WHAT'S INCLUDED

La Leyenda has been designed to offer racers and supporters packages that will please a range of tastes and budgets, all of which offer a full, professional level of race service. We offer 3 packages for racers Altiplano, Paramo and Nevado please read through the information below carefully so you can select the best package for you and your teammate (both racers must have the same package).

ALTIPLANO PACKAGE
$ 995,000.00 (COP) per person

Please note accommodation, main meals and transport to and from the start finish line are NOT included in the Altiplano package (except from the finish of stage 4 at Cementos Caldas to Termales del Otoño where we will transfer you and your bike).

LUGGAGE STORAGE

Any luggage that is not needed during the race (bike boxes, extra suitcases etc) will need to be stored in your hotel and collected at the end of the race, during the race we will transport one bag up to 100L in size, in which you should put all of your necessary clothes for cycling and the evening, medication, electronic devices, free time material etc, this will be your only bag for the 7 days of racing, please note your bag will not be accessible until the end of each stage on transfer days. You will NOT receive the official La Leyenda race bag as part of the Altiplano package so will need to provide your own.

If, for whatever reason, you have to leave the race early, it is your responsibility to get to the final destination we will assist you where possible with transport and advice.

REGISTRATION PACK

We're delighted that you've chosen to take part in La Leyenda and you'll be rewarded with some personal Leyenda merchandise to take home with you to show your friends and family. Inside your Leyenda Race Bag you’ll receive an exclusive Leyenda Race Jersey, bike number with timing chip, bib number, bike number stickers, Leyenda Racebook and personalised Leyenda ID bracelet which must be worn throughout the race.

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LEYENDA SAFETTI RACE JERSEY

All racers will receive a Safetti Jersey made from "SUPER LEGGERO" fabric (Polyester 93.6% and 6.4% elastane), designed for competitive cyclists, with an anatomical cut, breathable, light weight fabric (108 g/m2) with partial UPF protection, mesh sides and upper back, flat seam, non-slip elastic strip, 3 back pockets and Italian Azo-Free skin friendly inks.

LEYENDA RACEBOOK

All racers will receive the official Leyenda Racebook with information about the route, towns, Colombia, flora and fauna, sponsors, logistics etc.

RACE BAG TRANSFERS

On transfer days you sign your bag in at the bag lorry and it will be transported to the end of that day's stage, where you will be able to pick it up after leaving your bike for washing and basic maintenance. You must show your Leyenda ID bracelet when signing your bag in and out.

GARMIN ROUTE DATA

GPX data for the route will be made available to all Leyenda racers a couple of days before the race.

AID ZONES - HYDRATION, NUTRITION AND MECHANICAL SUPPORT

Each stage will have several aid stations (1 to 3, depending on length, altitude and temperatures) with opportunities to fill up your bottles with water or energy drinks, and also easy to eat, high energy snacks in the form of fruits, cakes, sugary snacks and small boiled potatoes. The aid stations will be shown on the elevation profiles in the Route section of the website and also in the Leyenda Racebook. Upon finishing each stage recovery nutrition and hydration will be available near the finish line.

Sponsors Shimano & Specialized will have mechanics available at selected aid stations who will be able to help with quick repairs to your bike, and also have basic parts available for sale, that can be paid for at the end of the stage in the race village. It should be pointed out, however, that you should be able to carry out basic repairs to your bike should problems arise between aid stations or mechanics not being available, such as fixing a puncture, fixing a chain, adjusting brake calipers etc, and not depend on mechanics at aid stations. All bikes will receive a wash at the end of each stage, and also lubrication of chains.

24 HOUR MEDICAL SUPPORT

Medical support will also be available around the clock during the race and in all the host towns from fully qualified Doctors, Paramedics and Nurses.

