“Travel through undiscovered natural treasures on a route between former war zones, where peace now blossoms.”
— RAPE Región Central
One of the most emblematic routes in Colombia, "Sendas de Agua, Torrentes de Paz" (Paths of Water, Torrents of Peace) runs for 70 km through the municipalities of Mesetas, Lejanías, and El Castillo in the Department of Meta. Here you'll explore territories that were the scene of the armed conflict, but today live in peace again.
The route is between the Llanos Piedemote (foothills) and the Sierra de la Macarena, in lands bathed by the rivers Güejar, Yamanés, and Ariari, which makes it the site of beautiful waterfalls, abundant biodiversity, and a pleasant summer climate for an unforgettable experience.
Una de las rutas más emblemáticas en Colombia, Sendas de Agua, Torrentes de Paz recorre los municipios de Mesetas, Lejanías y El Castillo en el Departamento del Meta, territorios que fueron escenario del conficto armado, pero que hoy viven tiempos de paz. La ruta se encuentra entre el Piedemonte Llanero y La Sierra de la Macarena en tierras bañadas por los ríos Güejar, Yamanés y Ariari lo que la convierte en lugar de hermosas cascadas, biodiversidad exhuberante,y un agradable clima veraniego que la hace una experiencia inolvidable.
Need to Know
The route is completely signposted with tourist information signs at tourist attractions along the way.
The ride starts in the town of Mesetas on an unpaved road. It crosses several sources of the Güejar River that form beautiful waterfalls. The ride is mainly flat with a few hills that reward the ascent with amazing panoramic views of the Sierra de la Macarena and the Eastern Plains.
On the trail, you'll find the Piedra Gorda Petroglyphs, the reconciliation bridge, and the Güejar River Pools of incredible green colored water coming from the mountain. At the end of the route you can even cross the Ariari River by ferry, one of the biggest rivers in Colombia's Eastern Plains.
History & Background
Mesetas was a firsthand witness to one of the most important events of recent times in Colombia. The surrender of arms of the FARC guerrilla, as a result of the peace accords signed after four years of negotiations in Cuba. Mesetas, one of the municipalities in the country most affected by violence, was the site of the event that brought peace to the entire nation.