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ALL-INCLUSIVE GUIDED TRIP

$1,950USD

Per Motorcycle

MOTORCYCLE + HOTELS

$1,250USD

Per Motorcycle

MOTORCYCLE RENTAL

$300USD

$380USD

Trips are available anytime 

Just let us know what fits your schedule and we'll be ready.  

What's 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

 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.​

Not Included in Guided Trips:

 Lunch and Dinner

❌ Alcoholic Beverages

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. 

My wife and I recently returned from a trip to Colombia. This was our first time traveling to South America, and after learning about Colombia Motorcycle Adventures through a podcast (Adventure Rider Radio), I thought that the 7 - Day Perfect Loop Coffee Region Tour sounded like a great way to introduce ourselves to motorcycle travel in Colombia. In every way, Jeff and his staff met or exceeded our expectations. Jeff was gracious, accommodating, easy to work with, and helpful. Our guides, Edic and Daniel, were wonderful. The route was beautiful, often challenging (road and traffic conditions, weather, etc...) but never boring. Our bike, a Honda XRE 300, was in perfect condition. We rode two-up on this little bike, and although it would have been nice to have a bit more power at times, it was perfectly adequate and very easy to ride. All in all, our experience was stellar. If you are considering a trip to Colombia and want to include motorcycles in your adventure - contact Jeff today. You will not be disappointed.

- Steve Howard

5 DAY / JARDIN, ANTIOQUIA &
HOT SPRINGS

TOTAL DISTANCE / 695 km (432 mi) 
RIDING CONDITIONS / 75% Paved / 25% Intermediate Off-Road
SKILL LEVEL / Intermediate Skill Level
MAX ELEVATION / 2972m (9750 ft)
MIN ELEVATION /  450m (1,474 ft)

HIGHLIGHTS

Hotel Transfers: Kick off your adventure with hassle-free hotel pickup to ensure a smooth start to your journey.

 

Swim in Hot Springs: Swim in beautiful hot springs and stay in the attached hotel.

Coffee Farm Visit: Immerse yourself in Colombian coffee culture with a tour of a local coffee farm.

 

Tallest Palm Trees in the World: Ride to a rare wax palm forest and walk among 200ft tall palm trees.

Spectacular Views: As always, enjoying all the twists and turns while riding through some of the most amazing scenery in the world.

Visit the towns of Jardin, Salamina and Manizales: Experience the charm of the Colombias Coffee Region, the most beautiful area of Colombia. 

No Medellin Traffic - Our routes take you around heavy city traffic.

 

RIDE DESCRIPTION

Embark on a 5-day motorcycle adventure through Colombia. Begin your journey in Medellín, the vibrant "City of Eternal Spring," and ride through scenic mountain roads towards the picturesque town of Salamina. Known for its well-preserved colonial architecture and lively atmosphere, Salamina offers plenty of opportunities to explore on foot and savor traditional Colombian dishes. Spend the night in a cozy hotel or guesthouse before setting off for the Termales del Otoño Hot Springs Hotel on day two.

 

As you ride through lush landscapes and rural villages, stop at viewpoints to admire the breathtaking scenery. Arriving at Termales del Otoño, a luxurious resort nestled in a stunning natural setting, unwind and relax in the thermal pools, surrounded by beautiful landscapes. After an overnight stay, continue to the charming town of Jardín on day three. Famous for its colorful houses and vibrant main square, Jardín offers a perfect blend of culture, nature, and adventure. Hike to a nearby waterfall, sample local cuisine, and soak in the town's unique charm. On the fourth and final day, return to Medellín, taking in the last views of the captivating Colombian countryside as you complete your exhilarating motorcycle journey.

A short motorcycle trip like this 4-day adventure can be a perfect addition to a larger Colombian trip. Experience the beauty and excitement of the country from a different perspective and enjoy a thrilling adventure on two wheels. By incorporating this motorcycle tour into a more extended itinerary, you can explore various regions, landscapes, and cultural experiences that Colombia has to offer. It's an ideal way to enhance an already memorable journey, combining adrenaline-filled rides with relaxation, nature, and cultural immersion, making for a well-rounded and unforgettable Colombian adventure.

