Thomson Bike Tours and CCNS, one of the premiere coaching companies in the North-East US, have partnered up to bring you a fantastic week of winter training in Colombia.

Combining warm weather and high altitude, Medellin is the perfect destination to escape and enjoy a week of top-class winter training. Our hotel for the week is the luxury Hotel Movich, situated at an altitude of 2200m and very close to Medellin’s International airport.

CCNS coaches will be accompanying your regular Thomson Bike Tours ride leaders on the rides and look forward to meeting you, learning about your unique goals, and helping you achieve them. In the evenings you’ll enjoy clinics from CCNS coaches on one of many pertinent cycling topics.

During the course of the week you’ll be riding at elevations of between 2000m and 3000m and you’ll be following in the tire tracks of the many top professionals that live and train in Medellin. Fernando Gaviria (4-time stage winner at the 2017 Giro d’Italia), Rigoberto Uran (2nd overall in the 2017 Tour de France) and Team Sky’s top climbers, Sebastian & Sergio Henao, all hail from Medellin and prepare for the Grand Tours on the very same routes that we’ll be riding all week. Our staff will be joined by Mauricio Ardila, a retired professional rider who rode for Davitamon-Lotto Tour and Rabobank, and won the 2004 Tour of Britain. Mauricio will also be joining you on the rides and expect many of the local pros to show up at some point during the week.

It’s also worth watching this video from Rigoberto Uran. Rigo’s private Colombia gives you the chance to discover more about the beauty of Colombia and the passion Colombians have for cycling.