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DEFENSA CIVIL RESCUE AND PARAMEDIC SUPPORT

As well as logistical support for your time on the bike, we'll also be ensuring your safety is our number one priority. There will be motorcycles and 4x4 ambulances placed strategically along the route with fully qualified doctors, paramedics and nurses. Some stages will go above 3,000m for a prolonged period and just above 4,000 m for a short time. We are well aware of the risks this entails and are taking the relevant altitude precautions. Should any problems arise with AMS all staff will be trained in the necessary procedures and we will be assisted by the Defensa Civil (Colombian Mountain Rescue). Oxygen will be available and additional vehicles if you need to be taken to a lower altitude quickly. It should be pointed out that if you are flying from overseas, you will arrive to Manizales at an altitude of about 2,160m it is advisable to arrive a few days before the race to begin the acclimatisation process.

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POLICE SUPPORT

We will have the full support of the Colombian Police Force throughout the race with a team of officers specially assigned to the race and also the local police force in each town. Together they will help manage traffic control, route safety and security in host towns. However, we advise you to stick to the right hand side of the road at all times.

We understand that you want to focus on your riding without having to worry about taking a wrong turn, or having other vehicles and spectators blocking the road so we will have lead out motorbikes in front of the riders clearing the way, race marshals with radio communication located at regular distances in case of any problems, and also the support of the Colombian police for additional logistical, security support and the control of traffic at strategic locations. Official vehicles will also carry race logistics personnel so they can monitor what's going on and make sure every stage runs as smoothly as possible and the crowd know you're on your way and will be ready to cheer you on and give a huge Colombian welcome, especially when we pass some of the smaller, lesser visited villages on the route where everyone will be out supporting the race!

ELECTRONIC TIMING WITH ONLINE RESULTS

Our timing partner Chronotrack will provide the following services so results will be available in real time directly from the race. Anywhere in the world anyone will know when a racer crosses a checkpoint or the finish line via the following:

  • Dedicated results page available on their website.
  • SMS for racers and followers (phone numbers from any country)
  • Updates on Facebook and Twitter for fans and racers.

A few days before the event we will publish a link through which you can register for the above services.

In addition to live results Chronotrack will also make available video and photographs of each contestant as they cross the finish line. This can be shared on social media as well.

BROOM WAGON

The broom wagon will be for any riders who are unable to carry on due to injury or technical problems, and will run at the back of the route throughout the entirety of that day's racing to the finish. It should be pointed out that if you board the broom wagon you will be classed as DNF (did not finish) for that stage.

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BIKE WASH

All bikes will be washed, dried, have their chain lubricated and brakes checked. There will be the opportunity to buy spare parts at the end of stage from Shimano and Specialized, which must be paid for before the start of the final stage (however we also recommend you bring spare parts of your own for a list of recommendations see the What to Pack section).

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LEYENDA FINISHERS T-SHIRT AND MEDAL

We're well aware that we've put together a mighty challenge in La Leyenda, and so upon finishing the 7 stages, you'll be rewarded with an exclusive finisher's Leyenda T-Shirt, Medal and Espresso Cup, to proudly show off on your return home. To qualify for a finisher's Leyenda T-Shirt, Medal and Espresso Cup you must finish the race in full, without being timed out of a stage.

END OF RACE PARTY

The end of race party will be a celebration of your week's intense racing across Colombia, with food and drinks available to purchase from the fully stocked bar, allowing you to finally sit back, relax and reflect on this momentous achievement with your fellow Racers.

PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE

Public liability insurance is taken care of thanks to our sponsors WeSura however you will need your own private medical/health insurance for the race.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Airport transfers *
  • Luggage and bike bag storage during the race
  • Main meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Accommodation before, during and after the race **
  • Bike servicing beyond washing, drying, chain lubrication and brake testing except for Nevado Level participants ***
  • Secure Bike Storage
  • Daily massages sold separately ****
  • Laundry service.
  • Alcohol will be available to buy in all locations if required
  • Medical/Health Insurance (obligatory)
  • Personal Accident insurance (optional and highly recommended)
  • Property Damage insurance
  • And anything that is not outlined in “What’s Included”

* Manizales will be the start of the second edition of La Leyenda and is located in the department of Caldas, La Nubia is the nearest Airport (MZL) and is a short 20 minute taxi ride to the city centre. Alternatively Pereira located 1 hour to the south of Manizales also has the Matecaña Airport (PEI).

