TRIATHLON COLOMBIA

Get Active & Explore Colombia

29 June – 8 July 2019

TRIATHLON COLOMBIA

Get Active & Explore Colombia

Expect Vibrant Cities, Colorful Towns & Plenty of Action

Love triathlons and exotic vacations? Then why not combine both and join us this summer in Colombia. We’ve teamed up with our friends at Open World Racing and Sportravel to bring you this epic 9-day adventure. First up you’ll compete in the Guatape triathlon and then spend the following week exploring the mountainous Antioquia region of Colombia. You’ll discover the thriving city of Medellin, the quaint little Andean towns of Guatape, Jardin and Santa Fe de Antioquia, all the while mingling with the locals and immersing yourself in the authentic Colombian culture.

Where Adventure Travel, Cultural Immersion & Social Impact Collide

Cyclist during guatape triathlon colombia
Exploring Medellin Colombia

Highlights

 

  • Compete in the Guatape triathlon and soak in the stunning surroundings.
  • Climb la Piedra and enjoy the epic views
  • Discover Medellin & witness the social transformation in Comuna 13.

  • Learn to salsa like a local
  • Hike and horse-ride through the lush Andes mountains in Jardin.
  • Unwind in the delightful colonial town of Santa Fe de Antioquia
  • Learn about Colombia’s difficult past

Included

 

  • 8-nights: 3 Guatape, 2 Medellin, 2 Jardin, 1 Santa Fe de Antioquia
  • Accommodation in boutique hotels
  • Meals – All breakfasts, 3 lunches & 3 dinners
  • Airport pickups and drop-offs
  • All transportation & activities within itinerary (inc. triathlon fees)
  • A Colombian host plus various local experts
Cyclist during guatape triathlon colombia

Highlights

 

  • Compete in the Guatape triathlon and soak in the stunning surroundings.
  • Climb la Piedra and enjoy the epic views
  • Discover Medellin & witness the social transformation in Comuna 13
  • Learn to salsa like a local
  • Hike and horse-ride through the lush Andes mountains in Jardin
  • Unwind in the delightful colonial town of Santa Fe de Antioquia
  • Learn about Colombia’s difficult past
Exploring the streets of Medellin Colombia

Included

 

  • 8-nights: 3 Guatape, 2 Medellin, 2 Jardin, 1 Santa Fe de Antioquia
  • Accommodation in boutique hotels
  • Meals – All breakfasts, 3 lunches & 3 dinners
  • Airport pickups and drop-offs
  • All transportation & activities within itinerary (inc. triathlon fees)
  • A Colombian host plus various local experts

Learn Colombia’s Story Through It’s People

Overlooking guatape reservoir colombia

Triathlon Colombia: SWIM, BIKE, RUN Colombia (all while supporting locals)

Day 1

COLOURFUL GUATAPE!

Bienvenido a Colombia! We’ll be at the airport in Medellin ready to take you back to our accommodation in Guatape. Unpack, relax, settle-in and then why not go wander the colorful streets of the charming town. In the evening we’ll meet for a welcome introduction and then enjoy a group dinner where you’ll get to know better your fellow travellers.

Welcome to guatape for the guatape triathlon colombia 2019
Hacienda Fizebad, accommodation for 1 week tour in Medellin
Main square of traditional Colombian town near Medellin
View of Medellin in the distance from mountains near hacienda
Day 2 of Colombia tour - Piedra del Penol

Day 2

CLIMB LA PIEDRA

Today we’ll head nearby to La Piedra del Penol where you’ll climb the 765 steps to take-in the jaw-dropping panoramic views over the Guatape reservoir. It is spectacular. Afterwards we’ll head back to town where you’ll have some free time to do your own thing. You could zip-line, take a boat ride, do some water sports or simply soak up the atmosphere of the vibrant town. Don’t forget to leave time to get prepared for tomorrow’s triathlon!

Local man stands in town centre of colorful Guatape
Overlooking reservoir of Guatape, near Medellin
Colorful house, Guatape

Day 3

TRIATHLON TIME

It’s the big day. If you’re participating in the triathlon then you’re in for one unforgettable course. Get ready to swim the beautiful reservoir, bike the rugged Andes mountains and finish your race running through this kaleidoscopic Colombian town where you’ll be warmly greeted by enthusiastic locals. This will certainly be one for the memory banks. We’ll regroup in the evening for a few celebratory drinks and now your vacation really begins!

