Everything Included - Our trips and rentals include reliable easy to ride motorcycles, all riding gear, beautiful hotels, and off-the-beaten-path locations for an authentic experience Colombian experience.
✓ Adventure Motorcycle
✓ Unlimited Mileage
✓ Accommodations in hotels
✓ All airport and hotel transfers
✓ All meals included
✓ Fuel and road tolls
✓ Protective gear including helmet, jacket, gloves, knee protection
✓ Rain Gear
✓ Cellphone holder
✓ Wireless / USB Charger
✓ Basic emergency medical insurance
✓ High-quality 50 liter dry bags
✓ Locking 50 liter top box
✓ Tire repair kit including electric air pump and tire tubes
✓ Luggage storage at our office
✓ 24 hour customer support for any needs or emergencies during the trip.
7 DAY / COFFEE REGION & COCORA VALLEY
Our Most Popular Trip to the Coffee Region
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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.
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.
ROUTE MAPS & NOTES
IS COLOMBIA SAFE?
The answer is a resounding YES. Colombia is exactly the opposite of what Netflix Narcos series portrays. People have to realize that Pablo Escobar was killed three decades ago. 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."
What to Expect:
Our routes are made for intermediate riders.
The mild off-road sections are simply unpaved roads where cars can easily drive.
Rides are at a relaxed pace and our guides are very patient with everyone.
We calculate 5 hours of actual driving time per day but with stops for pictures, breaks and lunch, each day is a full 8 hours of being out and about.
There is always plenty of time to explore the towns and have a nice relaxing meal after we arrive.
Day 0 / Arrival in Medellin
Courtesy airport pickup: Upon arrival at the José María Córdova International Airport, a driver will be waiting for you at the arrivals area holding a sign with your name and wearing a fluorescent shirt for easy identification. They will then take you directly to the Inntu Hotel in the Laureles neighborhood.
First Night Hotel Stay: The Inntu Hotel is located in the trendy Laureles neighborhood of Medellin, a vibrant area known for its tree-lined streets, outdoor cafes, and eclectic mix of restaurants and bars. The hotel itself is a contemporary, eco-friendly property that offers guests a comfortable and stylish stay, with amenities such as a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the city, a fitness center, and a restaurant serving organic cuisine. The neighborhood is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, offering a lively and authentic Medellin experience with plenty of opportunities for exploring, shopping, and dining. Its central location also makes it an ideal base for visitors to explore other areas of the city, with easy access to major attractions.
Day 1 / Medellin to 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 to 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 animals.
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.
THREE BOOKING OPTIONS
① All-Inclusive Guided Tours
Our all-inclusive tours include a knowledgeable local guide / mechanic, fully prepped adventure motorcycle, motorcycle gear, prepaid and booked hotels and all meals. Single occupancy hotel rooms- your own private room each night at no extra charge.
② Motorcycle + Hotels
(aka Self-Guided + Hotels)
Our self-guided tours include a fully prepped adventure motorcycle, prepaid and booked hotels, motorcycle gear, detailed route map, and 24-hour customer support. Single occupancy hotel rooms- your own private room each night at no extra charge.
③ Motorcycle Rental Only
Fully prepped adventure motorcycle rental. All motorcycle gear included as well as 24-hour customer support. Explore on your own or with a group of friends. Let us help you plan a great trip.
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
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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.