CYCLING 2016-17 p046-047

exodus Cycling2016

Cycling in Colombia 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 With Colombia's road cyclists gaining worldwide recognition and the country revelling as an up and coming active tourism destination, there really is no better time for a cycling trip to one of South America's most scenic regions. The coffee zone of Colombia lies at the heart of the country on the Western slopes of the Central Andes and our route takes us along winding roads that traverse a lush environment populated by coffee plantations and picturesque towns. Your effort on two wheels will be duly rewarded by stunning views and a taste of the famously warm Latin American hospitality. Dates & Price Guide START END FLIGHT INC LAND ONLY Dates and prices correct at time of publication (see page 13). Prices are £ Sterling per person. • Optional single supplement £245 • Land only start Bogota day 1, end Bogota day 13 • Cartagena extension available: see Trip Notes • Insurance: please see page 106 Bike details: • Venzo mountain bike with front suspension, included in the trip price • Discount for bringing your own bike £150 Anserma Chinchina Zipaquira Los Nevados Boquia N.P. Cauca P PFremium departure SPolo FdeparturPe F Family departure Call ROAD • COLOMBIA 47 14 days inc. flights from £2799 Riding in the Andes Cordillera Central Colombia Activity Level CHALLENGING Trip Code MAY At a Glance Itinerary - Day by Day 1 Fly to Bogota. 2 Early arrival; bike fitting followed by Bogota 'Ciclovia' city ride and welcome dinner. 3 Visit Zipaquira Salt Cathedral; fly to Cali and transfer to Buga. 4 Mostly flat ride following the Cauca River to Roldanillo. 5 Another flat ride passing fields of sugar cane and vineyards towards Zaragoza. 6 First mountain ride into the coffee country and the town of Pueblo Tapao. 7 Some challenging climbs with rewarding views and coffee tasting on the way to Barcelona via Rio Verde. 8 A day of steady climbing through typical natural scenery to Boquia, included coffee tour and botanical gardens. 9 Free day to relax; optional ride or hike to Salento and Cocora Valley. 10 Some climbs in the morning towards Filandia followed by an exhilarating descent to Cerritos. 11 Gentle ride along the Cauca River before a climb to Anserma. 12 Final day of riding involves a spectacular downhill section plus some climbs to Chinchina. 13 Transfer to Pereira; fly to Bogota; depart. 14 Arrive London. Cycle the coffee region l Rural Colombian culture l Hike in Cocora Valley • 10 days cycling with 100% vehicle support • 95% tarmac, 5% unpaved tracks • Routes predominantly follow quiet well-paved roads • Group normally 5 to 16 plus leader. Min age 16 yrs • 10 nights hotels, 2 nights finca (ranch property) • All breakfasts and 11 dinners included COLOMBIA Bogota Cali Buga Periera Roldanillo Rio Verde cycling transfer Andes 2016 13 Feb 26 Feb 2799 1959 12 Mar 25 Mar 2799 1959 06 Aug 19 Aug 3099 1959 17 Sep 30 Sep 2799 1959 2017 18 Feb 03 Mar 2899 2029 08 Apr 21 Apr 2979 2029 12 Aug 25 Aug 3219 2029 25 Nov 08 Dec 2899 2029 ACCOMMODATION A varied selection of properties includes a charming old house in the historic La Candelaria district of Bogota, and a wonderfully situated ranch in Boquia surrounded by beautiful scenery for our two night stay at Cocora Valley. Daily Distance (km) 0845 863 9626 or visit www.exodus.co.uk and enter the three letter trip code 2 25 4 80 5 70 6 49 7 75 8 38 9 29 10 75 11 67 12 66 BIKE HIRE NOW INCLUDED SEE PAGE 10


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