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.
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.
Lunch will be provided along the trail, sandwich and fruit.
Cold water and juice provided for the hike.
Comfortable mountain bikes will be provided for the uphill and downhill portion.
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.
最多可有2位年满18周岁的参与者参加。 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 speed at all times.
change of clothes, bathing suit, water bottle, sunscreen, comfortable hiking shoes
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.
Hike and Bike downhill Rio Gaira