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.
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.
1 DAY / RIDE TO SANTA FE DE ANTIOQUIA
A Town Frozen in Time
TOTAL DISTANCE / 120 km (75mi)
RIDING CONDITIONS / ?% Paved / ?% Off-Road
SKILL LEVEL / ?
MAX ELEVATION / ? m (? ft)
MIN ELEVATION / ? m (? ft)
ESTIMATED TOUR TIME / 8 hours
Ride through the ever scenic Andes mountain range and Colombia’s longest tunnel!
Walk across the Puente de Occidente (Bridge of the West)
Feel as if you have traveled back in time on the streets of Santa Fe de Antioquia
Sample tamarind candies (they’re actually pretty good!)
Take photos of the well-preserved colonial architecture and stunning landscape
Make a quick trip north from Medellin to Santa Fe de Antioquia, for a day in a town that is seemingly frozen in time. The whole of the town was declared a National Monument in 1960 and remains nearly unchanged since its inception. Walk the cobbled streets and imagine yourself an early settler in this picturesque north Colombian locale.
The One-Day Tour to Santa Fe de Antioquia is only a short ride from Medellin, clocking in at 1.5 hours and about 120 km roundtrip. This provides plenty of time to enjoy the town and the surroundings without any time pressure. Though the ride is short, this tour is big on history and offers magnificent photography!
Upon arriving in Santa Fe, lunch is provided at one of the many local eateries serving traditional fair: tamales, empanadas, arepas, and beans. Next, we take a walking tour of the town, after which we will take the short ride out to see the suspension bridge over the Cauca River, another National Monument.
Of course, you will have free time to explore, maybe pop into one of the museums or the town cathedral before we hit the road back to Medellin in the late afternoon.
This tour is perfect for visitors that want a quick day trip from Medellin to see one of Colombia’s best preserved historical sites. Get a taste of the Andes, and a glimpse of an earlier time, but be warned: You may not want to return to the big city!
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."
Medellin to Sante Fe de Antioquia (58 km)
Set off on the road north out of Medellin, through Andean hills dense with jungle and coffee plantations. Approach Santa Fe from the south, riding past hillside vineyards and natural waterfalls seemingly made to be photographed.
Arrive in the town, and feel transported to an earlier time, when this place was a small gold-mining outpost. Lunch on tamales, steamed in banana leaves, and filled with your choice of meats, cheese, and vegetables. And, perhaps try the local delicacy of tamarind candy for dessert!
Next, ride out of town to the nearby Puente de Occidente, a wood and steel suspension bridge built in 1887, which spans the Cauca River. Walk across the bridge as the water rushes beneath you and observe the panorama of rolling green hills all around.
Finally, if you can tear yourself away from the quaint and peaceful village, we head back south to Medellin with camera rolls full of memorable moments.
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.