Guatape County Bike Tour, 1 Day

Days: 1
EFFORT: Easy to Moderate
FROM: $100

Activities: Biking, Sightseeing, Multi-eco-culture Encounters

One of our favorite cross country mountain bike tours explores de lush valleys, mountains and lake area west of Medellin. We cycle along a scenic cloud forest and farmland, visit colonial Guatape, and climb the Peñol Rock that stands over 200 meters high. Around Gautape, we enjoy the super scenic reservoir with fiord-like inlets that create hundreds of recreational areas along its shores. This full day adventure offers varied riding terrain, historic colonial towns, great guides, good food, and top-of-the-line Trek mountain bikes.

Trip Highlights

  • Top biking adventure west of Medellin.
  • Varied cloud forest, farmland and lake ecosystems.
  • Explore uniquely decorated streets in colonial Guatape.
  • Climb the 642 steps to the top of El Peñon Rock overlook (optional).
  • Enjoy top-of-the-line Trek Remedy mountain bikes.
  • Get free photos from your day of adventure.
  • Traveler’s insurance protection


We drive west from Medellin, along rich farmland where some of the best world’s flowers produced. We begin with a small ascent along farmland with views back to colonial Granada. At the ridge we begin riding through sections of endemic cloud forest. We stop for photos that will be shared with our riding group. As we approach Guatape, we can see the lake that expands for hundreds of square kilometers, as well as the famous Peñol Rock that stands over the region at 200 meters. Along the way we refueled with snacks and drinks before reaching colonial Guatape. This town is an important tourist destination for its colorful buildings and decorations along streets. After a typical Antioquia lunch, we explore town and can climb the 642 stairs to the top of Peñol Rock. Other activities in the area such as rock climbing can be arranged. We return to Medellin in the late afternoon.

Professional, Bilingual Guides, Private Vehicle Support, TREK Remedy, dual suspension bike, and full protective equipment (helmet, gloves, kneepads, elbow pads), hearty lunch, snacks and drinks

This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to seasonal changes and inclement weather conditions.


TRAVEL TIME: Approx. 2 hours each way (depending on traffic)
ACTIVITY DURATION: 4 to 5 hours per day
SEASON: Year Round
WEATHER: Daytime temperatures in the area average 70º F to 95º F (15º C to 30º C)
WHAT TO BRING: Hat, sun glasses, layered clothing, sunblock and insect repellent.  A fresh change for the drive to the city is recommended.

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