Camino Real

Camino Real, Barichara: Address, Camino Real Reviews: 4.5/5

Camino Real
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SirDrankalot
1,090 contributions
Oct 2020
At the trailhead from the NW corner of the streets in Barichara, there is a stone marking the entrance to the trail. The trail is easy to follow and if you start in Barichara it is mostly downhill. There are places along the way that offer food and drink. I wish I would have allotted more time to stop at some of those places, but the trail was very enjoyable. The views are fantastic and there is a bus at the end where you can return to Barichara. The ride back is about 20 mins and was a few thousand pesos per person.
Written October 28, 2020
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aldman64
Aldbourne, UK189 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
This 5km hike starts and finishes steeply but otherwise is fairly flat. You need to watch your step because the old cobble stones are uneven. It was no problem for two of us in our 70s and took about two and a half hours to complete. It gets very hot so start early and take plenty of water. There are two places to replenish supplies on route but they are quite close to the start and finish.

The scenery is magnificent with good views of mountains and the surrounding valley. Cows, birds and butterflies were plentiful.

Guane is an attractive old village and the ideal place for lunch or a drink. The bus back to Barichara leaves from the main plaza 15 minutes past every hour.
Written March 13, 2020
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Melissa B
Medellin, Colombia17 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
Its a short easy trail of 5 Km long (it takes about 1 hour and a half to walk it). I walked the barichara- guane trail, it’s beautiful, has incredible parts of the trail with tiles made by prisoners like 200 years ago and many trees that give it a fairytale feeling. If you think its too easy you can to it back and forth, that would be almost 3 hours walking. Its also very good that you dont need a local guide to do it. And also, its very safe.
Written May 9, 2021
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5bottomspink
Fredericksburg, VA89 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
A wonderful walk. Best done early before it’s hot. Take water. Have good shoes. Not for the infirm. Wander through farms and stone walls. Ground is uneven cobbles. Lots of birds, cattle, some goats and dogs. Finish in Guane and have a late breakfast or early lunch. Take time for the museum in Guane.
Written February 13, 2020
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Jose Pedro Pinto
Bogota, Colombia33 contributions
Apr 2017 • Solo
I recommend you to do a more interesting trail, passing by 6 small towns: Cabrera, Barichara, Guane, Villa Nueva, Jordán y Los Santos. It's a beautiful trekking that you can make in 3 to 4 days. You don't need to reserve any place, nor pay any agent. You just have to pay your food and places where you stay. Follow the path in Maps Me and enjoy the nature and local culture away from tourists. WARNING: The last part of the trekking is tough... Since you have to go down a cabin and then up again (in the other side). But it's worth it!!! Just remember to get up early in the last day, so the sun won't get you in the middle of the way up.
Written March 12, 2018
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Maddin B
43 contributions
We got the Bus from san gil at 9 (45minutes, 4000$) , in barichara we asked for the camino real and walked in around 1:30 to guane but did no breaks and walked quite fast because we wanted to be back early in san gil
In guane the buses leave every hour :15 (f.e. 10:15, 11:15, ...) and go back to barichara and then to San gil
So we were back in San gil around 1 pm and made it to Villa de leyva on the same day, nice trip!!!
Written May 10, 2015
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Gabi Gómez
Cuenca, Ecuador289 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Hike is great, trail is full of stones, goes up and down, hear a lot of birds and amazing views all the way
Try to do it early to avoid heat of midday
Recommended if you’re in Barichara is a must
Written March 1, 2020
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KeithP619
New Zealand47 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
A very nice way to spend 2 hours while in Barichara. Some beautiful scenery on the way. If you want to take longer than 2 hours there are several places to stop for a drink on the way. At the end is Guane a sleepy, pretty little village.
Written October 29, 2019
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Kaalo
Batemans Bay, Australia223 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Just a couple of hours between the villages of Barichara and Guane. Mostly down hill along an historic paved pathway.

Great views and a chance to experience what it must have been like to commute between villages prior to combustion so.

Take some water. Also sturdy walking shoes. The path is paved but very uneven.

Easy to return to Barichara by the frequent local buses. Treat yourself to a locally made ice cream from the corner shop on the right hand side of the church in the town square.
Written September 29, 2019
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Dekker
25 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Camino Real is a long path connecting several villages. We took the bus from Barichara to Villanueva and walked from there to Guane and then walked further to Barichara. It took us approximately 3 hours to get from Villanueva to Guane. It is quite a difficult walk, is is not recontructed like the path from barichara - Guane. First hour was up through bushes and was a very small dirth path, sometimes it was not clear wath the path was. Then it was 2 hours mainly downhill, first a very muddy road and after a stone path. The hike from Villanueva - Guane seems to me impossible without maps.me, on this app is the entire path. Sometimes there was a yellow sign on the way, but there were very few. We had to check the app frequently to make sure we were going in the right direction. There were some nice very views and you will not see any other tourist.
From Guane to Barichara it is partly uphill, especially the final part is quite steep. We did this part in 1,5 hours. You cannot go wrong here if you follow the path, so no need to use apps. Very beautiful views all the time.
Written September 18, 2019
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