Salento Enduro Trails - Multi Day Tour

Embark on an exhilarating two-ride days of Enduro MTB adventure with us as we conquer five extensive trails tucked away in the breathtaking Andean woodlands of Salento and Calarcá, these hidden gems nestled within Colombia's picturesque Quindío department."

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Join us on a thrilling two-ride days of Enduro MTB adventure as we conquer five expansive trails nestled in the awe-inspiring Andean forests of Salento and Calarcá, hidden treasures within Colombia’s picturesque Quindío department. These five trails combine to cover an impressive 21 kilometers and offer an exhilarating elevation loss of 3,000 meters in total.

On our first day, we’ll take on three iconic trails located in the southwest of Salento municipality. These hallowed routes, known as the ‘Venteaderos Trail,’ ‘La Selva Trail,’ and ‘Parapentes Trail,‘ hold a special place in the hearts of the local mountain biking community. Together, they span a distance of 10.8 kilometers and provide an electrifying elevation loss of 1,700 meters.

For the second day of our journey, we’ll venture to two trails near the charming town of ‘Salento.’ Locally recognized as the ‘Nieblas Trail‘ and the ‘Alegrias Trail,’ these trails together cover an impressive 9.7 kilometers, featuring a elevation loss of 1,305 meters.

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To book a tour, you can pay the total value or make a deposit of at least 20% of the total value. To do this, give us your basic information and our team will provide you with an international payment link.

To custom your experience, just contact us and tell us how you want your trip? Our team will help you to customize your mountain bike adventure! We take you anywhere, anytime! There is not a problem if you have companions or family, we have customized activities off bike.

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ITINERARY

Day 1

WELCOME TO THE COLOMBIAN COFFEE REGION

Upon your arrival whether at Pereira, or Armenia International Airports (with codes PEI, and AXM respectively), our staff will be waiting for you at the gate. They will assist you with your luggage and ensure the safe transportation of you, your bike, gear, and fellow biking enthusiasts to your chosen accommodation.
For those already be in the Quindio department, our team will coordinate with you to arrange a convenient pick-up from your lodging. In the evening our crew will meet you and we´re going to enjoy a great welcome dinner and organize all the details about our MTB tour.

Day 2

Southwest Salento Trails

Our adventure begins early in the morning when our trail hunters team will pick you up from your place of lodging. We will then embark on a 4×4 vehicle to ascend the Central Mountain Range by a road locally known as ‘La Linea‘. This road serves as the primary route across the Colombian Central Mountain Range. Our starting point for this exhilarating journey on the ‘Venteaderos Trail‘ will be at an elevation of 3,000 meters (10,006 feet).

 

Venteaderos Trail

Our Enduro MTB adventure will commence with the first trail of the day, named ‘Venteaderos‘. This thrilling 2.43-kilometer singletrack has an elevation loss of 361 meters through lush Andean cloud forests and tree plantations, offering an exhilarating Enduro mountain biking experience amidst breathtaking natural surroundings.’ 

 

 

La Selva Trail

After completing the Ventiaderos trail and eating some snacks, we will ride for 5 minutes to our second adventure, ‘La Selva trail‘. This 3.6 km singletrack descent boasts a 587-meter elevation loss and takes you through the enchanting understory of Andean forests and pine plantations. Be prepared to tackle entertaining rock gardens and root-filled sections along this remarkable trail.

 

Parapentes Trail

After finishing the La Selva Trail, we’ll embark on a 20-minute ride in search of El Castillo’s hilltop, which marks the beginning of our third adventure of the day, the ‘Parapentes Trail.’ This trail offers an exhilarating 4.7-kilometer singletrack experience, with a descent of 743 meters through lush coffee plantations and sub-Andean natural forests. By sure, this is the trail with the best panoramic views of the coffee region of Quindio department. This trail starts at an elevation of 2257 meters and ends at 1567 meters near to the city of Calarca and Armenia. Prior to commencing our descent along the Parapentes Trail, we’ll have the opportunity to meet with a local peasant family who will graciously treat us to a cup of their region’s finest coffee and a traditional breakfast.

 

 

Following the ride, a delectable lunch in a traditional local farm awaits you, serving as a well-deserved reward for successfully tackling the day’s cycling challenge. This satisfying meal will not only refuel your energy but also provide a delightful cultural culinary experience that complements your adventure.

 

 

Day 3

SALENTO TRAILS

Explore the thrill of enduro mountain biking in Salento, Colombia, on an adventure that begins in the town’s main park, where you can taste a traditional coffee from local farms. We’ll then hop into a 4×4 vehicle to ascend the Central Mountain Range, reaching an elevation of 3,050 meters (10,006 feet), the starting point for our exhilarating journey on the «Nieblas trail».

 

 

Nieblas Trail

This 3.9 km singletrack trail boasts a 514-meter elevation loss, weaving through Andean jungles and tree plantations. Before starting to descend the Nieblas trail, we will meet a peasant family who will share with us a typical breakfast of the region.

 

 

Alegrias Trail

The end of the Nieblas trail marks the start of our next adventure on the «Alegrias trail», a 5.8 km singletrack descent with a 791-meter elevation loss.  Widely regarded as the best trail in the Quindio department, Alegrias offers breathtaking vistas and diverse terrains. Expect to encounter grasslands, rock gardens, root-filled paths, Andean forests, tree plantations, and pure creeks as you traverse this remarkable trail.

