Jericó: A Hidden Gem Three Hours from Medellin

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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Wind through the beautiful countryside of Medellin.

  • Visit the beautiful small town of Jerico, Colombia

  • Photo opportunity of Cero Tusa, the worlds largest natural pyramid.

  • Paragliding over Jerico (opcional but recommended)

  • Visit Pablo Escobars grave.

INCLUDED:

  • Gasoline

  • Helmet

  • Motorcycle insurance

  • Medical Insurance

  • 24 hour roadside assistance

ESTIMATED TOUR TIME:  1 day

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Know how to drive a motorcycle

  • A valid motorcycle class driver’s license

  • Passport or Colombian I.D.

  • Credit card to leave a security deposit in case  the motorcycle suffers any damages

  • Read and sign the contract

RIDE DESCRIPTION

Jercio is an awesome little town about 3 hours outside of Medellin and makes a great motorcycle day trip from Medellin. The road to get there is absolutely beautiful and there are tons of activities in town. Lots of people talk about visiting Jardin but in my opinion its and the drive isn't as cool and I really recommend Jerico.

ITINERARY

Say Hi to Pablo - Start off at your hotel in Medellin and start heading south towards Envigado and Itagui. On your way out of town you can stop by Cemetario Jardins Montesacro and visit Pablo Escobar’s grave site which has become a huge tourist attraction in Medellín due to the popular Narcos series and the notoriety of Pablo Escobar.

Restaurant with a View - After an hour or so of driving through the beautiful mountains and scenery there is an awesome restaurant called Santo Tomas Parrilla Bar. You can have coffee and arepas on the deck that looks out over the valley with a view of Cerro Tusa, the biggest natural pyramid in the world, in the background. 

Twists, Turns and Spectacular Views - After a short break you head further south before turning off the main road and start winding up into the mountains on our way to Jerico. This road is awesome and has tons of twists and turns as well as spectacular views of the green valley below. There are a couple local restaurants there that have beautiful overlooks of the valley. I recommend stopping at one of them before continuing the rest of the way to Jerico. 

Time to Chill - Once in Jerico you have the opportunity to hang out and have lunch in the main square. You can also go paragliding or visit some of the churches in the town. Another cool place to stop is the top of Morro El Salvador for an absolutely incredible view of the town surrounded by mountains. 

After a hanging out in Jerico we will head back to Medellin. 

Things to do: Jericó is undoubtedly one of the best places in Colombia to go paragliding. the views around Jericó are incomparable. Here, you can soar past huge, lush mountains, through the valley and across the Piedras River. There is nothing quite like flying through the thick clouds, next to the eagles who make this beautiful region their home.  
 

Paragliding - Jericó is undoubtedly one of the best places in Colombia to go paragliding. the views around Jericó are incomparable. Here, you can soar past huge, lush mountains, through the valley and across the Piedras River. There is nothing quite like flying through the thick clouds, next to the eagles who make this beautiful region their home.

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