more.
We will have a chance to visit coffee farms, sugar cane plantations, the amazing cocora valley with it’s iconic palm trees and even hot springs in the middle of lush jungle in the mountains. Nature will also play a starring role in this tour as we’ll get to see and hear an amazing variety of birds and plants proof of Colombia being one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. We’ll catch a few waterfalls and the mighty Cauca river valley (the second in importance in Colombia). After the rides we will enjoy the comfort of our boutique hotels mixing nature and luxury as well as some delicious meals.
Riding in the coffee region was a great experience and with Bike Colombia I think we got the best out of it.
Type of experience:
4/9 (See levels)
Minimum 4 Max 15
Boutique – Luxury
October 20 to 26th (FULL)
January 12th to 18th 2020
March 8th to 14th 2020
(Smaller groups or custom dates?: Contact us)
DAY 1: Welcome in ARMENIA and FIRST RIDE
We will pick you up in the city of Armenia’s airport at 10:00 am and take you to the hotel to get settled and have your bike set-up.
We will have lunch at the hotel and then after a short resting time, we’ll head out for our first scenic ride going through small roads and a mellow climb bordering the Quindio river. A perfect ride to get started on Colombian cycling. We’ll stop for a coffee and then continue back to our hotel following a flowy descent. Back at the hotel we’ll have a social hour and welcome dinner included.
Ride distance: 25 miles (42km)
Hotel Mocawa Resort or Mirador las Palmas.
day 2: caicedonia to armenia loop
Starting in our hotel and after a nice breakfast, we will start an amazing ride that will take you down to Caicedonia and then steadily climbing to the small town of Barcelona and El Caimo. We’ll have lunch in a cool restaurant on the way and then the chance to visit the city or Armenia and down again to reach our hotel. Take the time to relax in the pools or any other of the areas of the hotel and then dinner is yours to choose.
Ride distance: 42miles (66 Km).
Hotel Mocawa Resort or Mirador las Palmas.
Day 3: TRAVERSE THE COFFEE REGION ICONIC TOWNS
Today is going to be a day traversing some beautiful scenery and iconic towns that make up the coffee region such as Pueblo Tapao, Quimbaya, Alcalá and Filandia. We’ll stop on each town to taste their snacks, have a great lunch and get an introduction to their architecture, people and highlights. We’ll arrive at our next hotel with breathtaking views and complete cycling environment you’ll love. Dinner is yours to choose.
Ride Distance: 35 miles (55 Km)
Hotel Casa Caballero or Casa du Velo
Day 4: salento and the wax palm trees landscape
We ride to Salento, a beautiful must see town home of the Wax Palm landscape. It will be initially climbing and passing through the town of Filandia. We will then leave our bikes for a couple of hours to jump into a jeep and then do a short hike in the amazing Cocora Valley. We’ll have lunch and head back to the hotel pedaling through a different route. Dinner is yours to choose.
Ride distance: 44 miles (68 Km)
Hotel Casa Caballero or CasaVelu
Day 5: the cauca river valley
We’ll ride to Cartago from the hotel conquering a mountain pass in between. On the way down we’ll get a look at the Cauca River Valley, a fertile land home to sugar cane plantations. We’ll get to see the process of making panela and then head on to Cerritos and Pereira reaching our hotel in the foot of the mountains. Dinner is yours to choose.
Ride distance: 46 miles (74 Km)
Hotel Casa San Carlos Lodge.
Day 6: The northen coffee region to reach the hot springs
There will be some mountain climbing today at each own’s pace as we go up to the town of Marsella, then downwards to Chinchiná and finally into Santa Rosa de Cabal. A few miles up ahead we’ll reach our final hotel destination in the Hot Springs of Santa Rosa amidst waterfalls and cloud forests. The perfect location to get into relax mode after all the pedaling along with a massage. We’ll have our included farewell dinner to recap on all the adventure enjoyed.
