Riding at altitude: fear not!

Riding at altitude in Colombia with great landscapes
One common question when joining our bike tours is, “How is it riding in the altitude?” It’s a valid concern and when your think that Bogotá, the main entrance point sits close at 8000 ft is even more daunting. But fear not – we’ve got you covered. We have put a lot of thought into our itineraries to make sure that your body can cope with the challenges that each tour presents.

Acclimatization is Key

The biggest challenge riders face at altitude is the shortness of breath.  Just getting to your room in the first hotel in Bogotá can be a surprise how much more air do you need for common tasks! But rest assured, your body is remarkably adaptive. Our tours are designed to not burn all the matches in one go, and raise the bar for challenges as we move along, giving your body the time it needs to adjust. If you are climbing the Alto de Letras sure this tips will become helpful, and probably is already in your mind how is your body going to react.

Taking More Breaths:

Mind vs. Body:

What to Expect

During the first few days of your tour, you may notice some initial discomfort as your body adjusts to the altitude. You might feel a bit more tired than usual, and the air may feel thinner, making breathing a bit more challenging. 

Long term benefits

The upside is that with all the riding involved in our tours is by the time you go back home you will be ready to take a hit at your personal PR in your local climb! It will be like attending a professional high altitude camp. 


Riding at altitude may seem daunting at first, but with the right preparation and mindset, it’s an achievable challenge. Your body is capable of remarkable adaptation, and with our carefully planned itineraries and expert guidance, you’ll soon find yourself conquering the Andes mountains summits and enjoying the thrill of cycling in Colombia’s high-altitude regions.So, if you’re ready to push your limits and embark on an unforgettable cycling adventure, join us on one of our bike tours. Rest assured, you’ll be in good hands as you conquer the peaks and valleys of Colombia’s breathtaking landscapes.

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