Bike! Hike! Swim! Monkeys! Explore San Rafael!
This tour starts at Lake View Hostel and meanders up and down about 7km around the lake then suddenly plunges nearly 1,000 meters (3,000ft) down the other side of the mountain. There are about 12km where you almost don't pedal, just one hairpin turn after another plunging down into a deep river valley. Along the way you have stunning views of rivers, waterfalls and cloud shrouded mountains.
At the bottom of the hill we reach a river surrounded by lush tropical jungle. Here we lock up the bikes and hike about 35 minutes through amazing countryside to a waterfall hidden deep in the jungle, and virtually unknown by tourists. Sometimes you can see monkeys here too.
After a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters, we return to the bikes and ride about another 7 km following the river downstream to the rustic town of San Rafael. For those who are still feeling fit, a 20 minute detour will take you to another river where there is a much greater chance of encountering monkeys, which come down in the late afternoon to the river.
Transport back up the mountain to Guatape is included.
Price: $120,000 includes bike, snacks, lunch, guide and transport back to the hostel.
Depart 10:00 am, Return 5:30pm. Last bus to Medellin 6:30pm.