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Hike and Bike downhill Rio Gaira

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Experience hosted by Brian

5 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The activity consists of two hour hike and one hour downhill bike ride. It includes transportation from the meeting point, near the bus station in Santa Marta, to the dirt road leading up to Rio Gaira, which is located in forested valley along the foothills of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. The tour will begin on a rural dirt road climbing slightly to a small indigenous village situated in front of rio Gaira. A nice swimming hole is there for a quick dip. The trail then begins to climb slowly and hugs along the river, after 45 minutes we arrive at beautiful swimming hole, with small waterfalls, take a swim , and have lunch. After lunch, we hike back and ride downhill back to the main road that takes back to Santa Marta.
The activity consists of two hour hike and one hour downhill bike ride. It includes transportation from the meeting point, near the bus station in Santa Marta, to the dirt road leading up to Rio Gaira, which is located in forested valley along the foothills of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. The tour will begin on a rural dirt road climbing slightly to a small indigenous village situated in front of rio Gaira. A nice swimming hole is there for a…

What's included

  • Food
    Lunch will be provided along the trail, sandwich and fruit.
  • Drinks
    Cold water and juice provided for the hike.
  • Equipment
    Comfortable mountain bikes will be provided for the uphill and downhill po...
From £7
/ person
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Meet your host, Brian

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • Identity verified
I'm retired US military living the expat life in Colombia for the past 8 years here in Santa Marta. I'm also avid biker and trail runner. I have had ample time to explore the surrounding areas of Santa Marta, always looking for new areas to explore away from the tourist zones, using my many years of experience reading detail maps and GPS to locate interesting places.
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Where you'll be

Requires special permission from the leaders of the indigenous village to pass through. Requires knowledge of the local trail, no signs or landmarks are available to help you from getting lost. Requires local knowledge of which areas are safe to swim. Need third party to transport the bikes from Santa Marta to the designated area where the portion of the downhill bike will take place.

Activity advisory

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Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Rainy season usually is from Oct to Dec, so be prepared for some rain, other times of the year is mostly dry, so it will be hot, but will always be close to the river to take a quick drip to cool off.

What to bring

change of clothes, bathing suit, water bottle, sunscreen, comfortable hiking shoes