Tour Colombia 2.1 UCI bike tour

Feb. 8 - 17 2020

Feb 8th – 17th 2020

  • 10 days, 9 nights
  • 3*, 4* and 5* hotels (5* as an option)
  • 12 people max. (min. 6)
  • Difficulty: 4/5
  • Avg. distance: 79km/day
  • Avg. elevation: 1428m/day
  • Total distance: 608km
  • Total elevation: 9.200m
  • (none of the rides is mandatory)
  • Transport with an air-conditioned minibus with bike rack
  • (This tour can also be duplicated at an other date, even with the race not taking place)
Going down to Villa de Leyva

Tour Colombia 2.1 UCI pro race bike tour

THE unrivaled bike tour in Colombia!

In 2020 will be the 3rd edition of the most important professional cycling race of the Colombian calendar: the Tour Colombia 2.1 UCI, where cyclists like Julian Alaphilippe, Chris Froome, Egan Bernal, Nairo Quintana, and Rigoberto Uran, among others, took part in the past. The race will be concentrated in the department of Boyaca (north of Bogota), with amazing mountain stages, and also some good opportunities for sprinters. During our bike tour, we will watch the whole race (6 days), including the presentation of the teams two days before the start of the race, and ride either in the mornings or in the afternoons, sometimes both.

If you can stay a bit longer in Colombia, you will also have the option to end up your trip in the beautiful city of Cartagena along the Caribbean cost. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to ride in Colombia, visit and stay overnight in wonderful colonial villages, do some epic climbs, all of this with the most professional support you have ever seen. The quality of the hotels is also particularly good, since we have chosen some of the best hotels in each place we will be staying at.

And don’t forget that none of the rides is mandatory – you may well decide to take a rest one or several days, depending on your physical condition. As long as you’re happy, we’re happy.

Prices from $ 2,230 USD (twin room with double occupancy)

  • $ 2,910 USD (2 riders)
  • $ 2,560 USD (3 riders)
  • $ 2,450 USD (4 riders)
  • $ 2,340 USD (5 riders)
  • $ 2,230 USD (6 riders)
  • Non-rider: 10% discount
  • Maximum number of people per minivan: 6
  • Individual supplement (subject to availability): $ 790 USD
  • 1 minivan = 1 driver + 1 bike guide

Register  here  and pay $ 600 USD to reserve your spot:

Or pay 100% of your tour right now and get a $100 USD discount (email us at info@colombiabiketours.cc)

Watch one of the 3 videos Phil Gaimon did when travelling with us in February 2019!

Our  Tour Colombia 2.1 UCI professional bike tour  is unrivaled so far. You will have the opportunity to see the largest professional cycling race in Colombia and ride on some of the best roads at high-altitude – all rides will take place between 2200 and 3300 meters above sea level. Here are the details of what is included in the bike tour and what is not.

What’s included:

  • 9 nights in 4-star hotels or equivalent (an exception in Paipa) + breakfasts and dinners (base: double occupancy)
  • 1 bike guide during all rides
  • 1 driver / mechanic following the group during all rides
  • 1 follow vehicle / possibility to jump in in case of tired legs
  • All expenses of the guides (hotels / meals)
  • Transfers: Bogotá airport -> Bogotá hotel -> Bogotá airport
  • 1 Colombia Bike Tours cycling jersey and 1 polo
  • Sports nutrition (liquid / bars / gels) and snacks (fruits, cookies, etc.)
  • Possibility to travel with a non-rider (10% discount on the package)

What is not included:

  • Everything that is not mentioned in the plan
  • Flights
  • Lunches
  • Bike rental (check out our  prices)
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks during dinners (can be included from time to time)
  • Travel insurance

ITINERARY:

Day 1 – Saturday Feb. 8th

  • Arrival in Bogota / pick-up at the airport / transfer to the hotel in Bogota / check-in
  • Bike fitting / assembling with a mechanic if needed
  • Dinner (at the hotel or nearby) and night in Bogota (Hotel**** BH Parque 93 or equivalent)

 

Day 2 – Sunday Feb. 9th

  • Breakfast in the hotel in Bogota
  • Morning: travel by vehicle to Paipa – short and easy ride on the way (around 2 hours – possibility to extend) before getting to Paipa
  • Lunch in Paipa / Check-in at the hotel
  • Presentation of the Tour de Colombia Teams in the Independencia football Stadium
  • Dinner (at the hotel or nearby)
  • 1st night in Tunja (Hotel**** Hunza y Centro De Convenciones)

 

