7 Day - Coffee Region and Cocora Valley
Our Most Popular Trip to the Coffee Region
Want to take a week long motorcycle trip in Colombia - This is the perfect loop: Take an amazing motorcycle trip through Colombia's Coffee Region. Visit the famous Piedra de Peñol in Guatape, Take a high altitude ride across Colombias longest road climb near the Nevado Ruiz Volcano, swim in the hot springs in Santa Rosa and take a coffee tour in Salento as well as walking through the Wax
Palms in the Valle Cocora, and as always, enjoy all the twists and turns while riding through some of the amazing scenery in the world.
Day 1 - Medellin - Guatape
We will cruise out of town in the coolness of the early morning, just as the
city begins to wake, onto the highway east toward the resort town of
Guatapé. About a 2 hour ride from Medellin, the colonial town of Guatapé
sits on the shores of a crystal blue reservoir.
Climb the nearby “El Peñon de Guatape” for an unforgettable 360-degree
view of the landscape the is known as the “the top of the rock with the
best view in the world.” We will then walk the streets of the town,
snapping photos of the brightly colored houses. We will also have a
chance to dine on fresh empanadas and drink ice cold cerveza michelada.
Day 2 – Guatape - Rio Claro
Leaving Guatape we head to Rio Claro. Rio Claro means “Clear River” in
Spanish, and as long as it’s not raining, the river lives up to its names with
crystal clear waters. We can stroll the shaded paths through the rainforest
as monkeys swing from the branches above and birds call from the
treetops as well as explore the banks of the Rio Claro, investigating the
natural caves, swimming areas, and countless species of plants and
Day 3 - Rio Claro – Honda
We take a scenic off road route on our way to Honda, Tolima.
Day 4 - Honda to Santa Rosa de Cabal
Today we tackle the worlds longest road climb. Alto de Letras is a high
mountain pass at an elevation of 3.679m (12,070ft) above the sea level,
located in central Colombia. Located next to the Nevado de Ruiz
stratovolcano, it’s said to be the longest road climb in the world.The climb
starts at a sub-tropical 468 meters, in the town of Mariquita, and tops out
at an arctic 3.679 meters. We end the day in the mountain town of Santa
Rosa de Cabal.
Day 5 - Santa Rosa de Cabal to Salento
Today we wake up and go for a swim in then hot springs that are located
nearby. The centerpiece of the hot springs is the nearly 100 foot tall
waterfall that cascades down the rocks along the waters edge. Believe me,
it's a really cool place.
Afterwards we take a short drive to the south to Salento, a charming town
in the Andes, known for its coffee culture and beautiful scenery. You’ll have
the afternoon free to roam the city. Take a walk on Calle Real, Salento’s
premier road full of local craft shops and vibrant colonial architecture
painted in rainbow hues. Just a short drive away, you may also visit Cocora
Valley where world's tallest palm trees look like the whimsical kind of plant
you'd find in a Dr. Seuss story.
Now, normally people say "Take a walk up to the lookout point and check
out the beautiful scenery" but the hotel that I use for this trip is amazing and
has a view of the area that is like being in heaven. So, you can skip walking
up all the steps to the lookout point and instead, be served a great meal on
the hotel balcony while taking in one of the most spectacular views ever.
We will also get the chance to play the Colombian game of "Tejo" which
consists of throwing rocks at exploding targets.
Day 6 - Salento to Jerico
Today we will see some of the most spectacular views of the entire trip as we wind up the road to the town of Jerico. As we make our way up we will make stops to eat some authentic Colombian food at small family owned restaurants that have views so amazing that I cant even put it into words.
Day 7 - Jerico to Medellin
Today we make our departure back to our home base in Medellin. Winding
back through the mountains we will stop for lunch for a scenic lunch outside
the town of Venecia.
Luxury Guided Trip (Includes boutique hotels, guide and motorcycle):
Price Per Rider, Shared Room: $1750USD($250USD/day )
Add Pillion/Passenger: $350USD ($50USD/day)
Upgrade Single Room: $350USD ($50USD/day)
Support Vehicle Available
Low Cost Self-Guided Adventure (Includes hotels, and motorcycle):
You don’t need to stay in expensive boutique hotels to enjoy Colombia. Looking for a low cost authentic motorcycle riding experience? You've come to the right place.
Price Per Rider, Private Room: $770USD($110USD/day )
Price Per Rider, Shared Dorm Room:$595USD($85USD/day)
Add Pillion/Passenger: $210USD ($30USD/day)
Add Bilingual Guide: $1400 ($200USD/day)
Motorcycle Rental Only (hotels not included):
Price Per Rider: $455USD ($65USD/Day)
Add Pillion/Passenger $175USD ($25USD/Day)
Add One Way Rental:
Pick up in Medellin and drop off in Bogota, Cali or Cartagena
Price per motorcycle: $150USD
Depart and return when it suits you
Visiting the famous Piedra de Peñol in Guatape
Taking a high altitude ride across Colombias longest road climb near the Nevado Ruiz Volcano,
Swimming in the hot springs in Santa Rosa
Taking a coffee tour in Salento
Walking through the Wax Palms in the Valle Cocora
As always, enjoying all the twists and turns while riding through some of the amazing scenery in the world.
Package includes basically everything except lunches and dinners:
Adventure Motorcycle Rental - High quality adventure motorcycle included
Accommodation (3 and 4 star hotels) - We stay in nice hotels.
Breakfast - Colombian breakfasts included
Fuel and Tolls - All fuel is paid for.
Bilingual Guide - Native English speaking guide
Unlimited Kilometers - Drive wherever you want without having to worry about extra charges for mileage/kilometers
Helmet - High quality helmets with integrated sun visors
Gloves - We provide nice gloves
Jacket - High quality motorcycle gear that keeps you safe and dry through all the climates that Colombia has to offer.
Top box - Huge 48 liter top box for all your things. The box also has a padded back rest so passengers can travel comfortably.
SOAT - Colombia's mandatory liability insurance
Medical Insurance - (Just in case)
Trip Planning Advice
Roadside Assistance - In the event of an emergency or breakdown 24 hour roadside assistance is also included in our policies.
Lunches and dinners
Tickets to and from Medellín
Visas (if needed)
Any personal expenses
Entrances to tourist attractions not mentioned
Valid Driver’s License with MC Endorsement
Valid Passport with at least 6 months left upon entry
Minimum 20 years of age
Credit Card with sufficient funds to cover security deposit.
Jeff Cremer is an award-winning wildlife photographer who has formerly based in the the Peruvian Amazon, he lived in Costa Rica and Peru before moving to Colombia
Worlds Largest Atlas - Jeff's work has been displayed in galleries around the world and published in numerous books and magazines. Two of his gigapixel photographs were recently published in “EARTH Platinum Edition”, the world’s largest atlas. Each page spread of this limited edition book measures a breathtaking 6 feet x 9 feet (1.8m x 2.7m). Only 31 copies were printed and retailed for $100,000 a copy.
16 Gigapixel Machu Picchu - He also holds the record for the largest photo ever taken in Peru: a huge 22,000 megapixel panorama of the Miraflores district of Lima as well as the largest photo ever taken of Machu Picchu weighing in at 16,000 megapixels.
His work has also been featured in:
Ripley's Believe It Or Not
as well as others