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The Forgotten Road Gravity Bike Tour provided by Guanabana Tours

The Forgotten Road Gravity Bike Tour

The Forgotten Road Gravity Bike Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
20
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    20
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
This tour is unique because it allows a glimpse into rural country folks lives, coffee plantations, birds and wildlife besides the spectacular views down to the valley as you ride effortlessly on a bicycle for 35 kms (19 miles). Everything is included, from doorstep pick up, to all equipment and safety gear, typical Colombian bbq cowboy style and risk insurance.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Minimum 3 persons to program tour. Ride an old forgotten narrow windy blacktop road down the mountains from and elevation of 2,700 mts above sea level to 700 mts as. that was replaced by a new tunnel road heading west from Medellin. When the new tunnel road heading west was opened in April of 2006 the original road to Santa Fé de Antioquia from Medellin was left mostly forgotten except for the extremely sporadic vehicle coming or going between its small roadside settlements and coffee farms. This old asphalt road might be too narrow for cars and trucks to share nowadays, but for gravity mountain biking it's a dream! Imagine coasting or gunning down a forgotten road for almost 2 hours with practically no physical effort at all, gravity does all the work. You will not break a sweat while enjoying the breathtaking views down to the western valley. This is a ride for any skill level and physical state, this is a ride for everyone, you can take it easy and enjoy the spectacular views with family and friends, or go for a more exciting ride.​
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Minimum 3 persons to program tour. Ride an old forgotten narrow windy blacktop road down the mountains from and elevation of 2,700 mts above sea level to 700 mts as. that was replaced by a new tunnel road heading west from Medellin. When the new tunnel road heading west was opened in April of 2006 the original road to Santa Fé de Antioquia from Medellin was left mostly forgotten except for the extremely sporadic vehicle coming or going between its small roadside settlements and coffee farms. This old asphalt road might be too narrow for cars and trucks to share nowadays, but for gravity mountain biking it's a dream! Imagine coasting or gunning down a forgotten road for almost 2 hours with practically no physical effort at all, gravity does all the work. You will not break a sweat while enjoying the breathtaking views down to the western valley. This is a ride for any skill level and physical state, this is a ride for everyone, you can take it easy and enjoy the spectacular views with family and friends, or go for a more exciting ride.​
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 202141P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Included is doorstep transportation, bicycles, helmets, lunch, risk insurance.
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from any location in El Poblado or Laureles neighborhood in Medellin.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Included is doorstep transportation, bicycles, helmets, lunch, risk insurance.
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from any location in El Poblado or Laureles neighborhood in Medellin.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
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Pat
New Mexico30 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
We signed up for a gravity bike tour with Guanabana Tours and it has definitely been one of the highlights of our trip! We were completely in awe of the scenery as we rolled down peacefully on this “forgotten road”. Huge towering green mountains to the right that got lost in the clouds and a view of a valley and river 700 metres below to the left, it was like something out of a movie. Every turn on the road seemed to have us saying wow and wow again. You get to see lots of the countryside and go through different climates as you go down. One of my favourite parts was crossing a river on a bamboo bridge, but there were lots of favourite parts really. This company is very organised, we had 2 SUV vehicles and a trailer pulling extra bicycles for us in case of a flat tire. It was all a lot of fun, the guides too especially, definitely making it one of the best and most fun tours ever. So much so that we are signing up with Guanabana to do another tour before we leave. Definitely recommended, these guys know what they’re doing.
Written 16 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello and thank you for your review. The Forgotten Road gravity bike tour is truly something special, another Guanabana original brainchild, and we can think of no better way to see up close the wondrous nature of Colombia and its people. Thank you for pointing out how organized we are and that the guides made for a great time. We are looking forward to your next activity with us in the upcoming days, and we hope to see you again in the future back in Colombia doing more fun stuff. Regards from the team.
Written 17 October 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

doneill05
Antigua, Guatemala3 contributions
Oct 2020
Not what I expected!

