Road Cycling Holidays
Ruta del Café
On the trail of coffee
It tastes delicious, it smells heavenly, some people are downright addicted to it and many cyclists appreciate its stimulating effect: coffee has been grown in Colombia for about 300 years and has been one of the country’s most important export goods since the end of the 19th century. Accordingly, coffee is deeply anchored in Colombian culture and in the lives of many Colombians. Our road bike tour “Ruta del Café” (“Coffee Route”) takes us to some of the country’s most important and most scenic coffee-growing regions, which are characterized by their high altitude and mild climate.
After a first tour in one of the favorite training regions of many Colombian professional cyclists, you have the opportunity to visit Medellín and to get to know this cycling-crazy and colorful metropolis, which is considered today one of the most exiting cities in Latin America.
Via Santa Fe de Antioquia – the former capital of Antioquia and known for its well-preserved colonial architecture – we ride through the Andean jungle to the South-West of Antioquia. From here we continue through the departments of Caldas and Risaralda into the department of Quindío. These three departments essentially form the “coffee triangle” (“Eje Cafetero”), the largest contiguous coffee-growing area in Colombia. Around 10% of the coffee produced worldwide comes from this region. One of our tours takes us to the Cocora Valley, where we can marvel at the Quindio wax palm, Colombia’s national tree. This species of palm reaches a height of up to 60 meters!
Far away from the main paths of tourism, we experience the original Colombia and unforgettable cycling moments. We enjoy the fantastic nature, characterized by its unique biodiversity and, of course, delicious coffee from different growing regions. Pedaling through coffee plantations you will also get an insight into the life of coffee farmers and the processing of coffee, from the fruit to the tasty drink.
If you are looking for a perfect mixture between cultural immersion and a great cycling experience with some challenging, but not too hard climbs, this cycling trip is for you!
You don’t feel like flying with your own bike? Just rent one of our Storck rental bikes.
|Duration||11 days / 10 nights|
|Type of Trip||Hotel to Hotel|
|Distance (total)||640 km|
|Ascent (total)||10,700 m|
|Accomodation||2 nights in|
8 nights in
|Group Size||4 - 8|
|Price||from 3,190 €|
*depending on exchange rate
The Ruta del Café Trip is aimed at cyclists who want to get to know different regions of the Colombian Andes and experience the country authentically. Even if some stages are quite challenging, the focus is on experiencing this exotic country and its culture together. The length of the stages varies between 70 and 110 kilometers. You should have a good basic endurance and be able to climb moderate inclinations as well as long climbs. An support vehicle is always close by, and in case of need you can get on board anytime for some kilometers to recover or if you wish also for a complete stage.
The prices include:
- 2 nights in 5-star hotels
- 8 nights in 3- and 4-star hotels
- 10 x breakfast, lunch and dinner (excluding drinks)
- Airport transfer on arrival and departure
- English-speaking tour guide and personal assistance by Elite Cycling Colombia
- 7 guided tours
- When bringing your own bike: Assistance in assembling
- Accompaniment by service vehicle and luggage transport
- Transport Medellín – Santa Fe de Antioquia
- 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
- Financial protection according German law
Not included are:
All services that are not explicitly listed above. In particular: arrival and departure, departure tax, insurance, rental bike, drinks with meals (lunch and dinner), tips, entrance fees (except those mentioned above) and personal expenses.
Prices per person, including the services described above, without flight
from € 3,190
Single Room (double room for single occupancy)
from € 3,740
10.08.2022 – 20.08.2022
21.09.2022 – 01.10.2022
22.03.2023 – 01.04.2023
31.05.2023 – 10.06.2023
26.07.2023 – 05.08.2023
27.09.2023 – 07.10.2023
The prerequisite for the realization of this trip is a minimum of 4 participants. Last possible date to declare withdrawal by ECC if the minimum number of participants is not reached: 28 days before departure. See section 7.1 of our General Terms and Conditions .
This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Citizens from Germany, Austria and Switzerland do not need a visa in Colombia for stays of less than 90 days as tourists. If you have a different citizenship, please let us know when you make your booking request so that we can inform you about the entry requirements that apply to you.