Spectacular mountain routes are mixed with beautiful destinations like colonial villages, Caribbean beaches, big modern cities with interesting history and authentic local rural life. Destinations include Cartagena, Medellín, Cali, Villa de Leyva, Santa Marta, Zipaquira Salt Cathedral and the wonderful
coffee region among much more.
90% paved roads and 10% gravel and dirt, varying from very good highways to small sealed back roads with some potholes. Many curves and several Andean mountain passes, seaside roads and extreme scenic mountain routes. For riders with touring experience, good curving skills, ability to stay calm in hectic traffic and the ability to ride small portions of gravel and dirt roads.
Temperatures can vary between 12°C to 40°C (53.6 F to 104°F). Temperatures can drop for a short period going over the mountains passes, but mostly warm to hot. It is recommended to ride with ventilated riding gear. A pull over rain suite is a good idea to carry against mountain temperatures and possible short rain showers that can occur year round.