Long and steep downhill tracks with vertical drops of up to 1500 meters. Berms, jumps, rock gardens and breathtaking views. Transportation from and to Medellin included.
A one-hour drive with gorgeous views of the city and dairy farms will take us to a village known as Llano de Ovejas, sitting at 2548 meters above sea level, where four different trails go all the way down to San Jerónimo, sitting at 780 meters above sea level. All these trails are favorite between the local downhill riders and feature single tracks plagued with perfect berms, small kickers and technical sections such as rock gardens or steep chutes with sharp corners.
After more than 17 kms of downhill and while our bikes are loaded in the truck, we will enjoy a much deserved cold beer to take us to a picnic place by the river near San Jerónimo.
In order to truly enjoy this experience, solid bike handling skills, as well as good physical condition, are advised.
1. SCENIC DRIVE & BREAKFAST
Our staff will pick you early on a truck loaded with bikes and gear. The drive to the west side of Medellin is very scenic and after an hour we stop for breakfast. Then we drive half an hour more to the entrance of the first trail. Before starting the ride you will listen to your guide's tips.
Our tours are not against the clock so at any time we can stop to enjoy the view, watch birds, take pictures or recover your breath.
2. LET'S RIDE!
3. DRINK, EAT, DRIVE BACK
Enjoy a cold beverage while the bikes are loaded in the truck and we head for a much deserved lunch.
If the weather is in our side, we can visit a swimming hole in Aurrá river before driving back to Medellín.
4. TIME TO RELAX
Our staff will take you back to the place where they picked you up or in case you feel like spending the night in Santa Elena, there is bed & breakfast also available.
An downhill-specific aluminium-made full-suspension mountain bike. Here are some pictures of the bikes available.
A shuttle vehicle picking you up at the agreed location in Medellin, taking you to the top of all trails to be ridden and bringing you back to the city.
On the road to the first trail, we will stop in a place with a nice view to have breakfast.
Helmet and gloves of your size. There are knee and elbow pads also available.
Advice from your guide about bike setting, body position and trail etiquette.
Guidance from a fluent english speaking person with several years of experience riding mountain bikes, knowledge of the area and ability to perform first aid assistance.
A cold beverage (beer or fruit juice) at the end of each trail.
On the road back to Medellin, we will stop in a place with a nice view to have lunch.
Optional - If the weather is in our side, we can visit a swimming hole in Aurrá river.