The wild trails of the Colombian Andean jungles

Take your bike, take a deep breath and let's go to shred twelve wild trails that together have 5600 meters of elevation. Grab hard your handlebars because diverse terrains full of sand, rocks, mud, roots will challenge your line.

Ride general description

If you are one of those cyclists who want an epic adventure, remote roads, mix with the local culture and live a good ride that has aggressive descents and at the same time demanding ascents and rides, this is the perfect mountain bike tour.

The setting for this tour is the center of Colombia in the “coffee axis”. This region is located in the center of the country in the departments of Caldas, Quindío and Risaralda and is known for being the epicenter of national coffee production.

These characteristics bring with them an unprecedented cultural, ecological, historical and even social burden. For this reason, UNESCO proclaimed it as intangible heritage of humanity and called it “Coffee Cultural Landscape (PCC)”.

At Trail Hunters we have made a perfect mix of a good bike, the most exciting descents, amazing landscapes. Mixed all this with our coffee culture, our gastronomy and the warmth of its people.

From the cold paramos near the Nevado del Ruíz at almost 4000 meters above sea level to the warm banks of the Cauca River, we will ride horse and mule singletracks, unpaved roads and rocky coffee plantations in the steep mountains of the Colombian coffee region. This Mountain bike tour is made up of three days of riding in Caldas and Quindío that combine technical and natural descents with the best gastronomy, the best accommodation in the region and the best cup of coffee.

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!BOOK THIS ADVENTURE NOW!

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 MANIZALES!

Our team will be waiting for you at Hacienda Venecia. One of the most recognized Coffee farm in the country. This is a working coffee farm near Manizales with more than 100 years of tradition. In the midst of vast coffee fields and a picturesque and exuberant environment that includes native trees and water springs, in this authentic traditional house we will live a unique experience and we will be truly immersed in the landscape and culture of Colombian coffee.

Take advantage of the afternoon to get your bike ready and then take a walk through its charming trails in the middle of coffee plantations.

Day 2

THE BEST OF MANIZALES BIKE PARK

The escenary for this enduro tour is the mountainous region surrounding the beautiful city of Manizales (department of Caldas), considered the city with the highest quality of life in all of Colombia, it is located on slopes that surround the immaculate whiteness of the Ruiz Volcano. , the snowy “Santa Isabel” and “el cisne”. Manizales is recognized in Colombia as the capital of the mountain and among mountain bikers it is recognized as the capital of Enduro MTB, since it hides numerous singletracks with the ideal conditions to travel safely and fun.

We will start our enduro MTB tour in the morning pedaling from the city of Manizales. Without a doubt this day will be a great adventure, because we will descend four favorite singletracks; We will descend the famous singletracks of “La morenita”, “Narnia” and “Densa”, these are trails with extreme slopes and closed curves that will put all your technique and knowledge of Enduro MTB to the test.

We will also have the privilege of descending “Panamericano”, a singletrack that crosses forests and guadua bridges. Densa and Panamericano are tracks that have been the scene of numerous Enduro MTB and Downhill national championships, they were even part of the Enduro World Series in 2018.

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Day 3

COFFEE TRAILS

This bike day is an incredible ride that perfectly mixes bike park-style Enduro trails and All-mountain-style Natural trails. In addition, it allows us to know the true essence of the Coffee Cultural Landscape. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Our day will start touring the best trails in Neira. A small and beautiful coffee municipality near Manizales. The community of local riders in the area have created trails themselves that will take the adrenaline to the limit! Then we will pedal a bit on some roads and rocky paths that will take us to see the most beautiful landscapes of the Cauca River Canyon with natural trails that will once again test our ability on the bike.

We will close with a flourish. We will finish our ride with two of the most famous trails in the country: “Bisoño” and “El Infernal”. They are tracks that have been the scene of numerous national Enduro MTB and downhill championships.