We did The Forgotten Road bicycle tour with Guanabana and it was a great surprise! How to describe it? We thought it would be a nice ride through the countryside, which it was, but we definitely did not expect it to be so magical and fun. The views from the top are amazing, we rolled down 35 kms all downhill with no need to use the pedals, gravity pulled us all the way. There is very little to no traffic at all, literally. We went through pine forests, coffee plantations, saw all types of birds, met local campesinos, crossed rivers on makeshift wobbly bamboo bridges with the bikes on our shoulders and had a whole lot of fun. Contacting, booking and payment with Guanabana was very fast and easy and the drivers and bicycle guides were very friendly and professional. The lead bicycle guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining, he knew all the cool spots to take photos and didn’t mind taking as many pictures of us as we wanted. They made sure we were always safe and they follow strict bio safety protocols too. All in all we had so much fun with Guanabana that we are signing up for a canyoning tour with them too, can’t wait!
Written 16 October 2020
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Hello and thank you for your review. It is always a great pleasure here at Guanabana to hear from our clients that they enjoyed their tours and had a great time. The Forgotten Road is a very special and unique tour we designed quite a while ago when we discovered the natural beauty, fun, and excitement to be had on these thirty-five kilometers of blacktop road that is no longer in use for general traffic after a main, modern, tunnel road was built underneath. This tour is truly amazing in how much one gets to see first hand, all the microclimates starting from a high mountain cold, misty, pine forest pass, and ending down at the bottom in the boiling heat. We are glad you enjoyed the company of your guides, that you found our operation professional, and thank you for pointing out that we follow strict biosafety protocols. The canyoning team is very much looking forward to having you guys on your next booking, we hope to see more of you around in Colombia doing more fun stuff in the future. Regards from the team.
Written 17 October 2020
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Denise M
1 contribution
Nov 2019
Everything about this company was top notch. From the detailed instructions on how to book the trip, communication (they sent a photo of the vehicle picking us up so we'd know what to look for), value received for the price paid - I don't think there was anything they could have done better. We were unsure of which bike trip to book since there were different skill sets within out group, but the forgotten road was pretty amazing. The drive to the top of the hill was interesting - our guide provided plenty of local information about the area we were passing through, and then the ride down itself was fantastic. Highly recommend.
Written 6 February 2020
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Hello and thank you for your review. The Forgotten Road tour is an amazing bike tour in so many ways that it works for everybody, from adrenaline junkies to bird watchers, to chilled lovers of the scenic route, to anyone looking for some social and cultural interaction with friendly countryside farmers. The Forgotten Road is a 35 km (21 mi) stretch of narrow, windy, semi-abandoned blacktop road (it was replaced by a tunnel road underneath) that goes all the way downhill starting at 2,700 meters above sea level (8,850 ft) to 700 mts asl (2,296 ft), a 2,000 mt elevation drop (6,560) all downhill (like Bolivia's Death Road but asphalt) with scarcely any traffic at all (you literally go for kms on end without a vehicle in sight) which makes it great for riding a bike a couple of hours with no physical effort at all and to get to see wonderful peaceful views of the mountains and valley below starting at the pine forest misty cold top and ending in the baking heat of the valley below while encountering all types of birds, butterflies, waterfalls on the way down and dodging cows, horses and mules just sleepily loitering in the middle of the road traversing coffee plantations. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed this tour so much (bundled with paragliding) and that you found our company top-notch and great value for the money. We hope to see you again in Colombia in the future doing more fun stuff in the Guanabana way. Regards from the team.
Written 8 February 2020
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HTAUSSIE
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States12 contributions
Dec 2019
This was one of my favorite activities in all of Colombia. Firstly, entire ride is downhill so is very easy. Secondly, the views from this ride are spectacular. The road is mostly empty and so its a great way to get away in the mountains and enjoy the scenery. We did several tours with Guanabana nd would highly receommend them. They are professional, punctual, and there English speaking guides are first rate.
