• 7 days, 6 nights
  • 3-star hotels
  • 6 people max. (min. 2)
  • Difficulty: 4/5
  • Total distance: 520km
  • Total elevation: 7,900m
  • Transport with an air-conditioned minibus or car with bike rack

Join us in our bike tours in Colombia

Bogota to Boyacá:

in the heart of Colombian cycling

 

Ride on the high plateau of Boyacá, the heart of Colombian cycling, and meet some of the best pro riders in the world!

 

Starting in the capital city of Colombia, Bogota, this bike tour will take you to several beautiful villages of the Boyacá department, including the amazing colonial village of Villa de Leyva where we will stay two nights, via the Boyacá plateau at 2700 meters altitude. We will then head to the thermal place Paipa, very famous in Colombia for its hot springs and large & nice hotels in the area.

Once in Paipa, we will have the opportunity to ride on the training roads of many Colombian champions and depending on the period of the year, we might also meet them: Nairo Quintana, Miguel Angel Lopez, Winner Anacona, etc… We will also have the opportunity to ride on the circuit of the 1995 UCI road race championships in the city of Duitama.

After a few days riding in Boyacá, we will then go back to Bogota by riding some of the road on the way back. All in all, this bike tour is ridden on roads never below 2200 meters high!

Prices from $1,390 USD (twin room with double occupancy)

  • $1,890 USD (2 riders)
  • $1,690 USD (3 riders)
  • $1,590 USD (4 riders)
  • $1,490 USD (5 riders)
  • $1,390 USD (6 riders)
  • Non-riders: 10% discount
  • Single supplement (subject to availability): $490 USD

Register here and pay $400 USD to reserve your spot:

Or pay 100% of your tour right now and get a $100 USD discount

Get to know the lovely roads of Boyacá!

Watch one of the videos that Phil Gaimon did when travelling with us in February 2019!

What’s included:

  • 6 nights in 3-star hotels or equivalent, with breakfast (base double occupancy / please ask us a quote should you require higher rated hotels)
  • 1 bike guide during all the rides
  • 1 driver/mechanics following the group during all the rides
  • 1 follow vehicle / possibility to jump-in in case of tired legs
  • All the guides’ expenses (hotels / meals)
  • Transfers Bogota airport -> Bogota hotel -> Bogota airport
  • 1 Colombia Bike Tours cycling jersey and 1 polo
  • Sports nutrition (liquid / bars / gels) and snacks (fruits, biscuits, etc.)
  • Possibility to come with a non-rider partner (10% discount on the packages)

What’s not included:

  • Anything not mentioned in the plan
  • Flights
  • Meals (please ask us a quote to include dinners)
  • Bike rental (please check our prices)
  • Travel insurance

Day 1

  • Arrival in Bogota / pick-up at the airport / transfer to the hotel in Bogota
  • Bike fitting / assembling with a mechanic if needed
  • Dinner (not included / suggested restaurants near the hotel or in a nice area of Bogota)
  • Night in Bogota (Hotel**** BH Parque 93 or equivalent)

Day 2

  • Transport in vehicle from Bogota to the outskirts of the city (approx. 30km away)
  • Ride from there to Villa de Leyva (in Boyacá dpt) -> 130km / 1900m D+ / flat in the first 50km – hilly afterwards (lowest point: 2150m at Villa de Leyva / highest point: 2900m). No climb longer than 6km (at 5 or 6% average), but pretty hard ride overall.
  • Quick and light lunch on the way (suggested: 20 minutes)
  • Estimated ride time: around 5 hours (depending on level)
  • Bigger lunch in Villa de Leyva
  • Afternoon / Late afternoon: walking around Villa de Leyva / beer in Plaza Mayor (the biggest colonial place in south America)
  • Dinner (not included / suggested restaurants near the hotel)
  • First night in Villa de Leyva (Hospederia San Carlos or equivalente)

Day 3

  • “Rest day” in Villa de Leyva (lovely place; several interesting attractions; colonial village)
  • Bike ride: “Loop Villa de Leyva -> Raquira” -> 57km / 1100m D+ / hilly (lowest point: 2100m / highest point: 2600m) / recommended: easy pace to recover
  • Lunch in Villa de Leyva
  • Estimated ride time: 2 hours and 15 minutes (easy pace to recover)
  • Afternoon: walking around Villa de Leyva, possibility to visit one attraction close to Villa de Leyva (Pozo Azules, Casa Terracota, Museums, etc.)
  • Dinner (not included / suggested restaurants near the hotel)
  • Second night in Villa de Leyva

Day 4

  • Transfer cycling to Paipa
  • Bike ride: “Villa de Leyva -> Paipa” -> 88km / 1650m D+ / hilly (lowest point: 2150m / highest point: 3030m)
  • Estimated ride time: around 4 hours
  • Lunch at Paipa
  • Possibility to do the 1995 UCI Pro World Championship circuit in Duitama nearby, in the afternoon as a recovery ride (45km in total from and to Paipa)
  • Paipa is a natural place famous for its hot springs, so possibility to relax in warm and healthy waters, get massaged (optional), etc… / Dinner.
  • First night in Paipa (Hotel daza or equivalente)

Day 5

  • Loop going south to the “Laguna de Tota” and back to Paipa via another route
  • Bike ride: “Loop Paipa -> Laguna de Tota” -> 134km / 1600m D+ / hilly (lowest point: 2480m / highest point: 3250m)
  • Estimated ride time: around 5 hours 30
  • Lunch in Paipa
  • Rest time in the afternoon / massages & Spa (optional) / Dinner.
  • Second night in Paipa

Day 6

  • Way back to Bogota
  • Bike ride: “Paipa -> towards Bogota” -> 2 options:
    • Up to Ventaquemada: 76km / 1180m D+ / hilly (lowest point: 2480m / highest point: 2950m)
    • Up to Choconta: 110km / 1650m D+ / hilly (lowest point: 2480m / highest point: 2950m)
  • Estimated ride time: from 3 to 4 hours
  • Lunch in Ventaquemada or Choconta / then travel to Bogota with the vehicle
  • Rest time in the afternoon / beers in a nice area of Bogota / Dinner.
  • Night in Bogota

Day 7

  • Breakfast
  • End of the trip / transfer to Bogota airport

Total rides:

  • 520km / 7,900m vertical ascent.