Day 3 – Monday Feb. 10th

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Ride from the hotel in Paipa to the beautiful colonial city of Villa de Leyva (via Somaca) and return via route 60 -> 89km / 1800m D+ / mountain ride (lowest point: 2150m at Villa de Leyva / highest point: 3000m). Possibility to extend the ride if required.
  • Quick and light lunch in Villa de Leyva + short visit of the village / beer in Plaza Mayor (the biggest colonial place in south America) / return by bike or vehicle, as required
  • Estimated ride time: around 3h30 (depending on level)
  • Afternoon / Late afternoon: walking around and visiting Tunja / beers in main square
  • Dinner and 2nd night in Tunja

 

Day 4 – Tuesday Feb. 11th

  • 1st stage of Tour de Colombia: Team Time Trial (17km / morning)
  • Watch stage and lunch in Tunja
  • Afternoon: bike ride: Tunja -> Paipa -> 2 options:
    • 64km / 700m D+: hilly (lowest point: 2500m / highest point: 2770m)
    • 88km / 1200m D+: hilly (lowest point: 2500m / highest point: 2830m)
  • Option 2 includes the 1995 UCI Pro World Championship circuit in Duitama, with the infamous Alto del Cogollo climb (1995 results: 1st Olano, 2nd Indurain, 3rd Pantani).
  • Estimated ride time: 2h15 / 3h15
  • Check-in at the hotel (several choices – see price list)
  • Possibility to choose the luxury Hotel***** Estelar Paipa y Centro de Convenciones where some of the pro teams will be staying
  • Paipa is a natural thermal place, so possibility to relax in warm and healthy waters, get massaged (optional), etc…
  • Dinner in the hotel and 1st night in Paipa

 

Day 5 – Wednesday Feb. 12th

  • 2nd stage: Paipa -> Duitama (152km / 4 laps / flat stage / morning)
  • Watch stage in the morning then lunch in Duitama
  • Bike ride in the afternoon: Duitama – Nobsa – Puente Reyes – Alto de Tobasia – Duitama – Paipa -> 83km / 1050m D+ / 1 climb (lowest point: 2500m / highest point: 2950m)
  • Estimated ride time: around 3 hours 10
  • Dinner and 2nd night in Paipa

 

Day 6 – Thursday Feb. 13th

  • 3rd stage: Paipa -> Sogamoso (183km / hilly stage / morning)
  • Watch stage in the morning (start and arrival) then lunch in Sogamoso
  • Bike ride in the afternoon: Sogamoso – Laguna de Tota (Alto el Cruzero) – Paipa -> 68km / 1650m D+ / hilly (lowest point: 2500m / highest point: 3250m)
  • Estimated ride time: around 3 hours 30
  • Dinner and 3rd night in Paipa

 

Day 7 – Friday Feb. 14th

  • 4th stage: Paipa -> Santa Rosa de Viterbo (174km / hilly stage / morning)
  • Watch stage in the morning (start and arrival) then lunch in Duitama
  • Bike ride in the afternoon: Paipa – Santa Rosa de Viterbo – Duitama – Paipa -> 60km / 900m D+ / hilly (lowest point: 2500m / highest point: 2950m)
  • Estimated ride time: around 2 hours 20
  • Transfer to Tocancipa in the afternoon and check-in (Pop Art Hotel**** Tocancipá y Centro de Convenciones)
  • Dinner in Zipaquira and night in Tocancipa

 

Day 8 – Saturday Feb. 15th

  • 5th stage: Paipa -> Zipaquira (175km / hilly stage / morning)
  • Watch stage in the morning (arrival) then lunch in Zipaquira
  • Bike ride in the afternoon: Zipaquira – Sopo – La Calera – Alto de Patios – Bogota -> 58km / 850m D+ / hilly (lowest point: 2600m / highest point: 3020m)
  • Estimated ride time: around 2 hours 20
  • Check-in in the hotel (Hotel**** BH Parque 93 or equivalent)
  • Dinner and night in Bogota

 

Day 9 – Sunday Feb. 16th

  • 6th stage: Zipaquira -> Bogota (Alto el Verjon) (183km / mountain stage / morning)
  • Watch stage in the morning (arrival) then lunch in Bogota
  • Bike ride in the morning: Alto del Verjon -> 21km / 1000m D+ / unique climb (lowest point: 2600m / highest point: 3270m), then back in Bogota cycling
  • Estimated ride time: around 2 hours
  • Dinner and night in Bogota

 

Day 10 – Monday Feb. 17th

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

 

Total rides:

  • 608km / 9,200m vertical ascent

If you are interested in this tour and need more information, please write to us at info@colombiabiketours.cc