Mountain Bike Colombia's Coffee Region!
Some folks say utopia doesn’t exist, but they’ve never been to Colombia’s coffee region! This 9-day mountain biking tour is no ordinary ride for a cup of Joe. Oh no, this is MTB adventure will leave you with a seriously incurable caffeine buzz!
Picture this: You, carving single track trails, in the steep, lush coffee fields of the Colombian coffee region. It’s like ripping through a caffeine wonderland, where every muddy turn reveals a new blend of adrenaline and aromatic goodness!
And there’s more, we’re on a mission, to prove that caffeine is the holy grail of mountain biking, a never-ending, fully renewable, all-natural potion that fuels our pedal-powered endeavors! This is the ultimate mountain bike adventure in Colombia’s caffeine utopia, y’all!
If you’re a bean addicted cyclist in need of a brewed awaking in the morning, then this adventure has all the right ingredients, everything from the extreme to the serene, to fully charge your caffeine system and keep your pedals cranking!
For coffee loving cyclist this is the adventure of a lifetime! Not only will you get to sample the world’s freshest coffee on a coffee plantation tour, but you’ll also ride your bikes through stunning coffee fields and wilderness trails filled with wildlife, waterfalls, and even volcanic thermal pools. And the best part? You’ll have a friendly guide crew, delicious cuisine, cozy accommodations, and a warm culture to top it all off.”
Plus for cyclists suffering from OCD, (Obsessive Coffee Disorder) this adventure offers you a chance at fortune and glory! An opportunity to climb Alto de Letras, on road or off road (the worlds hardest climb!) If your successful you’ll enter the cycling world’s history books and be rewarded with an unforgettably long downhill ride!
The Perfect Mountain Bike Adventure!
Experience the thrill of mountain biking through the scenic landscapes and coffee plantations of Colombia. Tackle rough, bumpy trails and navigate through muddy paths as you ride through the beautiful wilderness, encountering an array of wildlife and breathtaking waterfalls along the way. Take a break to soak in the soothing volcanic hot springs before continuing your journey through this caffeine-filled utopia. Mountain biking in Colombia offers an unparalleled adventure in the high Andes Mountains that you won’t find anywhere else. Savor every moment as you indulge in a perfect cup of coffee straight from the farm, all while enjoying the freedom of the open road on two wheels.
Skill & Fitness Levels
The Look of Caffeine-Fueled MTB Riders, Welcome to Colombia!
Colombia is a Mountain Biking Friendly Paradise
Colombia is the ultimate destination for mountain bikers and adventure cyclists. For mountain biking enthusiasts, Colombia offers a lively MTB community and wide-open access to off-road trails. Cycling is the second most popular sport in the country behind futbol (soccer). Colombia has no trail restrictions, no trail police, nor does it fine MTB riders! In Colombia, mountain bikers are warmly welcomed to explore its breathtaking wilderness spaces, from the majestic Andes to the lush Amazon. Discover the second most biodiverse country in the world, where diverse ecosystems, terrain and natural beauty are yours to freely ride and explore. With 37 peaks over 6,000 meters, the Amazon wilderness and an abundance of natural beauty, Colombia is truly a paradise for mountain bikers. And with Mountain Bike Colombia, you can experience the very best of this incredible country on two wheels with ease. So come on, join us and start your next MTB adventure in Colombia!
Ready for a wild ride through the Jurassic Wilderness of the Andes? Look no further than our 9-day Mountain Bike Adventure through Colombia’s Jurassic Andes Wilderness!
Our 9 day Jurassic Andes Adventure this year is just $1375.00 USD per person, this is an all inclusive price that will get you a front-row seat to some of the most amazingly fun trails and breathtaking scenery the world has to offer.
Of course you can’t go on a proper Andean mountain bike adventure in Colombia without a trusty crew or reliable transport, savvy? So, for this expedition, to happen, we require at least three adventurous riders to join the crew, that way we can give you the best possible experience at a great price!
