Andes to the Caribbean
10 days to get from the Andes to the caribbean beaches in motorcycle

Join us for a fantastic 10 day tour. We will ride from the country's capital, Bogotá (nestled high in the Andes at 2600 mts) towards Cartagena and the caribbean. On this short yet fullfilling tour we will go through some of Colombia's most iconic locations in order to arrive to our destination. We will get a small taste of the coffee region coupled with a relaxing bath in natural hot springs. We will also explore Medellín, a city that for many is perhaps the most beautiful of the country. And all this will be done while we ride some of the twistier roads in the nation. A perfect combination of rest and riding, this tour will have you leaving Colombia with a big smile on your face.

TOUR DETAILS
DATES
April 07, 2017 - April 16, 2017

October 13, 2017 - October 22, 2017

TOUR START  
Bogotá
TOUR FINISH  
Cartagena
TOUR DAYS  
10 (includes arrival and departure)
RIDING DAYS  
5
REST DAYS  

Free day Bogotá.
Free day Medellín.
Free day Cartagena.

TOTAL DISTANCE (Kms)  
1400
RIDING HOURS PER DAY  
4-8 hours
ROAD CONDITIONS  

This tour is 90% paved roads and 10% gravel and dirt, varying from very good highways to small sealed back roads with some potholes. Many twisties and several Andean mountain passes, seaside roads and extreme scenic mountain routes. For riders with touring experience, good curving skills, the ability to ride small portions of gravel and dirt roads and manage heavy traffic in big cities. Passengers OK

TOUR HIGLIGHTS  

Bogota
Honda colonial town
Coffee region and hot springs
Sighting of the Nevado del Ruiz
Medellín
Andes mountain range pass
Cartagena UNESCO World Heritage site

TOUR BOOKING & PRICES
ACOMODATION
SINGLE RIDER SHARED ROOM
SINGLE RIDER SINGLE ROOM
RIDER + PASSENGER
BMW F700GS
US$ 3.300
US$ 3.750
US$ 4.900
BMW F800GS
US$ 3.650
US$ 4.100
US$ 5.250
BMW R1200GS
US$ 3.900
US$ 4.350
US$ 5.500
ROUTE MAP  

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ITINERARY  
DAY 1
Arrival Bogotá
DAY 2
Free Day Bogotá. Riders meeting and motorcycle pick up. During your short stay you can visit the gold and emerald museum. The historic city center and the Botero museum among others.
DAY 3
Bogotá - Honda. Today we will head northwest trough the most fertile land "Savanna de Bogota" making our first Andes pass and making a quick stop at Aremero. We will drop down to 0 MASL arriving to the colonial town of Honda.
DAY 4
Honda - Manizales. A relatively short ride but filled with twists and beautiful scenery. From 0 MASL going up the Letras mountain pass at 3600. If the weather is good we get to see the snow covered peaks of Ruiz Volcano.
DAY 5
Manizales - Medellín. A stunning ride awaits today taking the beautiful roads through the coffe region. We embark on a road that follows the Cauca river turn by turn and takes is to the beatiful Santa Fe de Antioquia visiting the Bridge of Occidente.
DAY 6.
Free Day Medellín. Medellin was awarded the most innovative city in the world in 2013. Attractions like the Metrocable, Plaza de Botero or Pueblito paisa are just few to the things we can enjoy during our stay in Medellin
DAY 7
Medellín - Planeta Rica. Today we head north toward the Atlantic coast and two third of the way we will stop at Planeta Rica, one of the most important cattle raising regions in Colombia. Here we will taste one of the most delicious beefs in the world.
DAY 8
Planeta Rica - Cartagena. Half way through our tour we will arrive to Cartagena a UNESCO world heritage site and best preserved historic centers in the caribbean.
DAY 9
Free Day Cartagena. Today we can head to the beach or visit some of the cities attractions such as the fortress of San Felipe, Cerro de la Popa or just hang out in the city center and enjoying local cuisine that will leave you breathless.
DAY 10
Departure
ADITIONAL INFO  

INCLUDED:
-Motorcycle of your choice
-Motorcycle insurance with excess of U$ 2.000
-Certified Tour-guide
-Support vehicle
-4-5 star hotels
-Breakfast
-A57 Apparel
-Tour handbook
-Transport motorcycles Cartagena-Bogota

NOT INCLUDED:
-Tickets to and from Bogotá
-Visas (if needed)
-Medical insurance.
-Alcoholic beverages
-Any personal expenses
-Lunches and dinners
-Entrances to tourist attractions not mentioned

WEATHER:
In Colombia temperatures can vary between 10°C to 40°C (50 F to 95°F) depending on what region we are in. While driving over the mountain passes, temperatures can drop for short periods of time but generally we go from warm to hot weather. It is recommended to ride with ventilated riding gear. Rain suite or liner is highly recommended to protect you against low temperatures through the mountains. Possible short rain showers can occur year round.

Novice - Intermediate. Mostly paved roads. No off road experience required. Passengers OK.

LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE

Beginner. Mostly paved roads. No off road experience is required. Passengers OK.

Novice - Intermediate. Mostly paved roads. No off road experience required. Passengers OK.

Intermediate. Mostly paved, little off road. Little off road experience is recommended. Passengers OK.

Intermediate - Advanced. Combination of paved and off road. Off road experience is highly recommended. Depending on rider experience, passengers OK.

Advanced. Mostly off road or very technical paved surfaces. Off road experience is a must. You will have more fun without a passenger.