1 DAY / ROCK & ROLL! - GUAPTAPE MOTORCYCLE TRIP
A Day Trip from Medellin to Guatape
TOTAL DISTANCE / 83 km (?mi)
RIDING CONDITIONS / 100% Paved
SKILL LEVEL / Beginner
Lookout point at Las Palmas
Rest stop in Marinilla for snacks
Piedra del Peñol (The climb to the top is optional)
Great lunch in Guatapé
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.
Hey, let's take a motorcycle ride to Guatape and have lunch! Leave Medellín in the morning and take a drive out to the town of Guatape.
This is an easy three-hour ride from Medellin on easy-to-navigate paved roads. Simply type in the address to google maps and place your phone in the included cellphone holder and you are ready to go.
Pretty much all the towns in Colombia are beautiful and this one is no exception. The only difference is that here you can visit the famous Piedra del Peñol.
This high granite monolith (technically an inselberg) rises from near the edge of the Embalse Guatapé. A brick staircase of 659 steps rises up through a broad fissure in the side of the rock.
From the top, there are magnificent views of the region, the fingers of the lake sprawling amid a vast expanse of green mountains.
After coming down from the rock we'll sit down at a restaurant with a view of the lake and order up a huge bandeja paisa complete with beans, rice, chorizo, and avocado, and of course a cold beer or guanabana juice.
Some tourist attractions are just too good to ignore.
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."