Ride distance: 44 miles (70 Km)
Hotel Termales de Santa Rosa Spa
Day 7: Farewell
We’ll have a nice breakfast and get a chance to walk around the beautiful hot springs multiple trails. We’ll say goodbye and then by 10am we’ll take you to the City of Pereira Airport to return full of good memories and stories to tell (bear in mind that it’s not the same as the arrival airport). Please don’t schedule your flights before noon.
- Logistics and preparation of a unique and exclusive experience
- Get 6 rides in seven days (1 ride more than other options)
- Breakfasts, Lunches and dinners
- Hydration and snacks during the routes
- Accomodation in the best available boutique hotels in double occupancy
- Accident Insurance
- Emergency Assistance, logistics
- Support Vehicle and luggage transportation
- Transfers to and from airport or hotel
WHAT’s not INCLUDEd:
- Personal Items purchased during the trip.
- Alcoholic Drinks or extra meals you want to buy on the way.
- Other Activities
- Tips for your Guides
- Road Bike and gear (you can bring your own or rent one from us)
If you are ready, book or Register now! The worst regret is not to live life to the fullest, and you will not regret this adventure.
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Frequently asked Questions and logistics
worry free policies
We Want you to have the best experience with us, so we have these policies:
Small Groups for a memorable experience: Our participant limit is 12 people. We Will Have 1 Guide for every 6-8 people at most.
Deposit to book your place (which is not lost, if you can not go): Book with a small deposit and we will contact you for the rest of the payment that way you can organize your agenda and flights and pay the remaining before the deadline. If You can’t go we’ll keep the deposit for a next trip.
Minimum Number of participants: We need at least 4 people to carry out our scheduled tours. If we don’t get the numbers we will still do the trip with a small 20% increase in the price.
get there and back
Arrival: The Place of departure is from Armenia’s La Tebaida Airport. We can provide advice and assistance for you to book your flights and make the connection from Bogotá or any other city.
Departure: Departure will be from Pereira’s Matecaña Airport. We can provide advice and assistance for you to book your flights and make the connection from Bogotá or any other city.
TIPS FOR THE TRIP
Physical and technical level: One of the key points to achieve the challenge and have a great time is to be honest with your physical level. It Is a challenge that someone with intermediate level of road riding can achieve. Finishing is the goal and if your body or mind do not allow you to continue remember that we have an accompanying vehicle but you are not going to give up so easyly, or are you?
Climate and Altitude: We will be mostly riding around 3000 to 4500 feet in altitude (1000 to 1500 meters) the weather is warm at this altitude with an average of 18-25° Celsius during the days. Depending on the time of the year there might be a higher chance of rain so do come prepared for this with a couple of light cycling jackets. At night temperature drops a bit but nothing a sweater or light jacket can’t solve.
Stay: You will be staying in our selection of boutique hotels and lodges. The star rating starts from 3 stars as they are mostly in rural locations but the rooms and services feel closer to a 4 star hotel.
Food: breakfasts and lunches are included in the trip. Some dinners are included as described in the itinerary. Sports Hydration and energy snacks are included during pedaling.
Insurance: For your Safety We include an accident insurance on the trip covering the trip. In any case it is mandatory to have your own medical insurance.
Tips: Our guides are open to tips if you think you have received an excellent service and want to support them.
Security: The area where the expedition will take place has no problems of public order, anyway we have coordination with the local police and we have vehicle support.
what to bring?
Bicycle: You can bring your own bike or we can rent one for you (comes with a helmet and flat pedals or we can install your pedals). We’ll have mechanical assistance.
Baggage: We will carry the luggage for the tour days in the support vehicle. We Suggest that they be: 3 bicycle outfits, 3 dry casual longsleeve outfits, water shorts and a 2 waterproof light jackets. A pair of tennis shoes and/or sandals. In Addition to this everyone should bring their cycling kit: Helmet, Gloves, Tools, Glasses