But we’re not leaving anyone behind – if you’re a dynamic duo looking to join in on the fun, we’ve got a solution. Simply pay a small additional fee of $200 USD per person, so we can make sure everything runs smoothly. After all, who needs a crowd when you’ve got each other and the great outdoors, right?
And don’t be fooled by the low price we offer! This is a fully supported adventure with everything included! We even thought of the Pterodactyl repellent! (Yep, try finding that in your local pharmacy! We got ours from a local shaman, and we haven’t see one yet on the adventure!) All this at a price so low it will make even a T-Rex’s jaw drop.
- All Accommodations for the adventure.
- Support vehicles and all transport costs on the adventure.
- Bike handling and basic bike tech services while on the adventure. Including assembly and inspection your bike when you arrive.
- Wash down, and lube services when needed on the adventure.
- Emergency bike repair services, by our bike tech on the adventure.
- Free use of one of our hard tail MTB bikes or a local rental bike while on the adventure in the event you should need one. Because although Colombia has “Prime Amazon” it’s not exactly Amazon Prime when it comes to having difficult to find bike parts shipped. But don’t let that deter you! We’ll make sure you have a good bike and a magical experience!
- Bilingual Guide Services English / Spanish
- All entry fees for any included attractions on the adventure.
- Sports Hydration, bottled water, and trail snacks
- Breakfast, and Lunch on the adventure.
- The Climbing Fee’s for La Piedra del Peñol.
- Entry fees for optional side attractions that are not included in the adventure.
- Items you may wish to purchase while in Colombia
- Alcoholic beverages
- Bike tech labor fees, parts, or services provided by a third party shop or bike tech that may be needed while on the adventure due to a failure.
Our multi-day mountain biking excursions are best enjoyed on a Full Suspension, All Mountain style bike, an eMTB, a well equipped hard-tail cross country bike or on our Gravel Friendly rides a well-equipped Gravel Bike.
We recommend bringing some spare bike parts like brake pads, a derailleur hanger for your specific bike model, a small repair kit with a bike multi tool. Honestly, Colombia isn’t exactly “Amazon Prime” when it comes to shipping bike parts. But don’t let that deter you! We’ll make sure you have a magical experience with all the flexibility and options you need to build your ideal Mountain Bike Holiday.
And when it comes to support, we’ve got your back (and your bike)! Our fully supported Mountain Biking Adventures come with a vehicle that carries our bags, offers cold refreshments, and even services bikes when needed. But let’s be real, there are times when we have to ditch the vehicle and hit the single track trails. That’s when our guides and drivers really shine, with safety and rider support protocols that keep you shredding like a pro.
“Book now, stress later” is so last season. We’ve got a new mantra for you: “Book now and chillax, we got you covered! ” That’s right, our NO worries pre-booking policy gives you a full 15 days to sort out all the nitty-gritty details before placing a deposit. And if you’re anything like us, that’s plenty of time to figure out everything from bike maintenance to finding a pet-sitter for your furry friend.
We want you to feel as confident as a pro downhill racer when booking with us, so we lay out our cancellation policies clearly. Of course, accidents happen, but no need to sweat it. We’ll do our best to accommodate you and even recommend travel/cancellation insurance for the ultimate peace of mind.
And if by some freak chance we do have to cancel, no worries. We’ll refund your paid portion and even give you a credit towards another epic MOUNTAIN BIKE COLOMBIA ADVENTURE.
But wait, there’s more! The more, the merrier, right? Our base price is advertised for groups of four or more for trips longer than two days. But if you’re rolling with a smaller crew, no biggie. You can opt for a private adventure and split the cost. We’ll give you the heads up 45 days in advance so we can avoid any last-minute cancellations.
So come on, book with us and get ready for the ultimate MTB adventure. Because with our easy booking process and stress-free policies, the only thing you’ll need to worry about is how many sick jumps you’re gonna hit.
Here are some tips to help you have an awesome mountain biking adventure in Colombia!
