After having worked for years exploring trails around latin america and Romania, it takes something to impress me. A hard trail or a fun ride just doesn’t do it for me anymore, but the stuff that the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta sits with me as some of the best riding I’ve ever done. Not only were the trails charming and interesting, but they were plentiful, twisty and turny and never seemed to end. The mountains go to 5700 meter above sea level and houses the 4 indigenous groups of this region—the Kogi, Wiwa, Arhuaco and Kankuamo and is an absolutely magic place to ride.
I was fortunate enough to have given classes to the local riders just days before this ride and apart from the photos below, which happened to be the “worst” of the best photos I had saved (I made a stupid unrecoverable mistake while filtered through them), I also made a little video from our ride, which can be seen here.