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Salento, Colombia
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Salento, Colombia

Why now: Colombia's historic peace accord with the FARC rebels in 2016 put an end to Latin America's longest-running guerrilla conflict, and the nation is now racing toward the future. 

What to see: Equidistant from Medellin and Bogota, Salento is both the beating heart of the Colombian Coffee Triangle and the hub of a nascent mountain biking scene. Rent some wheels from Salento Cycling and try out the new 17-mile loop trail through the coffee plantations where you can reach four farm tastings, as well as scenic hilltop restaurants and tranquil riverside beaches.

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