Road Cycling Holidays

Cycling Training Camp in Colombia

12 DAYS · ONE HOTEL

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Road Cycling Holidays

Cycling Training Camp in Colombia

Highlights

  • Colombia cycling training camp in the emerald mountains of the Andes
  • The Oriente Antioqueño – an eldorado for cyclists
  • Epic climbs of up to 40k
  • Train on the same routes as the “Escarabajos”, the Colombian climbers
  • Experience Colombia far away from the typical tourist paths

Welcome to Cyclists’ Paradise

Colombia is a cycling paradise and is considered one of the most interesting travel destinations in Latin America. This combination makes the country one of the most beautiful and exciting destinations for cycling holidays. Because of the geographic proximity to the equator, the temperature is stable throughout the year. The temperature changes primarily with altitude. While there is a tropical climate at altitudes below 1,000 meters above sea level, it is pleasantly warm in and around Medellín. We ride short/short at over 2,000 meters above sea level with wonderful temperatures, 365 days a year! It’s a dream!

Due to this unique climatic conditions we can offer you our Colombia cycling training camp in Medellín all year round, so you are completely free in your holiday planning!

Cycling Training Camps Tailor-Made For You

The routes of our cycling training camps are adapted to the level of performance of the participants. Would you like to train specifically, push your limits in altitude training or are you looking for a challenge? Or would you just like to have a great cycling holiday, spend a fantastic time on a bike and get to know a beautiful and exciting country? Regardless of your motive, you are definitely going to love our training camps!

The 12 day road cycling training camp includes 8 guided tours and 11 nights accommodation. The itinerary for the first week is the same as for the 8-day cycling camp. For the second rest day, on Saturday, a trip to Guatapé is planned. This picturesque village is an 1 1/2 hours drive away from our hotel, in a beautiful landscape, and invites you to go for a walk. Just outside the village, like a giant menhir, lies the “Piedra del Peñol” or “El Peñol”, a monolith almost 200 meters high, which can be climbed by stairs with more than 700 steps. From up there we have a fantastic view of the whole area. The participation in the trip to Guatapé is of course voluntary. If you want, you can also stay at the hotel and relax or do something on your own. That’s completely up to you.

Our weekly program is flexible and rides vary from week to week. For the route planning of the second week of the 12 day Colombia cycling training camp we take into account the tours of the first week, so that no guest will ride twice the same route. The tours described below are only an example. For the actual tour planning we take into account your performance level and training goals, so that fun and training success are guaranteed.

As base for all our road cycling training camps serves our luxury partner hotel in the Oriente of Medellín. It offers first class accomodation, great food and a wide range of services, so that your cycling holidays with us will be a fantastic experience on and off the saddle.

Since the routes and tours of our training camps can be adapted, they are also a great choice for cycling clubs and groups.

Overview

DURATION12 days | 11 nights
TYPE OF TRIPOne Hotel
GUIDED RIDES8
DIFFICULTYIcon Schwierigkeitskategorie Rennradreisen 2
to
Icon Schwierigkeitskategorie 5 Rennradreisen
HOTELSLuxury, 5-Star Hotel
INCLUDED MEALS11 breakfasts
11 lunches
11 dinners
GROUP SIZEMax. 8 participants
PRICEfrom 2,569 €
(2,775 USD)*

*depending on exchange rate

Gallery

I thought it’s a dream and I woke up in cycling heaven! But it was true! Colombia is a cyclist’s dream, from the people that absolutely love cycling, the lush green terrain with challenging climbs and Martin’s top-notch travel organization, I couldn’t have asked for more during my trip to Colombia. This isn’t your cookie-cutter trip, Martin and his team really listen to your needs and pay detailed attention to everything you need. Truly a worry-free trip, with nothing but good memories and great fitness.

Stefan I. from New York, USA

Itinerary

Arrival / ¡Bienvenidos a Colombia!

Individual flight to Medellin. We will welcome you at the airport and bring you to the hotel (the airport transfer is included in our prices). After the check-in at the hotel, you will have time to rest and relax. Handover of the rental bikes or the assembly of your bike (we will help you and provide the necessary tools) takes place on the day of arrival or in the morning of the second day, depending on your arrival time. In the evening we have a nice dinner together and get to know each other.

