Hey My dudes!  You're going to have a great trip! 

Here is some important information about your trip:

Address and Directions

Here is the address to our office. It is a small store located about 45 minutes outside of El Poblado. Most of the time we deliver the motorcycles to your hotel but, if you're coming up for a day trip in the Switzerland of Colombia this is our address. You can take an Uber or regular taxi.

Recommended Hotels

We recommend these hotels. They have onsite parking and are centrally located in the El Poblado district of Medellin: 

Filling up with gas

  • Only 96 octane “Extra” fuel is put into the vehicle

  • “Lleno de Extra Por favor”

  • You need to get off the bike for them to fill it up

  • Please bring the bike back with a full tank.

  • We charge $25USD if the tank isn't filled. 

Parking

  • Please park the bike inside your hotel or inside a guarded parking lot. (parqueadero)

  • Use the steering lock on the motorcycle when it's not in use.

  • The renter shall ensure that all reasonable care is taken in handling and parking the vehicle and that it is securely locked when not in use.

Toll Roads

Motorcycles don't need to pay tolls in Colombia. You’ll see a dedicated motorcycle lane on the far right of the toll station on highways, that allows you to pass without paying.

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Documents

  • Documents are located in a wallet under the seat or in the top box.

  • If you lose the documents you will be charged $150USD to replace them.

  • Please make sure to return the documents and keys to us when you return the bike.  

Theft / damages

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  • Renters are responsible for all damages to the bikes. 

  • Call immediately in case of emergency

Money

  • Dollars / Euros are not accepted in Colombia

  • Yes, all the small towns on our routes have ATM/cash machines. Most places, including hotels, don't take credit card.

  • We recommend carrying $400,000 Colombian pesos with you during your trip incase you need gas in a remote area etc. 

Luggage storage

MOTORCYCLES PROHIBITED

Medellin Tunel del Oriente - 

Map Link: 

https://goo.gl/maps/5TG69tawK988KHWr7

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This map uses GAIA GPS and shows the correct route from Sonson to Salamina

The green arrow shows the correct location to leave Sonson to Salamina

Suzuki DR650 does not have a fuel gauge. It has a max range of 200km per tank of gas. It does have a small reserve switch located on the left-hand side.

THE SUZUKI DR650 DOESNT HAVE A FUEL GAUGE 

THE RANGE ON A FULL TANK OF GAS IS AROUND 200KM

 

No Gas Gauge - The Suzuki DR650 is a great bike but it doesn't have a fuel gauge. No DR650 comes with a fuel gauge. You will get around 200km per tank of gas from the bike. Make sure that after you fill up you reset the kilometers on the odometer so you know how long you have before you need to stop for gas again. 

Please be sure to fill up on gas before you return the bike

This really helps us a lot. Here is a google maps link to a gas station that is located near our office: San Cristobal - Esso Gas Station

Remember, I'm always available to help you. Just give me a call and I'll help you out in any way I can. 

Enjoy the ride!!

 

- Jeff

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TRAVEL ADVISORIES

Medellin Tunel del Oriente

Motorcycles Prohibited

  • Medellin has recently opened up the "Tunel del Oriente" which connects Medellin with the rapidly growing “Oriente” (east of Medellin) region.

  • Please note that although Google Maps displays this as a functioning road, motorcycles are not allowed to use the tunnel. 

  • Police love to hang out there and get bribes from people who make the mistake of trying to enter the tunnel. 

Sonsón to Salamina

Remember, Google Maps isn't 100% accurate. I've had people try to drive from Sonson to Salamina with Google Maps and it took them down some sort of walking path or horse trail.

 

You can see the correct route on the right and also click here for the correct route from Sonson To Salamina

If you are driving from Sonson to Salamina please be sure to ask the people to show you the road to Salamina or Aguadas.

 

Amazingly, some of the people don't know what Salamina is even though it's just a couple of towns over. If you ask people to show you the road to Aguadas they should be able to show you.

 

Remember that the road to Salamina is a big unpaved road that cars and big trucks drive down. It's not a walking path or horse trail.

Gaia GPS shows the correct route out of town.

  • You are more than welcome to store your bags at our office.

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