La Leyenda del Dorado
30/07/2017 - Caldas, Colombia - MTB
Weeks to go until event: less than 19 weeks
The Everest of Mountain Biking!
La Leyenda del Dorado is a multi-stage, UCI accredited, mountain bike race offering adventurous teams of two the opportunity to immerse themselves in the magical landscapes of Colombia and ride their hearts out. The meticulously crafted 7 stage route pays homage to Colombia, its astonishing and varied landscapes and rich cycling history. As formidable as it is breathtaking, the Leyenda race route tackles an extraordinary variety of terrains and climatic conditions - scorching river valleys, snow topped volcanoes and everything in between - sometimes in the course of the same day. Along the way, full-service, professional rider support will enable participants to focus solely on giving their very best while they discover why Colombia is truly one of the most exciting and challenging mountain bike destinations on the planet, and why La Leyenda is the Everest of Mountain Biking.
Dates: Sunday 30th July - Saturday 5th August. (Registration Saturday 29th July)
Location: Caldas, Colombia
Start and Finish Location: Manizales, Caldas
Nearest Airports: La Nubia Manizales, Pereira (1 hour), Armenia (2 hours)
Race Status: UCI S2, open to amateurs too.
Approximate Distance: 500km+
Approximate vertical ascent: 17,000m+
Format and Categories: Teams of 2 -
Male 80 (ages of both riders together is more than 80),
Male 100 (ages of both riders together is more than 100),
Price: Released soon on www.la-leyenda.com
Packages: Páramo (Most economical), Nevado (most luxurious)
Accommodation: Beds every night (no camping!) A mixture of holiday camp style accommodation, small hotels and luxury hotel
Food: 3 meals a day - Breakfast, post race Lunch, Evening Meal
Terrain: Mainly dirt tracks with some singletrack and technical sections
Climate: Hot, tropical and sunny, but temperature and weather varies according to altitude. It could be 0oC on the volcano at almost 4,000m or 40oC at 800m!
Highest Altitude: 3,845m