Este es el testimonio de Daniel, Kiran y Moncef, tres Canadienses que tomaron el Biketour "Estación Pereira"
Este es el testimonio de James, un Australiano que tomó el Biketour "Cascada Los Frailes"
Este es el testimonio de Christian, un Alemán que junto a su novia tomó el Biketour "Alto del Nudo"
Este es el testimonio de Morgan y Clément, dos franceses que tomaron el Biketour "Estación Pereira"
Sección "Risaralda, algo nuevo siempre" del programa de la Gobernación de Risaralda emitido por Telecafé el día 18 de junio de 2013
The culture of the inhabitants of the Coffee Cultural Landscape has its roots in the history of colonization and the “paisa” identity, which is characterized by its pragmatism, industriousness, kindness, entrepreneurial spirit, desire for adventure and natural ability for business.
CWith coffee-growing and its commercialization, a group of traditions and manifestations have been established over time, which are now a source of regional and national pride:
Local craftwork: Some notable products related to the culture of the Coffee Region include the Aguadeño Hat, baskets and wickerwork from Filandia, bamboo products from various municipalities in Quindío, twine products from Aranzazu, cork and edible products cultivated on fincas such as jams and conserves, colaciones, panderos, piononos (all typical baked goods), corchos, panela and other derivatives of sugarcane and coffee.
Local cuisine: Represented by paisa or montañera food, the local cuisine is characterized by its significant quantity, means of preparation, presentation, colors and aesthetics. Furthermore, makes use of the products cultivated on a typical farm in the coffee region.
Arriero (mule driver): Person who, usually with a machete, mules and oxen, helped to open paths towards new territories. Now, it is the same person who works hard in the mountains of the Region.
Willys jeep or Yipao: A North American vehicle from the 1940s, which is still greatly used in the region for transporting coffee and passengers.
Typical dress: The man typically has a hat, poncho, ruana and small leather satchel, and the woman has a skirt, petticoats, apron and headscarf.
Architecture: Towns filled with houses made from rammed earth or wattle and daub with clay tile roofs; doors and windows made from various strong types of wood from the region, adorned with engravings, carvings and appliqués; and entrance halls, patios and corridors decorated with flowers, birds and fragrant aromas. Structures notable for their architecture include parochial temples, cemeteries and some schools.
Natural waterfalls have always been one of the touristic attractions that different municipalities in the department of Risaralda have to offer. Very close to Pereira there are a significant number of waterfalls, making the landscape of the region even more beautiful than it already is.
Regardless of the natural area chosen for a visit by the tourist, they will bear witness to the wonder that is waterfall formation. The pure, fresh and natural waters give life to the flora and fauna of the region, and of course, they are of the utmost importance for hydrographic studies.
Pereira and the surrounding area form an eco-natural paradise which allows the tourist to travel along virgin paths on a wonderful, challenging walk into the heart of the woods. Here, the terrain, climate and altitude become a challenge for the tourist, with the reward of the opportunity to enjoy the numerous treats nature has to offer. Furthermore, you can enjoy a unique, healthy, unpolluted environment free from manmade noises which will surely make your trip a relaxing and unforgettable experience.
In Pereira and its neighboring municipalities you can go on unforgettable tours, whether by bike or on foot, on which you will travel along beautiful natural paths whilst enjoying a significant number of bird sightings, amongst which a great variety of species are endemic. This guarantees a unique experience in the heart of an ecosystem rich with wildlife, in protected areas or regional natural parks which are an important part of our heritage.
Risaralda: A model forest for the world. 36% of the departmental territory is a designated protected area, which means that 145,000 hectares have been converted into national, regional and municipal parks and specially treated areas which allow ecosystems to be kept in balance and the biological diversity of the region to be preserved.
Walking or using the bicycle as a non-polluting means of transport is a way of helping to conserve our model forest. Tours such as the trips to the “Valle de Cocora” in Quindío and “Cascada los Frailes” in Parque Regional Natural Ucumarí and Santuario de Flora y Fauna Otún Quimbaya, or the "Howler Monkey Route" in Parque Regional Natural Barbas - Bremen are the best options for seeing beautiful birds and enjoying other attractions such as waterfalls, crystalline rivers and the presence of howler monkeys and other wild inhabitants of the zone.
Name: Mono Aullador Rojo (Esp) - Colombian Red Howling Monkey (Eng) - Alouatta seniculus (Científico)
Geographical distribution: They are present throughout almost all Colombian territory, except in areas higher than 3,000 metres above sea level. Present in the east of Ecuador, northeast Peru, northwest Brazil and a small area of western Venezuela.
Hábitat: Principally tropical lowland rainforests, tropical dry forests and cloud forests, gallery forests and mangrove swamps.
Eating habits: They mostly eat leaves, for which adaptations can be seen in their teeth. They also eat ripe fruit (when available), buds, flowers and seeds.
Reproduction: The estrus (heat or mating period) lasts between 2 and 4 days, with intervals of approximately 17 days. Gestation lasts on average 191 days and they generally only give birth to one offspring at a time. Intervals between births are approximately 16 ½ months.
Behavior: They live in groups of between 4 and 10 animals on average. In each group there is a dominant male (sometimes two), other subadults, and a harem of between two and five females. Adult males are often solitary.
Size: Males reach a body and head length of between 51 and 69 cm; their tail measures from 56 – 79 cm; they weigh from 5.4. – 11.1 kg, with an average weight of around 7.2 kg. Females reach a length of 44 – 57 cm; their tail measures from 52 – 68 cm; their weight varies from 3.6 – 7.0 kg, with an average weight of around 5.6 kg.
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