Fitness and Skill Levels: To have the best time possible, it’s important to prepare in advance and improve your fitness and skills. Colombia is 85% mountainous, so be ready to climb some hills! This trip is recommended for intermediate or above riders, but don’t stress because our support vehicle is always there to provide cold drinks, refreshments, and even a ride if you’re feeling tired. We’re here to help you conquer every hill so you can focus on enjoying the ride!
Weather and Altitude: Expect hot weather with some rain and mild cold while riding in the range of 1000-2500 meters (3000 to 7500ft).
Food: Breakfasts, ride snacks, lunch and dinner are included in the trip. We carefully choose restaurants in remote areas for quality and cleanliness to prevent food illnesses. We don’t want anyone getting sick on a trip, but we are prepared in the event that should happen.
Visas: You’ll need a valid passport (with at least 6 months of validity), and citizens of some countries may require a visa.
We highly recommend travel insurance and Medical insurance is absolutely required! Once you get here we can sort out the medical insurance, so don’t stress.
Safety and Security: Colombia is safer than the news suggests, and the places we visit are not likely to pose any security risks at all. However, use common sense and caution at all times, stick to set travel arrangements, avoid attracting attention, please no bling and keep your valuable items safely stored. Always keep a separate copy of your passport, airline tickets, travelers checks, and credit card numbers. on you. You can leave the passport in the your bag in the car.
Adventure cyclists who love photography can face challenges carrying their cameras while biking. Two options are carrying it on the body or on the bike, with the former being better for the camera but the latter allowing the bike to carry the weight. The best method depends on the camera size and weight. Hip packs are a good option for carrying cameras while mountain biking because they provide protection similar to a backpack but are less sweaty. However, they may not be suitable for larger cameras and can be uncomfortable when overloaded. It’s best to keep the weight below 1.5kg. If you need more camera gear let the support car carry it for you.
As mountain bikers we all know the risks of riding in the wilderness! Before you hit the Colombian wilderness on your mountain bike, you need to understand the risks are greater because you’re far from home. We take every precaution to mitigate risk and keep you safe. But the fact remains, you could get hurt, trails do change unexpectedly over night due to weather, landslides happen and plant growth can hide bee nests! Insects will bite and wild animals might too – they don’t care if you’ve been nice to them! You need to be prepared with insect repellent and rainproof gear.
You need to acknowledge and accept that you’re assuming all responsibility for any harm, injury, or loss that may befall you during the adventure. Even acts of nature are beyond control, and there are no weather guarantees, in Colombia we learn to love riding in the rain! You’re riding at your own risk, and you can’t hold us the group organizer, our guides, or subcontractors liable.
Also Keep in mind that animals aren’t on our payroll, they’re not obligated to make a special guest appearance, or have good manners when you do see them. So understand you might not see the animal you’re were hoping to, and if they do make an appearance, be ready to snap a photo! Also, if a bird poops on you during any point of the adventure, consider it good luck – and for your good fortune you’ll also owe a round of drinks to the whole group!
Don’t underestimate the risks involved in this adventure. Be prepared for the worst, ride smart, and use common sense.
It is crucial for every individual to obtain travel insurance before embarking on any trip. We strongly advise comprehensive coverage that includes trip interruption/cancellation and personal liability to ensure maximum protection.
Please ensure that you disclose all activities that you intend to partake in during your travels, including mountain biking, high-altitude hiking, and any other planned activities.
We would like to stress that refunds will not be provided under any circumstances. In the event of injury or illness, your travel insurance should not only cover medical expenses but also compensate for any lost portions of your trip. It is vital that you have trip interruption or cancellation coverage included in your policy.
Traveling to South America entails certain risks, including strikes that can shut down all activities, or landslides that can block our access to parts of an adventure. If you miss any portion of your trip due to unforeseen circumstances, such as weather or flight cancellations, your insurance should cover the incurred loss or additional costs.
We urge you to take these precautions seriously to avoid any potential financial burden or distress during your travels.
