COLOMBIA MULTI - DAY BIKE EXPEDITION

The best Mountain Bike Holidays In The Andean REgion Of Colombia

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The best reviewed mountain bike tours providers of Medellín and Manizales have made an alliance to become mtbcolombia.holiday! Sueltele.com has been taking people from all over the world to ride mountain bikes in the countryside of Medellín since 2018 and Trailhunters.co have been doing the same in the coffee region around Manizales since 2019. Both companies have been offering single-day expeditions. Together we present you our all-inclusive multi-day holidays offering. To accomplish it we have taken the time to choose the most comfortable accomodations, the most delicious meals, well planned logistics, authentic cultural immersion, breathtaking views and of course the best mountain biking trails in the area! The Andes mountain range splits into three branches in Colombia, providing the most diverse terrain for riding your bike, from snow-capped mountains to hot and humid river valleys.

COLOMBIA MOUNTAIN BIKE EXPEDITION

If you’re a shred-hungry mountain biker who craves long, epic rides on natural, flowy singletrack surrounded by vibrant, tropical vistas, our experience is guaranteed to send you over the moon and leave you grinning from ear to ear. Our tour includes six days of gnarly all-mountain and enduro riding styles – three days ripping it up around Medellín, and three days sending it in the coffee region near Manizales and Salento. You’ll be stoked to crash in nine nights of premium accommodation and get dialed in with all the logistical support you need for a true adventure.

EXPLORE OUR MOUNTAINS AND LEARN ABOUT OUR CULTURE

Colombia’s geography is prime for mountain biking, but it’s not yet on the map as a shred-worthy mecca. Though we did host an Enduro World Series round in 2018 and some of our riders have made a name for themselves on the international circuit, few folks have Colombia on their MTB bucket list. That’s where we come in – we’re joining forces to change that. After years of offering single-day rips to visiting tourists, we’re amping up our game to meet the needs of dedicated dirt hounds who want to bring their own rigs and shred our incredible trails, indulge in the tastiest dishes, and soak up our stunning scenery. We’re stoked to share our MTB paradise with you and your crew – let’s send it!

Circuit Bootcamp

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Strength Training

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Cardio and HIIT

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ITINERARY

DAY 1

Airport pickup in Medellín

Upon arrival at the Jose Maria Córdova International Airport (MDE), our friendly staff will be waiting for you at the gate to greet you and assist with your luggage. We’ll also help you transport your bike, gear, and any biking buddies you’re traveling with to your place of accommodation.

Later that evening, our crew will meet you to go over all the details of our upcoming mountain biking rides. We’ll also treat you to a delicious welcome dinner, where you can get to know your fellow riders and soak up the local culture. With everything organized and your belly full, you’ll be ready to tackle the trails the next day.

DAY 2 - SHUTTLE ENDURO

SHUTTLE DAY AT TRIADAS TRAIL

Santa Fé de Antioquia is a charming colonial town nestled along the banks of the Cauca River, sitting at an altitude of 500 meters (1640 feet) above sea level. Located just 60 km (37 miles) west of Medellín, this town is known for its picturesque summer houses with inviting swimming pools.
The surrounding mountains tower as high as 2600 meters (8530 feet), offering a plethora of epic downhill trails to explore. Among them, three trails start at the same summit, providing breathtaking views and desert-like conditions that make for an unforgettable ride. These trails have even hosted national enduro races and maintain predictable riding conditions even during rainy season. So whether you’re a seasoned pro or a novice rider, Santa Fé de Antioquia is sure to offer an exciting and unforgettable mountain biking experience.
More details about these trails at :
https://www.trailforks.com/region/triadassanta-fe-de-antioquia/

DAY 3 - SHUTTLE ENDURO

SHUTTLE DAY AT CAIRO TRAIL

Located 50 kms (31 miles) south of Medellin, Santa Barbara is a charming town perched on the ridge of the eastern mountain range at 1800 meters above sea level (5900 feet). The area is home to several muleteer trails that descend to the Buey river at 800 meters above sea level (2600 feet). These trails were traditionally used by avocado, mango, sugar cane, and lemon farmers to transport their harvest to Santa Barbara’s market, but have now become a playground for mountain bikers.
Two enduro national races have been held here, and the local mountain biking community works closely with the farmers to maintain the trails and support the community. The trails all converge at an abandoned cement factory in the village of “El Cairo,” from which the network takes its name.

