Thomson Bike Tours Launches New, First-Class Trip to Colombia

December 18, 2017

The company’s closest trip to the U.S. offers the perfect destination to escape the January cold while immersing in a cycling and cultural experience – book now!

escape the January cold while immersing in a cycling and cultural

GUILFORD, Conn. (December 18, 2017) – Thomson Bike Tours, the leading operator of premier cycling tours around the world for the past 15 years, announces a tour around Medellin, Colombia – one of their new, exclusive world-class bike trip offerings at the end of January. As one of the world’s fastest developing cycling nations, this eight-day trip has a travel time of just five hours from New York City and shares the same time zone, making it the closest trip offering from Thomson for cyclists across the U.S.

“We’ve always found Colombia a fascinating place to ride and it fits right in with Thomson’s DNA as it’s got all the characteristics of what we love about riding a bike – mountains, good roads, little traffic and cycling heritage. And it’s a cool place to have on your Strava profile.” says Chris Tarlton, Thomson’s Marketing Director.

With a daily average of 64 miles and more than 6,500 feet of climbing, this high-intensity trip is ideal for the experienced cyclist. Sitting at an altitude of 7,200 feet, the trip launches from the luxurious Hotel Movich each morning and takes riders on the same training routes as top professionals that live and train in and around Medellin. Riders such as four-time stage winner of the 2017 Giro d’Italia, Fernando Gaviria, and Team Sky’s top climbers, Sebastian and Sergio Henao, all call Medellin home and train on the same routes as the trip takes riders on all week.

Trip highlights include being lead by local ex-pro Mauricia Ardila, winner of the Tour of Britain in 2004, biking to Guatapé, what is considered the most colorful town in Colombia, and ascending the two biggest climbs around Medellin – La Catedral and Alto del Escobero. Additionally, all Thomson tours guarantee a staff to client ratio of 1-to-4, offer unrivaled route preparation, support and maintenance by certified mechanics, and a team of leaders made up of some of the best in the business.

The Colombia trip runs from January 28 – February 4, 2018.

Space is limited, so book your Colombia trip with Thomson Bike Tours today. For more, please visit: thomsonbiketours.com/colombia. For a full list of 2018 trips and camps, visit: thomsonbiketours.com. 

About Thomson Bike Tours

“The Thomson Effect” means you’ll return home exhilarated, exhausted and already thinking about your next cycling adventure with Thomson. From the world’s biggest mountains to the top Pro-Tour races, Thomson Bike Tours will introduce you to the most challenging and rewarding cycling experience imaginable. With more than 15 years of European cycling expertise and a passion for finding the best roads in each region, they spare no expense in designing routes that will challenge and inspire the most ambitious cyclist. And, with great partnerships around the world, including official bike partner Canyon, Thomson’s trips are customized to provide every rider a memorable trip. For more, please check: thomsonbiketours.com.

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