Trek - La Union - La Ceja
This area of Antioquia is one of my favourites along with the South West and the area around San Pedro. La Union was founded by José María Londoño y Vicente Toro and the year of its foundation was 1778. The area of La Union is well known for the cultivation of potatoes and strawberries but they also grow, maize, flowers and beans. There is also some dairy farming, fish farming and mining of talc, kaolinite and clay in the area.
La Ceja del Tambo, better known as just La Ceja (The Eyebrow) is an attractive well organised town about one hour from Medellin. The area was originally inhabited by the Tahamies Indian tribe, a peaceful tribe dedicated to agriculture principally the cultivation of maize. The economy of La Ceja is based on a variety of activities such as dairy farming, flower farming and exportation, the cultivation of tamarillo, blackberry, coffee and plantain. If you are in Medellin it is well worth visiting La Ceja and the other nearby towns of El Retiro and San Antonio de Pereira.
Height above Sea level - Start 2473 m - La Ceja 2163 m
Grade of Difficulty 4.0
Distance 17.7 km
Duration 7.75 hours
Here is a slideshow of the photos set to music
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