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Day 4

REST DAY

This will be our rest day. There will be several tourist options so you can visit around the city and get to know something about the Coffee Cultural Landscape, proclaimed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

You can take advantage of your day to get to know the city of Manizales (it is only 25 minutes away by car), take an amazing coffee tour, or simply relax with the spaces of Hacienda Venecia. At the end of the day, we will change hotels and move to the department of Quindío

Day 5

SALENTO TRAILS

On this thrilling enduro day tour, you’ll conquer two extensive and exhilarating trails situated in the pristine highlands of Salento municipality, nestled within Colombia’s picturesque Quindio department, part of the UNESCO-listed Coffee Cultural Landscape. These two trails are known by the local mountain biking community as the ‘Nieblas Trail’ and the ‘Alegrias Trail’, these trails collectively span an impressive 9.7 km and boast an elevation loss of 1,305 meters. These iconic trails, Nieblas and Alegrias, have played host to numerous prestigious national downhill and enduro competitions, including the renowned National Enduro Cup of Colombia.

 

 

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.

 

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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.

 

 

Due to the fact that Alegrias and Nieblas trails cross the protected natural area called “Distritos Regionales de Manejo Integrado de la Cuenca Alta del Río Quindío de Salento», such trails are a popular destination for Mountain bike travelers seeking natural beauty and coffee culture immersion.

 

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.

 

 

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 MANIZALES!

Our team will be waiting for you at Hacienda Venecia. One of the most recognized Coffee farm in the country. This is a working coffee farm near Manizales with more than 100 years of tradition. In the midst of vast coffee fields and a picturesque and exuberant environment that includes native trees and water springs, in this authentic traditional house we will live a unique experience and we will be truly immersed in the landscape and culture of Colombian coffee.

Take advantage of the afternoon to get your bike ready and then take a walk through its charming trails in the middle of coffee plantations.

Day 2

THE BEST OF MANIZALES BIKE PARK

The escenary for this enduro tour is the mountainous region surrounding the beautiful city of Manizales (department of Caldas), considered the city with the highest quality of life in all of Colombia, it is located on slopes that surround the immaculate whiteness of the Ruiz Volcano. , the snowy “Santa Isabel” and “el cisne”. Manizales is recognized in Colombia as the capital of the mountain and among mountain bikers it is recognized as the capital of Enduro MTB, since it hides numerous singletracks with the ideal conditions to travel safely and fun.

We will start our enduro MTB tour in the morning pedaling from the city of Manizales. Without a doubt this day will be a great adventure, because we will descend four favorite singletracks; We will descend the famous singletracks of “La morenita”, “Narnia” and “Densa”, these are trails with extreme slopes and closed curves that will put all your technique and knowledge of Enduro MTB to the test.

We will also have the privilege of descending “Panamericano”, a singletrack that crosses forests and guadua bridges. Densa and Panamericano are tracks that have been the scene of numerous Enduro MTB and Downhill national championships, they were even part of the Enduro World Series in 2018.

Mountain bike tours and holidays in Colombia

Day 3

COFFEE TRAILS

This bike day is an incredible ride that perfectly mixes bike park-style Enduro trails and All-mountain-style Natural trails. In addition, it allows us to know the true essence of the Coffee Cultural Landscape. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Our day will start touring the best trails in Neira. A small and beautiful coffee municipality near Manizales. The community of local riders in the area have created trails themselves that will take the adrenaline to the limit! Then we will pedal a bit on some roads and rocky paths that will take us to see the most beautiful landscapes of the Cauca River Canyon with natural trails that will once again test our ability on the bike.

We will close with a flourish. We will finish our ride with two of the most famous trails in the country: “Bisoño” and “El Infernal”. They are tracks that have been the scene of numerous national Enduro MTB and downhill championships.