Cycling Camp Colombia: Arriving in Colombia

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INCLUDED MEALS

Dinner

Warm-up

On the first tour of our Colombia Cycling Training Camp we take it easy. We first cross the flat plateau of Llano Grande towards El Retiro, a typical Antioquian village with many well-preserved colonial-style houses. Then it gets a bit hilly and we climb our first short climb. After a quick descent we reach La Ceja. From there we continue towards San Antonio, where we take a break and try some delicious Buñuelos and Pandequesos. The last few kilometers are flat back to the hotel.

Cycling Camp Colombia: Life in a typical village

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TODAY’S RIDE

  66 km             810 m

INCLUDED MEALS

Breakfast Ι Lunch Ι Dinner

Elevation Profile

Elevation profile warm-up Colombia Cycling Camp

Santa Elena

After a short warm-up we climb the pass to Santa Elena, followed by 20 km of rolling terrain in a beautiful mountain landscape until we get to the Alto de Las Palmas. From here we have a fantastic view of the Aburrá Valley and Medellín. From the Alto de Las Palmas we enjoy the beautiful descent to La Fé Lake. Then we take a short break before heading to La Ceja. Now we climb again for some 6 km and then we make our way back to the hotel.

Cycling Camp Colombia: Riding through the area of Santa Elena

(please click to enlarge)

TODAY’S RIDE

  83 km             1,290 m

INCLUDED MEALS

Breakfast Ι Lunch Ι Dinner

Elevation Profile

Elevation profile Santa Elena cycling tour

Parque Arví

First, we have the opportunity to warm up on a good 15 km fairly flat track. Then we turn left and start our 7 km ascend to Parque Arví. On a small road that winds its way through forest and meadow landscapes, it goes steadily uphill with 7 to 8 % until we arrive at Parque Arví, a beautiful national park. After a breather, we continue to enjoy the beautiful nature and follow the hilly route with some snappy climbs before it goes downhill and back to the hotel.

Colombia Cycling Camp: Climbing on our way to the Arví Park

(please click to enlarge)

TODAY’S RIDE

  92 km             1,410 m

INCLUDED MEALS

Breakfast Ι Lunch Ι Dinner

Elevation Profile

Elevation Profile Parque Arví, Colombia Cycling Camp

Rest day

Recovery is just as important for a steady improvement in performance as the training itself. Therefore, our road cycling training camps also include rest days. Today we recover and draw strength for the next days in the saddle. But don’t worry, the day will not be boring: We drive to Medellín and take a city tour, where you will get to know the most important sights of the city.

Colombia Cycling Camp: City tour in Medellin

(please click to enlarge)

INCLUDED MEALS

Breakfast Ι Lunch Ι Dinner

Mesopotamia

First we ride towards La Ceja and we then turn to La Unión. The well-paved road meanders with a good manageable 6% up the mountain from where we have a great view of the plateau. After leaving behind the village of La Unión, we continue our ride to Mesopotamia through the hills which are covered in dense green. Here we rest for a moment, take a small snack and then head back home. At the end of the tour we still have a last climb, called El Enano, about two kilometers long.

Colombia Cycling Camp: Amazing descents in a beautiful nature

(please click to enlarge)

TODAY’S RIDE

  116 km            1,840 m

INCLUDED MEALS

Breakfast Ι Lunch Ι Dinner

Elevation Profile

Elevation Profile Mesopotamia Tour, Colombia Cycling Camp

El Escobero

Today’s tour may seem short to you, but you better do not underestimate it! After coping with the first pass of 10 km and an average gradient of 4%, we descend to Medellín. Through El Poblado we ride to Envigado and start our climb to El Escobero. The pass is legendary and the name alone makes many experienced cyclists shudder. On 9 km, it goes 900 m uphill. With maximum slopes of over 18%, flatter passages of 7% suddenly appear harmless!

