Our most spectacular and ambitious road cycling trip to date, the Emerald Mountains tour takes us into some of the most dramatic Andean scenery imaginable. Beginning in the high altitude of Colombia’s cosmopolitan capital Bogota and finishing on the shores of the country’s idyllic Caribbean coast, this trip has been designed for experienced riders who genuinely enjoy a challenge. Our route takes us through some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes, entering the famous Zona Cafetera, one of Latin America’s primary coffee growing regions and an area of outstanding natural beauty. We’ll also spend a couple of nights in Medellin, the “City of Eternal Spring” a seductive city which will appeal as much to culture lovers as it will to those in search of nightlife.
David Says : -I’ve been intrigued by Colombia for some time and have been toying with the idea of creating a tour since I joined the company 7 years ago. Aside from the obvious appeal of exploring another Latin American country on 2 wheels, Colombia has a long tradition and rich history in cycling and has produced some of the world’s top climbers and that has always drawn my attention. I’ve always had a yearning to attempt some of the legendary climbs which have given the Vuelta a Colombia such notoriety ; I’ve always been curious to see if I could manage them! Like most people, having heard stories of troubles and unrest, I was a little apprehensive about visiting the country but things have changed dramatically over recent years and during my visits I have been pleasantly surprised and have experienced no difficulty whatsoever. I first took my bike to Colombia 2 years ago, met some local riders and came back with fantasies of running a Skedaddle tour in what I genuinely believe is one of the world’s most exciting countries. I returned earlier this year to turn the dream into reality.
Reality came along and our first ever Colombian road cycling tour ran in early December 2011 and was a huge sucess. Here’s looking to get back there in June and I might even tade in my road bike for my mountain bike as we have just launched a new mountain bike trip here too.
For a some amazing photos of the recent trip – Click Here