Enduro mountain bike tours

Day 4

REST DAY

This will be our rest day. There will be several tourist options so you can visit around the city and get to know something about the Coffee Cultural Landscape, proclaimed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

You can take advantage of your day to get to know the city of Manizales (it is only 25 minutes away by car), take an amazing coffee tour, or simply relax with the spaces of Hacienda Venecia. At the end of the day, we will change hotels and move to the department of Quindío

Day 5

SALENTO TRAILS

On this thrilling enduro day tour, you’ll conquer two extensive and exhilarating trails situated in the pristine highlands of Salento municipality, nestled within Colombia’s picturesque Quindio department, part of the UNESCO-listed Coffee Cultural Landscape. These two trails are known by the local mountain biking community as the ‘Nieblas Trail’ and the ‘Alegrias Trail’, these trails collectively span an impressive 9.7 km and boast an elevation loss of 1,305 meters. These iconic trails, Nieblas and Alegrias, have played host to numerous prestigious national downhill and enduro competitions, including the renowned National Enduro Cup of Colombia.

 

 

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.

 

 

Due to the fact that Alegrias and Nieblas trails cross the protected natural area called “Distritos Regionales de Manejo Integrado de la Cuenca Alta del Río Quindío de Salento», such trails are a popular destination for Mountain bike travelers seeking natural beauty and coffee culture immersion.

 

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.

 

 

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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TESTIMONIALS

from the tour (The wild trails of the Colombian Andean jungles)
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El viaje partió siendo una experiencia única desde que aterrizamos en Pereira y nos recibió Sergio y Simón. La buena onda, el conocimiento y el profesionalismo de los guías te dan la tranquilidad para disfrutar todo el viaje. Fuimos a Nevados del Ruiz a hacer la ruta El Desquite, donde los paisajes, la naturaleza y la ruta misma son inolvidables, fue muy entretenido y duro a veces, pero a eso íbamos y fue mucho más de lo que esperábamos. También hicimos un trail de Salento, donde se realizan competencias de downhill, uff ahí si que conocimos el nivel de esos senderos. Trail Hunters no fue solo una excelente experiencia de MTB, fue mucho más que eso, también fueron unos muy buenos guías turísticos , conociendo lugares y tour gastronómico, aprendes mucho de la cultura y de los lugares. En resumen totalmente recomendado (you rock guys!)
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El recorrido que hice desde Manizales con TrailHunters fue la mejor experienza que tuve para visitar la región cafetera, atravesando plantaciones de bananos, caña y café, descubriendo unos pueblitos hermosos perdidos en las montañas. Los guías son muy buenos para explicar y acompañar durante todo el esfuerzo, muy profesionales y muy amistosos. Gracias por trasmitir su pasión!!
Sebas S
Sebas S
Chile
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El viaje partió siendo una experiencia única desde que aterrizamos en Pereira y nos recibió Sergio y Simón. La buena onda, el conocimiento y el profesionalismo de los guías te dan la tranquilidad para disfrutar todo el viaje. Fuimos a Nevados del Ruiz a hacer la ruta El Desquite, donde los paisajes, la naturaleza y la ruta misma son inolvidables, fue muy entretenido y duro a veces, pero a eso íbamos y fue mucho más de lo que esperábamos. También hicimos un trail de Salento, donde se realizan competencias de downhill, uff ahí si que conocimos el nivel de esos senderos. Trail Hunters no fue solo una excelente experiencia de MTB, fue mucho más que eso, también fueron unos muy buenos guías turísticos , conociendo lugares y tour gastronómico, aprendes mucho de la cultura y de los lugares. En resumen totalmente recomendado (you rock guys!)
Alexandre
Alexandre
France
Leer más
El recorrido que hice desde Manizales con TrailHunters fue la mejor experienza que tuve para visitar la región cafetera, atravesando plantaciones de bananos, caña y café, descubriendo unos pueblitos hermosos perdidos en las montañas. Los guías son muy buenos para explicar y acompañar durante todo el esfuerzo, muy profesionales y muy amistosos. Gracias por trasmitir su pasión!!

!BOOK THIS ADVENTURE NOW!

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.

Fields marked with an *are required.

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