Triathlon day - guatape triathlon colombia 2019
Medellin small group tour

Day 4

MEZMERIZING MEDELLIN

Today it’s time to get up close and personal to the sizzling urban sprawl that is Medellin. First up you’ll visit Comuna 13 to witness first-hand the impressive social transformation taking place in one of the city’s most notoriously dangerous zones. You’ll then do a whistle-stop tour of the city’s highlights before heading to the trendy El Poblado neighborhood for a salsa lesson and dinner in one of our favourite restaurants in the city !

Metro winding through buildings downtown Medellin
Colombian locals chatting in Santa Elena market
Arial view of high rise apartments amongst the trees in Medellin

Day 5

FREE DAY

After a hectic few days, you can now take today at your own pace to explore Medellin further. You could take the metrocable out of the city to visit the nature reserve of Parque Arvi (with epic views en route). Or you could go to the museum ‘Casa de La Memoria’ to learn more about the victims of Colombia’s 50-year armed conflict. And if you fancy more adrenalin filled action there’s also the option of paragliding over the city.

Overlooking metrocable medellin
Colorful traditional Colombian house with mountains in background
Small group hiking tour in the Andes
Man on moterbike leads horse through streets of traditional Colombian town
Arriving into Jardin Colombia on our triathlon tour

Day 6

BEAUTIFUL JARDIN

Today we make the journey to the rural Antioquian town of Jardin in order to completely reconnect ourselves with nature. Known locally for it’s lush mountainous setting, plentiful hiking trails and abundant coffee farms here you’ll experience the local culture in its full authenticity. After arrival we’ll enjoy lunch in the beautifully quaint town square before venturing out on horse-back to discover the towns surroundings.

Puente Occidente bridge in the distance Santa Fe
Traditional Colombian church Santa Fe with mototaxi driving past
Wine tasting on small group tour of Colombia

Day 7

HIKE THE ANDES

Now it’s time to head out on foot to enjoy the magnificent Andes mountains! We’ll follow a local hiking trail meandering through the Colombian jungle, passing many a rustic village en route and offering up breathtaking scenery. Afterwards you have one final afternoon at your own leisure to soak up the peace and tranquility of Jardin.

Panoramic view of hiking route in Andes mountains during Medellin tour
Colorful traditional Colombian house with mountains in background
Man on moterbike leads horse through streets of traditional Colombian town
Small group hiking tour in the Andes
Overlooking houses and church in Santa Fe de Antioquia

Day 8

CHARMING SANTA FE

Another day, another ridiculously charming Antioquian town – Santa Fe de Antioquia. We’ll explore the town’s historic center taking in its many cobbled streets, traditional churches and hidden squares. We’ll then catch a moto taxi to check out the rather impressive Puente Occidente suspension bridge. And we’ll round off our day (week) by chilling poolside in the absolutely idyllic setting of our beautiful colonial style hotel.

Man on moterbike leads horse through streets of traditional Colombian town
Small group hiking tour in the Andes
Colorful traditional Colombian house with mountains in background

Day 9

ADIOS AMIGOS

Sadly, it’s time to say goodbye but just think of all the incredible things you’ve done. You’ve completed a Colombian triathlon, felt the buzz of Medellin, salsa’d like a local, scaled the Andes, visited numerous traditional pueblos, mingled with the locals & eat awesome food along the way. After one final breakfast, we’ll take you to the airport in Medellin to begin your journey home.

End of Colombia triathlon tour overlooking Medellin
Colorful traditional Colombian house with mountains in background
Man on moterbike leads horse through streets of traditional Colombian town
Small group hiking tour in the Andes

Want to see an OWR trip in action? Then check out this blog from a recent trip: An Immersive 2 Weeks in Colombia with Other Way Round.

Travel in Style: Boutique Hotels, Awesome Food, Private Transport & Exclusive Experiences

EXPERIENCE COLOMBIA IN STYLE ! 

  • Unwind in 4-star boutique hotels overflowing with Colombian charm
  • Savour mouthwatering local cuisine from  the tastiest restaurants in Colombia
  • Relax in comfortable, private transport while venturing around the country
  • Enjoy exclusive insider experiences we’ve lined up based on our intimate local knowledge

(hotel list available upon request)

Are You In?

Ready to join us? Here’s the details –

  • Price: $2100 / £1640 / 1860 
  • Dates: 29th June – 8th July 2019 
  • Sprint and Olympic distance available
  • First time triathletes welcome!
  • Bring a friend / partner to cheer you on

OWR Travel Philosophy

Find out more about who we are, what we stand for, and our particular immersive style of travelling Colombia. 

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Get In Touch

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