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ALL-INCLUSIVE GUIDED TRIP

$2,950USD

Per Motorcycle

MOTORCYCLE + HOTELS

$1,950USD

Per Motorcycle

MOTORCYCLE RENTAL

$525USD

$665USD

Trips are available anytime 

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

What's Included in Guided Trips:

 

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

Protective gear including helmet, jacket, gloves, knee protection, rain gear

Accommodations in hotels

All meals included

All airport and hotel transfers

 All fuel and road tolls

Basic emergency medical insurance

24 hour customer support for any needs or emergencies during the trip

High-quality 50 liter dry bags

Locking 50 liter top box

Luggage storage at our office

Cell Phone holder

Wireless / USB Charger

Tire repair kit including electric air pump and tire tubes

7 DAY / THE PERFECT LOOP

RIDE DESCRIPTION

If you’re looking to experience the best of Colombia and only have a week, we highly recommend this trip. Based on the feedback from dozens of travelers, we have put together the “Perfect Loop” of Colombia's famous coffee region. an authentic, off-the-beaten-path experience, with unique stops and opportunities to connect with the locals.

HIGHLIGHTS

Airport Pickup and Hotel Transfers: Enjoy the convenience of an airport pickup and hotel transfer as the perfect start to your adventure-filled trip.

Snow-capped Volcano: Ride on a 5,321m (17,457ft) snow-capped volcano

Thermal Springs: Swim in beautiful hot springs and stay in the attached hotel. Massage services available.

Hand-feed Hummingbirds: 10 species of hummingbirds including the second largest hummingbird in the world. 

Paramo: Ride through an extremely rare alpine ecosystem. See 200 year old plants.

Coffee Farm Visit: Harvest coffee with a local family 

 

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.

ROUTE MAPS & NOTES

ELEVATION

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. 

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Alex Spanos

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, Carlos and Natalia, 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.

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
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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
Colombia Motorcycle Route Elevation Profile

DOWNLOADS

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TOTAL DISTANCE / 1041 km (647 mi) 
RIDING CONDITIONS / 50% Paved / 50% Easy Off-Road
SKILL LEVEL / Intermediate Skill Level
MAX ELEVATION / 3693 m (12,117 ft)
MIN ELEVATION / 500 m (1,474 ft)

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

Day 0 / Arrival in Medellin

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Recommended Hotel:

Inntu Hotel Laureles

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Restaurant:

Parmessano

Courtesy Airport Pick-Up

  • As you disembark at the José María Córdova International Airport, you will be greeted by a friendly driver donned in a fluorescent shirt for easy recognition. They'll be holding a sign bearing your name, ready to whisk you away from the bustling airport.

  • Enjoy a stress-free journey to your accommodation, the Inntu Hotel located in the buzzing Laureles neighborhood.

First Night at Inntu Hotel, Laureles

  • Settle into the eco-conscious and sleek Inntu Hotel, nestled in the heart of the trendy Laureles district, known for its lush, tree-canopied streets, alfresco cafes, and a dynamic range of eateries and pubs.

  • The hotel champions modern aesthetics and prioritizes guest comfort. Enjoy premium amenities like the rooftop terrace offering a stunning city skyline view, a fully-equipped fitness center, and an organic-cuisine-focused restaurant.

  • Step outside and find yourself amidst the lively buzz of Laureles, a favored hangout spot for both locals and visitors. Whether it's exploring the local shops, sampling the diverse culinary scene, or simply soaking in the vibrant Medellin ambiance, there's something for everyone.

  • Owing to its strategic location, Inntu Hotel serves as an excellent launchpad for further city exploration. The city's major attractions are easily accessible, making it a perfect choice for first-time visitors.

Day 1 / Medellin to Sónson

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Recommended Hotels:

El Tesoro

Tahami

Recommended Restaurants:

La Gloria

Gourmet

Pizza Orange

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Overnight Parking:

Sonson Parking​

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Exhilarating Ride to Sonson

  • Brace yourself for an intriguing journey to the previously inaccessible region of Sonson, once a hub of guerilla activity. Now safe and open for travel, this place remains largely unexplored, making it a gem for authentic Colombian experiences.

  • Embark on a thrilling ride to Sonson that offers a remarkable biking experience. Meandering paths will test your riding skills with countless twists and turns, ascents and descents, with the road's pristine condition adding to the thrill. The countryside's sparse traffic promises a serene, uninterrupted journey.

 

Paramo de Sonson: An Elevated Experience

  • Our journey continues to the high-altitude town of Sonson. Venture even higher to the Paramo de Sonson lookout, perched over 10,000 feet above sea level. Witness the ethereal spectacle of fog gliding over the cloud forest and neighboring valleys.

