Cocorná Paragliding Motorcycle Trip

HIGHLIGHTS

  • All Paved Route

  • Lookout point at Las Palmas

  • Spectacular views in Corconá

  • Typical Colombian lunch in Corconá

  • Paragliding Optional

RIDE DESCRIPTION

Easy Paved Riding

Cocorná is a small town located two hours from Medellín. The town is a popular place for watersports due to its many waterfalls, swimming holes, and river tubing locations. Its warm tropical climate makes it the perfect place to take a break from the cooler climates of Medellín and spend a day paragliding or swimming. 

 

Overlook Medellin

The trip to Cocorná is short and there are a couple of nice stops along the way. We recommend making your first stop at the Segundo Mirador De Las Palmas or Second Las Palmas Lookout Point. Located only a few minutes outside the city on your route, the lookout point offers a spectacular view across Medellín and the Aburrá Valley. If you want to grab a coffee or empanadas before heading out we recommend stopping at the Estadero El Zarzal located just a little further up the road. The route is easy and Google Maps will get you there, and all the other spots, with no trouble. 

 

Motorcycle Trip To Cocorna

The rest of the trip takes you down the highway while passing through some of the more populated outlying towns of Rio Negro, Guarne, and Marinilla before hitting the more rural areas closer to Cocorná. There are a couple of toll booths along the way but motorcycles don't need to pay and can pass the toll using a small lane located to the right of the toll booth. The route from Medellín to Cocorná is located on the Medellín - Bogotá highway so there will be traffic on the route until you reach Cocorná. 

 

Spectacular Views In Cocorna (Optional Paragliding)

Located on a ridge before arriving into Cocorná the Restaurante Ktarata restaurant offers amazing views of the valley and great food. You can also watch paragliders fly by your table as they circle around a nearby waterfall. The paragliding company is conveniently located next door to the restaurant. If you decide to fly we recommend eating lunch after the flight. 

 

Extend Your Trip

Local swimming holes, called charcos, make great places to swim. Balneario El Descanso is one of the more popular spots and is located a few minutes past the restaurant. This swimming zone is easily accessible and has a small restaurant nearby. If you’re looking for a place with fewer people we recommend heading past the village of Vereda La Piñuela and checking out the numerous swimming spots located along the Río Melcocho.

Bandeja Paisa

$149USD Guided

$65USD Self-Guided

HOW MUCH

Guided Trip

A bilingual adventure guide/photographer is included.

  • $149USD per person

  • +Add Pillion/Passenger $25USD

Self-Guided Trip

  • Honda XRE300 - $65USD per person

  • Suzuki DR650 $80USD per person 

  • +Add Pillion/Passenger $25USD

INCLUDED

 

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

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."