Our Medellin vlog takes us to the Medellin Ciclovia in the neighborhood of El Poblado on the south side of the city. There, we take a Sunday morning walk in El Poblado, where people join together to enjoy a run, bike, and walk to develop friendships and community. We get to see an outstanding street performance, a mime performance, and many friendly people from the area during our morning exercise. We met many expats along the way and other people moving to Medellin. Some people think it is the best place to retire due to the near-perfect weather and low cost of living and fun weekly events like the Medellin Ciclovia.
What is the Medellin Ciclovia?
The Medellín Ciclovía is a vibrant and innovative urban initiative that transforms the city’s streets into car-free zones. It invites residents and visitors to engage in recreational activities. Every Sunday and public holiday, certain streets are temporarily closed to vehicular traffic. This creates a network of pedestrian-friendly routes across the city. This initiative promotes active lifestyles, environmental sustainability, and community engagement. People of all ages come together to walk, jog, cycle, and rollerblade through Medellín’s diverse neighborhoods. Alongside the designated pathways, participants can enjoy various activities such as aerobics classes, yoga sessions, cultural performances, and local food stalls, fostering a sense of community and enhancing life in the city. The Medellín Ciclovía exemplifies the city’s commitment to promoting health, wellness, and social connectivity, transforming urban spaces into lively hubs of recreation and cultural exchange every week.
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While in Medellin, we made a day trip to the nearby town of Guatape, Colombia. We climbed the Rock of Penol and enjoyed lunch in the colorful town. Check out our fun day trip video here.