Colombia Cycling Camp

Colombia Cycling Camp

High altitude and warm weather riding in the ultimate cycling destination

Colombia is fast becoming the Mecca of road cycling and the mountain range above Medellin in Colombia’s Antioquia region is the favourite training spot for pro riders.

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Next Departure

January 9th 2021

Price

USD $3,495

Duration

9 days / 8 nights

Non-Rider Friendly

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Rental Bike

Not available

Ride Program

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Overview

Join our expert ride leaders for an incredible week of cycling in this cycling-obsessed country. Cycling is Colombia’s national sport and every weekend thousands of cyclists take to the roads around Medellin. Little wonder that Colombia has produced so many top pro riders in the past few years!

During the week-long camp you’ll be based at the luxury 4-star Hotel Movich, the preeminent cycling hotel in the country, used by Team Ineos, Bora-Hansgrohe, Deceuninck-Quick-Step and other top pro teams. The hotel is situated at an altitude of 2,200m (7,200ft) and within 5 minutes of Medellin’s International airport making travel in and out so easy. Starting and finishing at the hotel, the daily rides will cover many of the training routes and climbs used by local pros such as Rigoberto Uran and Fernando Gaviria. The rides are tough and the high altitudes add to the challenge, guaranteeing you’ll return home super-fit and ready to impress your local grupetto.

Our regular staff members will provide you with the usual first-class Thomson Support and will be joined by local Colombian riders including Mauricio Ardila, ex-Rabobank professional and winner of the 2004 Tour of Britain. Join us for a week of spectacular and challenging riding in the new hot-spot of road cycling.


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Colombia Cycling Camp
The Colombia ride camp was better than I thought it was going to be. The rides were shorter than the usual Thomson rides, but they ...

Judy Fujita, USA — 2018

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Colombia Cycling Camp
Learning that Colombia is not the terrifying place I grew up hearing about was what I hoped for and was not disappointed. The drivers were ...

Christine Denis, USA — 2018

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I was blown away with Thomson Tours! As a busy professional who did not take time to plan the details of a trip, it was ...

Brooke Davis, USA — 2020

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Itinerary

Day Description Distance Elevation Hotel
01 Bienvenido a Medellin! Hotel Movich
02 Introductions & Warm-up Ride Hotel Movich
03 Alto Medina Hotel Movich
04 Guatapé Hotel Movich
05 Santa Elena & Parque Arvi Hotel Movich
06 Abejorral Hotel Movich
07 Alto de la Union Hotel Movich
08 Sonson Hotel Movich
09 Adios!
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Day 1

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Bienvenido a Medellin!

The trip starts in earnest tomorrow (Sunday) but we’ve booked you into the Hotel Movich this evening so you can arrive at any time, check-in and relax. The hotel is situated just 5 minutes from Medellin Airport and a free shuttle is available.

Our staff will meet you after breakfast tomorrow morning.

Day 2

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Introductions & Warm-up Ride

Meet our staff in Reception at the Hotel Movich at 9:00 am for a brief Orientation Meeting where the Thomson Trip Manager will walk you through what to expect during the week ahead. At 10:00 am our mechanics will be on hand to help with the bike build followed by lunch at the hotel pool at 12 noon.

After lunch you’ll head out on your first ride in Colombia. From the hotel you’ll head south to La Ceja, home town of Fernando Gaviria, winner of 2 Tour de France stages and 5 Giro d’Italia stages. In La Ceja you’ll start the climb to Los Enanos then head back to the hotel through Don Diego and El Tablazo.

Day 3

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Alto Medina

Arvi Natural Park is the destination for your first big ride in Colombia. Enjoy the first 15km (9 miles) of the ride, the only flat section of the entire route today. At the end of this flat section you’ll arrive in Guarne which signals the start of the Alto Medina climb.

At the top of the Medina you enter into the Arvi Natural Park and from there until the end of the ride you’ll enjoy a roller-coaster of short climbs and descents through the magnificent natural splendour of the Natural Park.

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Climbs

Category Climb Day Difficulty Length Ele. Gain Av. Grade
3 Los Enanos 02 40 7%
2 Alto Medina 03 44 5.7%
3 Alto del Chocho 04 36 5%
2 Alto Santa Elena 05 50 5.9%
3 El Tambo 06 44 6.3%
3 Alto Estadero (North side) 06 42 6.2%
3 Partidas Guaico 06 38 5.6%
3 Alto Estadero (South Side) 06 49 7.3%
3 Alto Basurero 06 39 5.4%
3 Alto Pantanillo (from La Ceja) 06 35 5.9%
2 Alto de la Union 07 44 5.5%
3 Alto Pantanillo (from La Ceja) 07 35 5.9%
2 Alto del Tasajo 08 55 6.9%
3 Puente Aures 08 54 6.8%
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Dates & Prices

Date Booking Status Availability Price / Per Person Single Supplement Non-rider Discount
2021
Jan 9 - Jan 17
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USD $3,495
USD $650
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    Hotel Movich

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    What's Included

    What's Included What's Not Included
      Accommodations & Meals arrow
    • 8 days / 8 nights fully accompanied trip
    • All accommodations
    • All breakfasts
    • All dinners
    • 1 sit-down lunch (Day 1)
    • Cycling Support arrow
    • Minimum of 1 Support Van & 1 Ride Leader
    • Motorbike Support
    • Experienced bike mechanic
    • Park Tools Toolkit
    • Daily ride gpx files provided
    • Nutrition during the ride arrow
    • Energy bars, gels and sports drink
    • Variety of snacks and local specialties
    • Bottled water
    • Airfare
    • Travel and personal insurance
    • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
    • Staff gratuities
    What's Included
      Accommodations & Meals arrow
    • 8 days / 8 nights fully accompanied trip
    • All accommodations
    • All breakfasts
    • All dinners
    • 1 sit-down lunch (Day 1)
    • Cycling Support arrow
    • Minimum of 1 Support Van & 1 Ride Leader
    • Motorbike Support
    • Experienced bike mechanic
    • Park Tools Toolkit
    • Daily ride gpx files provided
    • Nutrition during the ride arrow
    • Energy bars, gels and sports drink
    • Variety of snacks and local specialties
    • Bottled water
    What's Not Included
    • Airfare
    • Travel and personal insurance
    • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
    • Staff gratuities

    Travel details - airport departures

    Travel Details

    Arrival

    Pickup Location Meeting Time

    No pick-up. Hotel Movich provides a free shuttle service from Medellin Airport. Journey Time = 5 minutes

    Departure

    Drop Off Location Arrival Time

    Hotel Movich provides a free shuttle service to Medellin Airport. Journey Time = 5 minutes



    Colombia Cycling Camp

    High altitude and all-year round warm weather. Is this the perfect cycling escape? We think so!


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