** Please note accommodation is not included before, during or after the race and it is your responsibility to organise accommodation. However, we can recommend the following accommodation which caters for a variety of budgets all of whom can deal with English speaking customers and accept credit card payments or international bank transfers.

*** Riders should be able and prepared to perform regular maintenance on their bicycles during the race (fixing punctures, replacing brake pads, fixing broken chains etc). We strongly recommend getting your bike comprehensively serviced prior to the race. Technical support will available only at selected Aid Stations during the stages. There will be technical support available with spare parts for purchase (subject to availability) at the end of each stage. Any spare parts will be at an additional cost to the rider and must be paid for before the final stage. Failure to pay for any parts or service will result in you not being able to start the final stage. The Organisers take no responsibility for any additional parts purchased or services carried out on bicycles.

**** To help you relax and rest your muscles after a day's cycling, there will be masseuses on hand to provide massages at an additional cost that can be booked in advance.

PARAMO PACKAGE
$ 4,400,000.00 (COP) per person

ACCOMMODATION

Our entry level package includes 6 nights of race accommodation in the 3 host locations during the race include a tropical holiday resort with swimming pools (La Rochela), an historic colonial town (Salamina) and a mountain hotel with thermal baths (Termales del Otoño).

La Rochela: You will be in twin rooms with your teammate in clean and comfortable cabañas, bathrooms will be shared with 1 or 2 other teams.

Salamina: If you register early you will be in twin rooms with your teammate, those who register later will be in rooms of 4 beds with another team. The majority of rooms have private bathrooms.

Termales del Otoño: Again those registering early will be in twin rooms or cabañas and those registering later will share rooms of 3 or 4 beds. All rooms have private bathrooms.

Please note accommodation is not included in Manizales the night before the Prologue, or at the end of the race after stage 6. However, we can recommend the following accommodation which caters for a variety of budgets all of whom can deal with English speaking customers and accept credit card payments or international bank transfers.

LUGGAGE STORAGE

Any luggage that is not needed during the race (bike boxes, extra suitcases etc) will either need to be stored in your hotel or checked in at registration and collected at the end of the race, during the race we cannot transport any luggage apart from your official Leyenda Race Bag. At registration you will be given a 100L (approximately) duffle bag, in which you should put all of your necessary clothes for cycling and the evening, medication, electronic devices, free time material etc, this will be your only bag for the 7 days of racing, please note your bag will not be accessible until the end of each stage on transfer days.

If, for whatever reason, you have to leave the race early, it is your responsibility to get to the final destination we will assist you where possible with transport and advice.

REGISTRATION PACK

We're delighted that you've chosen to take part in La Leyenda and you'll be rewarded with some personal Leyenda merchandise to take home with you to show your friends and family. Inside your Leyenda Race Bag you’ll receive an exclusive Leyenda Race Jersey, Specialized Leyenda water bottle, bike number with timing chip, bib number, bike number stickers, Leyenda Racebook and personalised Leyenda ID bracelet which must be worn throughout the race.

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LEYENDA SAFETTI RACE JERSEY

All racers will receive a Safetti Jersey made from "SUPER LEGGERO" fabric (Polyester 93.6% and 6.4% elastane), designed for competitive cyclists, with an anatomical cut, breathable, light weight fabric (108 g/m2) with partial UPF protection, mesh sides and upper back, flat seam, non-slip elastic strip, 3 back pockets and Italian Azo-Free skin friendly inks.

LEYENDA RACEBOOK

All racers will receive the official Leyenda Racebook with information about the route, towns, Colombia, flora and fauna, sponsors, logistics etc.

RACE BAG TRANSFERS

On transfer days you sign your bag in at the bag lorry and it will be transported to the end of that day's stage, where you will be able to pick it up after leaving your bike for washing and basic maintenance. You must show your Leyenda ID bracelet when signing your bag in and out.

BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER (Lunch on 30/7 to Breakfast on 5/8)

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be served in the form of a buffet, either in the hotel where all racers are staying or a central location in the town when racers are staying in various hotels. Food will be prepared by specialist chefs with as many locally sourced ingredients as possible, and be rich in carbohydrates, protein and vitamins. Of course we know you might want to relax in the evenings, so alcoholic beverages will be available to purchase too.

Upon finishing each stage recovery nutrition and hydration will be available near the finish line.

GARMIN ROUTE DATA

GPX data for the route will be made available to all Leyenda racers a couple of days before the race.

AID ZONES - HYDRATION, NUTRITION AND MECHANICAL SUPPORT

Each stage will have several aid stations (1 to 3, depending on length, altitude and temperatures) with opportunities to fill up your bottles with water or energy drinks, and also easy to eat, high energy snacks in the form of fruits, cakes, sugary snacks and small boiled potatoes. The aid stations will be shown on the elevation profiles in the Route section of the website and also in the Leyenda Racebook. Upon finishing each stage recovery nutrition and hydration will be available near the finish line.

Sponsors Shimano and Specialized will have mechanics available at selected aid stations who will be able to help with quick repairs to your bike, and also have basic parts available for sale, that can be paid for at the end of the stage in the rave village. It should be pointed out, however, that you should be able to carry out basic repairs to your bike should problems arise between aid stations or mechanics not being available, such as fixing a puncture, fixing a chain, adjusting brake calipers etc, and not depend on mechanics at aid stations. All bikes will receive a wash at the end of each stage, and also lubrication of chains.

24 HOUR MEDICAL SUPPORT

Medical support will also be available around the clock during the race and in all the host towns from fully qualified Doctors, Paramedics and Nurses.

La leyenda

DEFENSA CIVIL RESCUE AND PARAMEDIC SUPPORT

As well as logistical support for your time on the bike, we'll also be ensuring your safety is our number one priority. There will be motorcycles and 4x4 ambulances placed strategically along the route with fully qualified doctors, paramedics and nurses. Some stages will go above 3,000m for a prolonged period and just above 4,000 m for a short time. We are well aware of the risks this entails and are taking the relevant altitude precautions. Should any problems arise with AMS all staff will be trained in the necessary procedures and we will be assisted by the Defensa Civil (Colombian Mountain Rescue). Oxygen will be available and additional vehicles if you need to be taken to a lower altitude quickly. It should be pointed out that if you are flying from overseas, you will arrive to Manizales at an altitude of about 2,160m it is advisable to arrive a few days before the race to begin the acclimatisation process.

La leyenda

POLICE SUPPORT

We will have the full support of the Colombian Police Force throughout the race with a team of officers specially assigned to the race and also the local police force in each town. Together they will help manage traffic control, route safety and security in host towns. However, we advise you to stick to the right hand side of the road at all times.

We understand that you want to focus on your riding without having to worry about taking a wrong turn, or having other vehicles and spectators blocking the road so we will have lead out motorbikes in front of the riders clearing the way, race marshals with radio communication located at regular distances in case of any problems, and also the support of the Colombian police for additional logistical, security support and the control of traffic at strategic locations. Official vehicles will also carry race logistics personnel so they can monitor what's going on and make sure every stage runs as smoothly as possible and the crowd know you're on your way and will be ready to cheer you on and give a huge Colombian welcome, especially when we pass some of the smaller, lesser visited villages on the route where everyone will be out supporting the race!

ELECTRONIC TIMING WITH ONLINE RESULTS

Our timing partner Chronotrack will provide the following services so results will be available in real time directly from the race. Anywhere in the world anyone will know when a racer crosses a checkpoint or the finish line via the following:

  • Dedicated results page available on their website.
  • SMS for racers and followers (phone numbers from any country)
  • Updates on Facebook and Twitter for fans and racers.

A few days before the event we will publish a link through which you can register for the above services.

In addition to live results Chronotrack will also make available video and photographs of each contestant as they cross the finish line. This can be shared on social media as well.

