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4 Feb 2014

A lovely unpaved mountain among small settlements within a beautiful landscape

Dist 43 km; Date: Feb 2014 (partial)

Visit the character-rich city of Jamundí just to the south of Cali. Just south of the downtown, take Via Chipaya west into the rural areas. This road might change names but essentially you want to follow it on a lovely, unpaved circuit, which ultimately passes through the town of Potre...

2 Feb 2014

Maybe you can find a ferry crossing in one of the towns along the river, otherwise it’s a long detour until you reach a bridge

Dist: 204 km; Date: Feb 2014

This is definitely not the quickest way to reach Ibagué from Girardot. But it does take you through some nice towns along the Río Magdalena on a mostly good and mostly unpaved road. The Magdalena is the problem. Several towns you pass through on...

2 Feb 2014

A fun off-tarmac jaunt if you’re passing Anapoima and need to get dusty after a long highway stretch

Dist: 13 km; Date: Feb 2014

I did this ride on a suggestion from a local after staying the previous night in Apulo. Jess caught up on some emails while I hoped on my bike and raced through this scenic 9 km of Ruta 21 and then 4 km of dirt where the road ends at Cerro de Peña Blanca. Not much of a vie...

29 Jan 2014

A beautiful and sometimes challenging jaunt through the Tatacoa Desert

Dist: 30 km; Date Feb 2014 (partial)

Leaving Villavieja along the Tatacoa Rd the Mirador El Cuzco, which comes after about 7 km, is a useful milestone because right about here there is a cluster of small restaurants and hotels before the tarmac ends and desolate Tatacoa Desert really takes form. Once off the tarmac, you will enco...

28 Jan 2014

A great route to on which to depart Bogota going south

Dist: 60km; Date: Jan 2014

Soacha is a municipality at the far southwestern corner of greater Bogota. Get yourself there because once you’re on Carrera 40 south of Soacha, your departing the congestion and beginning to feel freedom once again. Just outside Soacha, merge right onto El Colegio-El Charquito Road to follow it up the Bogotá River. Yo...

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