Written 3 January 2020
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Hello and thank you for your review. Our Forgotten Road tour is one of our most popular tours in our repertoire of original designs. We came up years ago with the idea that using this practically forgotten road to coast down (fueled by gravity) 2,000 meters (6,560 feet) would be a lot of fun and a great chance to enjoy spectacular views of the Andes mountains down to the Cauca river valley, go through all the micro-climates starting with chilly alpine pine forest terrain and ending down in scorching Serenguetti dry heat, ride through coffee plantations, see all kinds of birds, abandoned houses swerve around random cows, horses, mules, hanging out on the road, meet local country folk and learn about their frozen-in-time way of life, ending it all with delicious typical Colombia food. It was a pleasure having your family with teenage kids on this tour, we hope to see you again in the future in Colombia doing more fun stuff. Regards from the team.
Written 7 January 2020
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Adam
2 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
Biking down the forgotten road was unreal We had Ulrich show us the entire city on the way to to top of the mountain. He is outstanding at leading us down the hill for some need for speed and also stopping periodically for delicious fruit and outstanding Mountain View’s. The bbq was also a great touch. I highly recommend this excursion for anyone who likes biking thrills and I would ask for Ulrich as your guide.
Written 16 November 2019
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GuanabanaTeam
Hello and thank you for your review. The Forgotten Road is another Guanabana original tour we carefully designed years ago that involves rolling down 35 kms (21 miles) of fascinatingly beautiful road that has since 2006 been abandoned by major traffic due to a new modern tunnel road that goes underneath. It is a 2,000 meter (6,561 feet) elevation drop on an old black top road that like a video game provides all kinds of challenges around each turn such as maybe a cow, donkey, horse, pothole, mudslide, fallen bridge, rocks, fallen tree, etc. while gifting dazzling views from the dizzyingly high cliffs on the left. And this tour is for everyone, we take families on this tour (including grandparents!) fitness level can be 0 since gravity takes care of everything. It can be taken nice and easy avoiding any concern for the obstacles just mentioned by going nice and slow so you see them a mile away making it any nature lovers and/or bird watchers delight, or for hard core bikers who want to really find out what they’re made of, and anything in the middle. We are happy to hear you found your guide to be outstanding and thank you for recommending us. We hope to see you soon again in Colombia doing more fun and adventurous stuff the Guanabana way. Regards from the team.
Written 17 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Rafael K
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Another awesome experience with Guatape
To begin, this was our second time using Guanabana and my second 5/5 review for them. We used them about 5 years pr
ScottyGoingPlaces
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Amazing Experience with the Best Tour Guide!!
This tour was highly recommended by a good friend who has come to Medellin many times. Me and my friend selected th
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Best ATV tour ever.
If I could give more than an excellent it would be that plus some. The best tour, best driver. 1000%. JD was excell
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BEST tour guide experience EVER
These guys absolutely made our trip 100xs better and are second to none in the tourism industry. We initially opte
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785aurim
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Awesome
Loved the whole trip - the best part is the paragliding , the team is amazing -you feel really comfortable - the AT
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Excellent Service
I would definitely recommend Guanabana Tours to my family and friends. I recommend them 100%. I have used them 3 ti
Mark M
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Truly unique experience
this was an amazing experience! It’s really felt very personal. From the time we were picked up the driver was amaz
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Atv tour
We had a great time on our atv tour. So glad we did it. The views are beautiful and we even went for a cold swim un
Alcides S
Alcides S
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Best ATV Tour by FAR!
This has to be the best ATV tour I have ever taken. Their crew was amazing and not only adjusted the level accordin
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Rafting and ATV
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ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. MUST GO! MUST SEE! MUST DO WHILE IN MEDELLIN!
My daughter & I did the ATV tour. Can I say it was sooooo much fun. Absolutely amazing breathtaking views. The Guan
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ATV Tour
I truly appreciate the experience with the tour. I am thankful for a phenomenal experience with the ATV! I honestly
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Ultimate Colombian Adventure!
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Best experience in Medellin
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Great experiences amazing people!
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