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Alto de Letras

  • 84.6km
  • 3,828m
  • 5:00:17
    Moving Time
  • 3,925


  1. Nicole J.
    Nicole J.

    Holy shit that's a lot of climbing Ale Ale Jandro!

  2. Alejandro J.
    Alejandro Jimenez @goandride

    Nicole, you wont never find something like this, in just 80KMS you will climb 3.828mts!!!. It was really awesome!. Come to Colombia and I´ll bring you there!!!!

  3. Nicole J.
    Nicole J.

    That's amazing! Okay, I'll book my flight! Or maybe I'll just ride my bike there from California ;)

  4. Alejandro J.
    Alejandro Jimenez @goandride

    Blog entry about this ride:

  5. Fergus S.
    Fergus Sully

    That is an impressive profile!

  6. Matt D.
    Matt D.

    Unbelievable. That's it, I'm moving to the Americas.

  7. Alan M.
    Alan M.

    well done Alejandro - I know how you felt!

  8. Alejandro J.
    Alejandro Jimenez @goandride

    Matt, you have a place here mate!...
    Fergus, I need you here Killing some climbs!...
    Alan, thanks mate you know the beast!

  9. Sean Y.
    Sean Yeager

    Chapeau! I have family in Medellin Im going to have to make it out there soon! Found you via cycling Inquisition.

  10. Alan M.
    Alan M.

    Hi Sean, check my blog on cycling in Medellin this year - cool experience,

  11. Alejandro J.
    Alejandro Jimenez @goandride

    Hi Sean, let me know when you come!

  12. Wolf B.
    Wolf B.

    Wow chapeau! That's even for someone growing up right in the alps totally impressive :) Need to climb this one some time.

  13. Cassra ش.
    Cassra ش.

    Great Climb. Can you pls tell if there is a best time of teh year to do this climb and also why there are so many more trucks on teh descend towards Manizales , than on teh actual 80 km climb up. Thx

  14. Alejandro J.
    Alejandro Jimenez @goandride

    August - October is a great time of the year to do this climb. related with the amount of trucks, I don´t really know about it.

  15. Sean O.
    Sean O'Flynn

    Hola Alejandro. He leído tu blog / historia sobre el ciclismo "alto de letras". Muy interesante!!! Espero que visito Colombia y Medellin otra vez en los próximos 4-5 meses. Estoy curioso lo que tus colinas favoritas cerca Amaga y Medellin?

  16. Alan M.
    Alan M.

    Sean, I have cycled from Medellin every year for the last 4 - you can look back on my January-April rides to see them. There are many local climbs, Las Palmas, Sa Elena, escobero, la Pintada to name a few or you can drop down fo Barbosa and access several climbs from there. Have fun and if you're around early 2016 we can try a few together, Cheers, Alan

  17. Sean O.
    Sean O'Flynn

    Excellent, thanks Alan. I'll check those out and will keep you posted about early 2016. Cheers.

  18. Alan M.
    Alan M.

    My pleasure