Colombia Cycling Camp: Climbing up the epic Escobero

(please click to enlarge)

TODAY’S RIDE

  76 km             1,870 m

INCLUDED MEALS

Breakfast Ι Lunch Ι Dinner

Elevation Profile

Elevation profile El Ecobero, road cycling training camp in Colombia

2nd rest day

After yesterday’s effort, you have truly earned another rest day. Sleep well and enjoy the rich breakfast buffet of our hotel. After breakfast, we make a trip (by car/bus) to Guatapé, a beautiful village on the banks of a large lake. First, we visit the main attraction of the area, the “Peñol”, a huge menhir of almost 200 meters height, left behind by the last ice age. Stairs with more than 700 steps lead us up to the top, from where we enjoy a breathtaking view of the beautiful surroundings. After getting back to the ground we visit the village of Guatapé, where we have a delicious lunch. Guatapé is considered one of the most colorful villages in Colombia and attracts thousands of visitors from Medellin and the surrounding area on weekends. We explore the small, picturesque streets and have the opportunity to do some shopping or to enjoy a wonderful cup of colombian coffee.

Road Cycling Training Camp Colombia: Lake of Guatapé

(please click to enlarge)

INCLUDED MEALS

Breakfast Ι Lunch Ι Dinner

Granada

Today we ride via Rionegro and Marinilla to Granada. The first 30 kilometers are relatively flat apart from a few short ramps. After El Santuario we turn to Granada and get into rolling terrain. We face several short climbs of 2 to 3 kilometers. In Granada we make a break, enjoy a delicious “Tinto”, the famous Colombian coffee, eat something and watch the action in the village. With the batteries charged, we make our way back through the green hills.

Road Cycling Training Camp Colombia: Climbing fun during our cycling tour to Granada

(please click to enlarge)

TODAY’S RIDE

  97 km             1,040 m

INCLUDED MEALS

Breakfast Ι Lunch Ι Dinner

Elevation Profile

Elevation profile Colombia bike tour to Granada

Santa Elena (from the west)

To climb the pass of Santa Elena from the west, we ride over the Alto de Las Palmas to Medellin. Crossing a poorer part of the city will give you an insight into the life of the urban population outside the posh neighborhoods. Here begins the climb to Santa Elena. The first 5 kilometers of the climb are tough, then the road flattens and leads us with an average of 6 to 7% to the top. The tour ends with a great downhill ride on the eastern ramp of Santa Elena.

Road Cycling Training Camp Colombia: Vista from Medellín from Santa Elena

(please click to enlarge)

TODAY’S RIDE

  60 km             1,580 m

INCLUDED MEALS

Breakfast Ι Lunch Ι Dinner

Elevation Profile

Elevation Profile Colombia cycling tour Santa Elena from the West

Molino Viejo

On the last day of your Colombia cycling training camp, we let our legs spin again. What would be unthinkable in most parts of Europe and Noth America is something completely normal in Colombia: cycling on the highway! We drive down into the Aburrá Valley and then head north on the recently completed highway. From Barbosa on, the road is practically owned by cyclists and often there are more cyclists than cars. It’s just a dream! In Molino Viejo we take a rest and after that we ride back on the old road towards Medellin. Finally, we climb our last pass of about 16,5 kilometers in length before we the then roll back to the hotel. In the evening we have a nice farewell dinner together.

Road Cycling Training Camp Colombia: Car-free highway for cyclists

(please click to enlarge)

TODAY’S RIDE

  154 km            2,060 m

INCLUDED MEALS

Breakfast Ι Lunch Ι Dinner

Elevation Profile

Elevation profile Road Cycling Training Camp Colombia, bike tour to Molino Viejo

Return journey / transfer to Medellin

Time to say farewell to Colombia, the day of departure has come. After a delicious breakfast, you can enjoy the last hours of your stay at the pool, go to the gym, take a walk or just relax in the hotel. The Elite Cycling Colombia Shuttle will take you to the airport three hours prior to your departure. We assist you with the check-in and say then good-bye to you. The guests who have booked additional nights in Medellin, will be taken with our shuttle to the city.

