“My first stage race was a wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime experience in a magical place, where it is difficult but possible for anyone to finish. If you’re looking for a world-class mountain bike stage race, La Leyenda is the best deal out there in stunning Colombia!” Tim Baker, USA
La Leyenda del Dorado is the main mountain biking race in South America. It started in 2016 with the objective of promoting Colombia as a tourist destination through its incredible landscapes, natural diversity and passion for cycling, to professional and amateur cyclists, local and from all over the world. The route comprises seven incredible stages through stunning Colombian rural areas and colonial towns, with thousands of spectators lining the route to cheer on the hundreds of riders. La Leyenda is part of a select group of full-service mountain bike races, offering the best possible experience for amateur cyclists, both on and off their bike. The race frequently attracts high-profile national and international mountain bikers, Christoph Sauser, Leonardo Páez, Alban Lakata, and Sonya Looney, as well as other well-known professionals and media celebrities such as Ibon Zugasti , Valentí Sanjuan , and Mónica Calderón ; with a total of 34 nationalities represented so far. More recently, La Leyenda Series, one-day races, have been added to the event portfolio, bringing the La Leyenda concept to a mass market audience in different cities around the country.
La Leyenda is brought to you by a bilingual and bicultural team that combines warmth of spirit and in-depth knowledge, with international standards of organization and efficiency. A race start and finish near an international airport, as well as world-class routing and logistics, everything is designed to make it as easy as possible for you.
In addition to the amazing cycling fans who will cheer you on every day, you will be able to enjoy your free time to the fullest. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of picturesque colonial towns, enjoy excellent local cuisine, and discover why Colombian hospitality is so famous for its warmth and spontaneity, all while sharing the experience of the day’s stage with your peers from around the world.
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