Colombia, the South American powerhouse for bicycle tourism

With the 2019 Tour de France, the eyes of the world are on Colombia. Egan Bernal, a 22-year-old born in Zipaquirá, is the first Latin American to win this cycling competition. Thanks to his work and that of other “escarabajos,” or “beetles”—a nickname for Colombian cyclists—like Nairo Quintana, Rigoberto Urán, and Sergio Luis Henao, Colombia stands strong as a cradle of exceptional athletes and a cycling tourism destination.

Colombian Egan Bernal’s triumphant win at the Tour de France is also an achievement for a country that wants to promote cycling culture along its 38 possible cycling training routes.