After your cycling holidays you can enjoy some more days the luxury of the Intercontinental Medellin

(please click to enlarge)

INCLUDED MEALS

Breakfast Ι Lunch

Day 1

Arrival / ¡Bienvenidos a Colombia!

Individual flight to Medellin. We will welcome you at the airport and bring you to the hotel (the airport transfer is included in our prices). After the check-in at the hotel, you will have time to rest and relax. Handover of the rental bikes or the assembly of your bike (we will help you and provide the necessary tools) takes place on the day of arrival or in the morning of the second day, depending on your arrival time. In the evening we have a nice dinner together and get to know each other.

Cycling Camp Colombia: Arriving in Colombia

(please click to enlarge)

INCLUDED MEALS

Dinner

Day 2

Warm-up

On the first tour of our Colombia Cycling Training Camp we take it easy. We first cross the flat plateau of Llano Grande towards El Retiro, a typical Antioquian village with many well-preserved colonial-style houses. Then it gets a bit hilly and we climb our first short climb. After a quick descent we reach La Ceja. From there we continue towards San Antonio, where we take a break and try some delicious Buñuelos and Pandequesos. The last few kilometers are flat back to the hotel.

Cycling Camp Colombia: Life in a typical village

(please click to enlarge)

TODAY’S RIDE

  66 km             810 m

INCLUDED MEALS

Breakfast Ι Lunch Ι Dinner

Elevation Profile

Elevation profile warm-up Colombia Cycling Camp
Day 3

Santa Elena

After a short warm-up we climb the pass to Santa Elena, followed by 20 km of rolling terrain in a beautiful mountain landscape until we get to the Alto de Las Palmas. From here we have a fantastic view of the Aburrá Valley and Medellín. From the Alto de Las Palmas we enjoy the beautiful descent to La Fé Lake. Then we take a short break before heading to La Ceja. Now we climb again for some 6 km and then we make our way back to the hotel.

Cycling Camp Colombia: Riding through the area of Santa Elena

(please click to enlarge)

TODAY’S RIDE

  83 km             1,290 m

INCLUDED MEALS

Breakfast Ι Lunch Ι Dinner

Elevation Profile

Elevation profile Santa Elena cycling tour
Day 4

Parque Arví

First, we have the opportunity to warm up on a good 15 km fairly flat track. Then we turn left and start our 7 km ascend to Parque Arví. On a small road that winds its way through forest and meadow landscapes, it goes steadily uphill with 7 to 8 % until we arrive at Parque Arví, a beautiful national park. After a breather, we continue to enjoy the beautiful nature and follow the hilly route with some snappy climbs before it goes downhill and back to the hotel.

Colombia Cycling Camp: Climbing on our way to the Arví Park

(please click to enlarge)

TODAY’S RIDE

  92 km             1,410 m

INCLUDED MEALS

Breakfast Ι Lunch Ι Dinner

Elevation Profile

Elevation Profile Parque Arví, Colombia Cycling Camp
Day 5

Rest day

Recovery is just as important for a steady improvement in performance as the training itself. Therefore, our road cycling training camps also include rest days. Today we recover and draw strength for the next days in the saddle. But don’t worry, the day will not be boring: We drive to Medellín and take a city tour, where you will get to know the most important sights of the city.

Colombia Cycling Camp: City tour in Medellin

(please click to enlarge)

INCLUDED MEALS

Breakfast Ι Lunch Ι Dinner

Day 6

Mesopotamia

First we ride towards La Ceja and we then turn to La Unión. The well-paved road meanders with a good manageable 6% up the mountain from where we have a great view of the plateau. After leaving behind the village of La Unión, we continue our ride to Mesopotamia through the hills which are covered in dense green. Here we rest for a moment, take a small snack and then head back home. At the end of the tour we still have a last climb, called El Enano, about two kilometers long.

