Road Cycling Holidays

Cycling Camp in the Colombian Andes

8 DAYS · ONE HOTEL

Map Elite Cycling Camp Colombia EN

Road Cycling Holidays

Cycling Camp in the Colombian Andes

Highlights

  • Cycling camp in the training area of Rigoberto Urán & Co.
  • Lengths and difficulties of the routes adapted to your performance level
  • Fantastic climate all year round
  • Beautifull landscapes and typical villages
  • Medellín – one of the “coolest” cities in the world

The road cycling camps take place in the Oriente (East) of Medellín. Our hotel is situated at an altitude of more than 2,000 meters on a plateau surrounded by mountains. The Oriente (East) of Medellín is a true paradise for cyclists. Our rides during the cycling camp will take you through the beautiful landscape and the typical, colonial-style villages of Antioquia. Depending on the tour, temperature and vegetation changes as we climb up or descend the mountains, making cycling in this area a very special experience.

Medellín owes its reputation as the “City of Eternal Spring” to its unique climate. It is neither too cold nor too warm and there is hardly a day when the sun is not shining. Since the temperature remains constant throughout the year, you can wear short / short 365 days of the year!

We know the most beautiful routes and put together a varied program with tours for riders of all fitness levels. Depending on the fitness level of the participants, we ride between 60 and 170 km per day and climb between 700 and 3,000 m. When planning the weekly tour program, we take into account the performance level of each group, your personal training goals, as well as weather and road conditions. The tours described below are just an example and the routes may change from week to week.

Due to the fantastic climate in Medellín and its surroundings we can offer our cycling camps all year round, so you are welcome to stay with us any time of the year!

The cycling camps start on Sundays, but there are no fixed arrival days. You can also join us during the week, so you have the greatest flexibility in your planning and can go for the best flight offers.

During your cycling camp with Elite Cycling Colombia, you will also get to know our host country off the common tourist tracks and get an insight into life in Colombia, which “normal” tourists don´t get. You will experience and discover a lot of exciting things and will fall in love with this great country.

If you want to ride on your own bike during the cycling camp, there is no problem. For a fee that may vary by airline and booking class, you can bring your bike as luggage on your flight to Colombia. Airport transfer to the hotel is on us and we are happy to help you with the assembly and disassembly of your bike. Of course, the necessary tools will also be provided by us. In case you prefer to avoid the risk of your bike getting damaged during transport, you can also rent one of our top-equipped rental bikes from STORCK, one of Germany’s leading brands for exclusive lightweight carbon frames and parts.

Overview

DURATION8 days | 7 nights
TYPE OF TRIPOne Hotel
GUIDED RIDES5
DIFFICULTYIcon Schwierigkeitskategorie Rennradreisen 2
to
Icon Schwierigkeitskategorie 5 Rennradreisen
HOTELSLuxury, 5-Star Hotel
INCLUDED MEALS7 breakfasts
7 lunches
7 dinners
GROUP SIZEMax. 8 participants
PRICEfrom 1,789 €
(1,932 USD)*

*depending on exchange rate

Gallery

Itinerary

Arrival / ¡Bienvenidos!

Individual flight to Medellin. We will welcome you at the airport and the Elite Cycling Colombia Shuttle will take you to the hotel (the airport transfers are included in our prices). After checking in at the hotel, you will have time to rest and relax. Handover of rental bikes or assembly of your bike (we will help you and provide the necessary tools). 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

Warm-up

On the first tour of our cycling 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

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, the cycling camp also includes rest days. Today we recover and draw strength for the next days in the saddle. But the day will not be boring: We drive down 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

This is the last day of your cycling camp, and 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! In the evening we will have a nice farewell dinner together.

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

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. 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!

Individual flight to Medellin. We will welcome you at the airport and the Elite Cycling Colombia Shuttle will take you to the hotel (the airport transfers are included in our prices). After checking in at the hotel, you will have time to rest and relax. Handover of rental bikes or assembly of your bike (we will help you and provide the necessary tools). 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 cycling 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, the cycling camp also includes rest days. Today we recover and draw strength for the next days in the saddle. But the day will not be boring: We drive down 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

This is the last day of your cycling camp, and 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! In the evening we will have a nice farewell dinner together.

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

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. 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              

The cycling 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, before coming here you should have some kilometers in your legs and also some experience riding in the mountains.

Our luxury partner hotel is located on the banks of a small lake at about 2,100 m altitude in the midst of a beautiful landscape. The hotel offers every imaginable comfort and an excellent service. The rooms are tastefully and comfortably furnished and have a balcony. Here you can really enjoy your holidays before and after our rides!

Tastefully and comfortably furnished rooms with balconies

(please click to enlarge)

The prices include:

  • 7 nights in our luxury partner hotel
  • 7 x breakfast (buffet), lunch and dinner (excl. drinks)
  • Airport transfer on arrival and departure
  • English-speaking tour guide and personal assistance by Elite Cycling Colombia
  • 5 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 tours
  • Elite Cycling Colombia jersey in pro-quality
  • Bottle
  • City tour in Medellin on the 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.

Cycling Camp in the Colombian Andes – 8 days

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

ROOM CATEGORY

PRICE

Double Room

from EUR 1,789

(USD 1,932)*

Single Room (double room for single occupancy)

from EUR 2,169

(USD 2,343)*

Junior Suite

from EUR 1,929

(USD 2,083)*

Junior Suite for 1 Person

from EUR 2,399

(USD 2,590)*

*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 (+ 216.00 €)
  • 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.