With a smiling and welcoming people plus beautiful and diverse landscapes, Colombia is THE South American country to discover. In the heart of lush nature, Transandes Bike takes you to explore by bike the unexpected treasures of Colombia's famous coffee region.
  • Pacific coast
  • Andes
  • Amazonian rainforest
  • Caribean region
  • Orenoque
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Altitude

Soroche, or mountain sickness, is present throughout the Andean region; it must be taken into account during a stay in the Andes. The first days at altitude are used to acclimatize: do not hesitate to live a little in slow motion. If you walk faster than the local population ... slow down!

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Money

The Colombian peso (COP or $) is the official currency of Colombia. The outstanding banknotes are 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 and 100,000 pesos. The dollar is accepted in almost all businesses and you can change euros in banks or exchange offices that can be found everywhere in tourist areas. However, it is advisable to withdraw money directly from distributors who often offer better exchange rates.

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Security

A long time victim of its reputation, Colombia has made great efforts to secure the country and in particular the tourist areas that present no longer major risks. Crime has not disappeared, however, and it is recommended that you do not go to the border areas of the country and avoid strolling at night outside the tourist center.

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Health

We strongly recommend to consult a specialized health-travel clinic in order to have the advice of qualified doctors in the field of health abroad. But to avoid digestive problems, it is first of all necessary to pay attention to water and prefer filtered or bottled water.

ON THE COFFEE ROAD IN COLOMBIA

Explore our bike trip in Colombia

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