BROOM WAGON

The broom wagon will be for any riders who are unable to carry on due to injury or technical problems, and will run at the back of the route throughout the entirety of that day's racing to the finish. It should be pointed out that if you board the broom wagon you will be classed as DNF (did not finish) for that stage.

La leyenda

BIKE WASH

All bikes will be washed, dried, have their chain lubricated and brakes checked. There will be the opportunity to buy spare parts at the end of stage from Shimano and Specialized, which must be paid for before the start of the final stage (however we also recommend you bring spare parts of your own for a list of recommendations see the What to Pack section).

SECURE BIKE STORAGE

Each finish location will also have a secure bike storage area with Police guards where you will be able to leave your bike.

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LEYENDA FINISHERS T-SHIRT AND MEDAL

We're well aware that we've put together a mighty challenge in La Leyenda, and so upon finishing the 7 stages, you'll be rewarded with an exclusive finisher's Leyenda T-Shirt, Medal and Espresso Cup, to proudly show off on your return home. To qualify for a finisher's Leyenda T-Shirt, Medal and Espresso Cup you must finish the race in full, without being timed out of a stage.

END OF RACE PARTY

The end of race party will be a celebration of your week's intense racing across Colombia, with food and drinks available to purchase from the fully stocked bar, allowing you to finally sit back, relax and reflect on this momentous achievement with your fellow Racers.

PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE

Public liability insurance is taken care of thanks to our sponsors WeSura however you will need your own private medical/health insurance for the race.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Airport transfers *
  • Accommodation after Stage 6 and before the Prologue **
  • Bike servicing beyond washing, drying, chain lubrication and brake testing *** Massages sold separately ****
  • Laundry service will be available at most hotels
  • Alcohol will be available to buy in all locations if required
  • Medical/Health Insurance (Obligatory)
  • Personal Accident insurance (optional and highly recommended)
  • Property Damage insurance
  • And anything that is not outlined in “What’s Included”

Manizales will be the start of the second edition of La Leyenda and is located in the department of Caldas, La Nubia is the nearest Airport (MZL) and is a short 20 minute taxi ride to the city centre. Alternatively Pereira located 1 hour to the south of Manizales also has the Matecaña Airport (PEI).

** Please note accommodation is not included in Manizales the night before the Prologue, or at the end of the race after stage 6. However, we can recommend the following accommodation which caters for a variety of budgets all of whom can deal with English speaking customers and accept credit card payments or international bank transfers.

*** Riders should be able and prepared to perform regular maintenance on their bicycles during the race (fixing punctures, replacing brake pads, fixing broken chains etc). We strongly recommend getting your bike comprehensively serviced prior to the race. Technical support will available only at selected Aid Stations during the stages. There will be technical support available with spare parts for purchase (subject to availability) at the end of each stage. Any spare parts will be at an additional cost to the rider and must be paid for before the final stage. Failure to pay for any parts or service will result in you not being able to start the final stage. The Organisers take no responsibility for any additional parts purchased or services carried out on bicycles.

**** To help you relax and rest your muscles after a day's cycling, there will be masseuses on hand to provide massages at an additional cost that can be booked in advance.

NEVADO PACKAGE
$ 9,950,000.00 (COP) per person

The Nevado Package includes everything in the Paramo Package plus the following.

ACCOMMODATION

Choosing the exclusive nevado package guarantees you and your partner the best available accommodation in La Rochela, Salamina and Termales del Otoño.

La Rochela: You will be in spacious en suite private rooms a short walk from the start/finish area. Massages will take place on the balcony with views of the rolling Caldas hills and coffee plantations.

Salamina: You will either be located in beautifully restored colonial mansions or luxury private fincas (country houses) with swimming pools and gardens again in private en suite rooms.

Termales del Otoño: You will share a deluxe room with your teammate and have access to the luxurious thermal springs.

The nevado package also includes the following items to provide you with the utmost luxury and comfort during your weeks racing.