Before you book your flights, make sure to scope out the baggage allowance and the price of oversized baggage. Oh, and FYI, all bicycles are considered oversized, so don’t forget to factor that in before hitting the confirm button.
If you’re going to be stopping over in any countries along the way, don’t forget to check if you need a visa. Some places need one even if you’re just passing through, while others might let you chill in a special airport area. Do your research so you don’t end up stuck in airport purgatory.
Tips: Traveling with a Bike:
Depending on the appearance of your bike case, we have been successful traveling to Colombia from the states using very discreet looking black soft cases that don’t have fancy graphic branding on the outside. We declare them as a “TRADE SHOW DISPLAY” to the counter person and generally avoid an oversized luggage charge.
When you land in Colombia, fill out your customs declaration form and claim it as a bike with a declared value of less then $1500.00. You can bring in your bike and personal items tax-free, but if you’re rolling with some super fancy gear worth more than $1500, be smart, don’t exceed $1500.00 in value when declaring it. Customs agents are generally friendly and welcoming to cyclists traveling with a bike. Most of them ride as well. So coming into the country on a cycling vacay is not something new to them. But still the potential for a 15% tax on your bike does exist. Our advice is to always keep an attitude of gratitude, kindness and understanding and play it smart.
Last but not least, when you’re hopping from country to country, don’t forget that you’ll probably need to grab your luggage and go through security again. Each place has their own rules, so make sure you’re not caught with your pants down (or your luggage lost) by planning enough time for security checks and bag scans during your layover. Don’t trust that front desk person from your first airport either, they might be living in a completely different reality.
Amigo, we’ve got you covered from airport to mountain top! Our trusty driver will be waiting for you at the MDE airport with a sign bearing your name – talk about VIP treatment!
But wait, there’s more! On the last day of your trip, we’ll be sure to drop you off at the airport with plenty of time to catch your flight back home. Just don’t forget to bring some cash for the exit tax – we hear they don’t take credit cards, and we don’t want you to have to trade your mountain bike for pesos!
Please make sure you bring a bike that can handle the ride. We offer rides for three styles of off road cycling adventures. The majority of our clients are all mountain style MTB riders and bring full suspension equipment, All-Mountain, Trail or Enduro bikes. If you’re a Cross country rider then a configured hard tail with at least 120mm of front suspension is acceptable. If your gravel biking with us then a good quality well equipped gravel bike is all you need, but don’t even think about bringing your grandma’s old cruiser – for all mountain we need something with 140mm or more of suspension front and rear, and a tubeless tire setup with tires like Maxxis Minions, Highrollers, Aggressors, or Assegai.
For cross country riders 120mm front suspension will work nice and Maxxis Ikon, Aspens, Recon or Continental Cross Kings are a good choice. Gravel bikers should consider WTB biway or Maxxis Ramblers.
Now, when it comes to your bike, we’re not messing around. You better check that your baby is in tip-top shape before you show up. No stretched chains or dirty cables! And don’t expect to buy much on this trip – bring extra brake pads, and a derailer hanger, a spare tire (optional), and any other spare parts you might need for your brand / model of bike. Ask your bike tech!
We recommend you pack a derailer hanger, a multi-tool, and a tube – just in case. And don’t forget the zip ties, extra screws for your bike, and for your clip-less shoes if you use ’em. Oh, and make sure to bring all the liquids you may need – Reverb oil, brake oil, tubeless sealant, and chain lube. But be sure to pack them in sealed baggies so they don’t explode all over your gear. Pack it all in a small bag and place it in your bikes travel bag. That’s it your ready to go, we’ll see you on the trails!
Our mountain biking tours offer breakfast, lunch and dinners during our ride days. For most meals, we visit local restaurants. If you have dietary restrictions, please inform us in advance so we can accommodate your needs.
We also provide snacks for the ride, but if you have specific preferences or think you’ll need additional energy bars, feel free to bring your own. We supply water for the ride, but you’ll need to bring your own water bottle or camel-back to fill up.
This Adventure starts at Guatapés Casa de Ciclistas Restaurant.