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Los Nevados Mountain Biking Day Tour, Colombia

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 4 people
Destination(s): Colombia  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring   National Parks  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 220 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 220 US Dollar (USD)

Manizales is a biker’s city. Bike shops abound, roads have bike lanes and many people get around on two wheels. Road bikes, however, are not very common. With the Los Nevados National Park so close to the city it’s easy to understand why mountain bikes rule in Manizales.

Los Nevados is the most famous mountain park in Colombia and if you want to cover a lot of ground and see many of the park’s features in one day there’s no better way than riding through it on a mountain bike. In this adventure, you ride through a páramo, a unique mountain landscape of succulent plants, lagoons and rocky cliffs that exists only in Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador. You also ride through the Los Nevados cloud forest, one of the most biodiverse places in the country and home to countless exotic birds and flowers. This bike ride begins at high altitude - 4130 meters (13,550 feet) above sea level. Thankfully most of the day is spent going downhill. This enjoyable non-technical ride is a great way to experience Los Nevados and appreciate the scenery of the Coffee Region countryside.

Activities and trip highlights:
- Ride through the páramos and cloud forests of Los Nevados National Park
- Descend 2000 meters (6560 feet) in 30 kilometers (19 miles)
- Ride a cable car and get a great view of Manizales

Your guide picks you up early in Manizales with your bikes loaded in the back of a 4x4 jeep. You drive through scenic mountain roads and stop for breakfast at a restaurant with a view. After breakfast, you continue on to Los Nevados National Park and unload your bikes at 2130 meters (6988 feet) above sea level. The first part of your ride is on a paved road, a good place to get a feel for your bike and give your legs a warmup. Most of the road is downhill with a short uphill section. You ride on pavement for only a few minutes before turning into a dirt path. This is where the fun begins. From there it is all downhill on dirt paths and unpaved roads for the next four hours. You will ride through a páramo in the higher elevations. As you descend the wide open páramo gives way to the dense cloud forest and you ride with the trees bordering you on both sides of the path.

After a long downhill ride you leave the park and get back on pavement. You pedal on a rolling countryside road with sweeping views of hills and farms. After a total of about 5 hours of biking, you arrive in Manizales. A final treat is in store: a cable car ride gives you a great view of the city and gets you to a high point near the bike garage. After dropping off your bikes your guide drives you back to your accommodations in Manizales.

Supplemental Tour Information:
Schedule of trips:
This adventure is offered throughout the year. Contact us to schedule your private tour.

Reminders and Recommendations:
- This trip does not involve technical trail riding (no single track) but it has some moderately steep inclines and you will spend most of the time going fast downhill. You need to know how to brake and shift gears properly.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price is per person for a party of two.

Price Includes:
- Private transportation from Manizales
- Mountain bike and helmet
- Breakfast and snack
- Guiding service
- Entrance fees

Price Excludes:
- Travel insurance

About This Supplier
Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2017

We are adventure travel experts who have been providing people with exceptional trips since 2011. We've distinguished ourselves in the travel industry and made our clients very happy by staying true to three core beliefs: First, we believe that true adventure can be had only if you are far away from crowds,...

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