Travesía el Desquite

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The Colombian coffee area will be unforgettable when pedaling from the cold snowy mountains of the volcano of the Ruiz to more than 4,000 meters above sea level to the heat of the Sub-Andean jungle (coffee zone), with the perfect scenarios to practice mountain climbing in amazing landscapes and incredible descents. Do you want more?

“El Desquite” is a mules and horses route and is internationally recognized because in just 35 kilometers away it descends almost 2000 meters high. Dare to roll down this challenging and demanding trail!

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This tour is perfect for riders who want to live a perfect combination of technical descense and challenging ascend. Due to the diversity of its terrain and topography; rock gardens, slides, closed curves, slippery areas and slopes that can exceed 45.2° of inclination will fill this day with pure adventure and adrenaline.

What is included?

Snacks and hydration during the bike tour

Transfers and assistance only during the tour

Specialized bilingual Mountain Bike guides (Spanish and English)

Photos and videos to tell the world the best experience of your life

Medical assistance card during the tour

Breakfast and lunch at the end of the tour

What is not included?

Glasses, gloves, knee protection and elbow protection

What is not specified runs on your own

Difficulty level

If you want to encourage yourself to do this adventure you need this minimum of criteria:

Physical level: you are great fans of the bike. The bike has become a lifestyle so you roll between 3 or 4 times per week. you don’t have problem in making routes that exceed 50 kilometers and with effort up to 70 kilometers of mountain. Your routine departures on weekend can sometimes last up to 6 hours in total.

Level of technical ability: The cyclist of this level enjoys descending on single tracks. They are trails or narrow roads only one rider passes simultaneously and although there are obstacles and different terrain if done slowly enjoy them. These types of roads are only made in one direction.


Start time: 06:00 AM.

End Time: between 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Early in the morning we will travel by car from the city of Manizales to reach the top of the central mountain range in the vicinity of Nevado del Ruiz, a place known locally as “Páramo de Letras” which is located at about 3800 m.a.s.l. In this place we will begin our adventure in bike riding by uncovered paths and roads that cross a unique ecosystem of the tropical Andes, with a bit of luck and a good eye we will be able to observe wildlife such as theAndean Bear, the Andean CondorBearded helmetcrest hummingbird, etc. After a few kilometers of road we will start one of the most exciting descents of Colombia: “El Desquite”, which with its 35.2 km of length is considered one of the longest trails for the Enduro MTB (All Mountain).

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Taking into account that our bike tours are private, the price depends on the number of riders that will be part of your group. Do not worry if you do not have a group, our bike tours are designed to be done even from a single rider.

Contact the Trail Hunters team through the forms found on the website or through the email:, tell us the number of riders who will live this adventure, the chosen bike tour and the date in what you would like to do; A Trail Hunters rider staff will contact you to send you the prices and the corresponding information.

Reviews (1)

1 review for Travesía el Desquite

  1. Maurice, Germany

    My girlfriend and I did the Desquite trail with Simon and Juan yesterday and had a great time! The green mountains around Manizales are amazing for mountain biking. The trail is challenging both physically and technically but if you do single-track enduro mountain biking on a regular basis, you will like the trip (you can always walk parts that are too steep or sketchy). The guiding was professional. The trip was very well organized. We enjoyed great, local food along the way including an energizing breakfast and delicious home-made baked goods in a farm house in the afternoon. The bikes were almost new. Overall a great experience!

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