Day 2: Hike Otun Quimbaya and Bike Los Nevados
In the morning explore the Otun Quimbaya Flora and Fauna Sanctuary, a 489 hectare cloud forest filled with hundreds of species of birds, butterflies, orchids, bromeliads, and small mammals.
Continue your journey towards Manizales and the foothills of Los Nevados, home to the highest peaks in the Central Cordillera. The ecosystem, known as Paramo, is found over 3,200 meters and features many unique high altitude species of birds and plants including thousands of conspicuous Speletia or Frailejon
Your biking adventure begins here. You ride mostly downhill enjoying great moorland scenery and vistas to the warm valleys below. You descend into a cloud forest and end your cycling adventure surrounded by Colombian farmland. Continue north along the Cauca River to La Pintada where you spend the evening enjoying the views to the Gorge below. (B,L)
NOTE: You do not enter the Los Nevados park due to recent and ongoing volcanic activity.