We’re obviously delighted that you’re signing up for La Leyenda, but now you need to get to Cali for the start of the race! We’ve put together the following Travel guide which will be useful for all participants, whether you’re coming from Colombia or further afield.
TRAVELLING TO AND FROM CALI
Cali will be the start of the fifth edition of La Leyenda and is located in the department of Valle del Cauca, Jorge Alfonso Bonilla is the nearest Airport (CLO) and is a short 30 minute taxi ride to the city centre.
If you are travelling from within Colombia in your own transport, Cali is approximately 10 hours from Bogotá or 8 hours from Medellin.
ACCOMODATION IN CALI
Please also remember that accommodation in Cali before the Prologue and after Stage 6 is not included in any package. A list of recommended hotels will be available here soon.
Colombia is a tropical country, but with huge contrasts in climates, flora and fauna due to the constant changes in altitude formed by the country’s three mountain chains. Being in the tropics requires certain basic precautions against diseases, which are generally easily avoided, but can be serious if contracted. We recommend consulting an external source such as NHS fitfortravel (UK) or the US State Department for further advice about vaccinations that should be taken before travel and precautions to take once here. You should plan for any vaccinations at least a month before you fly to Colombia.
Colombia is a very welcoming country to foreigners, in general, but you should check the official Colombia Travel page to see if you will be required to apply for a visa prior to travelling. If you plan to stay for more than 60 days you will have to consult the Colombian Consulate in your home country to see which Visa you will be required to apply for. You will also be liable to pay a Departure Tax of USD $38 at the airport to leave the country which is waived if staying under 60 days.