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 travelers, 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.
Guests 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.
For more information contact Trek Travel at 1-866-464-8735 or visit https://trektravel.com.