  • As the afternoon sun fades, we'll return to the town, check into our hotel, and indulge in a delightful pizza and beer evening.

 

Stay at the El Tesoro Hotel

  • Our residence for the night is the historic El Tesoro Hotel, a charming 200-year-old mansion turned hotel located on the main square. Maintaining its original allure, this unique stay houses an intriguing collection of antiques that promise to keep you fascinated for hours.

Savour Dinner with a View

  • A delectable dinner awaits at the neighboring pizza restaurant. Enjoy brick oven pizza from the vantage of the second-story balcony, observing the main square's bustling life below. With the locale sitting at 8,100 feet above sea level, remember to carry a jacket to ward off the chill in the evening air.

Day 2 / Sónson to Pensilvania

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Recommended Hotel:

Colina Plaza

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Overnight Parking:

Pensilvania Parking​

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Recommended Restaurants:

La Gula

Athos

Paz y Flora Cafe

Journey to Pensivania

  • As soon as you set off, expect to pause for the breathtaking panorama of the sprawling valley outside Sonson. It's a must-see photo opportunity for all adventure-seekers.

  • Journey through winding roads enveloped by the spectacular landscapes of coffee and sugarcane plantations as well as huge pine tree forests. Let these beautiful vistas be the backdrop to your ride.

  • Halfway into your trip, you'll descend into a warm, welcoming valley. Cross a bridge over a white water river before ascending back into the mountain range.​

Selva de Florencia

  • As we continue, we will pass by the border of the remarkable Selva de Florencia, a sprawling 10,019-hectare forest. As the largest natural Andean forest on the eastern side of the Central Cordillera, it is one of the most biologically diverse locations in Colombia, hosting numerous species of flora and fauna, some of which are critically endangered.

Arrival to Pensilvania

  • Upon arrival to Pensilvania, the feeling of discovery washes over you. This special place, relatively unseen by foreigners, transports you back in time.

  • Immerse yourself in the local culture as you navigate streets bustling with cowboys on horseback, colorful 'chiva' buses, and antique Willys jeeps transporting locals to remote villages.

  • Finally, indulge in the town's excellent coffee. Take a moment to savor the flavor and ambiance in this stunning setting, surrounded by steep mountains and picturesque coffee farms.

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Salamina & the Samaria Valley
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Exploring the Páramo in Colombia
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Day 3 / Pensilvania to Salamina

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Recommended Hotel:

Salamina Highs

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Overnight Parking:

Salamina Parking

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  • Breathtaking Scenery: Ride through the remote Colombian Andes, surrounded by eucalyptus trees and enjoy stunning views of rolling green valleys adorned with majestic wax palm trees.

  • Charming Salamina: Discover Colombia's best-kept secret nestled in the coffee region. Salamina's beauty will captivate you as you ascend to the mountain peak, where streets seem to defy gravity, offering a unique sight.

  • Typical Woodworking and Balconies: Immerse yourself in Salamina's heritage as you wander through its streets. Admire the intricately decorated doors, windows, and balconies showcasing exquisite woodwork. Don't forget to look up and admire the vibrant flower-filled balconies.

  • The Heart of Town: Gather around the central plaza, home to a historic bronze fountain brought all the way from Paris. Relax under the shade of tall trees, take a seat on one of the benches, and soak in the town's enchanting atmosphere.

  • Local Delicacies: Indulge in the flavors of Salamina at the charming restaurants surrounding the main square. Don't miss the opportunity to try the local specialty, steamed eggs (Huevos al Vapor), prepared with a unique twist using an espresso machine.

  • Unwind in Style: Experience boutique luxury at the Salamina Highs hotel, a meticulously restored coffee hacienda. Enjoy spacious rooms, comfortable king-sized beds, and a tranquil courtyard adorned with jasmine trees and a refreshing jacuzzi. Plus, its prime location makes it just a two-minute walk from the main square.

Day 4 / Salamina to Manizales

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Recommended Restaurants:

El Ocho

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Exploring Salamina and Journey to Manizales

  • Start your day by immersing yourself in the charms of Salamina, a quaint town brimming with local culture.

  • Experience motorcycle ride on a winding paved road to the town of Manizales.

  • Descend into a warm valley before climbing back into the freshness of the Andes.

 

Accommodation - Termales del Otono:

  • Relax at the Termales del Otono, a hot springs hotel situated just outside the city, where nature's tranquility meets comfort.

  • Relish in the hotel's top-notch facilities, including:

    • Spa services available 

    • Three thermal pools

    • Wi-Fi

    • Onsite parking

  • Adore the beautifully decorated rooms, showcasing parquet floors and elegant furniture. Some rooms even feature a cozy fireplace for an added touch of luxury.

