Mountain Biking in Tierrabomba

Get Active and Head Off-The-Beaten Track with a Fun Bike Trip to the Islands

An adventurous mountain bike tour that will get you out of the city to explore the nature trails, historic castles and beaches of Tierrabomba, the largest of Cartagena's nearby islands.

  • This Is What We Love

    • Free-wheeling through nearly 500 years of history
    • Getting out of the city and into nature, with a little workout to burn off some of Cartagena’s foodie indulgence
    • The opportunity to visit Cartagena castles that few people get to see
    • Treating yourself to a day at a top-notch beach club as a reward for getting up and out of the hotel early
  • What's Included

    • Mountain Bike and Helmet
    • Boat transportation - Bocagrande to Tierrabomba
    • A Bilingual Guide
    • Hydration: water & Gatorade
    • Lunch at the Beach
    • Guided visit to the forts of San Fernando and Angel San Rafael
  • Who Will Enjoy It

    Active and adventurous types that want to see a different side of Cartagena, soak up some history and get off-the-beaten track. This tour with a treat at the end gets you out of the city and into nature

  • What to Bring

    • Sports gear including comfortable shoes
    • A lightweight, long sleeve shirt
    • Sun cream
  • Make Tour Private

    This is a shared experience. We can arrange small private tours for an extra cost. If you would like a private experience, please tick the checkbox during checkout. All of our private tours start from your house / hotel.

    If you’re travelling solo but don’t want to pay extra for a private tour? Let us know your preferred dates and we’ll see what we can do to get you involved with another group. Email us on: tours@ticartagena.com

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  • The Details

    Days: Mon-Sun: 09:00-14:00 & 09:00-17:00

    Duration: 5-8 hrs

    $95 per person ?
    Dec 15 - Jan 15
    Easter Week

    Phone Number: +57 318 516 7767

    Rating: TIC Rating

    Rating: Trip Advisor

  • The Lowdown

    Mountain Biking in Tierrabomba

    This 3-km ride across Cartagena’s biggest island will take you off the beaten track through the dry forests that still covers much of the island of Tierrabomba, so take full advantage and stop to admire the birds and other wildlife you meet on route.

    As well as enjoying the nature trails, you'll see a totally different side of Cartagena's rich military history including a visit to the impressive maritime fortifications of San Fernando Castle and Angel San Rafael.

    These monumental military achievements, linked by tunnels, were the first line of defense against English and French pirates during the 17th and 18th centuries.

    In terms of the level of work out, we'll leave it to you to decide how tough you want it to be and also how much you want to reward yourself on arrival in Bocachica, a small village on the other side of the island.

    You can choose from a typical lunch on the beach or a gourmet treat at one of our favourite beach clubs.

    There's also the chance to hop off the bikes, meet the locals and soak up some of the local rhythms on what promises to be a great day out for friends and family. 

    This isn't the most strenuous of mountain bike rides. In terms of difficulty it probably scores a 5/6 out of 10, but it is only recommended for visitors in good physical shape.

    People are advised to dress appropriately and cover up with light-weight sports gear or apply plenty of sun block to avoid sun burn.

    If you want a VIP (less strenuous) version of this tour you can upgrade with the option of eating and spending the afternoon at one of our favourite beach clubs and returning to the city by boat.

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