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The cycling tour in colombia: ESCARABAJOS

Tour Summary


Next Departure

May 24th


USD $3500


Bike rental


E-Bike rental


Single supplement





9 Days / 7 Stages

Total Distance

600 KMS

Total elevation

12000 MTS

non riding partner


We created a cycling tour in Colombia that goes deep into why this country is the best destination to ride your bike. It’s the ride between two very vibrant cities, Bogotá and Medellín, and includes a climb that captures the imagination of cyclist worldwide, like Alto de Letras, touted as one of the longest climbs in the world.

We didn’t stop there. Our itinerary has multiple unforgettable climbs, sweep descents exploring the rural side of Colombia, its jaw dropping landscapes and vibrant culture.

We put a strong emphasis at balancing out every day with great riding and premium accommodation through the trip to create a cycling tour and a country that you won’t forget.


In this one-week tour we will visit Colombia’s three largest cities, pass through several quaint small towns as we climb and descend the three branches of the Andean mountains.

We have envisioned an itinerary that can be enjoyed by riders and non riders alike. You both will have a great Colombian adventure.

We have worked hard to find the best places to rest your head each night. Each place we stay represents the unique character of the region we are riding through. Your legs will welcome the rest!

Our guides are what truly makes our tours the best. They are know all the best places to stop along the way, what roads are the best to ride and can always provide tips on how to enjoy Colombia to its fullest.

The food in Colombia is incredibly varied. Enjoy tropical fruits, drink the best coffee of your life, savour healthy meat and vegetarian plates. There is something for everyone.

  • Double accommodation
  • All meals during the trip
  • Trained guides with all the local knowledge
  • Fully Loaded support vehicle
  • Shuttle from the airport
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  •  Optional activities not scheduled
  • Gratuities are optional for your guiding team but
    we suggest a 10% Shuttle from the airport


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The cycling tour in colombia: ESCARABAJOS


  • Day 1 - Day 1: Bogotá

    Day 1
    Arrival to Bogotá. We will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. In the evening we will go over the tour details with the group.
  • Day 2 - Day 2: Bogotá – Cachipay

    Day 2
    Our first day is a great warm up for the upcoming days. The day’s ride is a good introduction to the changing landscapes including a couple of punchy climbs and enjoyable rolling landscape. Distance: 100 kilometres Altitude gain: 1500 metres
  • Day 3 - Day 3: Cachipay – Mariquita

    Day 3
    Building on the expectation of the days to come, today’s stage will warm up our climbing legs. During the ride you will crown two climbs before being rewarded with great views on a long and sweeping descent. Distance: 120 kilometres Altitude gain: 2500 metres
  • Day 4 - Day 4: Mariquita – Manizales

    Day 4
    Today’s ride is an unforgettable experience. The 82 kilometre climb is a test of patience and perseverance. Starting at 700 meters above sea level you will ride to 3800 meters while passing through several climatic zones. Distance: 105 kilometres Altitude gain: 3900 metres
  • Day 5 - Day 5: Manizales – Anserma

    Day 5
    Today’s ride will reward you with some of the most incredible landscapes Colombia has to offer. We start with a swift descent. For 30 kilometres we will cruising to the Cauca River which sits in valley floor. But we couldn’t finish the day with out a good climb! We end our ride by climbing to...
  • Day 6 - Day 6: Anserma – La Pintada

    Day 6
    La Pintada lives up to its name. “The Painting” is a lush tropical valley that sits at the foothills of the central Andean Colombian mountain range and is banked by the second largest river in Colombia. This stage is for the most part rolling and is a great way to recover from our previous mountain...
  • Day 7 - Day 7: La Pintada – Medellin

    Day 7
    A new day, a new challenge, and today’s is a really nice one. We will approach Medellin, the eternal spring city, and we couldn’t do it in a better fashion. We will go through some of the best riding of the tour, as we will be riding up and down the whole day, with some...
  • Day 8 - Day 8: Discover Medellin

    Day 8
    Medellin, the city of eternal spring, is a great place for a rest day. Spend the day relaxing at the hotel or enjoy this cosmopolitan centre by foot. There is plenty to explore.
  • Day 9 - Day 9: Transfer to airport

    Day 9
    On this final day we will transfer you to the airport or help you with any local arrangements you may have made.
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Running the tour that will never be forgotten not only requires coming up with an epic route, but also thinking about the little things that make the experience memorable. The hotels we stay are as important as the route. They also tell the story we want to share with you about Colombia. Sometimes they are repurposed old haciendas from the Spanish colonization, sometimes they are cabins nested in a coffee plantation. Our goal is that you want to treasure every second of your tour.


Bike Rental

At Arriba!, we offer high-end bike rentals that enhance the experience of our cycling guided tours. Our rental service is designed to complement exclusively our meticulously crafted itineraries.
We share your love for bicycles, which is why we chose the award-winning Argon 18 Krypton CS model. Renowned for its comfort and performance, it has earned prestigious accolades in the cycling industry like the test done simultaneously with other power houses by the Gran Fondo magazine.

Non Riding

Happiness it’s only real when it’s shared, and coming over to Colombia might just be the greatest adventure you and your partner can do. Unfortunately not all are lucky enough to have their significant other being their riding partner, and we get it. For the non riding partner we have come up with an itinerary that runs parallel filled with adventure and awe moments. Each one of you will bring home a different perspective of Colombia to share and compare.