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Hike and Bike downhill Rio Gaira

bike ride

Hike and Bike downhill Rio Gaira

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 2 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
bike ride

Hike and Bike downhill Rio Gaira

bike ride

Hike and Bike downhill Rio Gaira

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 2 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
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.

Your host

Learn more about Brian

Brian

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.

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 portion.

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.

Guest safety

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).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Guest should be in decent physical condition , its not a strenuous hike but not at beginner level, guest should also be comfortable with riding downhill on mountain bike and be able to maintain control and…

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.

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Hike and Bike downhill Rio Gaira
New experience
£7/person
New experience
£7/person