Colombia Cycling Camp: Amazing descents in a beautiful nature

(please click to enlarge)

TODAY’S RIDE

  116 km            1,840 m

INCLUDED MEALS

Breakfast Ι Lunch Ι Dinner

Elevation Profile

Elevation Profile Mesopotamia Tour, Colombia Cycling Camp
Day 7

El Escobero

Today’s tour may seem short to you, but you better do not underestimate it! After coping with the first pass of 10 km and an average gradient of 4%, we descend to Medellín. Through El Poblado we ride to Envigado and start our climb to El Escobero. The pass is legendary and the name alone makes many experienced cyclists shudder. On 9 km, it goes 900 m uphill. With maximum slopes of over 18%, flatter passages of 7% suddenly appear harmless!

Colombia Cycling Camp: Climbing up the epic Escobero

(please click to enlarge)

TODAY’S RIDE

  76 km             1,870 m

INCLUDED MEALS

Breakfast Ι Lunch Ι Dinner

Elevation Profile

Elevation profile El Ecobero, road cycling training camp in Colombia
Day 8

2nd rest day

After yesterday’s effort, you have truly earned another rest day. Sleep well and enjoy the rich breakfast buffet of our hotel. After breakfast, we make a trip (by car/bus) to Guatapé, a beautiful village on the banks of a large lake. First, we visit the main attraction of the area, the “Peñol”, a huge menhir of almost 200 meters height, left behind by the last ice age. Stairs with more than 700 steps lead us up to the top, from where we enjoy a breathtaking view of the beautiful surroundings. After getting back to the ground we visit the village of Guatapé, where we have a delicious lunch. Guatapé is considered one of the most colorful villages in Colombia and attracts thousands of visitors from Medellin and the surrounding area on weekends. We explore the small, picturesque streets and have the opportunity to do some shopping or to enjoy a wonderful cup of colombian coffee.

Road Cycling Training Camp Colombia: Lake of Guatapé

(please click to enlarge)

INCLUDED MEALS

Breakfast Ι Lunch Ι Dinner

Day 9

Granada

Today we ride via Rionegro and Marinilla to Granada. The first 30 kilometers are relatively flat apart from a few short ramps. After El Santuario we turn to Granada and get into rolling terrain. We face several short climbs of 2 to 3 kilometers. In Granada we make a break, enjoy a delicious “Tinto”, the famous Colombian coffee, eat something and watch the action in the village. With the batteries charged, we make our way back through the green hills.

Road Cycling Training Camp Colombia: Climbing fun during our cycling tour to Granada

(please click to enlarge)

TODAY’S RIDE

  97 km             1,040 m

INCLUDED MEALS

Breakfast Ι Lunch Ι Dinner

Elevation Profile

Elevation profile Colombia bike tour to Granada
Day 10

Santa Elena (from the west)

To climb the pass of Santa Elena from the west, we ride over the Alto de Las Palmas to Medellin. Crossing a poorer part of the city will give you an insight into the life of the urban population outside the posh neighborhoods. Here begins the climb to Santa Elena. The first 5 kilometers of the climb are tough, then the road flattens and leads us with an average of 6 to 7% to the top. The tour ends with a great downhill ride on the eastern ramp of Santa Elena.

Road Cycling Training Camp Colombia: Vista from Medellín from Santa Elena

(please click to enlarge)

TODAY’S RIDE

  60 km             1,580 m

INCLUDED MEALS

Breakfast Ι Lunch Ι Dinner

Elevation Profile

Elevation Profile Colombia cycling tour Santa Elena from the West
Day 11

Molino Viejo

On the last day of your Colombia cycling training camp, we let our legs spin again. What would be unthinkable in most parts of Europe and Noth America is something completely normal in Colombia: cycling on the highway! We drive down into the Aburrá Valley and then head north on the recently completed highway. From Barbosa on, the road is practically owned by cyclists and often there are more cyclists than cars. It’s just a dream! In Molino Viejo we take a rest and after that we ride back on the old road towards Medellin. Finally, we climb our last pass of about 16,5 kilometers in length before we the then roll back to the hotel. In the evening we have a nice farewell dinner together.

