3 Days / 2 Nights
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.
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.
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 and all meals. 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
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.
3 DAY / SALENTO, HOT SPRINGS, VALLE COCORA
Looking for some twisties, elevation and good views? This is the trip for you.
TOTAL DISTANCE / 250 km (155 mi)
RIDING CONDITIONS / ?% Paved / ?% Off-Road
SKILL LEVEL / ?
MAX ELEVATION / ? m (? ft)
MIN ELEVATION / ? m (? ft)
Ride through spectacular mountain scenery
Swimming in hot springs and waterfalls
Explore the Coffee Region
Wax Palms of Cocora Valley
Stay in amazing hotels
Optional short hikes or horseback riding
Our Coffee Region motorcycle tour is the perfect motorcycle tour for riders looking to get a taste of Colombia.
I'm going to spare you the search engine optimized marketing text and just straight tell you: If you want to drive a motorcycle through some of the most beautiful scenery in Colombia, swim in hot springs and waterfalls and visit the Cocora Valley all in a short 3 day tour than this is for you.
Our trip takes us winding through the backroads with stops in the towns of Venecia, Jardin, Santa Rosa de Cabal (swimming in the hot springs) and Salento all the while taking in amazing panoramic views. One of the best parts is the hotel that we stay in while visiting Salento. Nothing can beat having breakfast while looking at the stunning view from the hotels deck.
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."
ABOUT YOUR GUIDE
Day 0 / Arrival in Medellin
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 1 / Medellin to Santa Rosa de Cabal
Our first day has us departing Medellin en route to the hot springs located in Santa Rosa de Cabal. Our specially chosen route takes us off the beaten path and through some of the most beautiful scenery in all of Colombia.
Riding through the back roads we will have a late breakfast near at a beautiful overlook near the town of Venecia then continue winding our way through the mountains to until we get to the town of Jerico.
From Jerico we head to Santa Rosa de Cabal where we will spend the night and also go for a swim in then hot springs that are located nearby. The centerpiece of the hot springs is the nearly 100 foot tall waterfall that cascades down the rocks along the waters edge. Believe me, it's a really cool place.
Day 2 / Santa Rosa de Cabal to Salento
Our second day has us hitting the road south for Salento, a charming town in the Andes, known for its coffee culture and beautiful scenery. You’ll have the afternoon free to roam the city. Take a walk on Calle Real, Salento’s premier road full of local craft shops and vibrant colonial architecture painted in rainbow hues. Just a short drive away, you may also visit Cocora Valley where world's tallest palm trees look like the whimsical kind of plant you'd find in a Dr. Seuss story.
Now, normally people say "Take a walk up to the lookout point and check out the beautiful scenery" but the hotel that I use for this trip is amazing and has a view of the area that is like being in heaven. So, you can skip walking up all the steps to the lookout point and instead, be served a great meal on the hotel balcony while taking in one of the most spectacular views ever.
We will also get the chance to play the Colombian game of "Tejo" which consists of throwing rocks at exploding targets.
Day 3 / Salento to Medellin
Today we make our departure back to our home base in Medellin. Our route today features our longest ride, taking in all the scenery Colombia has to offer. We head further north, diving into the heart of Colombia’s coffee region. We pass through Manizales before climbing up in altitude to ride along the edge of Los Nevados del Ruiz, an active volcano. Arriving back in Medellin it is now time for riders to part ways. For those riders that couldn’t get enough of Colombia, let us know and we can arrange extra days to stay or check out our 1 Week Colombia Coffee Triangle Motorcycle Tour.