Trek Travel Explores South America Through New Colombia Bicycle Tour
Discover Colombia’s Coffee Culture, Colonial Cities, Country Roads and Renowned Cycling on this new tour featuring a Coffee Baptism, Avocado Plantation Tour, a Hike Among Gigantic Wax Palms and Enchanting Boutique Hideaway Hotels.
Trek Travel has won a number of awards for their tours and has added this new Colombia bicycle tour which explores one of South America’s least discovered countries and most challenging cycling landscapes in the world in its new Colombia Bicycle Tour debuting in September 2018.
In addition to cycling through lush green valleys, guests will experience a coffee baptism, tour an avocado plantation, and hike the famed Cocora Valley.
“Colombia is a remarkable retreat for cyclists and adventure travellers, plus it’s home to the longest bike climb in the world. The Alto de Letras is a challenge every hill climber would love to tackle. Boasting not only a growing legacy of professional cyclists, Colombia is also known for vibrant, rugged beauty and lush green landscapes making every turn in the road positively inspiring,” says Trek Travel President, Tania Burke.
Colombia Bicycle Tour Highlights
Guests on the Colombia Bicycle Tour will take a spin through the quintessential Colombian villages of Circasia and Caicedonia and experience the local ritual of a coffee baptism – a multisensory experience uncovering the mystique of Colombian coffee. Additional trip highlights include a hike through the famed Cocora Valley where 180-foot wax palms rise up to the sky, a sampling of sugar cane juice following a ride through the sugar cane fields of Cartago, and a game of Tejo, a fun and frenetic local sport.
Guests will enjoy luxurious accommodations that include Hotel Hacienda Bambusa, built of bamboo and clay and nestled among plantain, orange and pineapple plantations in the Central Andes Mountains and Hacienda Sazagua, a Colonial-style boutique hotel declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and set amidst tropical gardens.
The six-day, five-night trip begins and ends in Medellin, Columbia and is priced from $3,899 per person. It is available in 2018 from September 10-15, September 17-22 and September 24-29. Guests can also choose to tackle the longest bike climb in the world, the Alto de Letras, with a three-day package extension that is priced at $1999 per person.
Each vacation includes the use of the latest Trek bicycles like the Domane SL 7 or XM700+ electric assist, featuring Garmin GPS devices and Di2 electronic shifting; boutique accommodations; most meals; snacks and drinks for each day’s ride; daily route support; social hours; entrance fees to group events; transportation during the tour; complimentary Trek Travel merchandise, and more.
Trek Travel was formed in 2002 as the luxury bicycle touring arm of Trek Bicycles, one of the world’s largest bicycle manufacturers. Voted a 2016 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Tour Operator, they’re a team of globetrotters, world-travellers and dreamers who know how to inspire the memories guests have for the rest of their life. They find the best roads, hotels, towns, food, routes and attractions, and introduce them to people looking for adventure. All on bikes they’re guaranteed to love with unrivalled customer service at every step.
For more information contact Trek Travel at 1-866-464-8735 or online.