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Medellin, the city of eternal spring

The city of eternal spring

Visiting Medellin transforms with its civic culture, the friendliness of its people, and the very special way in which it welcomes visitors. Privileged for its spring weather, its services, and the ability to put itself at the forefront of the world's great cities, they have led it to become a strategic point for business and a tourist destination with museums, churches, natural and interactive parks, and stages to celebrate business, sporting and cultural events.

Bogota, diverse and multicultural city

Diverse and multicultural city

A city in constant movement: this is Bogota, the country's capital, a modern and cosmopolitan metropolis. It is inhabited by almost eight million people from all corners of the country and the world, each with their customs and beliefs, which makes it a multicultural city. Businessness and industrial, it has a varied gastronomic and hotel offer; in addition to numerous parks, libraries, theaters, museums, and churches and a complete cultural agenda around music, performance, and other artistic expressions, which has given it local and international recognition.

Eje Cafetero, Coffee Cultural Landscape

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Santa Marta Colombia, Our customs between the mountains and the sea

Our customs between the mountains and the sea

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Amazon Colombia, The secrets of the lungs of the world

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'Whoever drinks water from the Amazon stays to live in the jungle.' as the Tikunas say. During the trip through the 116 km Colombian water corridor, the traveler delights by the islands inhabited by the 'Victoria Regia' the largest lotus in the world, fauna and flora with swamps where the memorable pink and gray dolphins play, and the ravines that whisper in the night.

Cartagena, heritage and heroic city of Colombia

Heritage and heroic city of Colombia

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Medellin, the city of eternal spring

The city of eternal spring

Visiting Medellin transforms with its civic culture, the friendliness of its people, and the very special way in which it welcomes visitors. Privileged for its spring weather, its services, and the ability to put itself at the forefront of the world's great cities, they have led it to become a strategic point for business and a tourist destination with museums, churches, natural and interactive parks, and stages to celebrate business, sporting and cultural events.

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Bogota, diverse and multicultural city

Diverse and multicultural city

A city in constant movement: this is Bogota, the country's capital, a modern and cosmopolitan metropolis. It is inhabited by almost eight million people from all corners of the country and the world, each with their customs and beliefs, which makes it a multicultural city. Businessness and industrial, it has a varied gastronomic and hotel offer; in addition to numerous parks, libraries, theaters, museums, and churches and a complete cultural agenda around music, performance, and other artistic expressions, which has given it local and international recognition.

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Eje Cafetero, Coffee Cultural Landscape

Coffee Cultural Landscape

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Guajira, The Haunting of the Desert

The Haunting of the Desert

From Santa Marta to Guajira, the proximity of the sea to the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra is surprising, but along the road, you will be even more amazed of the proximity between the snow and the desert. Grains of golden dust spread across vast plains, covering alluvial valleys and lagoons, turning them into swamps, home to pink flamingos and white herons.

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Santa Marta Colombia, Our customs between the mountains and the sea

Our customs between the mountains and the sea

Santa Marta, a Tourist, Cultural, and Historical District of Colombia, is one of the main destinations in the country for its numerous beaches, natural reserves, and its cultural and historical heritage. Founded in 1525, it is the oldest city in the country, the place where the Liberator Simon Bolivar died, and one of the accesses to the highest mountain in the world in the coastal area, the 'Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta' and its ancient indigenous communities.

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San Andres, An Adventure in the Sea of Seven Colors

An Adventure in the Sea of Seven Colors

The Archipelago of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina is one of the most important tourist destinations in the Colombian Caribbean, as its seven-color sea bathes impressive natural landscapes and a population with cultural expressions such as Creole, a native language, and the rhythm of calypso, the Baptist religion, which the majority of its inhabitants profess, and a typical gastronomy, based on fish and seafood.

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Amazon Colombia, The secrets of the lungs of the world

The secrets of the lungs of the world

'Whoever drinks water from the Amazon stays to live in the jungle.' as the Tikunas say. During the trip through the 116 km Colombian water corridor, the traveler delights by the islands inhabited by the 'Victoria Regia' the largest lotus in the world, fauna and flora with swamps where the memorable pink and gray dolphins play, and the ravines that whisper in the night.

