GUIDED TRIP

$4,200USD

Per Person

$560USD

Add Pillion/Passenger

SELF-GUIDED TRIP

$1040USD

Honda XRE300 / Kawasaki Versys 300

$1260USD

Suzuki DR650

INCLUDED WITH GUIDED TRIPS: 

​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 included with guided trips.

  • Fuel and Road Tolls

  • Unlimited Kilometers

  • Hotels - Clean, budget-friendly hotels are included with guided trips.

  • 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 - While you’re out riding we can store your luggage at our office

  • Optional Motorcycle Lowering Kit

  • Pants and boots not included​

  • 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.

FLY AND RIDE

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. Boots and pants not included.

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15 DAY ULTIMATE COLOMBIA LOOP

Andes, Emeralds, Waterfalls, Jungle, Volcanos And A Hot Springs Resort. The Best Motorcycle Trip In South America!

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.

  • 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 - Drive into the Alpine Tundra and explore the Nevado Ruiz stratovolcano

  • Hand-feed Hummingbirds - A one of a kind experience

  • Paramo - Ride through alpine tundra. See rare 200 year old plants.

  • 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.

  • Spectacular Views - As always, enjoying all the twists and turns while riding through some of the most amazing scenery in the world.

RIDE DESCRIPTION

Overview - I put together an amazing route that you’re never going to forget. Explore waterfalls, 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. This is easily one of the best motorcycle trips in South America.

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. This is easily one of the best Colombia motorcycle tours there is. 

ROUTE MAPS AND NOTES

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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ITINERARY

Day 1 - Medellin - Landazuri or Cimitarra

Hotel El Bosque

Hotel Carare Plaza

Leave Medellín we wind our way through the mountains outside of the city. The road is paved the entire way and features gentle sweeping curves that are easy to handle. This is an easy way to begin the trip and get used to driving in Colombia. Once we drop into the tropical Magdalena valley the terrain becomes flat for the next few hours. Towering in the distance we begin to close in on a totally new mountain range, the rugged Eastern Andes. 

 

Here we begin to enter a tropical cloud forest where the temperature begins to cool off and is a welcome change compared to earlier in the day. Spending the night in the small town of Landázuri we can grab a bite to eat in the town square and prepare for the next day's ride.

Day 2- Landazuri - Florian

Recommended Hotel: Hotel Guaymaral

Florian is home to the Windows of Tisquizoque, a remote and rarely visited three-tiered waterfall that plummets from a mountain cave with fantastic views over the countryside.

 

Sealed off for decades due to its remote location and past guerrilla activity Florián is a town that hasn't yet been developed for tourism. Florián still feels new and authentic and you’ll be glad you visited before it becomes spoiled by mass tourism. Visiting the town square, talking to the locals, and eating home-cooked meals made by the restaurant owners give us a unique insight into small-town life in Colombia. 

 

We’ll finish our journey on a road that snakes through a narrow canyon. Surrounded by steep rock walls on both sides we follow a winding river for miles before reaching our final destination, the town of Florián. The entire ride takes around five hours although stopping for photographs, coffee and food will turn it into an all-day ride. 

 

Day 3- Florian -  Muzo

Recommended Hotel: Hotel El Cristal

Today we visit the emerald miners.  In the 1980s drug dealers fought the country's leading emerald mining families for rights to the emeralds.  The mine owners fought back, turning Muzo into the most dangerous place in Colombia, and by the end of the decade, more than 6,000 people had been killed. Inevitably - as is often the case in Colombia - many of them were civilians caught up in the gun battles between rival paramilitary forces. 

 

Now Muzo is a peaceful and beautiful place where we will be able to watch informal emerald miners known as guaqueros scour the river beds along the Itoco river in the Muzo valley in search of the precious stones.  This is a great opportunity for documentary photography as well as a chance to speak with emerald miners about life in the mining camps and surrounding areas. 

 

Day 4- Muzo - Honda

Recommended Hotel: Hotel Boutique Posada Las Trampas

Today is an amazing day of off-road riding as we cut through the middle of the Eastern Andes Mountain range.  We ride through the jungle on remote off-road tracks visiting isolated and rarely visited towns. The ride is truly breathtaking and takes us through spectacular cloud forest landscapes with panoramic vistas from the ridges of the mountains. We end the day in the tropical Magdelena river valley.


Day 5- Honda - Norcasia

Recommended Hotel:  Los Mikos

Back into the mountains. Today we cross the Magdalena River valley and head back into Colombia's Central Andes mountain range. 

We leave from Norcasia in the morning and take a drive to a beautiful hotel located at the Embalse Amaní. In the heart of the forest, Los Mikos Ecohotel will delight all those who wish to recharge their batteries and regain strength far from any civilization. Besides, the only way to access this hotel is to go by boat.

As soon as you arrive you will discover a superb view of the river and the surrounding nature. The hotel is composed of several wooden bungalows so as not to visually impact the environment.

 

Day 6- Rest Day - Norcasia

Recommended Hotel:  Los Mikos

Spend a full day relaxing at the pool, taking a boat ride on the lake, and exploring waterfalls and taking. There is also a beautiful natural pool located near the hotel that is great for swimming. You can also rent a kayak and explore the lake as well.

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