MANIZALES, THE HOST CITY
WORLD CLASS RIDING
Manizales is just north of the equator in the heart of the Colombian coffee triangle. It is known for steep streets, Nevada del Ruiz Volcano and world class riding. The city is perched at 7k feet with riding for all disciplines above and below. Drive up 40 mins; touch snow. 30 mins down, sweat the tropical heat. With such extreme topography and so many trails, Caturra Bike Tours navigates weather to the advantage of riding. Ride high when it's hot, and below the weather when it rains. We're in Colombia's highest mountain range, the Central Cordillera. Big rides sample varying climatic zones. Get stoked!
Manizales is a university town of several institutions and known for a young and vibrant atmosphere; 25% of the population are students. In a nationwide survey of major cities, Manizales scored the lowest in percentage of people who had been victim of any crime. In fact, Manizales crime rate is lower than Phoenix, Houston, San Francisco, and Miami. The city scored first in water quality, (it's safe to drink), third in cell service, and well for internet connection speed. You're visiting a safe place and in good hands. Check out some other details on travel to Colombia here.