Immerse yourself in the splendor of the Coffee Cultural Landscape. Ride in a protected natural reserve accompanied by the music of colorful and beautiful birds. Enjoy small creeks of pristine water, nestled between large native trees and, with luck, see and hear the howling monkeys who live in this area.

Continue your day by eating a traditional lunch, made with fresh, regionally-grown products. End the magical day spending the night in a traditional coffee farm, located in the mountains, splashed with colors from our coffee landscape.

Nature,Coffee&Culture

Includes:  
  • Accommodation in rural houses or coffee farms - 4 nights - private rooms.

  • Private transport from Pereira by Willys Jeep (Traditional transport of the Coffee Region). Transport by "Brujita" and "Garrucha".

  • We pick up and drop off the participants at the hotel or airport of Pereira.

  • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners.

  • Hydration (water).

  • Traditional coffee process and admission to the above-mentioned natural attractions.

  • Mountain bike hire: 26”, 27,5” or 29” rim, made entirely of aluminium, Shimano® gears and front suspension. 

  • Safety helmet hire. 

  • Technical and safety instruction.

  • Waterproof layer in case of rain.

  • Digital photos of the activity.

  • Insurance for adventure activities/medical assistance card.

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) guide specialized in nature and adventure activities.

Ride a bike through coffee cultivations in the Andes Mountains and descend to one of the most important rivers in Colombia – the Cauca River. There, embark the “Brujita” – a unique transportation system that has a wooden platform and ball bearings that displace over the rails of the antique train track – an emotion-filled journey. Next, take another native Colombian transportation system called “Garrucha” that is a basket made of metal and wood that hangs from steel cables which allows you to cross the Cauca River to the reach the banks of a town named Belalcazar, Caldas. Rest and walk approximately 30 minutes to a series of waterfalls, the ideal place to swim in cool, pristine waters. To complete the day, lunch is a delicious chicken soup “Sancocho”, a typical dish from our country.

Day 2: Otún River - Protected Natural Reserve

Distance covered by Jeep Willys: 65 Km

Distance covered by bicycle: Approx. 14 Km. or more if you want
Altitude: Between 1.400 and 2.000 m.a.s.l.

Day 3: Estación Pereira – The Route of the Local Means of Transport.

Distance covered by Jeep Willys: 35 Km

Distance covered by bicycle: Approx. 20 Km.
Distance covered on foot: Approx. 1,5 Km.       

Altitude: Between 900 and 1.700 m.a.s.l.

Discover and hike one of the most beautiful and interesting routes in the Coffee Region. Tropical woods surrounded by Wax Palm Trees, the beautiful sound of birds, and an unparalleled landscape that leads to the Home of the Hummingbirds, a nature reserve that will touch you with its wings. Learn about the biodiversity of the cloud forests, the animals that live here, and the importance of this ecosystem for our region. After seeping yourself in nature, visit Salento, a village filled with charm and magic, with colorful balconies, artisan stores, culture, and a history that will take you on a journey to the past. To recharge batteries, there’s nothing better than a traditional lunch of trout and fried plantain.

Distance covered by Jeep Willys: 80 Km

Distance covered on foot: Approx. 10 Km.     

Altitude: Between 1.400 and 2.900 m.a.s.l.

Day 4: Valle de Cocora and Salento – Hiking in the Cradle of the Wax Palm.

A private ideal tour for those who want to live a pleasant and funny experience in the middle of nature, surrounded by cultivations of the region, learning about local customs, and living the coffee culture.

Not included:  
  • Air transportation to Pereira City.

  • Expenses and services not specified in the plan.

Recommendations:  
  • Wear light, comfortable clothing (Dry-Fit or cotton t-shirt, shorts or waterproof trousers, and a light jacket if you think you might be bothered by some mild cold).

  • Wear suitable shoes for cycling and/or walking (closed shoes such as sports shoes or boots; no sandals).

  • Bring a small backpack.

  • Other optional items to bring: a hat, sunglasses, sunblock, insect repellent.

  • Avoid excessive drinking the day before.

  • Avoid staying up too late the night before.

  • Do not take or buy alcoholic beverages or hallucinogenic substances on the trip.

  • Do not drop litter or take flora and fauna home.

  • Follow the requests and recommendations of the guides who accompany you on the tour.

Rates:
Price per person

Price Guarantee Promise: Once confirmed, we guarantee your price will not increase.

Note: If you would like to take a longer tour, with specific activities, we can personalize your tour. Send us your wishes at info@retrociclas.com, and we’ll get back to you with our best proposal.

“Great experience”

The biking was far more strenuous than we expected due to altitude & riding mountain bikes on rocky paths. Fortunately, we were offered the option to modify our itinerary to minimize the biking & spend more time learning about the culture of coffee country...

“Fun, Beautiful, good work out, excellent service”

...is very knowledgeable on the ecosystem and surrounding areas, not to mention friendly and awesome service. The bike ride was a good workout, scenery is beautiful, and if you want a tougher workout you need just ask.

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TRIP DETAILS

Difficulty

4 of 10 (Medium/Low)

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Included Activities

Mountain biking (bikes Included), Hiking in "Valle de Cocora", Traditional coffee process, Testing fruit and waking tour in Salento town.

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Days

5 days  - Monday to Sunday

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Start/Finish

Pereira, Risaralda - Colombia

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Meals

4 Breakfasts /4 Lunches /4 Dinners

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Unique experiences

- Accommodation in a coffee farm /4N.

- Discover two beautiful waterfalls.

- Ride in a rainforest / Hike in a Wax palm forest / Swim in pristine waters.

- Enjoy a Hot Springs ool

- All about coffee (In a coffee farm).

- Five local means of transport (MTB

Bike, Chiva, Willys Jeep, Brujita and Garrucha).

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TRIP ITINERARY
Day 1: Meet in Pereira. Transfer to Coffee Farm.

Pickup time: After 1:00 p.m.

We will go by Jeep Willys to the coffee farm, outside of Pereira. This afternoon, you will experience everything about Colombian Coffee, the icon of our country. Every sense will come alive to listen to, smell, see, and taste one of the best coffees in the world.

Day 5: Santa Rosa de Cabal Hot Springs

Santa Rosa de Cabal is characterized by its extensive tree cultivations of eucalyptus and pine – as well as some sections of a nature reserve in the cloud forest. Pass through the municipality of Santa Rosa, a town where you will visit some workshops and artisan stores, typical in the coffee region. It was a physically demanding tour, so in the afternoon, your body will appreciate relaxing in the beautiful, natural hot springs of Santa Rosa de Cabal.

We will begin our drive back to the airport or hotel in Pereira at 5:00 p.m.

Distance covered by Jeep Willys: 50 Km 

Altitude: Between 1.400 and 2.900 m.a.s.l.