Suárez Canyon Bike Tour

The Suárez Canyon
The village of Barichara, located in Colombia's northern-central department of Santander, might just be the most well-preserved colonial town in the entire country. Moreover, this gem is surrounded by beautiful Andes mountains abounding with waterfalls, rivers, and canyons perfect for exploring. On a bicycle tour with a local guide is the best way to do just that.

This is a medium-difficulty cycling tour that covers a 15-mile (25-km) route. It begins a couple of kilometers outside Barichara, in the area near the tiny town of Cabrera, which is 1800 meters (5,905 feet) above sea level. The trail descends downhill, amid rich green mountain scenery, to the bottom of the Suárez Canyon. Of course there will be plenty of opportunities along the way to stop and take photos of the panoramic landscapes. Upon reaching the base of the canyon it's also an option to take a celebratory dip in the Río Suárez. The total duration of this cycling tour is 4-5 hours, which means folks will be back in Barichara to enjoy a well-deserved lunch in town after the long ride.

Tours that Include Suárez Canyon Bike Tour

An artistic clay house in Villa De Leyva
Bogotá and the Colombian Highlands - 7 Days

On this culturally rich 7-day tour, you'll explore the historic and cosmopolitan side of Bogotá before heading north through the scenic Colombian highlands towards two of the country's most photogenic cobblestoned towns. Here, you’ll visit the underground salt mines, bike the Suarez Canyon, and finally explore the Spanish Colonial wonder that is Barichara — oozing with charm — before heading back to the capital's exciting restaurants and nightlife.

Cartagena Clock Tower
Map of Colombia's Quintessential Highlights - 14 Days
Colombia's Quintessential Highlights - 14 Days

Perfect for first-timers, this classic Colombia itinerary starts in cosmopolitan Bogotá, ending in charming Cartagena. Visit the salt mines and colonial towns of Barichara and Villa de Leyva, hike the Iguaque Sanctuary, and bike in the Suarez Canal. Once you reach the coast, spend a few days exploring Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, where you'll encounter white sand beaches, rainforests, and one of the few coral reefs in Colombia.

Bogotá & the Colombian Highlands	- 8 Days
Map of Bogotá & the Colombian Highlands	- 8 Days
Bogotá & the Colombian Highlands - 8 Days

With this outdoorsy, yet culturally rich 8-day tour, you'll explore the historic and cosmopolitan side of Bogotá before heading north through the scenic Colombian highlands towards two of the country's most photogenic cobblestoned towns. Here, you’ll visit the underground salt mines, hike the Iguaque Lagoon, bike the Suarez Canyon, and finally explore the Spanish Colonial wonder that is Barichara — oozing with charm — before flying back to the capital's buzzing restaurants and nightlife.