One of the most rewarding activities to do and enjoy in Cartagena is, without a doubt, a bike tour. Whether you want to go around the Historical Center and Getsemaní, or want to visit the modern sector of the city in Bocagrande and Castillogrande, there are several alternatives that allow you to rent the bicycle, with or without a guide, and ride around these beautiful areas of the city to enjoy them at your own pace.
Generally these tours are done in a relaxed manner and with the aim of enjoying La Heroica without haste or tumult. In comfortable bicycles you can reach the most beautiful places of tourist and cultural interest while having fun as a child pedaling and marveling at the most attractive streets of Colombia in the company of your family and friends. Tourists of all origins and ages sign in to this experience that allows them to practice a sport while enjoying their time to the fullest in Cartagena.
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However, for those adventurous cyclists, those who do not settle for a tourist route and want a journey with greater intensity, here we present a fun option that will allow them to exercise and entertain themselves through spectacular landscapes in which you can appreciate the impressive and broad biodiversity of the region.
This type of tours usually have their starting point in the municipality of Turbaco, located south of Cartagena just half an hour from the city. In there all the equipment is provided and verified (mountain bike and safety equipment) before starting the trip to the recreational center Los Lagos, a beautiful reserve full of vegetation that has a beautiful natural lake.
After spending some time in this place, the travelers get back on their bycicles and start the journey to the Guillermo Piñeres Botanical Garden, where they can contemplate an overflowing variety of plants and fauna. The next destination, in which you can enjoy a moment to rest before embarking on the final segment of the journey, is the cozy village of La Granja, where after recovering its energy, you will continue pedaling until you reach the famous Lodo Volcano, a place where the Mud rich in minerals will be the best gift for your skin and your muscles depleted by the effort made.
In the middle of a breathtaking view, you relax with your body completely covered by mud and, without cleaning it, you climb back to the bike to find, 1000 meters further on, a nearby river where you can swim and take advantage to clean your bike from the remains of mud and dirt.You can also read: Cartagena and the wonderful land of birds
With your body and bike clean and fresh, you start the journey back to Turbaco. At the end of this adventure you will have traveled at least 23 km in the middle of the most incredible views and surrounded by an ecological paradise that will fill your body with fresh air and positive energy.
The approximate cost of this tour is 200.000 COP per person, and a minimum quota of 4 people is required. The price includes the assistance of an experienced guide, but transportation from Cartagena to Turbaco is not included. Depending on the agency with which you hire the service, they will help you arrange a private transport, but to save some money you can also take a bus that will only charge you 2.000 COP per trip. If you do not have the four people to live this tour, the minimum accepted are two people, but it is worth clarifying that the value increases.
If you are passionate about cycling and want to travel and know Cartagena de Indias and its surroundings aboard this means of transport, these types of plans are for you. Visit places of interest and let yourself be seduced by the historical, cultural and natural charms of La Heroica, in a unique and entertaining way, while pedaling and freeing yourself from the stress of everyday life and going, at your own pace, to the spaces that most attract you and the ones you will never forget.