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ROUTE MAPS & NOTES

ELEVATION PROFILE

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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."

ITINERARY

HIGHLIGHTS

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. 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
(aka Self-Guided)

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.

FEATURED IN

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Colombia Motorcycle Adventure Rider Website

Day 1 / Arrival in Medellin

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Recommended Hotel:

Inntu Hotel Laureles

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 2 / Medellin to Salamina

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Recommended Hotel:

Salamina Highs

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Overnight Parking:

Salamina Parking

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Begin your adventure in Medellín, where you'll pick up your motorcycle and gear up for the journey ahead. Head south towards the historic town of Salamina, known for its well-preserved colonial architecture and vibrant atmosphere. The route will take you through the lush countryside, passing by local villages and offering stunning views of the Andes. Upon arrival in Salamina, settle into your accommodation and spend the afternoon exploring the town's charming streets, visiting local artisan shops, and enjoying a traditional Colombian meal at one of the local restaurants.

Day 3 / Salamina to Manizales

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Recommended Restaurants:

El Ocho

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Depart Salamina in the morning and ride towards Termales del Otoño Hot Springs Hotel, a luxurious retreat nestled in the mountains near Manizales. The journey will take you through winding mountain roads, providing ample opportunity to admire the region's lush landscapes and coffee plantations. Arrive at Termales del Otoño in the afternoon and settle into your accommodation. Spend the rest of the day indulging in the hotel's thermal pools, spa treatments, and enjoying the serene surroundings.

Day 4 / Manizales to Jardin

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Recommended Hotels:

Hotel Plantacion

Hotel Passiflora

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Overnight Parking:

Jardin Parking

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Bandeja Paisa is a typical meal in Antioquia
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Salamina & the Samaria Valley
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Exploring the Páramo in Colombia
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Colombia Paramo

Jardin is the perfect place to finish a great trip. Leaving Nevado de Ruiz, we make our way down from the paramo and through the jungle until we reach the city of Manizales. Here we cross the city in about 30 minutes before we climb back up into the mountains towards the town of Riosucio. After reaching Riosucio the trail switches from pavement to unpaved gravel. We stay on the unpaved trail, winding our way through the forest until we reach the town of Jardin.  

Revered for its brightly-colored houses and quaint mountainside location, Jardin is often dubbed ‘the most beautiful town in all of Colombia’ and acts as the poster-child for the culturally-enriched Antioquia region. 

In Spring, when the town’s floral decorations are in full bloom, Jardin is an explosion of colors (and tourists), and local cafes do a great job of reflecting the vibrant essence of the city with their rainbow-colored outdoor seating. The town looks tailor-made for postcards. In town, you can simply stroll the little colonial streets, admire the stunning architecture, and watch as cowboys come into town in the evening with their trained horses. The center of town is compact and easily explored on foot.

A great way to get a bird’s eye view of the town is by cable-car. La Garucha is a home built metal lattice cable car that pulls you across a valley while suspended hundreds of meters in the air. The views of the city, mountains, and valley below are incredible, and there is a restaurant located on the other side.

Visiting the Parque Natural Jardín de Rocas is a must-do trip for birdwatchers. You can see the shockingly bright orange and black Gallo de Roca Andino also known as the Andean Cock-Of-The-Rock. Located at what is known as a lek, we can see courtship displays with males trying to impress the females. The best time to go is in the early morning and just before dusk. You can get within feet of the birds as they socialize to start and end their days.​​

Day 5 / Jardin to Medellin

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Recommended Hotel:

Diez Hotel Categoria

Sorry amigos, today we have to go back to Medellin. Complete your memorable motorcycle journey as you return to Medellín, taking in the captivating Colombian countryside one last time.

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Trips are available anytime 

Just let us know what fits your schedule and we'll be ready.  

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