Stuart O.
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36.56 mi

Elevation gain

8,278 ft

Technical difficulty


Elevation loss

3,566 ft

Max elevation

7,287 ft


72 5

Min elevation

2,592 ft

Trail type

One Way




July 8, 2017


July 2017
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7,287 ft
2,592 ft
36.56 mi

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near Villeta, Departamento de Cundinamarca (Republic of Colombia)

An amazing trail along this historic and once very important railway route that is over 100 years old. Not always possible to stay on or near the railway route but for 90% of the route, this is possible. The only major risk to this trail is the unrestrained guard dogs of the properties either side of the track. Had three nerve-racking encounters with vicious dogs. Keep a hard stick with you and few stones just in case. Be confident and walk with intention. Another tip might be to start this trick from Alban towards alright I would say it is more rewarding and spectacular to start in Villeta and progress up to Alban.

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  • Photo of Oscar Upegui

    Oscar Upegui Aug 1, 2017

    What a good journey, Congratulations,
    Welcome to Colombia.

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    arenasjj Sep 18, 2017

    Did you complete it on just one day?

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    Stuart O. Sep 18, 2017

    Yes, arenasjj. It took me about 11hrs.

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    arenasjj Sep 18, 2017

    Your entry says it was 58 k, but looking in google maps, it says 28k. What's the right number?

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    Stuart O. Nov 18, 2017

    Sorry for my late reply arenasjj. Google maps correctly states it as that. But I did not walk the google maps route. I followed the old railway from Villeta to Alban which is different. Thanks for your question. Do you want to walk this route?

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    Stuart O. Nov 18, 2017

    BTW Oscar Upegui, thanks so much for the awesome review. I am glad that you liked it.

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    marlonny Sep 8, 2018

    Hey man, you see any dog restrictions?

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    Stuart O. Sep 8, 2018

    No Marlonny, no restrictions at all.

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    arenasjj Oct 3, 2018

    I want to complete this route, but I'd like to be sure how long it is. 58k is very long for just one day, specially if it's going up.

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    Stuart O. Oct 4, 2018

    Yes, I am sorry. The same trail is 58.84km. This is the nearest route that google shows (it shows the nearest road but not the rail tracks that I walked). However, I walked half the way from Sasaima to Alban on the highway that I not very nice. I recommend that you do not walk along the highway but aim for Chime and La Frontera ( I also recommend that you walk downhill from Alban to Villeta. Estacion Namay to Villeta is easy, just follow the train tracks and it is really spectacular. Tell me when you would like to walk this route, maybe I can walk with you.

  • lunden.bjorn Mar 27, 2020

    Really awesome, Stuart. In january 2020 I made a bike tour with my foldable GW bike from Bogotá to Tobia, passing Facatavivá and Villeta, together with Alejita from Tolima. We passed much of the scenery in your video. And the small treneta is still parked at the train station of Villeta.

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