|Luis Carlos and two guys from Newfoundland on their way up El Verjón.|
|A view of Bogotá from above.|
The road twists and turns through the forest of pines and eucalyptus, offering spectacular views of Bogotá and its surrounding savannah - and a great excuse to stop and catch one's breath in the thin area at 3,000 meters above sea level.
According to the Altimetrias Colombia blog, the full climb is
18.1 kms and climbs 647 meters to an altitude of of 3367 meters above sea level, at an average grade of 4.12% and a maximum of 12%.
|Luis Carlso and Darren, from the UK, pedaling up El Verjón.|
|A selfie above Bogotá.|
|From Altimetrias Colombia.|