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Cartagena, heritage and heroic city of Colombia

Heritage and heroic city of Colombia

Romanticism, history, and culture are what is experienced in 'La Heroica', a city that clings to its history and attracts locals and foreigners for its warm climate, its beaches, its colonial architecture, and its austoning walls that can be explored by walking and enjoying the sunset. Every year, Cartagena is the venue of important national and international events and festivals.

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Santander Colombia, Heritage, Nature and Adventure

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Barranquilla, Festival and Culture at the Golden Gate

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Cali Valle del Cauca, The capital of salsa

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A culture rooted in the musical rhythm of salsa, and the flavor of 'arroz atollado' and 'aborrajados', converges with the architecture marked by the colonial era in Cali, one of the main cities of Colombia. When you arrive you will find happy people, parks such as 'El perro', 'Retreta', 'El Avion' and 'El Poeta'; public spaces full of vegetation, seven rivers, museums, churches, and a warm climate that invites you to stay in the Branch of Heaven or the Sultana del Valle, as the capital of Valle del Cauca is also called.

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Pasto Narino, Destination of natural and cultural wealth

Destination of natural and cultural wealth

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MICE

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MICE

Colombia is a popular destination for MICE tourism which stands for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions. The country offers a variety of options including capital cities with large event infrastructure, diverse climates ranging from warm to cold and temperate, natural destinations with forests, beaches, plains, deserts, snowy mountains, and more. All of these factors combine to make Colombia the country of beauty that has everything.

Guajira Biking Tour

6 Nights and 7 Days

Cabo de la Vela Manaure Punta Gallinas Riohacha Uribia Mayapo

Tour Highlights

  • Learn about and share the traditions of the Wayuú
  • Visit Uribia: Indigenous capital of Guajira and Manaure: place of the most important and extensive salt mines in Colombia.
  • Tour Guajira by bicycle, a unique experience through the Salt Ponds and Dunes with a stop at the Flamenco Sanctuary.
  • Crossing through the Carrizal Desert visiting the Rancherias and bordering the Caribbean Sea.
  • Visit Punta Gallinas, the northernmost point of the South American continent with spectacular landscapes of the taroa dunes.
  • Visit and learn about the history and mythological meaning of Pilon de Azucar and Ojo del Agua on your way through Cabo de la Vela.

Discover the hidden treasures of Guajira with our exclusive bicycle journey led by the Colombia Race team. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes and ancient customs of the Wayuú people, which are not accessible by car. This adventure guarantees an unforgettable experience that will leave you with a sense of wonder.

Indulge in the delicious local cuisine while experiencing the perfect blend of ancient and modern culture. This journey promotes well-being for your body, mind, and spirit, so come along with us and let the magic of Guajira captivate you.

Tour Details

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Max group size:
14 people

Book with USD 100 and pay the difference in installments up to 30 days before your trip.

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Guajira Biking Tour, Colombia Race
Guajira Biking Tour, Colombia Race
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Guajira Biking Tour, Colombia Race
Guajira Biking Tour, Colombia Race
Guajira Biking Tour, Colombia Race
Guajira Biking Tour, Colombia Race
Guajira Biking Tour, Colombia Race
Guajira Biking Tour, Colombia Race

Itinerary

6 Nights and 7 Days

Riohacha and Wayuu CultureUpon your arrival at the Almirante Padilla airport, you will be greeted in the warm and enigmatic Guajira. Then, you will be taken to the Rancheria Santa Rita, where representatives of the Wayuu tribe will welcome you. It will take approximately 60 minutes to reach the ranchería from the airport.

The Wayuu will dance the Yonna to the beat of a drum (kacha). This festival is carried out only to welcome someone important, to express gratitude for the rain in the desert, to celebrate a joyful event, or to mark the transition of a girl to a woman in the tribe. The women, dressed in red, remember that blood is sacred and must not be spilled. They also honor their ancestors, who are represented in all the nature surrounding them.

