The 10 Best Routes to Practice Ecological Trekking in Colombia
1. Natural National Park Sierra De La Macarena
The PNN Sierra de la Macarena is located in the department of Meta. Famous for its Rio de las 5 colores called Cano Crystals.
The park is a mountainous area where tourists practice hiking since its route is not so demanding, it can be done by people of all ages, always following the recommendations of the park. A whole landscape that combines mountains, plateaus, and lakes.
2. Cocora Valley
The most outstanding trek is that of the High Mountain, 3450 meters above sea level. The landscape that surrounds the valley highlights the green of its mountains and the so pleasant climate.
From here you can see the entire valley where the national palm tree is located, they will measure more than 60 meters and from here you can walk to the PNN Los Nevados.
3. Sierra Nevada Del Cocuy
All types of climbers have traveled these trails for their beauty and the thrill of the adventure that is seen in this place. You can practice ecological hiking, climbing, mountain and more for its great diversity of thermal floors and special places to visit such as lagunilla and the large lagoon of the mountains.
The most cultural trekking in Colombia, during the tour you can observe and interact with indigenous people from the Caribbean region such as the Koguis and the Arhuacos, which makes it very striking for the tourist and sportsman since it mixes sports, the environment and culture, 5 days on the way to the Lost City, 5 days to enjoy rivers of cold water, panoramic views full of green and blue sky and all the flora and fauna that can be found in this national park.
5. Natural Park Los Nevado
It is the predominant activity of this PNN. Beautiful lagoons, beautiful landscapes allow athletes and tourists to discover another side of Colombia, no one imagines the amount of animal life and vegetation that can be found along these trails. Always keep in mind that these roads must be traveled in the company of specialized guides who know the place as their home.
6. Tayrona Natural National Park
The route to the reef, or the path to the mouth of the sack and the road to town, are the 3 most recognized trails in the park, perhaps not so much for its difficulty, but for the landscape that surrounds them and for all the sighting of fauna and Flora that has this park.
The walks can be through the jungle or by the sea, with high points of difficult maneuvers as well as 70% of the trails are of low difficulty. All a natural and cultural adventure.
7. Natural Park of Pisba
Although it is not a well-known and visited park, it is very distinguished among the community of sportsmen who practice trekking, since its mountainous and rocky roads are excellent. Its location is strategic where you can walk through paramos and humid forests that enrich the view.
All special circuits for professional and tourist hiking. The sighting of flora and fauna is undoubtedly what most attracts visitors. It is absolutely mandatory to carry out this practice in the company of a specialized official in the area, who can provide all information and orientation of the sanctuary. The most requested path is the Quiche 550 meters and with average difficulty.
9. San Agustin Archaeological Park
It has 2 strategic points for lovers of this sport. The height of the idols, which would be 4 kilometers, walking on stones, crossing streams that break off the Magdalena river, and the second that is the top of the rocks, 7 kilometers of columns of medium difficulty and from where you can see the strait of the Magdalena River. Not only do you have fun, but also you learn about our cultural roots.
10. Fauna and Flora Sanctuary Otun Quimbaya
Walks along the Otun River, where they are traversed in their lower parts and by the Mula stream. 1 hour or 2 depending on your pace lasts the walk whose ideal is to make known all the fauna and flora of the place, as well as inculcate the environmental spirit in those who go through it. A lot of humid jungle surrounds the sanctuary and you can enjoy a good weekend.