Cycling holiday in Colombia

In the last 10 years the number of tourist visiting Colombia has been tripled, and at the moment Colombia is the most popular holiday destination. The biggest reason for this huge increase is thanks to the peace agreement between the Santos government and the FARC. After signing the agreement, the mindset of foreigners regarding safety in Colombia has changed drastically. Where ten years ago Colombia would be a destination for backpackers or adventure-seekers, the South-American country now welcomes families, luxury travelers and retired couples. Another big increasing group are cyclists. Colombia has a rich cycling history, and with the current…

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Cycling in the heart of Colombia

Directly after visiting Colombia for the first time as a backpacker I knew it; I had to come back to this amazing country to discover more. And this time not with a heavy backpack, but with my bike! This is my story about cycling in the heart of Colombia. Some history Colombia has a rich cycling history, getting first worldwide recognition with Martín Emilio Rodriguez, also known as “Cochise". Currently Colombia is enjoying the successes of a very talented generation including Nairo Quintana, Esteban Chaves and Rigoberto Uran. All these have won important stages in the grand tours, and these weren't…

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