After the dance, you will enjoy a typical Wayuu lunch before transferring to the Waya Hotel in Albania. This municipality is home to the largest open-pit coal mine in the world.

Upon arrival at the hotel, you will check in, have dinner, and receive a technical briefing for the bicycle challenge we will undertake in the coming days. Finally, you will get some rest.

Did you know?

The Yonna is also known as the Chichamaya dance and is considered the most authentic Colombian-Venezuelan folkloric manifestation, as it symbolizes the enormous cultural heritage housed by the Wayúu ethnic group.

Uribia, Manaure and Mayapo - 40 amazing kms (25 miles) by bicycleWe will start the day with breakfast at the hotel, check out, and depart at 6 am. We will travel by vehicle along the express roads to Manaure, where we will begin our cycling journey at Uribia, the indigenous capital of Colombia.

During our tour, we will visit several tourist attractions such as Poporti, the Colombian Institute of Child Welfare, Santa Rosa, and the Salt Museum. We will also explore Manaure and its small salt dunes, which offer a beautiful landscape that will leave us spellbound, and we may stop to take photos.

Our total MTB route will be 40 km (25 miles), and we will stay in a modest hotel near golden sand beaches and excellent service. In the afternoon, we will visit the beaches of Mayapo. For the more adventurous, they will have the opportunity to try kiteboarding.

Did you know?

The Wayuu arrive at this place every morning at dawn, who with shovel in hand get into the grids making those mounds of salt and creating one of the most attractive landscapes in La Guajira.

Salt Ponds and Dunes, Flamingo Sanctuary - 50kms (31 miles) of contrast by bikeWe will start the day with breakfast at the hotel to depart at 6 am. During our ride, we will pass through the Salinas and the Flamingo Sanctuary, where you can spot these elegant and showy birds with their bright orange color. It's worth noting that this bird observatory is only available in 4 countries worldwide, and Colombia is one of them. So, stop your bike and take a unique photo to cherish this experience.

Afterward, we will continue toward the salt ponds, which have a beautiful magenta color that contrasts perfectly with the sea and the salt dunes. The entire MTB route is around 50 km (31 miles).

Once we complete the route, we will receive a well-deserved sports massage to help us recover and rest. For dinner, we will return to the hotel.

Did you know?

The Los Flamencos Fauna and Flora Sanctuary is considered an Important Area for the Conservation of Birds – AICA2 “La Guajira Coastal Wetland Complex” since birds such as the pink flamingo, the osprey, and reptiles such as the laud turtle, The loggerhead turtle, and the Hawksbill turtle are part of the group of species that have the protected area as a crossing point on their migratory route since this is an area of refuge, rest, nesting, and feeding.

Carrizal Desert, Cabo de la Vela - 70kms (43 miles) challenging bike rideWe will begin the day with breakfast at the hotel and then check out of the hotel. We'll depart from Manaure to Cabo de la Vela, also known as Jepirra, a sacred place for the Wayuu community, at 6 am. During the tour, we will follow the coastline and cross the Carrizal Desert, passing through the Rancherias, where we will make stops to take photographs, stay hydrated, and spend time with the Wayuu community.

The total MTB route will be 70 km (43 miles). We will spend the night at a modest and warm Rancheria Iutta in Cabo de la Vela, enjoying the Caribbean cuisine. You will have the afternoon free to enjoy the beach, followed by dinner and an opportunity to share the experiences of the routes.

Did you know?

In 1499, Alonso de Ojeda, a Spanish navigator and conqueror, called this place Cabo de la Vela when he thought he saw the whiteness of a sail in the distance.

Punta Gallinas, Taroa Dunes - Fascinating restWe will start our day with breakfast at the ranchería and then transfer to Punta Gallinas to visit the Taroa Dunes. Punta Gallinas is the northernmost part of South America and is a popular spot for migratory birds. The area offers stunning landscapes and sunsets. We will stop at the Jepirachi Wind Park and El Faro. We will also have the opportunity to learn about ancestral medicine from the Wayuu. We'll spend the evening resting in Punta Gallinas.

