- Day 4: Mariquita – Manizales

Are you ready for the climb of your life? Imagine eighty-two kilometres of continuous climbing as you move from a steamy tropical valley through banana farms, coffee fields and pine forest to finally arrive in the unique Altiplano ecosystem at the end of the day. This ride is a test of patience and perseverance. Starting at 700 meters above sea level and climbing to 3800 meters, you’ll experience the ultimate satisfaction of completing this amazing stage. Distance: 115 kilometres Altitude gain: 3900 metres