 

 

After the ride, if you so desire, you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in the culture of Salento. You can wander through its colorful streets, discover its local crafts and meet its lovely inhabitants. In the village, a delightful lunch awaits you, serving as a reward for conquering the day’s cycling challenge.

 

 

 

Day 4

SEE YOU NEXT TIME!

You can have a delicious breakfast and relax for the rest in the morning. We will be waiting for you in a new adventure!

 

 

THE TOUR GUIDES

Our bilingual guides will be with you every step of the way during this cycling adventure, supporting you with sport drinks, snacks and basic mechanics, ensuring that your experience is as enjoyable as it can be.

SIMON – Enduro Guide
SERGIO – Enduro | XC Guide

Day 1

WELCOME TO THE COLOMBIAN COFFEE REGION

Upon your arrival whether at Pereira, or Armenia International Airports (with codes PEI, and AXM respectively), our staff will be waiting for you at the gate. They will assist you with your luggage and ensure the safe transportation of you, your bike, gear, and fellow biking enthusiasts to your chosen accommodation.
For those already be in the Quindio department, our team will coordinate with you to arrange a convenient pick-up from your lodging. In the evening our crew will meet you and we´re going to enjoy a great welcome dinner and organize all the details about our MTB tour.

Day 2

Southwest Salento Trails

Our adventure begins early in the morning when our trail hunters team will pick you up from your place of lodging. We will then embark on a 4×4 vehicle to ascend the Central Mountain Range by a road locally known as ‘La Linea‘. This road serves as the primary route across the Colombian Central Mountain Range. Our starting point for this exhilarating journey on the ‘Venteaderos Trail‘ will be at an elevation of 3,000 meters (10,006 feet).

 

Venteaderos Trail

Our Enduro MTB adventure will commence with the first trail of the day, named ‘Venteaderos‘. This thrilling 2.43-kilometer singletrack has an elevation loss of 361 meters through lush Andean cloud forests and tree plantations, offering an exhilarating Enduro mountain biking experience amidst breathtaking natural surroundings.’ 

 

 

La Selva Trail

After completing the Ventiaderos trail and eating some snacks, we will ride for 5 minutes to our second adventure, ‘La Selva trail‘. This 3.6 km singletrack descent boasts a 587-meter elevation loss and takes you through the enchanting understory of Andean forests and pine plantations. Be prepared to tackle entertaining rock gardens and root-filled sections along this remarkable trail.

 

Parapentes Trail

After finishing the La Selva Trail, we’ll embark on a 20-minute ride in search of El Castillo’s hilltop, which marks the beginning of our third adventure of the day, the ‘Parapentes Trail.’ This trail offers an exhilarating 4.7-kilometer singletrack experience, with a descent of 743 meters through lush coffee plantations and sub-Andean natural forests. By sure, this is the trail with the best panoramic views of the coffee region of Quindio department. This trail starts at an elevation of 2257 meters and ends at 1567 meters near to the city of Calarca and Armenia. Prior to commencing our descent along the Parapentes Trail, we’ll have the opportunity to meet with a local peasant family who will graciously treat us to a cup of their region’s finest coffee and a traditional breakfast.

 

 

Following the ride, a delectable lunch in a traditional local farm awaits you, serving as a well-deserved reward for successfully tackling the day’s cycling challenge. This satisfying meal will not only refuel your energy but also provide a delightful cultural culinary experience that complements your adventure.

 

 

Day 3

SALENTO TRAILS

Explore the thrill of enduro mountain biking in Salento, Colombia, on an adventure that begins in the town’s main park, where you can taste a traditional coffee from local farms. We’ll then hop into a 4×4 vehicle to ascend the Central Mountain Range, reaching an elevation of 3,050 meters (10,006 feet), the starting point for our exhilarating journey on the «Nieblas trail».

 

 

Nieblas Trail

This 3.9 km singletrack trail boasts a 514-meter elevation loss, weaving through Andean jungles and tree plantations. Before starting to descend the Nieblas trail, we will meet a peasant family who will share with us a typical breakfast of the region.

 

 

Alegrias Trail

The end of the Nieblas trail marks the start of our next adventure on the «Alegrias trail», a 5.8 km singletrack descent with a 791-meter elevation loss.  Widely regarded as the best trail in the Quindio department, Alegrias offers breathtaking vistas and diverse terrains. Expect to encounter grasslands, rock gardens, root-filled paths, Andean forests, tree plantations, and pure creeks as you traverse this remarkable trail.

 

 

After the ride, if you so desire, you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in the culture of Salento. You can wander through its colorful streets, discover its local crafts and meet its lovely inhabitants. In the village, a delightful lunch awaits you, serving as a reward for conquering the day’s cycling challenge.

 

 

 

Day 4

SEE YOU NEXT TIME!

You can have a delicious breakfast and relax for the rest in the morning. We will be waiting for you in a new adventure!

 

 

THE TOUR GUIDES

Our bilingual guides will be with you every step of the way during this cycling adventure, supporting you with sport drinks, snacks and basic mechanics, ensuring that your experience is as enjoyable as it can be.

SIMON – Enduro Guide
SERGIO – Enduro | XC Guide

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Quindio - 3 Nights

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To book a tour, you can pay the total value or make a deposit of at least 20% of the total value. To do this, give us your basic information and our team will provide you with an international payment link.

To custom your experience, just contact us and tell us how you want your trip? Our team will help you to customize your mountain bike adventure! We take you anywhere, anytime! There is not a problem if you have companions or family, we have customized activities off bike.

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