We have six weeks to cycle/bus about Colombia. Our starting point is Quito, Ecuador (we live there) and we don't want to fly. We want to avoid larger cities if possible. We are slow and steady on our bikes and go about 60km to 80km a day, depending on weather/road conditions.
We are thinking about trying to reach the Caribbean coast, to do the 'Lost city' hike, near Santa Marta. We have heard many positive things about cycling in Colombia but would like more info on road conditions, getting the bikes on buses,if possible and safety when wild camping.
What have your experiences been? Where would you skip out if you did your route again? How easy/difficult is it to take bikes on the bus?
Please don't judge us for taking the bikes on the bus! We want to do a tourist type trip and not be too exhausted when we return to work! :)
May the wind be always on your back!