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Traveling alone (female) in Colombia? / Viajando sola en Colombia

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Traveling alone (female) in Colombia? / Viajando sola en Colombia

Hello!!

I am considering touring in Colombia (have not decided on a route) from October-December. Has anyone done this as a single lady? I met two women while touring in Chile last year who had traveled down from the States alone, but I think they mostly stuck to the Panamericana. I am looking to really discover less-touristy parts of the country.

Hola!!

Estoy pensando de hacer un tour de bici en Colombia (todavia no se donde) de octubre-diciembre. Hay alguien que ha hecho eso como mujer sola? Conoci unas mujeres que viajaron solo desde los Estados hasta la Patagonia pero creo que se quedaron mas o menos en la Panamericana en Colombia. Quiero ir a unos lugares menos conocido pero no se si esta seguro y/o debo ir?

Gracias!

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Hi Nicki,

Hi Nicki,

I was in Colombia 2 years ago and met a young French woman who was touring by herself. Colombia was the very beginning of her bicycle travels in S. America and her first-ever tour. I contacted her after her tour. She rode from Bogota to Bucaramanga and a bit of the Caribbean coast. I met her in a small town north of Bogota. She didn't have any problems in Colombia, but that is just one datapoint. Unlike you, she does not speak Spanish. She wrote me that she preferred the mountains of Colombia to the Caribbean coast because of weather and traffic, though she had some traffic issues north of Bogota, too. She continued on to other countries south of Colombia (but not all by bike; she flew & took many buses, including in Colombia). She said that if she were to do another tour, she would choose Colombia.

I was planning my own bike tour in Colombia for this past Jan/Feb with a friend, but we had to abandon it for family reasons. Based on all of the research I had done (largely by reading trip reports on crazyguyonabike.com), the "Zona Cafetera" south of Medellin seems to be a very good region for touring. A female cousin of mine in her 20s traveled by bus in Colombia with a female friend of hers last July/August. They were very much off-the-beaten-track at times and went all over the country. They both speak Spanish. They loved Colombia, and the Zona Cafetera was one of their favorite regions.

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Neal, thank you for all the

Neal, thank you for all the beta! It is super helpful. I also had not even begun to look into regions, so it is great to have a few tips on where others have liked traveling. Thanks so much.

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VIAJE A COLOMBIA

Soy de Colombia y conozco dos brasileras que este año recorrieron la Costa, Eje Cafetero, Medellin y Cali SOLAS. Su nombre es Ada Cordeiro y Andrea Malafaia (Face Book) y su pàgina es UMA PEDALDA PELA AMERICA. la gente de Colombia es muy amable y le ayudan con hospedaje. Yo tambien puedo ayudarle con rutas y orientaciòn. Escrìbame. SI usted viene no va a querer volver, porque la gente la amarà mucho. No importa que no hable español... acà lo aprende. Atentamente, Hernando

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Hernando, mil gracias. Vi la

Hernando, mil gracias. Vi la pagina de Ada, muy bakan!!

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COLOMBIA TE ESPERA¡¡¡

Nicki: si alguna cosa necesita yo viajè con ellas en Antioquia y Caldas; ademàs ibamos a subir a la Costa Caribe (hasta Cartagena), pues conozco la ruta. Ellas se hospedaron en mi casa en Chinchinà (Caldas).

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colombia alone

well any country is the same.....and the same advice is .... commun sense.
.travel just on daylight....not to follow any invitation by a solo male.....not to talk a solo male.....or to make friendship to a solo male.
Never ask for advice tips etc for traveling to a solo male....always iask to people in any business...
no to show stuff as PC , watches, rings, and never show your wallet ever...ready ALWAYS WITH THE JUST MONEY YOU NEED....
never let your belogings beside of you...always in front of you.....etc,
good trip

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DON`T BE PARANOIC

IN COLOMBIA YOU CAN TALK AND SHARE WITH “SOLO MALE”. COLOMBIAN PEOPLE IS VERY NICE AND FULL OF HOSPITALITY. WE RESPECT TO WOMEN. IT LOOKS YOU HAVEN´T VISITED OUR CONTRY. REGARDS¡¡¡

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