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Colombia - Bike & Trekking North

(14 Days)

Bogotá | Guacheta | Villa de Leyva | Lake Tota | San Gil

Day Routing
01 Bogotá

Arrival in Bogotá, the capital city with colonial flair and bubbling vitality.

02 Bogotá

In the morning discover Bogotá's most famous sights by bike. The tour concludes with a cable car ride to the top of Monserrate Hill with great views of the city.

03 Bogotá

Transfer to Chingaza national park for a 3-4 h hike through the lonely, foggy Paramó landscape with its unique ecosystem.

04 Bogotá - Guacheta

Transfer to Suesca for your first Mountain bike stage. The tour will go through a beautiful, hilly landscape past Laguna Suesca, via Lenguazaque till Guacheta (6h, 42km).

05 Guacheta - Villa de Leyva

Today´s route will go to Raquira. The small village is well known for its traditional pottery and local handicraft. Continue to Villa de Leyva (8h, 35km).

06 Villa de Leyva

Full day biking tour (30km, 6h) through the pretty surroundings of Villa de Leyva. Explore the desert La Candelaria, the monastery of Ecce Homo and the carcass of a more than 150 million years old dinosaur. 

07 Villa de Leyva

Morning transfer to Iguaque National Park, starting point of a trekking tour (8km, 7h), that leads to a lagoon located at 3600 meters above sea level. In the afternoon return by mountain bike to Villa de Leyva (1h, 15 km).

08 Villa de Leyva - Lake Tota

Mountain Bike Tour from Villa de Leyva to Sogamoso (3h) inclusive visit of the Sun temple. Continue to Lake Tota. Optional boat excursion on Lake Tota.

09 Lake Tota

In the morning transfer by car to Monqui and trekking (6h) across the Paramo de Oseta up to Laguna Negra located on 3960m. Return back to Lake Tota.

10 Lake Tota

4 hours transfer to Soatá and Mountain bike tour to San Juaquin (5h, 60km).

11 Lake Tota - San Gil

On spectacular runways you will continue by mountain bike to San Gil, the Mecca for all adventure athletes (120km, around 10h). If the weather is kind you will have a fantastic view on the peaks of Sierra Nevada de Cocuy.

12 San Gil

In the morning rappel down the waterfall of the Juan Curi River and visit the caves. In the afternoon 4 hour rafting tour on the Río Fonce.

13 San Gil

Today you will go to the Chicamocha-Canyon. Besides a 4 hour mountain bike tour (around 12km) with ambitious rise and breath-taking downhill your will visit the Coffee Hacienda Los Robles. Learn all about one of the most important export products of Colombia.

14 San Gil - Bogotá

Transfer to the airport of Bogotá for homebound flight.