Cycling in Bogota with the locals: Blend in on the way to Patios and La Calera

Updated: Feb 19

This is one of the most popular rides from Bogota, great for acclimatization and to be part of the large community of bogotano bikers. Every morning from calle 82 a lot of people (it can go up to 5.000 people on Sundays) start their day with a 4 mile climb (6,7 km) with 1.400ft slope (420m).


You can choose to go further all the way to La Calera, a small town with a history of indigenous roots and mining, where you will delight yourself with Aguadepanela con arepa, a typical colombian hot drink made of cane sugar and what could be best described as thick corn tortillas. This will give you enough energy to climb back to Bogota.

Total distance: 24,8mi / 40km

Elevation gain: 2.788ft / 850m


Let us make your cycling trip come true, tell us about it in our booking form.

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Instagram
  • Trip Advisor Social Icon
  • LinkedIn Social Icon
Turismo_sostenible.jpg
RNT 80900 
© 2018-2022 Tingua Hidden Journeys
All photos by @julianmanrique unless stated otherwise 
COLOMBIA TRAVEL - TAILOR-MADE ITINERARIES - BIKE RENTAL - HIKING - CLIMBING - CULTURAL CONTENTS - HISTORY - PHOTOGRAPHY - AUDIO TOURS - LOCAL PEOPLE - OFF THE BEATEN TRACK DESTINATIONS - UNIQUE SOUVENIRS - REALLY COOL PEOPLE XD