TOP OF THE RANGE EXCLUSIVE SAFETTI JERSEY, SHORTS AND JACKET

A Safetti jersey made from "diamond polyester" with moisture wicking, rapid absorption, odour control and 30 UPF fabric, anatomic cut, side mesh for maximum ventilation, invisible zip, flat seams, 3 back pockets with reflective strip, a 4th waterproof zippered pocket and Italian Azo-Free skin friendly inks.

Saffeti shorts made from "LYCRA® SPORT" (49% Polyester, 31% Spandex, 19% Nylon, PU 0.6% - 0.4%, with a higher content of elastane for better fit and resistance during performance with increased breathability, muscle support and freedom of movement. They also come with a non-slip band and its precision cut ensure the garment stays in place, with a reflective strip on the back of the leg and Italian Azo-Free skin friendly inks.

A Safetti jacket made from the next generation microfibre, 100% polyester, that repels liquids, is so4 and light to the touch with an invisible zip, back pocket, reflective strip, ventilation slit in upper back and and Italian Azo-Free skin friendly inks.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Either side of the race transfers between the airport and your hotel are taken care of, just keep an eye out for your name board and chauffeur when arriving.

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DEDICATED MECHANICS

You will also have a dedicated mechanic to carry out any necessary maintenance at the end of each stage and tune your bike for the following stage.

DEDICATED MASSEUSE

You will also have a dedicated masseuse for your daily massage to aid your recovery and make sure you are in the best possible condition for the following stage.

ROOM TO ROOM LUGGAGE TRANSFER

Your bags will also be picked up from your room and transported directly to your next room on transfer days.

SOIGNEUR

Your Soigneur will be available at all times to assist you as needed and ensure you have everything you need and have an awesome weeks racing on and off the bike.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Accommodation after Stage 6 and before the Prologue *
  • Laundry service will be available at most hotels
  • Alcohol will be available to buy in all locations if required
  • Medical/Health Insurance (Obligatory)
  • Personal Accident insurance (optional and highly recommended)
  • Property Damage insurance
  • And anything that is not outlined in “What’s Included”

Manizales will be the start of the second edition of La Leyenda and is located in the department of Caldas, La Nubia is the nearest Airport (MZL) and is a short 20 minute taxi ride to the city centre. Alternatively Pereira located 1 hour to the south of Manizales also has the Matecaña Airport (PEI).

* Please note accommodation is not included in Manizales the night before the Prologue, or at the end of the race after stage 6. However, we can recommend the following accommodation which caters for a variety of budgets all of whom can deal with English speaking customers and accept credit card payments or international bank transfers.

Riders should be able and prepared to perform regular maintenance on their bicycles during the race (fixing punctures, replacing brake pads, fixing broken chains etc). We strongly recommend getting your bike comprehensively serviced prior to the race. Technical support will available only at selected Aid Stations during the stages. There will be technical support available with spare parts for purchase (subject to availability) at the end of each stage. Any spare parts will be at an additional cost to the rider and must be paid for before the final stage. Failure to pay for any parts or service will result in you not being able to start the final stage. The Organisers take no responsibility for any additional parts purchased or services carried out on bicycles.

SUPPORTERS PACKAGE
$ 3,700,000.00 (COP) per person

For those opting for the Supporters package you will be able to follow the entire race with exclusive access to the whole route or if you prefer to you can dip in and out of the race and see some of the other amazing things Colombia has to offer by taking advantage of the optional activities listed below. Accommodation will be managed on a case by case basis for example spouses and couples will have double rooms and companions twin rooms. Please follow the instructions in your confirmation email so we can organise the best possible accommodation to suit your needs.