  • Savor a variety of international and local culinary delights at the hotel's in-house restaurant.

Day 5 / Local Exploration

Hummingbirds and Nevado Ruiz or Coffee Farm Visit

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Recommended Hotel:

Termales del Otoño

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Experience the Termales del Ruiz Hotel

  • Beautiful - Step into the extraordinary world of the Termales del Ruiz Hotel, a rare sanctuary that sits on the side of an active volcano. The hotel, perched at an altitude of 3,500 meters (11,500 feet), is nestled amidst striking landscapes, offering an experience of ultimate tranquility.

  • Off-Road - Embark on a thrilling journey as you venture through dense jungles and rise into the high-altitude ecosystem of the Paramo to reach the hotel. This exciting off-road ride significantly amplifies the adventurous spirit of your trip. This road can be very rough and can be washed out by rocks from heavy rains or even blocked by landslides or fallen trees, but its a very nice off-road ride.

  • Alpine Lodge - Originally constructed in the 1940s by a German skiing champion, this former alpine ski lodge retains its classic allure.

Outdoor Thermal Pools

Rejuvenate yourself in the two expansive outdoor thermal pools of the hotel. Let the balmy water contrast with the cool mountain air, offering a soothing experience after an adventurous ride.

Close Encounter with Hummingbirds

  • The front desk provides vibrant sugar water feeders to help you engage with these fluttering wonders, creating pictures and memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Become a part of a remarkable wildlife spectacle at the hotel. Observe as many as 17 species of hummingbirds, including the second-largest hummingbird species globally, within their natural habitat.

  • Experience the magical feeling of feeding these captivating creatures directly from your hand

Exploring the Frailejones Forest & Nevado de Ruiz

  • Take a short ride up from the Termales del Ruiz Hotel, leading you to the fascinating high-altitude forest of frailejones. This ride presents a more intimate exploration of Colombia's rich biodiversity, outside of the typical routes.

  • Native Regions: These unique plants are indigenous to the high-altitude environments of Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador.

  • Survival Adaptations: Frailejones have evolved to withstand harsh conditions, such as intense UV rays and cold temperatures.

  • Lifespan and Growth: These plants are extremely slow-growing, with a growth rate of just 1 cm per year, and they can live for over 150 years.

  • Role in Ecosystem: Frailejones play a crucial role in their ecosystem as they capture water from the atmosphere and gradually release it into the ground, contributing to the water supply of surrounding areas.

  • Appearance: Resembling a combination of cacti and sunflowers, Frailejones are a distinctive feature of the local landscape.

  • Conservation Status: Due to threats like climate change, these plants are now the focus of conservation efforts to protect and preserve them.

Day 6 / Manizales to Jardin

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Overnight Parking:

Jardin Parking

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  • Journey through Diverse Landscapes: Depart from Nevado de Ruiz, descending from the high paramo, navigating through the lush jungle, crossing bustling Manizales, and ascending towards Riosucio. Transition from pavement to gravel trail, weaving through verdant forests to reach the captivating town of Jardin.

  • Colombia's Most Beautiful Town: Admire Jardin, celebrated for its brightly-colored houses and charming mountainside location, the very heart of the culturally rich Antioquia region.

  • Flourish in Spring Colors: Embrace Jardin's transformation during Spring when its vibrant floral decorations are in full bloom, enticing both colors and tourists. Take a seat in one of the local cafes, reflecting the city's vibrant essence with rainbow-colored outdoor seating.

  • Meander in Colonial Charm: Wander through the quaint colonial streets, marvel at the impressive architecture, and watch cowboys ride in with their trained horses each evening. Explore the compact town center on foot.

  • Cable-Car Adventure: Board 'La Garucha,' a homemade metal lattice cable car, and soar high above the city. Enjoy the panoramic views of the city, mountains, and valley below. Relish a meal in the cozy restaurant on the other side of the ride.

  • Wildlife Excursion at Parque Natural Jardín de Rocas: Make a must-visit trip to this park for birdwatchers. Spot the strikingly bright orange and black Andean Cock-Of-The-Rock or 'Gallo de Roca Andino'. Witness these birds' unique courtship displays at a location known as a lek, especially in the early morning or just before dusk.

Day 7 / Jardin to Medellin

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Recommended Hotel:

Diez Hotel Categoria

  • Farewell Friends: With heartfelt goodbyes, we set course back to Medellin today. Though the adventure winds down, the memories of our epic Colombian motorcycle journey will continue to warm our hearts.

  • Scenic Return Trip: The road back is nothing short of stunning, marking the perfect conclusion to an unforgettable adventure. As we traverse the breathtaking landscapes one last time, each mile rekindles the joy and thrill of the trip.

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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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