The Coffee Trail Ride - Colombia
Horses & Coffee that’s what it’s all about in Colombia…. An 8-day horseback adventure in the Colombian Coffee Triangle.
Day by day:
* Description below is an example of the program. The itinerary can be different during your travel week.We will do everything possible to follow the indicated itinerary, although spot changes can occur due to unforeseen circumstances. Rides are subject to change depending on weather, location, accommodation and difficulty of terrain In the unlikely event that this happens on your trip, we ask you flexibility and understanding. This is a sporty and adventurous vacation!
Day 1 : Armenia – Hacienda El Balcón
Meeting in Armenia at the Mocawa hotel at 9 a.m.
Visit a saddlery.
Visit the arrieros show in Parque de los arrieros.
Arrival at Hacienda El Balcón in Buena Vista coffee taste.
Welcome and accommodation at Hacienda. Dinner.
* (we strongly recommend to arrive the night before! So you can spend the night at the above mentioned hotel Mocowa so you can meet the guides and group the next day at breakfast 09:00 AM in the hotel. We will be happy to make the hotel reservation for you.)
Day 2 : Hacienda El Balcón - Córdoba (28km)
After the assignment of horses and equipment, we will start the route along the coffee route, which will accompany us every moment with its beauty. In the afternoon after lunch in the village of Pijao, we will ride on tracks paths until we reach Cordoba coffee village par excellence where we can experience first-hand the productive process of coffee from cultivation to tasting.
Day 3 : Córdoba Radial Route
For this day the scenario is horseback riding among coffee plantations. Roads and paths surrounded by coffee plantations that tell stories every step of the way visiting the best viewpoint of the entire Quindio, let's sleep again at the Soñarte de Córdoba Hotel.
Day 4 : Córdoba - Hacienda Hotel La Joya (25km)
After a good night and a strong breakfast we continue our ride through tropical rolling hills, coffee plantations and see the biodiversity of the mountains, sometimes even snow covered. We arrive at the very comfortable Posada El Edén Country where we will have dinner and spend our night.
We will do everything possible to follow the indicated itinerary, although spot changes can occur due to unforeseen circumstances. Rides are subject to change depending on weather, location and difficulty of terrain In the unlikely event that this happens on your trip, we ask you flexibility and understanding. This is a sporty and adventurous vacation!
Day 5 : Hacienda Hotel La Joya - Hacienda La Paloma. (28km)
This day of riding we will have the opportunity to drastically change the landscape when we arrive at the hill the pensil and to descend through the tropical forest until arriving at the Paloma farm in the town of Calarca. This day we have a picnic in the middle of the coffee plantations beside the clear river
Day 6 : Hacienda La Paloma - Salento (30 km)
The arrival to Salento is one of the most impressive of this ride because this town between mountains, is considered as the father of the Quindío region for being the oldest of the department. This magical town will delight us in each of its corners and colors accompanied by cuisine and an unparalleled atmosphere
Day 7 : Valle del Cocora
This day we will have the great opportunity to visit the national tree of Colombia La Palma de Cera, in the impotent Valle del Cocora considered one of the most important destinations in the country and declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco on the backs of horses premises of the Cocora Valley
Day 8 : Salento – Armenia
After breakfast transfer to the airport of Armenia. (about 1,1/2hrs drive)
Flight to Bogota and connection to Europa/Americas.
We strongly recommend to arrive the night before! (before day 1) So you can spend the night at the above mentioned hotel Mocowa so you can meet the guides and group the next day at breakfast 09:00AM in the hotel. We will be happy to make the hotel reservation for you.
Staying longer in Colombia after the trailride?
The Caribbean, the Pacific Ocean, the Andes mountains and the Sierra Nevada, the mighty Amazon forest, Latin America’s most beautiful city Cartagena, plenty of picturesque villages, pre-Colombian sites like the Lost City, fascinating fauna & flora, name it and Colombia has it. No other country on the continent can compete with multi –cultural and natural Colombia.
Staying longer after the trail ride to dance salsa, to relax at a Caribbean beach, to go scuba diving or hiking in the Andes or to go on a Chalan horseriding course is definitely a good plan. And be warned, the risk is that you want to stay! Talk to us to see how you could extend your holiday.