This guided motorcycle tour in Colombia takes us through the heart of the famous coffee region and to the Tatacoa desert. On our way we ride through impressive wild jungle and we marvel at the giant, famous wax palms in Cocora Valley. We experience Colombia on a motorcycle riding over a variety of road types such as fantastic dirt roads, small tarred roads, local country roads and winding off-road tracks while we enjoy spectacular views.
Colombia is an incredibly diverse beautiful country, ideal for motorcycle holiday. Riding a motorcycle across Colombia allows you to experience the variety of unforgettable scenery as the views change daily. We explore the coffee mountains, jungle and desert via small varied roads and visit enchanting colonial towns such as Santafé de Antioquia, Jardín, Guatapé and Villa de Leyva. The mild weather, stunning scenery and friendly locals make it a perfect country for your adventurous Colombia motorcycle tour.
A lightweight motorcycle is the perfect mode of transportation for a motorcycletour in Colombia. It allows us to explore hidden areas, away from the touristy highlights. This guided motorcycle holiday is a journey with 1000 impressions.
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Arrival at Bogotá Airport and transfer to the hotel in Chía (approx. 60min drive). To escape the hustle and bustle of the big city, we start the tour in Chía.
Early inthe morning the motorcycles are handed over and then we set off on our adventure on small country roads. To avoid the busy traffic around the capital Bogotá as much as possible we ride a small western curve. Via Facatativá and Tocaima we reach with short stops at waterfalls, our first viewpoints and cosy local restaurants. (170 km on tarred road only)
Today is a day with 1000 impressions! We start on a tarred road to the village of Prado,then we take an easy track past beautiful rice fields and through small idyllic villages until we penetrate higher and higher up into the jungle. Spectacular views are guaranteed! Between Alpujarrá and Baraya we have to cross a river -until recently there was no bridge, so the alternative is to cross the river in small boats… We will let ourselves be surprised whether the bridge has been completed in the meantime! In the late afternoon, we reach the desolate Tatacoa desert and our accommodation in Villa Vieja via a scenic dirt road. (210 km -of which approx. 100 km tarred road)
After a short stretch through the desert, we get back on the tarred road and via Natagaima and Ibagué we ride to Cajamarca. From here, a winding off-road route through the Colombian coffee mountains with great views begins… On the gentle serpentines we reach the small town of Toche, where a simple but good hostel with a nice atmosphere awaits us. From here you can see a nearby volcano - and also enjoy a bathe in a warm thermal spring! (240 km -about 50 km off-road)
Today's route is definitely a highlight! From Toche to Salento, we ride on a mega-beautiful off-road route. After a short while, we also see the famous, giant wax palms of the Cocora Valley. After 3-4 hours of driving with breathtaking views, we reach Salento, an enchanting colonial town, where we will have lunch and where we also have some time to look around before we continue to our accommodation in Filandia. (120 km -of which approx. 80 off-road)
At the Steelhorse Farm we have a day to pursue other activities. Our hostess Yvette finds something for everyone: in a semi-open Willy‘s jeep through the coffee zone, a ride on the farm's own horses, great hiking routes, paragliding and ziplining. There is certainly something for everyone. In the evening, we gather in the large dining room for a meal or a barbecue together.