Road Cycling Training Camp Colombia: Car-free highway for cyclists

(please click to enlarge)

TODAY’S RIDE

  154 km            2,060 m

INCLUDED MEALS

Breakfast Ι Lunch Ι Dinner

Elevation Profile

Elevation profile Road Cycling Training Camp Colombia, bike tour to Molino Viejo
Day 12

Return journey / transfer to Medellin

Time to say farewell to Colombia, the day of departure has come. After a delicious breakfast, you can enjoy the last hours of your stay at the pool, go to the gym, take a walk or just relax in the hotel. The Elite Cycling Colombia Shuttle will take you to the airport three hours prior to your departure. We assist you with the check-in and say then good-bye to you. The guests who have booked additional nights in Medellin, will be taken with our shuttle to the city.

After your cycling holidays you can enjoy some more days the luxury of the Intercontinental Medellin

(please click to enlarge)

INCLUDED MEALS

Breakfast Ι Lunch

Difficulty:

               to              

Our Colombia Cycling Training Camp is suited for cyclists of almost all levels. No matter if you want to improve your overall fitness and travel the country, prepare yourself for the new season or a specific race, or just try out your personal limits! We take into account your performance level and training goals for tour planning and group formation, so that fun and training success are guaranteed. However, it is recommendable to already have some kilometers in your legs before your training camp. You should also have some experience with cycling in the mountains.

Your home during your Colombia cycling training camp with us is our luxury partner hotel in the Oriente Antioqueño, Colombia’s cycling Eldorado. It is located on the banks of a small lake in the midst of a wonderful landscape at about 2,100 m altitude. The hotel offers every imaginable comfort and an excellent service. The tastefully furnished rooms have balconies from which you can overlook the beautiful surroundings.

Tastefully and comfortably furnished rooms with balconies

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The prices include:

  • 11 nights in our luxury partner hotel
  • 11 x breakfast (buffet), lunch and dinner (excl. beverages)
  • Airport transfer on arrival and departure
  • English-speaking tour guide and personal assistance by Elite Cycling Colombia
  • 8 guided tours
  • When bringing your own bike: Assistance in assembling
  • Service vehicle or motorcycle on selected tours
  • Mobile phone for the duration of your stay (1 mobile per room)
  • Pick-up service in case of emergencies and defects
  • Energy bars/gels, fruits and water for the rides
  • Elite Cycling Colombia jersey in pro-quality
  • Bottle
  • City tour in Medellín on the rest day
  • Trip on the 2nd rest day
  • Financial protection in accordance with German/European law

 

Not included are:
All services not listed above. In particular: flights, departure tax, insurances, bike rental, beverages at meals (lunch and dinner), tips, entrance fees (except the above mentioned) and personal expenses.

Colombia Cycling Training Camp – 12 days

Prices per person, including the services described above, excluding flights

ROOM CATEGORY

PRICE

Double Room

from EUR 2,569

(USD 2,775)*

Single Room (double room for single occupancy)

from EUR 3,169

(USD 3,423)*

Junior Suite

from EUR 2,789

(USD 3,012)*

Junior Suite for 1 Person

from EUR 3,539

(USD 3,822)*

*Alternate currency displayed (USD) is an approximate conversion. All bookings and payments will be made in Euro (EUR).

OUR CYCLING CAMPS ARE AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND! The camps generally start on Sunday. But it is also possible to “get on” during the week, so that you are very flexible in planning your trip and, for example, can use cheap flight deals. Just keep in mind the rhythm of training and rest days: The rides take place on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday and Saturday are rest days.

Remarks:

This trip is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.

Surcharges for New Year, Easter and local public holidays may apply.

Citizens from Germany, Austria and Switzerland do not need a visa in Colombia for stays of less than 90 days as a tourist. If you have a citizenship other than those mentioned above, please let us know this in your booking inquiry so that we can inform you about the entry requirements that apply to you.

  • Alto de Letras Tour (the longest climb in the world) after your Cycling Camp (4 days / 3 nights; from 1,179.00 €)
  • Additional nights before or after your training camp
  • Rental bike (+ 309.00 €)
  • Individually guided tours with private guide
  • Massages
  • Additional trips

Note: By submitting the inquiry you do not enter into any contractual relationship. Based on your request, we will work out an individual offer for you. Only with your confirmation of this offer your commitment will then be binding.