The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, at 5,775m the highest coastal mountain range on the planet, makes the Colombian Caribbean one of the most diverse coasts in the world. Its stalky-contrasting
geography houses all climates, from the tropical dry forest to the cloud forest, the barren plateau and the eternal glacier. It is the number one place in the world in diversity of indigenous
birds and offers a variety of waterfalls and lookouts with spectacular views towards the Caribbean Sea, the Big Marsh of Santa Marta and the snowy peaks.
Day 1 From Santa Marta we drive in a 4x4 car up to Minca, a nice and tranquil village at 600 m above sea level. Here we receive the technical induction and details of the cycle route from our
guide. Then we start our journey on mountain bike, first climbing the Marinka Valley to the Waterfall of Arimaka, where we have time for a refreshing dip in the water. Afterwards we continue
uphill to a beautiful viewing point for a breather while enjoying the views of the Sea and the Great Marsh of Santa Marta. We continue, this time downhill, to the village of El Campano and via
fun downhill tracks, covered by Guaduas (type of bamboo), to the La Victoria Coffee Farm. Here we get a tour of about 1 hour where we are introduced to how this gorgeous old coffee, with 40 acres
of coffee plantation, works with its original machines, which run a unique, clean production system based on the natural power of water. After a good cup of coffee and a snack we continue along
the steep and beautiful internal paths of the farm to Casas Viejas, where we get to spend the night with a spectacular view of Santa Marta and the Caribbean Sea. If you still have any energy
left, you could accompany us to a tour for another hour on paths around this area that offer beautiful views. At dawn we get to enjoy the stunning sunrise from the terrace of our hotel.
Day 2 Today is a day full of challenges and adventure. We start with an early breakfast to be on the bikes at 6 a.m. Our route today takes us through various thermal floors and the first stop
will be after 5km at "La Y", where we rest, rehydrate and savor the excellent view. We continue on a rocky and technical route, crossing the cloud forest and the Natural Reserve of El Dorado
until arriving at the viewing point of Los Pinos. With some luck we get a glimpse of the snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada. We continue the last few kilometers to our final destination, Mountain
Cerro Kennedy. At the summit we make a small toast, stretch, eat and drink something and start our descent of 2,200m full of adrenaline to Minca. Here we end our adventurous mountain biking with
a good beer and drive back to Santa Marta in our 4x4 Jeep.
• Most of the tour is accompanied by one or more 4x4 cars. The only route where this is not possible is between the Coffee Farm La Victoria and the Lodge in
Casas Viejas on the first day.
• Participants can at any time leave their bike and continue the tour in our support vehicle. But under no circumstances can we drive down participants
individually to Minca. This person should continue to accompany the group or there would be an additional cost for individual transport back to town.
• For every 4 participants we will have a companion guide, a support car and a spare bike. In the support car we carry a repair kit and first aid kit.
Conditions and physical requirement: This tour requires a good physical condition and a certain skill in handling a bicycle. It is ideal for people who maintain a normal but active life and enjoy
nature and adventure.