After a hearty breakfast at the farm, we ride via Cerritos and La Virginia to Rio Sucio. The area impresses with its views over the wide valleys and we will stop to try the national drink "Aguapanela con limón y queso". From Rio Sucio, a great off-road route through exuberant nature awaits us. It rains frequently in this area and the rampant lush green of the jungle is absolutely fascinating. The friendly town of Jardin is colourful and spoils us with many culinary options in the evening. (200 km -40 km of which off-road)
From Jardín we ride along small, winding roads to Jericó, a small, untouristy town, where we can have a typical lunch in the plaza and take our time to look at the farmers who bring the harvest to town on their mules. A beautiful and idyllic place. On the onward journey in the direction of Bolombolo, we again get 1000great views, and the somewhat larger road to Santafé de Antioquia does not disappoint either. This small town, founded as early as 1541, enchants with its preserved colonial architecture and has the flair of a place where time has stood still. (190 km -partly offroad)
Today we are on our way to a highlight in Colombia: the Peñol de Guatapé. This famous monolith,which can be seen from a far, was declared a national monument in the 1940s. You can test your sporty skills and struggle your way to the top via more than 700steps. We shall keep this sporting challenge for the next morning and relax after the long day of riding directly at the reservoir, which can also be navigated by boat. (approx.200km - a bit offroad)
The morning can still be used to explore the Peñol, and around noon we continue towards San Carlos, where a beautiful and easy to drive off-road track of about 3 hours begins. It ends in Puerto Nare, an enchanted little town directly on the country's largest river, the Río Magdalena. Here it is again very pleasantly untouristy, we go to the harbour promenade in the evening, where the locals offer all kinds of snacks from the grill. If the weather is nice, a great sunset awaits us here directly on the river. (120km - 40km offroad)
We take the ferry to the other shore, have a typical breakfast with the local workers and then continue towards Puerto Boyacá. There are a few kilometres of tar here, but they soon turn into one of the most beautiful off-road passages of the trip. After lunch in the tranquil town of Otanche, the wild landscape with its gorges and river crossings becomes more and more beautiful until we finally end up in the small town of Quipama. Climatically and scenically, this is once again a total contrast to the previous day. (180 km- 50km offroad)
The diversity of the landscape continues on this day. We see sugarcane plantations, banana fields, a colourful world of flora and fauna. We make a short stop to see how a farmer makes panelas. Here they still work with the simplest original means. Afterwards, we ride on a new tarred road with gently curving bends to Muzo, from where we climb to an altitude of 3000m. It can often get foggy here. We have lunch in Chiquinquirá and then ride the remaining kilometres to arrive in the evening in the popular town of Villa de Leyva. Its huge colonial plaza is famous throughout the country. Here, a great culinary offer awaits us again! (150 km -40km offroad)
Our last day of riding takes us from Villa de Leyva via Zipaquirá to Chía, where the motorbikes are dropped off. In Zipaquirá we make a stopover to see the legendary Salt Cathedral. (155 km -no offroad)
You will be taken to the airport in Bogotá and you will return home full of new impressions.
During this trip we ride on local AKT 200cc bikes - Made in Colombia.
During this trip through Colombia we ride very varied routes. Sometimes it goes over good tarred roads, over sand, over stones, through the desert or in the mountains. But we don't stay on considerable heights. The day trips are sometimes long or challenging but on the way there is enough time and possibility to stop, take pictures or visit villages.
Almost every day of the trip we move partly on unpaved roads. These roads are sometimes difficult to ride without any offroad experience. We recommend to take offroad basic training classes as preparation for this trip (on a small motorbike is sufficient). In doing so, you learn how best to handle the motorcycle off-road. It will also increase your riding pleasure. The motorcycles are light and handy dual-sport bikes, perfect for a combination of paved and unpaved routes. This tour is not suitable for beginners
The climate in Colombia varies greatly depending on the area and has different climatic zones. Temperatures and rainfall vary depending on the location and altitude of each region. The rainy season in Colombia lasts from mid-March to May and from September to mid-December. The dry season, the so-called summer, is from December to March and from June to September. In recent years, some shifts have been noticed due to the climate change. Around the equator, temperature is regulated by altitude and not by seasons. The lower the altitude, the warmer the weather, the higher the altitude, the colder it gets. During the day,sometimes expect temperatures between 14 C and 25 C. It is important to keep this in mind when choosing clothing.
A helmet is mandatory, as well as protective clothing with protectors, good gloves and boots or sturdy shoes. We recommend an open enduro helmet with goggles that provide good protection against dust. Furthermore, of course, a good pair of sunglasses is handy. With cold (14 C) is to be expected in the mountains, and sometimes with rain, so you should have rain protection with you.
For Colombia you need your valid driver's license together with a valid international driver's license and a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). You are responsible to find out VISA requirements specifically belonging to the passport you hold. You can verify up to date information from your local embassy, or consulate in your country of citizenship or find this information online for example via https://visacentral.com/
Consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure. It is your responsibility to make sure that you obtain your visa and have immunizations completed in time. For further entry requirement check: https://www.traveldoc.aero/
For non-USA-passport holders, a U.S. travel authorization called ESTA is required for a transit flight across the United States. More information at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/.
The motorbike come with a standard liability insurance. This insurance covers physical damage to third parties. Material damage to third parties is not insured. Damage to the motorcycle is not covered by the basic insurance. You are liable for costs of damage to the motorcycle caused by yourself.
Rider starting at: € 3390,-
Single room occupancy additional charge: € 290,-
Pocket money to bring with you: € 400,-*
Minimum number of riding participants: 6
Maximum number of riding participants: 12
Maximum number of pillion riders: 0
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