DAY 4 - SHUTTLE ENDURO

LA MUÑOZ TRAIL

Experience the thrill of long and steep downhill tracks with vertical drops of up to 1500 meters. From Medellin, we’ll provide transportation to Llano de Ovejas, a picturesque village at 2548 meters above sea level, where four different trails await. Each trail takes us all the way down to San Jerónimo, situated at 780 meters above sea level. These trails are favorites among the local downhill riders and boast single tracks with perfect berms, small kickers, and technical sections such as rock gardens or steep chutes with sharp corners.
After more than 17 kilometers of exhilarating downhill riding, we’ll load our bikes into the truck and head to a nearby picnic area by the river near San Jerónimo. Here, we can relax and enjoy a cold beer and some well-deserved rest.

DAY 5

TRIP TO COFFEE REGION

The Colombian Coffee Cultural Landscape, declared an intangible heritage of humanity by UNESCO, is a unique blend of architecture, traditions, gastronomy, and breathtaking landscapes. The largest airport in the coffee region is located in Pereira (Code: PEI, Name: Matecaña International Airport). With a one-hour flight from Medellín, you’ll arrive in Pereira while your bikes are transported by vehicle to ensure a seamless travel experience.
This also eliminates the need for bike disassembly/assembly tasks. Our staff in the coffee region will be waiting for your arrival to drive you to your accommodations in this picturesque part of our country.

DAY 6. ENDURO

SALENTO TRAILS

Salento is a charming town in the Andean region of Colombia, located in the department of Quindío. It’s famous for its coffee farms, picturesque scenery, and especially the stunning Cocora Valley. The town’s colorful houses and balconies make it a perfect spot for tourism in Colombia.
We’ll ride high-quality trails and singletracks that have been used for downhill and enduro competitions, including the National Enduro Cup of Colombia. We’ll explore exciting trails like “Alegrias” and “Media Pinera”, which will leave us with unforgettable memories of this beautiful town. After a full day of cycling, we’ll head back to our hotel for a well-deserved rest.

DAY 7. ALL MOUNTAIN

THE MOUNTAIN OF HELL

This mountain biking adventure is the perfect mix of bike park-style enduro trails and natural all-mountain trails, allowing you to experience the true essence of the Coffee Cultural Landscape, which has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
Our day begins with a thrilling ride on the best trails in Neira, a charming coffee town located near Manizales. The local riding community has built these trails themselves, and they are sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Next, we’ll ride along rocky paths and roads that offer stunning views of the Cauca River canyon. These natural trails will once again put your biking skills to the test.
We’ll conclude our ride with two of the most famous trails in the country: “Bisoño” and “El Infernal.” These trails have been the scene of numerous national enduro mountain biking and downhill championships.
Around 2:00-3:00 pm, we’ll take a break for a well-deserved lunch and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee. Afterward, we’ll rest a bit before returning to our accommodation via transportation.

DAY 8. ALL MOUNTAIN

EL DESQUITE CHALLENGE

Prepare for an unforgettable adventure through the Colombian coffee region, where we will ride through stunning landscapes and incredible descents, from the snow-capped mountains of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano at almost 4,000 meters above sea level to the heat of the Sub-Andean jungle, perfect for mountain biking.
Our route will take us on the internationally recognized “El Desquite” trail, originally used by mules and horses. Covering 35 kilometers, this route descends almost 3000 meters of elevation and includes technical single trails, grass trails, and uncovered roads. Don’t let the enormous negative slope fool you – there will be challenging uphill segments, including the “bike on the shoulder” and the dreaded “climb to heaven.”
At the end of our tour, we’ll take a break for lunch, and then a transport will take us back to our lodging. Don’t miss this incredible experience!

DAY 9. Bye coffee region

FLIGHT TO MEDELLIN

Time to fly back to Medellín, pack up your bike and luggage, and perhaps explore the vibrant nightlife of this bustling city with your fellow biking enthusiasts.

DAY 10.

SEE YOU SOON

It’s time to bid farewell to Colombia. Our shuttle service will take you to the Jose Maria Córdova International Airport (MDE) before noon.

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