Bikepacking Colombia: Riding Gravel Across the Andes (video)

Jenny Tough spent two weeks bikepacking along gravel roads through the Colombian Andes, finding stunning climbs and exploring this incredibly beautiful and colorful country. Watch the video she made along the way here and find a map of her trip.

We missed this video when it premiered back in March, but it’s part of Jenny’s new project is to cycle the length of a mountain range on every continent. The first range was the Colombian Andes in South America. Jenny loaded up the Canyon Grizl gravel bike and packed light to stay in hospedajes along the way. We spotted a few familiar sites from our Páramos Conexión route (linked in the related content grid). Watch the video below and then scroll down to find out more on the route…

“The climbing was absolutely savage, and every view was worth the effort.”

  • Jenny Tough Colombia Bikepacking
  • Jenny Tough Colombia Bikepacking
  • Jenny Tough Colombia Bikepacking
  • Jenny Tough Colombia Bikepacking

For this route, Jenny pedaled from Bogota to Pasto, and then hired transport back up to the northern end of the route, Bucaramanga, to ride back to Bogota. The terrain was a steady mix of tarmac, gravel, and more rugged trails. “The Colombian Andes are definitely best explored on two wheels.”

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