Did you know?

Jepirachi in the Wayuu language means winds coming from the northeast. This Wind Farm began operations in 2004 and is the first of its kind in Colombia.

Pilon de Azucar, Ojo del Agua, Playa Arcoiris - Closing DayAfter having breakfast, we will return to Cabo de la Vela, have lunch, and enjoy the attractions there. These attractions include Pilon de Azucar, Ojo del Agua, and Playa Arcoiris, which offer beautiful landscapes and hold significant meaning and importance within the Wayuu community. Later, we will depart for Riohacha. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner to conclude the program and recognize outstanding riders.

Did you know?

Pilon de Azucar and Ojo del Agua have a deep mythological meaning in the Wayuu culture, which serve as a bridge of communication with their ancestors.

Breakfast at the hotel – Check out of the hotel – Airport transfer.

What includes?

  • Transfer Riohacha Airport - Hotel - Riohacha Airport
  • Transportation on tours in 4x4 trucks
  • Leader Tour Guide Spanish or English spoken
  • Domestic Tourist Guide
  • Technical Personnel in Basic Bicycle Mechanics
  • 6 Breaksfasts, 6 Lunches and 6 Dinners
  • 6 Nights of Accommodation
  • Tickets to activities detailed in the itinerary
  • Permanent hydration
  • Assistance card

What NOT Includes?

  • MTB Bike, Optional: Rental
  • Spare parts for bicycles and/or Specialized Mechanics
  • Sports clothing and apparel: Gloves, helmets, shoes, etc.
  • Air Tickets to and from Riohacha
  • Tips
  • Expenses not specified
  • Taxes for Colombian residents

Hotels where you will stay

Hotel Waya

Albania, Guajira
Hotel Waya or Similar

- 1 Night

Hotel Palaaima

Manaure, Guajira
Hotel Palaaima or Similar

- 1 Night

Ranchería Utta

Cabo de la Vela, Guajira
Ranchería Utta or Similar

- 2 Nights

Rancheria Punta Gallinas

Punta Gallinas, Guajira
Rancheria Punta Gallinas or Similar

- 1 Night

Hotel Taroa

Riohacha, Guajira
Hotel Taroa or Similar

- 1 Night

Prices and Dates

6 Nights and 7 Days

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  • Book with USD 100 per person and the balance in installments until 100% is complete 20 days before the date of your trip.
  • In the case of booking international air tickets you must pay 100% of the value of the tickets
  • This is a sporting activity, so we recommend wearing sports clothing, as well as a helmet, gloves, appropriate footwear and elements to protect against falls and the environment.

  • Prices subject to change and availability.
  • To guarantee the reservation, payments must be made on the stipulated dates, through one of the enabled payment methods. In case of non-compliance with your payment, Caminos de Colombia may cancel all the services of your reservation and apply the corresponding penalty detailed in changes and cancellations.
  • The tour is a shared service, if the minimum operation or minimum capacity is not reached, the personalized tour service will be offered for registered people with an increase prior to the client's authorization.
  • It is recommended that travelers wear comfortable clothing, since in some places they may have to walk, as well as sunglasses and sunscreen.

  • Check the conditions of changes and cancellations, their respective dates and penalties for each departure of the Tour before booking, if you want more information visit our Cancellation Policy by clicking HERE
  • The Hotel will reserve the right to apply a charge for the value of one night to those passengers who wish to register before 3:00 p.m., after verifying the hotel's availability. Also applicable for Late Check-Out in those cases in which people wish to leave after 12:00 p.m.
  • The Hotel will reserve the right to apply a charge corresponding to one night's accommodation at the contracted rate when a passenger, while at the Hotel, wishes to advance their departure date to the one confirmed in the reservation.
  • For air tickets, penalties apply according to the policies of each airline.

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