14 DAY BACKCOUNTRY ADVENTURE RIDE

Rappelling, Canyoning, Emeralds, Waterfalls And A Hot Springs Resort. The Best Motorcycle Trip In South America!

RIDE DESCRIPTION

Overview - I put together an amazing route that you’re never going to forget. We will get to rappel down waterfalls, explore caves, mine for emeralds, take a boat ride through a jungle river, and relax at a hot springs resort.

 

We’ll ride through two Andes mountain ranges as well as the tropical Magdelena valley. 50% will be pavement with the other 50% being mild off-road between small villages.

 

Climbing out of warm tropical valleys at 28C into the high altitude tundra with temperatures of around 10C.

 

Not only are the trips adventurous, but they give us lots of time for unplanned stops to visit Colombian people along the way. 

 

Ride Time - The mountain roads of Colombia are known for their never-ending twists and turns. The total kilometers per day may seem small but given the winding roads are ascending or descending, our average speed can only be 40kph. On pavement, it will be a little bit more.

 

Once you include time for coffee and food, stopping for photographs, and the rough terrain, each day's ride will last a full 8 hours. Your group will be ready for a rest at the end of the day.

HIGHLIGHTS

Eastern Andes - The first part of the trip will take us to the Eastern Andes mountain range. This hidden gem of Colombia has remained largely off the typical tourist track. 

  • Waterfalls - Snake for miles through a narrow canyon surrounded by steep rock walls on both sides. Visit a remote three-tiered waterfall that plummets 1000 ft. down a sheer cliff-face from a high mountain cave. Spend the day exploring the cave and swimming in the pools below the waterfall.

  • Rappelling - A 1-hour hike through the jungle leads us to the top of a waterfall where we connect to rappelling gear and descend into a river canyon. Once we reach the bottom we disconnect the harnesses and wade through a crystal clear river while visiting a series of natural pools, waterfalls, and caves.

  • Emeralds - A visit to the world capital of emeralds. interact with local emerald miners. You can even buy emeralds directly from the miners in the field!

Central Andes - The second part of the trip will take us into Colombia's famous coffee region. 

  • Volcanos and Wax Palm Forest - We will get to stay in small coffee farming villages, ride across an active volcano that is part of the national park system, and visit a wax palm forest and see the tallest palm trees in the world. 

  • Hot Springs Resort - One of the hotels will be a hot springs resort with swimming pools that are heated by the nearby volcano. There are amazing views throughout the entire trip. You’re really going to enjoy it.

HOW MUCH

Guided Trip

  • $3,485USD per person based on shared occupancy

  • +Add Pillion/Passenger $400USD ($25USD/Day)

  • + Upgrade Single Room: +$800USD

  • Support Vehicle Available 

Self-Guided Trip

  • $2,240USD per person based on shared occupancy

  • +Add Pillion/Passenger $400USD ($25USD/Day)

  • + Upgrade Single Room: +$800USD

  • Support Vehicle Available 

INCLUDED

 

We aim to provide you with the best value for your money. Our trips and rentals include great bike, all riding gear, clean, budget-friendly hotels, and off-the-beaten-path locations for an authentic experience in Colombia:

  • Bilingual Guide / Photographer

  • Fuel and Road Tolls

  • Unlimited Kilometers

  • Hotels - Clean, budget-friendly hotels

  • Helmet

  • Cell Phone Holder with Wireless and USB Charging

  • SOAT - Colombia's mandatory liability insurance

  • Medical Insurance - (Just in case)

  • High-quality 50 Liter dry bags 

  • Emergency Tool Kit and Spares 

  • High-Quality Rain Jackets

  • GPS Tracking Device

  • Gloves 

  • Jacket 

  • Top box 

  • Luggage Storage

  • Optional Motorcycle Lowering Kit

  • Flexible Refund Policy - Cancellations 31 days or more will be allowed to reschedule or given a full refund. Cancellations 30 days or less prior to rental will be allowed to reschedule their trip at no cost. If rescheduling isn't possible you will be refunded the full price of the trip excluding the price of the hotels.

ALL GEAR INCLUDED

For maximum comfort and convenience, we recommend that you bring your own riding gear but if you need something we have quality gear available for you at no extra charge.   

IS COLOMBIA SAFE?

Now it is. Gone are the days of kidnappings, drug lords, and guerrillas. We routinely encounter Colombian military checkpoints that ensure safe travel throughout the country. We've led hundreds of tours around the country and have never had any problems with security. 

 

Anthony Bourdain summed it up perfectly:

 

"If you want to find bad people in Colombia, you can surely find them, as you could in New York or Los Angeles. But nowhere have my crew and I been treated better or with more kindness and generosity. I'd bring my family on vacation there in a heartbeat. And hope to soon. As I said before: Colombians are proud. Let them show you what they are proud of."

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