Rock and Roll! - Guatape Motorcycle Trip 

RIDE DESCRIPTION

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 two-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. 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

HOW MUCH

$149USD Guided

$65USD Self-Guided

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."