  • 6 nights accommodation 30/7 to 4/8 based on double occupancy
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Lunch on 30/7 to Breakfast on 5/8)
  • 2 optional activities on non-transfer days
  • Transfers between host towns
  • All transportation in exclusive air conditioned vehicle
  • Private tour leader for duration of tour and race
  • Transport to spectator points
  • Catering with delicious local snacks on route
  • Finish-line track-side hospitality to watch finish and daily awards presentation Optional Activities available on non-transfer days:

Day 2, July 31st: La Rochela - Hacienda Venecia

Today you'll be transferred to one of the Colombian Coffee Region's most beautiful and famous coffee haciendas. Hacienda Venecia is over 100 years old, and its beautifully restored main farmhouse is the epicentre of one of the largest coffee growing haciendas in the region. Here you'll be taken through the coffee cultivation process, right from nursery stage through to tasting. After lunch and some time to enjoy the surroundings, we'll head off for a drive through to Chinchina, where we can observe the stunning countryside which has placed Chinchina as the unofficial centre of Colombia coffee growing.

Day 6, August 4th: Termales del Otoño - Visit to PNN Los Nevados & Termales El Ruiz

This morning we'll head out early to ascend 2,000 meters to the entrance point of PNN los Nevados, one of Colombia's most famous and naturally stunning national parks. Home to 8 volcanic structures and volcanoes, 3 of which are glacier capped, Los Nevados will give us the opportunity to see one of the most unique ecosystems in the world - the Paramo a landscape of mist, water and flora that seems otherworldly. During our visit we'll be looking out for various species of endemic birds and wildlife that has specifically adapted to the harsh conditions. Don't forget those binoculars as we head off to hotel Termales El Ruiz Colombia's highest hotel at 3500m to continue our search for various specie of hummingbird, here in the Central Andes. We'll explore forest trails and relax by streams and waterfalls surrounded by hummingbirds, and then have a dip in the hotels hot springs, heated from below by the nearby glacier capped Nevado del Ruiz Volcano.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Airport transfers *
  • Accommodation after Stage 6 and before the Prologue **
  • Laundry service will be available at most hotels
  • Alcohol will be available to buy in all locations if required
  • Medical/Health Insurance (Obligatory)
  • Personal Accident insurance (optional and highly recommended)
  • Property Damage insurance
  • And anything that is not outlined in “What’s Included”

* Manizales will be the start of the second edition of La Leyenda and is located in the department of Caldas, La Nubia is the nearest Airport (MZL) and is a short 20 minute taxi ride to the city centre. Alternatively Pereira located 1 hour to the south of Manizales also has the Matecaña Airport (PEI).

** Please note accommodation is not included in Manizales the night before the Prologue, or at the end of the race after stage 6. However, we can recommend the following accommodation which caters for a variety of budgets all of whom can deal with English speaking customers and accept credit card payments or international bank transfers.

  • GOBERNACIÓN DE CALDAS
  • SPECIALIZED - OFFICIAL BIKE SPONSOR
  • ESPN - MEDIA PARTNERSHIP
  • AVIANCA - OFFICIAL AIRLINE SPONSOR
  • CELEMA - OFFICIAL WATER SPONSOR
  • HERRAGRO - OFFICIAL TOOL SPONSOR
  • BUFF - OFFICIAL HEADWEAR SPONSOR
  • SHIMANO - OFFICIAL TECHNICAL SUPPORT SPONSOR
  • SAFETTI - OFFICIAL CYCLING APPAREL SPONSOR
  • SURA - OFFICIAL INSURANCE SPONSOR
  • GOING - OFFICIAL ENERGY GEL SPONSOR
  • PX - OFFICIAL SPORTS HYDRATION SPONSOR
  • SUSUERTE
  • SUPERGIROS
  • MOTOREX - OFFICIAL MAINTANANCE PRODUCTS SPONSOR
  • KARCHER - OFFICIAL BIKE WASH SPONSOR
  • BIMBO - OFFICIAL BAKED GOODS SPONSOR
  • GENOVEVA ESTRADA
  • ID ANGEL
  • PROCOLOMBIA
  • MARCA PAÍS
  • COLOMBIAN POLICE
  • DEFENSA CIVIL
  • COLOMBIAN CYCLING FEDERATION
  • UNION CYCLISTE INTERNATIONALE
  • SALAMINA
  • ALCALDÍA DE MANIZALES