Manizales: recognized in Colombia as the capital of MTB
The mountainous region around the beautiful city of Manizales(department of Caldas) is considered the city with the highest quality of life in all of Colombia. It’s located on hillsides that surround the immaculate whiteness of the Nevado Volcano del Ruiz, the snow-capped Santa Isabel and Cisne. Manizales is recognized in Colombia among the mountain bikers as the capital of the Enduro MTB (All Mountain), since it hides numerous singletracks with the ideal conditions to travel in a safe and fun way.
These acknowledgments are due to the fact that this city is located in the heart of the central mountain range of Colombia, which is the highest and most complex in terms of its topography. In addition, Manizales is surrounded by mountains, snow-capped peaks, volcanoes and protected areas that preserve amazing Andean forests, cloud forests and paramos. Due to the high topographic complexity of the area, many of the farms and trails around Manizales are connected by trails (singletracks) known locally as “Caminos de Herradura”.
The singletracks around Manizales are so exciting and of such high quality to practice MTB that they have been the scene of numerous national Enduro MTB and Downhill championships; they have even been the scene of important international races such as the Enduro World Series.